Your Initial Wellness Assessment
Naturopathic healthcare focuses on finding and addressing the underlying causes of illness, in order to work with the body to encourage long-term healing. As such, it is important to take into consideration what kinds of factors might be preventing you from feeling at your best. This is what your Initial Wellness Assessment is all about.
Linda takes the time to find out as much information as possible about your health at your first appointment, in order to help establish the root cause of your unique health challenges. Often, symptoms may seem unrelated at first, but identifying the 'missing pieces' that interlink to form the whole picture can be crucial to restoring health and well-being. This is an area where a naturopathic approach can be invaluable - after all, true health goes far beyond simply suppressing symptoms, or taking 'a pill for an ill'. Linda makes it a priority to help you better understand the what, why and how of your body -what is most likely to have caused your health issues in the first place, why you are experiencing your troubling symptoms, and how the body’s natural healing processes can best be supported with appropriate food choices, a healthy lifestyle and targeted natural medicines. This ensures that you receive a completely individualized approach to your health that is centred around your unique needs, and designed to help you feel better, sooner.
Linda conducts Initial Wellness Assessments face-to-face (these include in-clinic screening tests) as well as via Skype. For prices and inclusions, please visit the Book An Appointment page.
Wanting To Dig A Little Deeper?
Sometimes, further testing may be required to work out where an underlying imbalance is originating. Linda has access to extensive functional laboratory testing that may be used to investigate functional, biochemical, nutritional, metabolic and hormonal status.
Please note that these tests are not intended for the purpose of diagnosing illness or disease, but for monitoring of symptoms as well as dietary and lifestyle changes.
Available tests include:
- Extensive thyroid assessments
- Vitamin/mineral levels (eg Vitamin D, Iron). Zinc/Copper ratios (Pyroluria)
- Hormonal assessments - female hormones, male hormones, adrenal/stress hormones
- Food intolerance - 96 Foods
- Gluten sensitivity
- Cardiovascular markers - cholesterol, triglycerides etc
- Mould sensitivities
- Gut health assessments - parasites, yeasts, gut bacteria, leaky gut, liver detoxification
- Hair mineral analysis - heavy metals
- MTHFR polymorphism
- ...plus many more.
Finding the right test can be confusing, and you don't want to order tests that you don't need, or that are difficult to understand. Linda can recommend the most appropriate tests for your situation, as well as explain why and how a certain test may be of benefit.