Kirsten may recommend diagnostic tests, where appropriate. Any laboratories used are scientifically accredited and include Biolab, Genova Diagnostics, Invivo healthcare, Lifecode Gx and Regenerus laboratories. Diagnostic tests can often explain long-standing symptoms and accelerate the healing process through focused treatment. Examples include gut tests such as microbiome analysis, breath tests for small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO), gut permeability profiles, hormonal tests such as the DUTCH test and the Rhythm, thyroid, toxicity screens, cardiovascular risk factor, methylation analyses and more.
Specialist laboratory blood tests can also establish nutrient deficiencies as it is not wise to take vitamins and minerals long-term, (as many people do) without any professional guidance. This is because it can create imbalances and excesses that can be potentially detrimental.
Kirsten has devised two unique profiles with Biolab - as an experienced practitioner with a high regard for their services at a discounted rate for her clients: a Vegan Profile that determines levels of some key nutrients that vegans can be deficient in due to their dietary restrictions (Omega 3, minerals such as iron, iodine, selenium, zinc and calcium, plus active vitamin B12.) And a Stress Profile - that rules out the common nutritional deficiencies that can occur from chronic stress and which also compromise our well-being (B vitamins, zinc, magnesium -in the red cell, vitamin C and co-enzyme Q10). None of which is available on the NHS. Contact Kirsten for further details.
Not everyone can afford private lab tests of course. Kirsten may also, where appropriate, recommend specific blood tests which are available on the NHS and/or you can also bring your NHS results along to consultations. She will then prescribe supplements, where relevant.
Lastly, Kirsten offers health preventative screens for those looking at a preventative approach to their health and well-being.