Testing 


During a consultation, Phaze Natural Therapies can perform the following tests: pH level, zinc status, blood pressure, heart rate and physical examination of the tongue, nails and skin.  Blood testing, saliva hormone testing, hair tissue mineral analysis, comprehensive stool analysis and genetic testing may be required. Testing can be arranged or some may be organised through your GP.   

  • Urinary pH test: is used to determine the acid/alkaline level in the body.  It's a good measure of the 'acid-load' within the body.  Subtle changes to the pH of the body can have substantial impacts on a range of health conditions, including stress, bone density, pain, muscle mass and hormonal balance.  
  • Zinc tally test: is a simple and inexpensive screening method used to determine the need for zinc.  It is an oral zinc solution that is held in the mouth for 10 seconds.  Numerous research studies have found that sub-optimal levels of zinc are very common at all ages, with 85% of women and 65% of men do not receive the RDA for zinc in their diets. 
  • Blood, urinary and breath tests: these can be arrange through your GP or by me.  These blood tests will help determine nutrient and mineral levels, food sensitivities, hormone levels, liver function, toxic metals, specific genes (MTHFR), homocysteine levels and lipid profile.  Some urinary tests are used to determine bone density, iodine and hormone levels.  Breath tests are used in some gastrointestinal tests (i.e.intestinal permeability).  
  • Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA): is a safe and non-invasive pathology test.  It measures the levels and comparative ratios of nutrient and toxic metals found in the hair that is often not revealed in standard blood and urine tests.  It is regarded by many doctors, naturopaths and nutritional therapist as one of the most valuable screening tools available in everyday and preventative health care.  
  • Salivary hormone testing: measures the more readily available steroid hormones, as well as supplemented hormones and their absorption and digestion.  It measures the stress hormones throughout the day, determining the adrenal function in patients presenting with symptoms such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress, low energy, poor immune function and hormonal imbalance.  Male and female hormone profiles are tested.  
  • Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA): is a function test that provides an overview of the components of digestion, absorption, intestinal function and microbial flora, as well as identifying pathogenic bacteria, parasites and yeasts.  
  • Bacterial genetic testing: determines the percentage of the types of bacteria in the gut, how it may be affecting your overall health, if there are known pathogenic bacteria present and how diet affects the microbiome.  The microbiome (bacteria present in the human body) is linked to mood and behaviour via the gut-brain axis, as well as many gut disorders, weight gain, eczema and chronic sinusitis.  Stay tuned for this service very soon!