At Inner Reward we use a range of functional pathology testing to assist in the holistic management of your health concerns.  These include checking your digestive health and function, vaginal microbiome, DNA, food sensitivities, toxin levels and detoxification capacity, nutritional profile, hormones, stress levels, sleep profile and much more.

Salivary Hormone Testing

  • Hot flushes
  • Weight gain
  • Night sweats
  • Depression
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Mood changes
  • Brain fog
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Bone loss
  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Disturbed sleep patterns
  • Low libido
  • Infertility
  • Miscarriage
  • PMS
  • Symptoms of menopause
  • PCOS

Hormones are crucial to a woman’s reproductive health and imbalanced hormones can pose many challenges.  There are several hormone saliva tests used at Inner Reward to help investigate valuable information.

Adrenal Hormone Profile

An effective salivary hormone test that serves as a reliable marker of stress response and a critical tool for revealing adrenal imbalances.  Evaluating levals of the body’s important stress hormones, cortisol and DHEA.   Lifestyle, physical and psychological stresses put constant demands on the adrenal glands. If they become depleted adrenal fatigue or insufficiency may be experienced.

This test can cover biochemical imbalances underlying anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, obesity, dysglycemia, and a host of other clinical conditions.

Common Conditions:

  • Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Poor concentration, ‘brain fog’
  • Energy levels
  • Fatigue, lethargy
  • Salt cravings
  • Mild depression
  • Lack of stamina
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Irregular sleeping patterns
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Blood Pressure
  • Depression
  • Impaired Immune System
  • Insomnia

Complete Microbiome Mapping

A comprehensive stool test designed to assess a patient’s microbiome.  With particular attention to microbes that cause disease or that disrupt normal microbial balance and contribute to perturbations in the GI flora and contribute to illness.

It screens for pathogenic bacteria, immune and digestive markers, commensal bacteria, opportunistic pathogens, fungi, viruses, and parasites and much more.  At Inner Reward this test might be recommended if you experience the following….

Common Conditions:

  • Abdominal cramps or pain
  • Leaky gut symptoms
  • SIBO
  • Allergies
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Bloating
  • Fatigue

Allergy and Food Intolerance Testing

Food sensitivities can cause a wide range of symptoms and disorders. The foods that cause these delayed reactions are often hard to diagnose because of the time between consumption and the physical reaction. Food allergy testing is a useful tool for detecting the foods causing this response.

Common Conditions:

  • Asthma
  • Headaches
  • Eczema
  • Fatigue
  • Irritable Bowel

Omega 3 Index

A simple on-the-spot finger-prick test that measures the percentage of EPA and DHA in red blood cell (RBC) fatty acids, including the total combined EPA and DHA; Omega-6:Omega-3 ratio; EPA: Arachidonic acid ratio; and total trans fats.

Why do this test?

Low omega 3 index results are associated with poor cardiovascular risk, mental health, inflammatory conditions and overall health and wellbeing. Around 4 out of 5 patients are not getting enough omega-3 intake, therefore assessing omega-3 status can either validate what you are doing or flags the need for supplementation, as well as identifying risk of certain health issues.  All fish oil supplements aren’t created equally, so this test can see if your dietary and supplementation is adequate.

DNA Testing

DNA (genetic) testing is a cutting-edge, sophisticated test for personalised treatment, highlighting the inter-relationship between genes, nutrition and lifestyle.  A range of test panels focus on key areas of health management, including mood & cognition, hormones and fertility (preconception health), detoxification, methylation (MTHFR), vitamin absorption and utilisation and more.

DNA testing is a sophisticated investigative tool which identifies variations in chromosomes, genes and proteins, otherwise known as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) through obtaining a non-invasive saliva sample.