Glow offer numerous diagnostic tools to complete your health picture and course of treatment:
A state of the art scientific tool to determine very important markers of disease and ageing. Muscle mass including its size and quality, fat mass, hydration status, fluid inside and outside your cells, energy within cells and biological age are established and can be monitored.
Salivary Hormonal testing
Provides us with valuable information on your hormonal status. Hormonal changes can have a dramatic impact on physical and emotional health. Results obtained from this test make it possible to individualise treatment in order to establish optimal hormonal balance. Hormones that may be tested include:
- Cortisol and DHEA for stress levels.
- Melatonin – sleep hormone
Complete Digestive Stool Analysis
Provides an overview of the components of digestion, absorption, intestinal function and microbial flora (good and bad bacteria). Extremely insightful test for anyone with digestive or intestinal problems. A comprehensive report with graphs and recommendations is provided.
Hair Mineral & Toxic Element Analysis
Hair Tissue Analysis is an analytical test that measures the mineral composition of hair, different mineral ratios e.g. copper to zinc as well as heavy metal toxicity. A comprehensive report is supplied with interpretation of results, graphs and recommendations.
Full Thyroid Profile
Ever been frustrated by being told your thyroid is normal yet you have every symptom of a sluggish thyroid such as slow metabolism, fatigue, low libido, feeling the cold. Doctors only check one element called TSH and only if this is out of the range will they check T4, T3 and thyroid antibodies. At Glow we have seen many a “normal” TSH and plenty of very low T3 levels. T3 is the most important measure of your thyroid as it is the thyroid hormone which affects metabolism, energy etc. We want a high T3 to feel our best! We have also seen elevated thyroid antibodies and a normal TSH, indicating the auto-immune disease Hashimotos. Wouldn’t it be great to pick this up early and start working towards a healthier diet and reducing stress levels? Note that any blood tests are NOT Medicare rebate-able through a naturopath. For a Full Thyroid Profile it will cost around $170. Glow uses Clinical Labs as their primary pathology company.
Zinc Taste Test
Zinc is the most important mineral for the immune system and vital for healthy hormones, skin, wound healing and repair, libido, and sense of taste and smell. A 10 second test will reveal the levels of zinc in your body and whether you should supplement with this important mineral. As this test is so quick and simple, levels can regularly be monitored.
Food Intolerance Tests
We can provide you with a referral to either Clinical Labs or Nutripath to have food intolerance tests. Costs vary as to whether you want 5 foods tested, 40 foods tested or 95 foods tested.