Naturopath Testing:

Pyrroles, MTHF, Liver & More

Functional pathology tests provide information about the functioning of the body that traditional medical testing is unable to provide. These functional tests are useful in identifying the underlying cause of unresolved health symptoms including:

  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Pyrroles
  • Bloating
  • Multiple chemical sensitivities
  • Brain fog
  • Weight gain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Poor detoxification
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Pyrroles
  • Bloating
  • Multiple chemical sensitivities
  • Brain fog
  • Weight gain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Poor detoxification
  • Autoimmune conditions

URINARY PYRROLES

Pyrroles are common in children and adults with both anxiety and depression.  Excess pyrroles disrupts zinc and B6 metabolism which are both very important nutrients for mood.  Other common symptoms of increased pyrroles include chronic gut issues, allergies, migraines and acne.

COMPREHENSIVE DIGESTIVE STOOL ANALYSIS

An extremely useful test as it provides a snap shot of what is going on in your gut right now.  The tests shows your levels of ‘good’ gut bacteria and ‘bad’ gut bacteria, yeasts and parasites as well as digestion and absorption capacity, pancreatic function, and inflammation.  A comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis may be useful if you suffer any of the following symptoms/conditions:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Bloating
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Itchy skin, hives
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Bloating
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Itchy skin, hives
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Autoimmune disease

ORGANIC ACIDS

The organic acids test provides a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of a patient’s health looking at markers of gut function, detoxification, neuroendocrine function, oxidative stress, vitamin and mineral levels. Markers include:

  • Yeast and bacterial overgrowth
  • Dysbiosis
  • Oxalates
  • Neurotransmitter abnormalities
  • Ammonia
  • Mitochondrial function
  • Carbohydrate metabolism
  • Ketone and fatty acid oxidation
  • Oxidative stress and glutathione
  • Yeast and bacterial overgrowth
  • Dysbiosis
  • Oxalates
  • Neurotransmitter abnormalities
  • Ammonia
  • Mitochondrial function
  • Carbohydrate metabolism
  • Ketone and fatty acid oxidation
  • Oxidative stress and glutathione

An organics acids test may be useful if you suffer any of the following symptoms/conditions:

  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Pyrroles
  • Bloating
  • Multiple chemical sensitivities
  • Brain fog
  • Weight gain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Poor detoxification
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Pyrroles
  • Bloating
  • Multiple chemical sensitivities
  • Brain fog
  • Weight gain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Poor detoxification
  • Autoimmune conditions

METHYLATION PROFILE

The methylation profile tests levels of tetrahydrofolate, folinic acid and 5-methyltetrahydrofole (MTHF) as well as the SAM/SAH ratio.  A reduction in this ratio is reflective of a decrease in methylation activity.  This is an important test for couples who are experiencing recurrent miscarriage.

LIVER DETOXIFICATION

A liver detoxification test is different to a normal liver function test that looks at the level of liver damage.  A liver detoxification test evaluates how well your liver’s detoxification pathways are working.  It specifically measures the different phases of liver detoxification including phase I and phase II (glycination, glucuronidation, sulphation and glutathionation).  A liver detoxification test may be useful if you suffer any of the following symptoms/conditions:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Food intolerances
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Multiple chemical sensitivities
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Chronic skin issues
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Food intolerances
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Multiple chemical sensitivities
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Chronic skin issues

CONTACT JOANNE KENNEDY

Sydney Naturopath, Joanne Kennedy is available to assist with natural anxiety, depression and stress solutions. For appointments please email Joanne at joanne@joannekennedy.com.au or call 0400 658 003.