About Health Testing
Ask yourself these simple questions to see if nutritional testing may be right for you: If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, then you may find that nutritional testing may be of benefit to you.
Wouldn’t it be reassuring to know what was happening in your body so that you can make positive steps to improve your health?
- Do you take multiple supplements and vitamins, or think they might be beneficial?
- Do you frequently consume fast food?
- Is beef, pork, lamb, or poultry your main source of protein?
- Do you consume fish less than twice weekly?
- Do you have metal tooth fillings?
- Do you have dry skin or cracked nails?
- Do you have trouble with concentration, memory or learning?
- Do your cuts or wounds take a long time to heal?
- Do you suffer from mood swings?
- Do you have a chronic illness with little or no relief?
- Do you have difficulty losing weight?
- Do you get sick often or prone to infections?
- Do you use margarine or vegetable oils with a long shelf life?
Nutrition affects many aspects of your health. Some of the diseases and conditions affected by nutrition are
- Auto-immune disease
- Heart disease
- Intestinal symptoms (bloating, diarrhoea, gas)
- Joint pain
Some of the diseases affected by toxins:
- Chronic gastrointestinal symptoms (bloating, diarrhoea, gas)
- Periodontal symptoms
- Poor wound healing
With personalised nutritional testing from Smart Nutrition and Genova Diagnostics you can find exact answers to your health questions. You can just have a test on its own if you feel able to interpret the results or if you want to work with another practitioner however we do recommend that you also book a consultation to thoroughly go through your results, discuss any health issues and goals you have and so that we can provide you with an achievable and realistic plan to help you back on your way to wellness.
Amino acids are integral to healthy body chemistry. They serve as the body’s basic building blocks and are responsible for the production of bone and muscle. Balance is critical for proper nerve function, metabolism, detoxification and digestion. When certain amino acids are too high or low, they can cause fatigue, increased cardiovascular risk, and impair mood and cognitive function. Once identified, imbalances can be corrected, helping to prevent many chronic illnesses before they can cause severe and lasting damage.
Fatty acids are essential to the construction of cell membranes. Too little or too much fat can cause health problems. Reduced levels of certain fats can result in depression, hyperactivity, numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, as well as early senility. In addition, pregnant and lactating mothers should have their fatty acids tested to ensure their children receive the fats needed for proper brain and nerve development. Measurement is the only means to determine your individual needs.
Minerals in our body serve two functions: one being that they are the building blocks, second being that they are regulators of our body’s processes. Many of these minerals are derived from the diet, and sometimes minerals are added to the diet. Some minerals can even be toxic. Magnesium, copper and manganese are beneficial. If proper amounts are not obtained, problems such as joint pain, weight problems, depressed libido, depression, or anxiety can occur. On the other hand, exposure to mercury, lead, arsenic or other heavy metals can be harmful, causing fatigue, emotional disturbances, even renal failure. Laboratory testing can provide valuable information about your health.
Antioxidants are protective molecules that reduce free radical damage or oxidative stress. Free radicals are naturally occurring compounds in our body that can cause severe injury to cells. Low levels of antioxidants lessen your protection from these harmful compounds. Antioxidants are essential for the body’s ability to protect against free radicals, and for healthy function of the neurological, endocrine, and immune systems. Oxidative stress is linked to premature aging, heart disease, neurological diseases, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Lab tests can assess equilibrium between oxidative stress and antioxidant protection.
If you’re still not sure if Nutritional testing is the right thing for you then drop us an email or give us a call and we will be happy to help.