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Microbiome & Nutrients Tests

It is possible to spend years trying to improve your health and getting stuck with it due to a lack of testing. Many symptoms could be a result of multiple causes. For example fatigue could be from a nutrient deficiency, poor microbiome health, a food intolerance, parasite, mould exposure, hormones or something else all together. 

If you have been dealing with your symptoms for years and haven’t gotten very far, I highly recommend starting with one or more of the below tests. 

Nutrient & Heavy Metal Testing

HTMA – Hair tissue mineral analysis

Optimal levels of minerals are fundamental to our health & wellbeing, from the nervous system, cognition & development, mitochondria & cell health, immune health, gut & brain function & so much more.

Unfortunately, mineral deficiencies are common, even with a balanced diet due to a number of factors including stress, chemicals and pollutants, pesticide and herbicide use, poor absorption, depleted soils, pharmaceuticals etc.

This is a hair test that measures 35 minerals & heavy metals and their interactions with a non-invasive hair samples that gets posted to Interclinical Laboratories in NSW.

This test is particularly useful for those who want to optimise their health & performance, have mood issues, poor immune health, pre and post pregnancy, perimenopause & menopause – anyone who wants to feel their best.

This test on it’s own is $219 & the 45 minute consultation is $100, the follow up email support is complimentary.

Microbiome Stool Tests

The Viome gut microbiome test is the leading at home test. The kit gets sent to your address, collect stool sample from the comfort of your own home and get test results without a practitioner.

 The health of your gut affects almost every aspect of your health, if there is an imbalance in your gut then the body will not be in balance. Optimising gut function will optimise your energy, immune health, weight and more. This test shows which foods are ideal for your unique microbial composition, probiotics, prebiotics, supplements and more.

Once you recieve the test you will take a pea sized sample of your stool from the comfort of your home and then post it, the results will be available in a few weeks.

Save over $150AU with discount code SUNSHINEHEALTH

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About nutritionist Chrissy

Chrissy is a university qualified nutritionist who graduated with honours at La Trobe University in Melbourne. One of her favourite hobbies is to read the scientific literature on longevity, epigenetics, gut health, nutrients and how to optimise health. When she’s not reading, writing or working she’s with her 3 children outdoors, doing yoga, lifting weights or jogging the streets of Noosa or cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Chrissy has overcome some debilitating chronic health issues (low mood, adrenal fatigue, insomnia, very bad acne to name a few) with the power of nutrients and correcting gut health, at 39 she now feels better than she did in her 20’s.