Sleep Paralysis

Sleep Paralysis [Case Study excerpt]

Have you ever experienced Sleep Paralysis Episodes.   let’s take a look at an excerpt from Nicki’s case study (full version here:   Back to the Timeline and Nicki’s health history, with this very significant experience that she had been having relatively recently.   A few years earlier, during a very stressful final year[…]



Take a look through Nicki’s Pre-Symptoms / Health Challenges.   What jumps out for you?   At then beginning of our programs with our clients, we like to get clear on exactly what health challenges we are facing. Where the links are, causation and the process of putting strategies and steps in place. Nicki: “I[…]

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,[…]

Initial Consultation

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[…]

Functional Health Client Case Study

From Extremes to Mastery [Case Study]

There’s a NEW Functional Health Client Case Study available! We hope you find this an inspiring read.   ‘Going from Extremes to Mastery’:   “Nicki’s story prior to her contacting ourselves at the Functional Health Clinic was fascinating. We’ll elaborate on this, but as a coach I felt I had the resources and ability to[…]

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[…]

CBC Lipid Panel

CBC Lipid Panel

Have you ever run a blood test to look at your Lipids? What did you find? How were the results interpreted and what was the advice? This is a fascinating and large topic! It’s also one that has no shortage of opinions and debate. There are extreme views on both sides of the meaning of[…]

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[…]

Running a Blood Chemistry Analysis

Running a Functional Blood Chemistry

We run a functional blood chemistry analysis with every single client.   Whether their challenge is chronic pain, fatigue, gut, hormone levels and cycles, cognitive etc – it’s one of the most important tools in the toolbox.   The level of insight you can get is quite phenomenal.   Yet – many people we worked[…]

Digestive Infection Recovery

CASE STUDY: Abbi’s Digestive Infection

Here’s an excerpt from Abbi’s 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[…]

Metabolic Panel

CBC Metabolic Panel

Here is a Metabolic Panel…….. Or more specifically – a ‘comprehensive functional analysis’ ….. of a Metabolic Panel! Put simply – there’s just too much potential and insight in blood testing, for you to miss an opportunity and not squeeze the value out of it.   If you are going to literally take the blood[…]


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[…]

Minimal Supplementation

Minimal Supplementation [Case Study excerpt]

Minimal Supplementation over 6 Months It’s worth noting that across the whole 6 month program, Martin only used a total of 3 supplements.  So – the list of completely alleviated and  improved health challenges was achieved primarily with lifestyle, nutrition, structural, movement, perception and behaviour changes. This is important to emphasise to demonstrate what can[…]


REINTEGRATE – “The Process is Cyclic and you’ve come full circle”. This is the 6th Phase of the R-Phases! In essence, at this stage you will have made a great impact on your greatest health goals.  Great progress will have been made, more tools are in the tool box, more pieces in the puzzle and[…]

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[…]