By Holly Taylor
The Folate methyl trap
The full blood count (FBC) is one of the most commonly requested tests and provides important information about the kinds and numbers of cells in the blood: red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Many practitioners will assume a full blood count will reveal a B12 deficiency, Holly will explain why it doesn't and how to run your own test to uncover a lack of B12.
Ferritin - when is low too low?
Ferritin is a blood cell protein that contains iron. A Ferritin test will help you understand how much iron your client's body is storing. If Ferritin is low, this will indicate iron deficiency: but how low is too low?
When thinking of Thyroid, practitioners will often look at parameters such as T3, T4, reverse T3 and auto antibodies. But is this the whole story? There important liver enzymes to consider as well and this can only be revealed via functional testing.
Blood lipid panels
Blood lipid panels - how functional testing can give a better picture of risk
Holly will explain the new guidelines on optimal and why vitamin D testing alone might not be enough.
About Holly Taylor
Holly is a qualified Nutritional Therapist with a first class honors degree in Chemistry. She practices in her own busy clinic in London and lectures regularly Biomedicine and Nutrition at the CNM, College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is also teaching Natural Chefs on how to create therapeutic menus for various conditions.