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[…]

Restore Phase

RESTORE Phase

Restoration – the pinnacle of the HRP! So far we’ve reflected, revealed, rewired and rebalanced and now it is time to capitalise and truly express the blueprint of health and function – with the RESTORE Phase. Here’s the complete overview of the R-Phases: https://functionalhealthclinic.co.uk/join-the-health-restoration-program/ Through a diligent, informed, considered, balanced, connected, individual and aware process so far[…]

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[…]

Gastritis and Abdominal Pain

Gastritis and Abdominal Pain

Solving 10 years of gastritis and abdominal pain The opportunity to coach Bob 1-to-1 was fantastic.  He’d been experiencing digestive health challenges for a long time and despite a great deal of effort so far by him and his wife – they just weren’t making progress.   Once we ran an Initial Consultation and had[…]

Functional Health Seminars

Functional Health Seminar

We’ve now run the two Functional Health Seminar groups of Newcastle University 4th Year Medical Students at the clinic. Two great groups discussing and learning about the Functional Health Approach. Well…. my approach to it anyway! And how it can be applied alongside other approaches like Medical interventions. I always ask the students what does[…]

Case Study Cortisol Rhythm

Cortisol Rhythm

Evaluating the Cortisol Rhythm and the Adrenal hormonal levels was a great advantage in client Robert’s case because we can continue to answer with more depth his two main questions: Why do I feel the way I feel? What can I do about it? To be honest – these are the two most important questions any[…]

CBC Blood Count Markers

CBC Blood Count Markers

Have you squeezed the value out of your Blood Chemistry test results?   It’s essential to use this test as vital insight and education into: – causes of chronic health challenges – identifying solutions   To have the desire to learn as much about the above, you don’t have to be an ‘expert’ who has[…]

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Dientamoeba fragilis Opportunistic Parasite

  We often identify “Opportunistic” Parasites. Such as one called Dientamoeba fragilis.   This is very much about the premise of Symptom-Free vs Optimal Gut Function.   There is some disagreement about whether Dientamoeba fragilis is a serious threat to human health. The scientific literature certainly supports Dientamoeba fragilis as a causative factor in digestive[…]

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HRP: REBALANCE Phase

This will be brief for the purpose of an introduction, but ‘Rebalancing’ is fundamental and essential to the foundation of healing.  It’s with this as our focus, that we can begin to change our behaviours that are causing the imbalances (e.g. move, breath, eat, sleep, drink, think). You’ll have already, I’m sure’ some of these[…]

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Testimonial: Indigestion, Body Composition and Hormones

Melanie had not been feeling well for about 5 years.  She was very capable, but really struggling with the vast amount of information and different programs available!  So – she changed tack.  We joined forces and she shares her experience with you here: Jack, I want you to know how much I appreciate your program[…]

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TESTIMONIAL // Acid Reflux, H pylori and Nutrition

Marcelino had been struggling with his health with acid reflux and various symptoms for 8 years. We worked together for 4 months with some impressive dedication! Marcelino’s strength seemed to be drawn from his previous athletic experiences, from when he was a professional cyclist. We pulled together an approach and he solved the acid reflux,[…]

Ulcerative Colitis Pre-Symptoms

Ulcerative Colitis Pre-Symptoms [Case Study Excerpt]

Let’s take a look at Robert’s Ulcerative Colitis Pre-Symptoms:  Stomach Pain  Colon/Abdominal Pain. Ulcerative Colitis diagnosis for previous 23 years.  Right side Abdominal Tenderness  Nausea  Belching  Bloating  Foul Smelling Stool  Constipation  Headaches  Upper Back Pain/Right side continuous discomfort  Aching Muscles  Fatigue  Low Libido  Poor Concentration  Depressed  Anxiety  Frequently catching colds  Cravings for salty foods  Dizziness[…]

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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[…]

Ulcerative Colitis Case Study Video

Case Study Video – Ulcerative Colitis

We’ve discussed this case study before, but here’s the video that goes over a few key nutritional pointers for Robert’s approach to solving his Ulcerative Colitis. You can read the full case study write up here: https://functionalhealthclinic.co.uk/case-study-ulcerative-colitis/ To emphasise – this was a functional approach to enhancing health. Ulcerative Colitis’ is a medical term and[…]

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Ulcerative Colitis – CASE STUDY Excerpt

Here’s Robert’s remarkable 24-year journey enhancing his wellbeing and overcoming challenges such as Ulcerative Colitis along the way [Full Case Study Here]. ‘Ulcerative Colitis’ Medical Definition from the Mayo Clinic:  “Ulcerative colitis (UL-sur-uh-tiv koe-LIE-tis) is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and ulcers (sores) in your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis affects the innermost lining[…]

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TESTIMONIAL // Meghan’s Pregnancy and Functional Health Approach

A person’s ‘Health Goals’ are often related to achieving something beyond their health and wellbeing. And Meghan’s case was certainly a great example of this. The goal was indeed to solve some digestive infections and gut health challenges, but achieving this would optimise her vitality and reproductive health in order to support her greater goal[…]

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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……….[…]