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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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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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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[…]

Juice Cleansing Exacerbating Symptoms

Juice Cleanse Exacerbating Symptoms

Have you ever experienced a juice cleanse that exacerbated your symptoms? Were you surprised, disappointed and feeling a little let down? Well – that’s how Robert (see case study) felt too!  After decades of trying various gut healing strategies like juicing, only to actually be causing more irritation, flare-ups (ulcerative colitis) and increased symptoms. All,[…]

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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[…]

Functional Health Testimonials

TESTIMONIAL // ‘Lose Weight to Get Healthy’ or ‘Get Healthy to Lose Weight’.

‘Weight Loss’ – is not really the focus here at the Functional Health Clinic.  It can be a fantastic and completely valid goal. Yet the conventional and current approach and foundation upon which it this built is quite limited. Therefore, it’s really just one option from many! We’d much prefer to focus on the ‘whole individual’ and assess[…]

Opportunistic Organisms

GI MAP // Opportunistic Organisms

This section on Opportunistic Organisms is from the full description of the Comprehensive Digestive Health Test. Opportunistic Imbalances – Bacteria, Fungi/Yeast, Parasites, Worms, Viral. Beyond the above predominantly Pathogenic Organisms, there are many other microbes that are part of the Gut Biome.  The Gut is just another ecosystem! What makes this opportunistic organisms section so[…]

Chronic Ear Infections

CASE STUDY // UNRAVELLING CHRONIC EAR INFECTIONS, GUT HEALTH AND MORE

Fiona came to see me towards the end of 2017.  In her mid-twenties it had been 5 years since she had felt in good health.  As she described her chronic ear infections and gut health challenges it became clear how complex her case would be. Integrated Functional and Medical Approach So far Fiona had run[...]
Gut healing therapies

Book Your 1-to-1 Gut Health Clinic Day

March 2019 – Gut Health Clinic Day Availability You can now book your clinic day to investigate your digestive or gut health challenges. There are only two spots and these next dates are in March. More information and Booking: https://functionalhealthclinic.co.uk/functional-gut-health-day/ The day is completely individual, 1-to-1 and in a private clinic space. Gut Healing therapies The whole day[…]

Chronic Ear Infections

TESTIMONIAL / UNRAVELLING CHRONIC EAR INFECTIONS, GUT HEALTH AND MORE!

Fiona’s situation looked complex when she contacted me.  She was experiencing debilitating symptoms (e.g. chronic ear infections) and had been critically ill in hospital.  But having reviewed her health and medical history and timeline it looked like we could raise her ceiling of potential.  There were some simple and significant steps that had not yet[…]

Gastritis and Abdominal Pain

CASE STUDY // BOB’S GASTRITIS AND ABDOMINAL PAIN

When Bob contacted me he was frustrated at the fact that despite all the information and advice out there, he was still struggling to solve a decade of gastritis and abdominal pain and a whole host of related symptoms and health challenges. Bob was 76 at the time and he did a fantastic job of demonstrating[...]
Functional Gut Health

MASTER YOUR GUT HEALTH

  Would you like to join me for a full day, 1-to-1 in clinic to delve deeper into solving your gut and digestive health challenges? Work with me in Newcastle upon Tyne, where we will use Functional Medicine, Nutrition, Bodywork and Movement to identify the causes of why you feel the way you feel and the[…]

GUT TEST – NEW MARKERS

Digestive Health Test Announcement – *Additional Markers* This Functional Lab Gut Health Test was already a very comprehensive profile, but now the lab have added two key markers: STEATOCRIT: A marker of decal fat and a great indication of the digestive capacity to break down the food (fats) in your diet. BETA-GLUCURONIDASE: An enzyme that[…]

CASE STUDY // ULCERATIVE COLITIS

Here's an expanded Case Study on Robert's remarkable 24-year journey to enhancing his wellbeing, overcoming challenges such as Ulcerative Colitis along the way.  When we first spoke I was initially hit by the thought that 'there are some clients that we don't take on, who we say we'd like to help, but we need to refer[...]
Ulcerative Colitis

TESTIMONIAL // ULCERATIVE COLITIS

I don’t think I’ve had a client as dedicated as Robert was!  Before we met, during the coaching and to this day – there is no lack of motivation and drive for Robert to achieve his optimal level of wellness. And he needed this to be successful, given that for 24 years he had been[…]