General & Functional Pathology testing is your skin & hair game changer! This is where you FINALLY get the answers you’ve been searching for!
General Pathology Testing: Phase 1 & 2
These are the blood tests from the GP that are usually covered by Medicare.
You may have had blood tests in the past and were told “everything’s fine”, but still present with skin, scalp or hair concerns.
Here’s the reason why
- When your GP looks at your blood tests, they look for results that fall OUTSIDE the reference
range. If your results don’t fall outside those ranges, your GP typically doesn’t have an answer
- When those same tests are assessed from a Functional Naturopathic Perspective, what I’m
looking for are OPTIMAL ranges, that lie WITHIN the reference range.
This is where you get the answers you’ve been looking for!
Simply put, If You’re Not In Optimal, You’re Not Optimal!
How do you get to optimal? With simple dietary & lifestyle strategies mostly, sometimes supplements, sometimes herbs.
Also, when it comes to skin, scalp and hair problems, there are SPECIFIC blood tests that need to be considered. These specific ones may never have been requested by your GP.
I work closely with amazing GPs in both Melbourne & Sydney, who I refer to all the time, who will listen to you and who will never dismiss or shame you for choosing to see a Naturopath.
Functional Pathology Testing: Phase 3
The analogy I love to use when talking to my clients about the healing process is akin to building a house. First you start with laying down the foundations (Phase 1) and then you build the walls (Phase 2) and then finally, you put on the roof (Phase 3).
Functional Pathology Testing is part of my Phase 3 - and it’s impacts on healing your skin & hair from the inside-out are Phenomenal!
Most clients with Skin & Hair complaints typically have issues and imbalances in their Gut and with their Hormones. The top two tests utilised in my practice are;
Gut: GI Map or the GI360
Hormones: DUTCH test
If we have implemented Phase 1 & 2 and you are still experiencing the following
You likely need a gut test if you are experiencing
- Excessive burping
- Feeling full easily
- Stomach cramps
- Gassiness, excessive flatulence
- Antibiotic use
- Food poisoning
- Gut bugs, parasites
- Food intolerance
- Mucus in your stool
- Undigested food in your stool
You likely need a hormone test if you are experiencing PMS
- Cramps and painful periods
- Heavy bleeding, clotting
- Irregular periods
- Hormonal pattern acne
- Male pattern hair growth
- Excessive oil production
- Persistent acne
- Acne after coming off the pill
- Hair loss, absent periods after coming off the pill
- Sleep disturbances and insomnia
- Brain fog or difficulty concentrating
- Constant fatigue and exhaustion
- History of trauma
- Ongoing stress & anxiety
- Mood swings and depression
- Weight gain and abdominal fat
- Headaches and migraines
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Vaginal dryness or discomfort
- Low libido
- Breast tenderness
- Fertility challenges
Although these are the top two, I often investigate for Inflammatory Foods, Food Allergy & intolerances, Whole Thyroid Panels, Heavy metals and many more
MY PROMISE TO YOU
Functional tests are always brought in as a Phase 3 strategy because your skin, scalp or hair issue may resolve with Phase 1 & 2 treatment alone. Given that Functional Pathology tests are not covered by Medicare and incur out of pocket cost, my duty of care is to ensure that I have fully actioned Naturopathic, Foundational, Low-Cost Options FIRST. My promise to you is that I do not make any money from any pathology testing I authorise, you always pay the company directly.
So how does it work?
I authorise the test best suited to your case
The pathology lab sends you an email
You nominate the address you want the test kit sent out to and you pay the lab directly
They send you the kit, you collect samples in the privacy of your own home and then mail them back
It takes 4-6 weeks to get results
Once results are in, we schedule a consult, I email results to you 15 minutes prior to our appointment
In the consult, I go through the findings with you, page by page and provide you with a holistic treatment plan
I send you a follow up email clearly outlining all of the steps to take