High Steatocrit

High Steatocrit

When ‘High Steatocrit’ levels come back on our gut health tests (GI Map) it enables us to focus the strategies pretty quickly.   Steatocrit is a marker of fat digestion. When it is high it highlights that fat in the diet is not being broken down effectively.   This could be happening for several reasons,[…]

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Testimonial -Team USA Athlete Stefanie’s Gut Challenges

Latest Testimonial for the Functional Health Clinic   They’re coming in from all corners of the World!   Stefanie was in her sixties, a Duathlon athlete for Team USA and was experiencing lower abdominal pain, having been constipated her “whole life”. “When I started out researching functional health, I was fighting an unhealthy gut. I[…]

GI Map Blastocystis hominis parasite

GI Map Blastocystis hominis Parasite

The opportunistic Blastocystis hominis parasite comes back relatively often on our functional gut tests. Blastocystis was first identified in 1911 and it has been compared to the likes of Giardia and Cryptosporidium, which people may be a little more aware of.   Blastocystis is interesting because many doctors still do not consider Blasto to be[…]

H pylori

Not An H pylori Issue

Here at the Functional Health Clinic, we are often contacted by people with gut health challenges. From acid reflux, bloating, abdominal pain, constipation etc.   When there has been a health and medical history of acid reflux, heartburn, gastritis, stomach pain and endoscopy procedures – there’s often a valid consideration that a bacterial infection called[…]

Helicobacter pylori Lab Test

Helicobacter pylori Lab Test

We see Helicobacter pylori or H.pylori bacteria come back on many of the Gut Health Lab Tests that we run. If you’ve ever had heartburn, acid reflux, stomach pain, had an Endoscopy or taken Triple Therapy (Antibiotics, PPIs) you’ll probably be aware of it.   Interestingly there are some quite opposing views regarding the importance[…]

PPIs versus low digestive capacity

PPIs versus Low Digestive Capacity [CASE STUDY]

Everything has an inherent pro and con, advantage and disadvantage.   Supplement, Food, medication, Exercise etc.   So what do you do if you are taking a medication that is suppressing your digestive capacity – yet some of your health challenges and nutrient deficiencies may be related to poor digestive capacity?   It’s a tricky[…]

Alleviating IBS

Testimonial – Alleviating 4 Years of IBS

  Lorena contacted the Functional Health Clinic for help with alleviating IBS symptoms related to chronic health challenges that she had been experiencing for the last 4 years.   She’d been diagnosed by her Dr with IBS, but there had been limited progress so far.    The challenge with the IBS term is that it[…]

GI Map Enterotoxigenic E.coli

GI Map Enterotoxigenic E.coli

Have you ever had an E. coli digestive infection?   On this client’s GI Map Gut Test that we ran we found markers of an Enterotoxigenic E.coli infection. More specifically – we identified the presence of the toxins that this bacteria produces, that will cause major challenges in the digestive system (and rest of the[…]

Testimonial – 35yrs of Digestive and Sciatic Pain

72 year old Don (Carolina, USA) had a fascinating story to tell when he first contacted us. We then made a couple of simple changes that lead to an extraordinary up turn in his digestive and sciatic pain health challenges.  Here’s his testimonial: “My experience with Hompes Method and Functional Medicine Practitioner Jack Walton, was[…]

Digestive Infection Recovery

CASE STUDY: Abbi’s Digestive Infection

Here’s an excerpt from Abbi’s case study:   [https://functionalhealthclinic.co.uk/abbis-digestive-infection-recovery-case-study/]   When Abbi first contacted us she was 22 and had been suffering from a long list of symptoms for about 18 months, without improvement, since going travelling.   “I am a 22 year old Australian girl living away from home in London. After months of[…]


Pre-Symptoms – CASE STUDY

Let’s look at Alphie’s Pre-Symptoms. The Chronic Health Challenges he was experiencing before he started to work with us here at the Functional Health Clinic. It’s hard to imagine how it would feel to be experiencing all of these symptoms quite constantly and all together. Some of these are quite severe and debilitating. Certainly having quite[…]

Post Symptoms Ulcerative colitis

Case Study – Robert’s Post Symptoms

Post Symptoms Whilst his journey continues, in the 1 year we worked together versus his prior 24 year battle, he made some great progress and is well on his way.  Most importantly, he now has full control, he’s taken the reins and has the skills to put the steps in place as his body continues[…]

Case Study Sudden Onset

CASE Study – A Sudden Onset

Here’s an excerpt from Alphie’s full Case Study (which you can read here). When working 1-1 with our clients we always thoroughly review the health history and timeline of events.  Reflecting on this, Alphie described the moment (18 years earlier) that he suddenly started to experience an agonising stomach pain one day in class at[…]

Calprotectin and Secretory IgA Test

Calprotectin and secretory IgA

If you are already interested in Gut Health and ways to understand the function of your digestive function – then I’m sure you’ll be interested in a couple of markers called Calprotectin and Secretory IgA.   What could be the significance of these markers coming back on your Gut Health Test?   High Secretory IgA[…]

Organic Acids Lab Test

Organic Acids Lab Test

The Organic Acids Lab Test measures 76 urinary metabolic markers that are highly useful in discovering the underlying causes of chronic illness. It is a pioneering test that very few people have ever considered running to understand their function. There’s an enormous potential of information here to help understand so much more about how different[…]

Low Potassium

Low Potassium [CASE STUDY]

Let’s focus on the Low Potassium marker on this Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis. It’s just one marker on one test and we’d really need to put it in context with everything we know about the whole person. But this was quite pivotal for Robert’s Case Study. Hair tests aren’t interpreted in the same way as other tests[…]

Probiotic Infatuation

Probiotic Infatuation

Is it always wise to consume probiotic foods and supplements? This is a bit of a weighted question. ……and the short answer is “no it is not always wise”. Let’s consider some elements of probiotic infatuation, as there is no such thing as a ‘good’ bug that will give you a guaranteed desired outcome. So[…]

Brooke Food as Medicine

TESTIMONIAL – Food As Medicine

Brooke’s case was a great example of using Food as Medicine! When she first contacted us, her health challenges were not only impacting her physical wellbeing. They were affecting the quality of life on many levels.  It was fantastic to hear from Brooke sometime after we completed her program to hear that she had been[…]

18 Years of PPIs

18 Years of PPIs [Case Study]

Imagine being in Alphie’s situation, having been taking Proton Pump Inhibitors for 18 years! Alphie was in his early thirties when he started the 1-to-1 Health Restoration Program. He’d had a healthy childhood, but since the age of 13-14 and for the next 18 years he’d been taking Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) to help him manage[…]

Low Secretory IgA

Low Secretory IgA

Secretory IgA, or sIgA, is a class of antibodies produced by and secreted from mucosal surfaces, especially the GI and respiratory tracts. In the gastrointestinal epithelium, sIgA is the first line of defense against the entry of enteric toxins and pathogenic organisms from the colon. When sIgA is Low – This could be a sign[…]