Clinical and biochemical laboratory services are based on the simple understanding that if the body does not have the appropriate amounts of the basic building blocks (vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids etc.) necessary for optimum function, that body will not be as healthy as it could be.
The genes of Homo sapiens evolved over millions of years in environments very different from those we encounter in present day industrialised society, looking at those areas of today’s environment that differ from what we know of pre-industrial, pre-agricultural environments leads to immense diagnostic and therapeutic potential.
An important fundamental aspect of this approach is an awareness of the importance of the protective effects of nutrients against toxic substances, and that adequacy of nutrients is absolutely vital for accurate gene expression.
Nutrient Deficiencies and Toxic Load
It has been clearly demonstrated over many years that individuals can be deficient in one or more micronutrients despite having what most would consider an adequate diet. Illness, modern food production, lifestyle factors such as alcohol intake, ingestion of medical and illegal drugs etc., can affect nutrient status with a resultant reduction in an individual’s ability to adapt.
Nutritional deficiencies can result in profound impairment of function of the cardiovascular system, brain or immune system etc., or one’s susceptibility to various cancers, the ability to recover from illness or surgery, or to protect oneself against the many man-made toxic substances in our food, water and air that can cause ill-health. These imbalances may be addressed via nutritional and non-drug means.
How is this done?
We use a medical referral laboratory based in central London who specialise in nutritional and environmental medicine and provide a wide range of tests that enable us to obtain a picture of patients’ nutritional, toxic and functional status, thereby providing the necessary information to help patients to overcome conditions which have not previously yielded to pharmaceutically oriented interventions. They also have an extensive range of profiles for assessing the effects of twenty-first century lifestyles on our bodies.
The laboratory is staffed by a highly experienced and qualified team who have undertaken extensive research into this field of medicine. They have a dedication to analytical excellence combined with an intrinsic awareness of the importance of holding the best interest of the patients’ well-being as the most important consideration at all times.
Tests available include:
- Adrenal Stress Profile
- Amino Acids
- Antioxidant Profile
- Candida Antibodies
- Comprehensive Stool Analysis
- Essential Fatty Acids
- Fat Soluble and Water Soluble Vitamins
- Glutathione Peroxidase
- Gut Permeability Profile
- Gut Fermentation
- Liver Function
- Mineral Status
- Neuropathy Profile
- Osteoporosis Profile
- Thyroid Function
- Trace and Toxic Elements