Functional Testing

Functional health testing considers factors such as genetics, nutrition, lifestyle, environment, and stress to comprehensively understand your future health longevity.

List of Functional Testing


Functional DX

Blood Testing and Analysis

A blood test that dives deeper to discover hidden health trends that aren't identified in standard NHS blood testing to address the root cause of symptoms and use a functional approach to rebalance and restore health.



Urine and Salivary Hormones 

Testing sex and steroid hormones and their metabolites to understand how to address hormone-related symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, and mood swings.

Lifecode GX


Examining your DNA for small, important differences (SNPs) that can significantly impact how your body responds to nutrition, lifestyle and medications.

Functional Testing Categories

The personalized dieting movement is more than a mere trend; it’s a paradigm shift towards a more individualized, sustainable, and practical approach to health longevity.

Bespoke diet plans don’t just address the symptoms of being overweight or the ailments of a poor diet but go to the root cause and uproot it, providing the groundwork for lifelong health and vitality.

By embracing the principles of personalized nutrition, individuals are empowered with the knowledge to make informed dietary decisions, ensuring that each meal consumed contributes to their well-being and weight management goals.

This level of understanding and ownership paves the way for a healthier relationship with food, steering clear of the deprivation and binging cycles often associated with conventional dieting.

It becomes less about 'going on a diet' and more about 'eating for life.'

Benefits To Functional Health Testing

This functional approach provides a better understanding of one's overall health and allows for targeted recommendations for optimal health and wellness.

Once you understand the cause of an illness and what has caused the imbalance, you’re armed with the knowledge to obtain wellness or prevent disease in the first place through making lifestyle changes. 

  • Focus of root cause of imbalance

    Instead of focusing on relieving symptoms, functional health seeks to treat the condition by discovering the root cause.

  • Safe and Effective

    You must consider your genetics, biochemistry, lifestyle factors, physiology, and lifestyle choices to determine the underlying reason or why you suffer from a particular condition. Adjustments can be made to improve quality of life rather than a single disease diagnosis.

  • Client Focused

    Creates a complete picture of a client through a deep dive of understanding who they are and what they want to achieve, functional testing can give them the answers and help them to move forward.

Best Functional Health Tests

Various functional health tests are available, each addressing different aspects of health and providing valuable insights into how our bodies are functioning.

The best functional health tests to gain a deeper understanding of your overall health:

Functional DX Test is a comprehensive blood test that goes beyond standard NHS testing as it includes a wide range of biomarkers from in serum to assess overall health, an overview of imbalances and a clear report on deficiency and insufficiency

DUTCH Testing measures the levels of specific hormone metabolites in the body, including all estrogens, testosterone, progesterone, cortisol and cortisone, to help identify hormone imbalances contributing to symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, and mood swings.

Lifecode GX is nutrigenomic testing that looks at an individual's genetics and how they may influence diet, lifestyle, and environmental factors to identify potential risk factors for chronic diseases and provide personalized recommendations for optimizing health.

Why Functional Testing

If you have been suffering or managing anyone these symptoms most days in the last two years? Then, is it time to consider more than over-the-counter medications to address the symptoms? 

  • Weight Gain and Stubborn Tummy Fat

  • Low Energy And Fatigue

  • Mood Swings and Anxiety

  • Hunger and Sugar Cravings

  • Poor Sleep Quality

  • Muscle Aches and Joint Pain

  • Bloating and Heartburn

If you reach for a painkiller, antacid or an anti-inflammatory to help you get through the day, you are masking clues that your metabolic pathways are struggling to cope with your current food and lifestyle choices.

Understanding the importance of the balance between your biochemistry, hormones, and genetics cannot be overstated.

They are the cornerstones of our physical and mental well-being, influencing everything from our energy levels to our bodies' ability to stave off disease.

Achieving and maintaining optimal health and longevity means that your body effectively manages blood sugar levels, controls inflammation, maintains healthy blood pressure and cholesterol, and manages weight – all of which decrease the risk of chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke.

Moreover, metabolic health age directly impacts our cognitive functions, mood, and the body's overall resilience, underscoring its significance for longevity and quality of life.

Unfortunately, poor metabolic health can cause serious consequences for people of all ages and backgrounds, making it crucial to prioritize and monitor regularly. By utilizing functional health testing, individuals can gain a deeper understanding of their metabolic health and take steps towards optimizing it for long-term well-being.

With the advancements in nutrigenomic testing, healthcare providers now have powerful tools to create personalized treatment plans that address an individual's unique genetic make-up. This not only leads to better symptom management but also helps prevent and mitigate potential health risks such as Metabolic syndrome.

If you have recently had some blood tests, and your Doctor has stated that it is time to start looking at blood pressure tablets, lose some weight and consider stains to lower your cholesterol, then you may already have metabolic syndrome.

It is important to be proactive with our health and not just rely on traditional medical tests and treatments. Functional health testing can provide a more comprehensive understanding of our bodies. By identifying imbalances and dysfunctions, personalized treatment plans can be created to address the root cause of symptoms and promote overall health and longevity.

Please don't wait until it's too late. Take control of your health today with functional health testing.

So, next time you think about reaching for a quick fix to alleviate symptoms, consider looking deeper into your body's functioning with functional health testing.

Remember, your body is constantly giving you clues about its state of health. Please don't ignore them; take advantage of online health check to optimize your metabolic health and live a happier, healthier life.

Meet Katherine, one of my nutrition clients

Katherine is a classic menopause client. When she was in her late 40s, her shape started to change. She believed she had a good diet, didn’t drink wine every night and enjoyed ‘balanced’ meals of meat and two vegs, yet she started to gain weight around the bra area.

As she approached menopause, her back started getting bigger, but her legs were still thin – she started covering her top half up with floaty blouses and oversized shirts, but then her tummy started getting bigger too. Katherine was a busy nurse, working full-time and travelling a lot. She usually missed breakfast and felt that this would keep the calories down but it just wasn’t working.

With my help, Katherine lost 17 lbs in 12 weeks. She went from 42% body fat to less than 35% and reduced her metabolic health age from 74 to 47 years. Then menopause came and went, and today she wears slim, fitted jackets with skinny jeans. She looks fabulous and feels much healthier!

Once Katherine understood the functional nutrition approach to weight loss, she was able to reset her metabolism so that she could burn fat and lose weight

Who this IS for...

You already understand that nutrition is an essential part of your future health.

You understand the importance of putting your health first and the power of investing in education to achieve your goals

You want to lose weight and stop yo-yo dieting as it's affecting your mood, focus and energy levels.

You want to invest in your health to improve your mental clarity to either; grow your business, boost career opportunities or improve your marriage or relationships.

You feel that improving your food choices is not a Monday to Friday activity, but a major priority in your life - every day of the week.

You want to improve your overall nutrition so you can achieve your personal goals and live a better life.

Who this is NOT for...

You believe that calories in calories out is the best way to manage your weight.

Have already had a clear nutrition plan and believe it is perfect for you.

You are looking for a silver-bullet solution that will bring results overnight.

You’re not in a position to invest in your education about health right now.

You are juggling about 10 other events in your life and this is a priority but you are not really in a position to make a change.

You don’t care about truly helping yourself and learning how to improve your health meaningful, you just want to lose weight!

Once you lose weight you will eat what you want again.