The Nu-Leaf clinic uses a variety of functional pathology tests to investigate biochemical, nutritional, metabolic and hormone status. The results provide essential information to assist with diagnosis, treatment and management of the patient. Testing provides a tool for early intervention, management and monitoring of ongoing treatment efficacy and cuts out guesswork
Zinc Test- zinc deficiency is very common as the soils in Australia and worldwide are very mineral deficient. Zinc is a common mineral needed in our body for hormonal health, skin function, immune system and for all enzymes to work effectively. This test is done using a taste test of liquid zinc.
PH test- by assessing the pH status of the body we can begin to see if it is in a healthy state. If the test reveals there is too much acidity in the body then there are certain dietary changes and supplements that can be given to help re-balance the body. This test is done through a simple urine sample and done while you are in the consultation.
Hormone Levels - Saliva tests give a clear indication of bio-available or active hormones in your system right now. Restoring hormone levels in the body to more youthful levels can improve your health and vitality. The problem is - blood tests may not give biologically active hormone levels and therefore can be unreliable, according to family physician and author Dr. John Lee. And progesterone takes about three months from beginning supplementation to show up in a blood test, even though your body uses it immediately. The hormone saliva test is more accurate, less painful, cost less, quicker and you can do it YOURSELF at home! In fact, the World Health Organization has endorsed the hormone saliva test as the preferred way to check hormone levels.
Heavy Metal Analysis- many people these days can have a build up of heavy metals. These can affect energy pathways, absorption of other nutrients, hormones and digestive function.
Food Intolerances - A detailed and comprehensive analysis is crucial to make accurate and precise diagnosis of food intolerances.
Food Detective™ is a blood test for food antibodies (IgG) that can be conveniently used in the clinic of a health professional. You don’t have to send off a sample and wait weeks to receive results from a testing laboratory. The testing tray that shows if the patient has IgG antibodies to specific foods has areas spotted with food protein extracts. A small blood sample is taken from a finger-prick and is then diluted and added to the tray.
Food Detective™ gives you your results in just 40 minutes.
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) - CDSA is used to examine the stool for the presence of blood, to check your dietary fibre intake, to look at the digestion of food molecules and absorption of nutrients, abnormally increased levels of fat (steatorrhea), or the presence of Giardia lamblia, yeast (Candida) overgrowth, Blastocystis hominis, D. fragilis, among other parasites and to check if the individual has adequate amounts of good bacteria in the intestines