5 Key Health Tests for Better Health Outcomes

February 22, 2024
Health tests

Ever wondered what your gut’s terrain really looks like? How healthy your mineral balance is, or if you’re overloaded with heavy metals? How about where your cholesterol is really at? Your hormones?..

At Saltuary, we utilise a vast amount of health testing to help optimise your health. Significant enhancements to treatment protocols can be attained by applying research based testing to the personalised medicine that our Naturopaths practice.

Some of the commonly requested health tests include:

One: Liposcreen

Measures cholesterol in a more comprehensive way that a regular blood test. Whilst both check your cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, etc, Liposcreen uniquely unmasks your LDL subtractions and oxidised LDLs. When it comes to LDL’s, understanding their size and type is critical to understanding your risks. Elevated cholesterol levels alone do not necessarily indicate heart disease risk – we must dig deeper. Harmful LDL’s can in fact exist even with ‘normal’ cholesterol levels. Small LDL particles and those that have undergone oxidation are especially dangerous so its worth knowing what your LDL subtractions break down to.

Two: Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA)

An easy, non invasive test that requires a small hair sample in exchange for a wealth of information. HTMA measures the levels of both nutritional and toxic elements in your body. Akin to a tree trunk with its rings, your hair offers a record of the living cells from the rich cellular matrix it bathes in prior to becoming the hair shaft. HTMA looks at our essential minerals including calcium, chromium, phosphorus, selenium, zinc and many more, alongside toxic metals including aluminium, lead, mercury, arsenic etc. HTMA analysis gifts the opportunity to balance our nutritional and detoxification needs, helping to uncover reasons for ill or suboptimal health and to optimise health for decades to come!

Three: Dutch Hormone Profile Test 

A comprehensive hormone test done via urine samples. Focused on male and female hormones, alongside cortisol levels over a 24 hour period to assess your circadian rhythms. A bunch of other things including creatine are also looked at. Great for men and women who’d like to take charge of their hormone health and circadian rhythms for balanced wellbeing.

Four: Complete Microbiome Mapping test

This is one of our most popularly requested tests. It’s akin to hopping into a miniature submarine and taking a journey through the depths of your gut! You’ll get valuable info on fungus, yeasts, bacterial and viral pathogens, parasites, worms, a vast array of gut health markers including secretory IgA, zonulin, short chain fatty acids and so much more. Helpful for anyone looking to supercharge their health (there’s good reason why gut health has been a buzz word for so long!), and for those suffering from digestive complaints including constipation, irritable bowel, stomach pains etc. It also offers insight into hormonal status, other chronic ailments, mental health, our guts immune response via the metabolites tested, and so much more. This is a ‘collect at home’ stool test.

Five: Organic Acid Testing (OATs)

A hugely in-depth test for an array of health concerns and curiosities. OATs measure the metabolites (stuff left after metabolism) from our internal processes. It analyses these to provide info on a variety of parameters including our energy production, neurotransmitters, antioxidants and more. It hones in on many metabolic pathways to reveal your unique metabolic signature. This comprehensive test can be helpful for fatigue, mood disturbances, digestive complaints, post viral syndromes, inflammation, detoxification, nutritional status and more. This is a urine test.

All the above tests come with comprehensive, personalised reports and our Naturopaths undertake lengthy tech calls once results are in to further analyse and hone treatment plans with specialists at the testing end. Our testing menus have reached such incredible levels over the past few years as technology advances with regards to our healthcare.

If you are interested in any of these tests (or something else), please get in touch by calling (02) 9713 8688 or Book Appointment or visit our Naturopaths in-house to discuss further.

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