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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Gut Health Clinic Day

Newcastle Gut Health Clinic Day

The Newcastle Gut Health Clinic Day to master your digestive health is now open for April bookings (2 slots). Read more and book here: https://functionalhealthclinic.co.uk/functional-gut-health-day/ SOLUTION 1  ASSESSING, NOT GUESSING If you have chronic digestive issues and are looking for solutions then the likelihood is that you’ve been on the merry-go-round of symptoms and treatment[…]


TESTIMONIAL – Abbi’s Digestive Infection Recovery

Jack guided me to get my body to it’s optimal state, which I can say feels fantastic. At the age of 22, after travelling around the world I was suffering with many symptoms that were effecting everyday life. I searched for answers for a long time before I was introduced to functional medicine and we[…]


Functional Lab Test Suite

We could summarise the following by stating there’s a Balance to reach regarding functional lab testing.  There’s undoubtably a great opportunity for insight with the many and myriad of tests that someone could run. Whether that’s delving into gut health, immune and inflammatory mechanisms, nutrient status, mitochondrial function, detoxification pathways, hormonal balance and so on……….[…]