MENOPAUSE HORMONE TESTING – AND MORE

My passion is to empower you to achieve peak health and wellness in menopause. Personalised menopause hormone testing and other testing can support this. There are many tests available to nutritional therapists and functional medicine practitioners, which are widely recognised as reliable. They go further than what a GP can offer under the NHS and work with our whole-body approach. The results are very helpful in painting your health picture and is especially true where testing menopausal hormones is concerned.

The saying “what’s measured, gets managed” is true. That’s very powerful information and why I believe in testing and not guessing! Once you have the facts you can explore your options more effectively. You can find tests online by doing a quick quiz but these won’t be properly personalised and it may not measure what you need to know. Also, how will you interpret it? And how will you use the results to improve your diet and lifestyle without an Optimal Nutrition Plan?

Menopause Hormone Testing

So what are your hormones doing? It’s a good question especially when you’re experiencing different symptoms associated with the menopause. I can support you without testing as there is so much that can be done to rebalance hormones initially. However, if weight is hanging around, your hot and bothered and losing sleep you may want a more specific plan then testing can really help.

Where are you now?

What get’s measured, gets managed. Doctors don’t often test for menopause because the NICE guidelines that they go by recommend being guided by symptoms and age group. I agree as the test they use isn’t highly accurate due to fluctuating hormone. But what if your experience is difficult and more extreme, you know something is not right but can’t work it out?

I absolutely recommend Hormonal ‘functional testing ‘to help find out what your sex hormones are up to. Knowledge is power once you have the right results you can explore your options more effectively. During your initial consultation I will assess what tests might be relevant for you and discuss. Any tests I choose for you will be relevant and the results will be reviewed through a follow up session.

I will advise you on the most effective tests for you that give the most valuable information in relation to cost. The cost of the test will be advised which includes additional time for interpretation. In many ways this cost is balanced by the time we save by being more specific in our approach. You can be assured your Optimal Nutrition Plan will utilise this information tailoring food and lifestyle changes accordingly.

I’m experienced in functional testing and can help you choose the right test and interpret the results. Because of my work around nutrition and hormones, I often use the DUTCH test. A comprehensive hormone test that gives many hormone and neurotransmitter markers.

Tests available include:

DNA TESTS. NUTRIGENOMICS. EPIGENETICS.

Genes don’t determine disease on their own. Genes function only by being activated, or expressed, and nutrition and lifestyle plays a critical role in determining which genes, good and bad, are expressed. Get insight into what your genes can tell you about your health. Make the right diet and lifestyle choices for a healthier you. This is

DUTCH HORMONE TEST

A comprehensive assessment of sex and adrenal (stress) hormones. How sex hormones are working and if they are being effectively removed from the body. Provides a snapshot of the balance of oestrogen and progesterone and can include stress and sleep markers.

THYROID

Test shows the function of the relevant thyroid hormones including antibodies for Hashimoto’s. Indications include low energy, unexplained weight gain or loss, changes in mood, dry skin, or muscle aches, digestive problems. You may be suffering from an imbalance of your thyroid hormones.

STOOL TESTING

Your microbiome is an organ unto itself, it plays a crucial role in human health and disease. Understanding the patterns of your own internal microbial ecosystem can give clarity on how your microbes are impacting your health. A comprehensive stool test that can help to assess the microbial ecosystem, to see what patterns are emerging, and provide key lifestyle and nutrition changes, that can best support your well-being.

Book a free discovery call for more information and overview.

Or book your initial consultation with Test Assessment £130 Further cost of tests will be advised Testing prices range for £50 to £400

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      I’m Marjorie, a fully qualified Nutritional Therapy practitioner registered with Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and British Association of nutrition and lifestyle medicine (BANT). My passion is to help women in their mid years live a healthier life, filled with energy, reducing painful and embarrassing symptoms both prior and post menopause.

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