The importance of homocysteine as a marker for health and wellbeing is becoming clearer. There are an increasing number of studies that show homocysteine to be a predictor of potential health problems. Raised blood homocysteine concentrations can both predict the development of heart disease and strokes; in older people even better than any usual measure of risk including cholesterol, blood pressure or smoking. Women with high homocysteine levels find it harder to conceive and are at risk from repeated early miscarriage. Raised levels of homocysteine have also been implicated in migraine and linked to Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, declining memory, poor concentration and judgement and lowered mood.
The good news is raised homocysteine levels can usually be brought back to normal levels by simple dietary changes and / or supplementation. However, everyone is unique and different factors, including genetics, make it virtually impossible to determine an individuals’ nutritional requirements without assessing levels of homocysteine first, and then monitoring dietary changes to ensure that acceptable homocysteine levels are reached.
The Lorisian Homocysteine test is only available to current clients and costs £149. Please contact me to book. I use the Lorisian Homocysteine test, a bloodspot test that can be carried out either in my clinic or in your home. You will receive your results within 10 days.
Osteoporosis Risk Assessment
The Bone Resorption Assessment is a simple urinary test that provides an accurate assessment of the rate of bone turnover in an individual. The Bone Resorption Assessment allows the practitioner to identify those more likely to develop osteoporosis, to intervene before significant loss has occurred, and to monitor the efficacy of treatment
regimens. It examines pyridinium crosslinks and deoxypyridinoline and is useful in identifying current rate of bone loss, lytic bone disease, and efficacy of bone support therapies.
The Genova Diagnostics Osteoporosis Risk Assessment is only available to clients and Reinvent members and costs £100.
ONE Optimum Nutrition Evaluation
ONE FMVTM nutritional test helps to give an understanding of individual diet and supplementation needs, and offers a personalised functional nutrition assessment covering Antioxidants, B Vitamins, Digestive Support, and Minerals. Nutritional deficiencies can be a factor of many complex chronic conditions, and ONE FMVTM utilises an easy first- morning urine collection (called a first morning void) to provide nutritional recommendations based on a patient’s individual nutritional test results. This test can be used to determine the nutritional deficiencies that are at the root of chronic conditions.
Symptoms and chronic conditions related to nutritional deficiencies:
▪ Mood disorders
▪ Sleep disturbance
▪ Optimised health and sports fitness
The ONE FMVTM Nutritional Test Covers:
▪ MetabolicAnalysis Profile: Assessment provides information on 45 key organic acids. These biomarkers are grouped into easy-to-understand categories, and provide insight for functional support in the areas of: malabsorption & dysbiosis; cellular energy & mitochondrial metabolism; neurotransmitter metabolism; vitamin deficiencies; and toxin exposure & detoxification need.
▪ Amino Acids Analysis: assesses nutritionally essential and non-essential amino acids, as well as intermediary metabolites that augment an understanding of B vitamin need, and need for support of protein digestion & absorption.
▪ OxidativeStress: Biomarkers highlight the body’s current state of oxidative stress and reserve capacity.
ONE Optimum Nutrition Evaluation can be purchased by current clients or Reinvent members for £335. If you are not a client yet, you can purchase the test along with a 60 minute follow-up consultation via Skype and bespoke nutritional therapy plan for £435. Please contact me if you have any questions about the test or if you would like to book.