Do you find it difficult to lose weight?
Do you have stomach pain, bloating or flatulence?
Do you feel lethargic for no reason?
Kasey is offering $60 Health Analysis (valued at $150) to help get to the bottom of these symptoms
Testing includes: Indican Urinalysis (urine testing) – toxicity and bacteria in the gut, PH Test – is your body alkaline or acidic?, Zinc Deficiency Testing (zinc is important for immune function), Nail and tongue analysis, Body measurements such as weight, height, Body Mass Index (BMI), waist circumference, body fat %, Thyroid Symptom Survey – thyroid regulates metabolism and energy, Dietary recommendations
Sometimes you just don’t feel right and don’t know why. You have tried doing all of the right things to lose weight and gain energy but it feels like nothing is working. Maybe there is an underlying cause to your symptoms. By taking a more holistic approach and doing some testing a variety of areas, we may be able to aid weight loss, decrease bloating and stomach pain, increase energy and make you feel full of life! Sounds good doesn’t it! How do we do this? Below I explain some of the testing used and what it can tell us.
Indican Urinalysis (urine testing) which looks at bacteria in the gut. Bacteria can cause bloating, stomach cramps, impede weight loss, flatulence and more
The urine Indican test is also called an Obermeyer test, which is an indicator of intestinal toxemia and overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria. Indican is an indole produced when bacteria in the intestine act on the amino acid, tryptophan. Most indoles are excreted in the faeces. The remainder is absorbed, metabolized by the liver, and excreted as indican in the urine.
Normally, only a small amount of indican is found in the urine. The amount of urine indican increases with high protein diets or inefficient protein digestion. If protein is not digested adequately, bacteria act on the protein causing putrefaction in the colon and the production of indoles, which are absorbed and converted in the liver to Indican. Conditions that lead to excess urine Indican include:
• Maldigestion and/or malabsorption of protein
• Hypochlorhydria (insufficient stomach acid; use of antacids or H2 blockers)
• Stomach cancer
• Insufficient digestive enzymes (proteases such as trypsin, pepsin, chymotrypsin)
• Malabsorption syndromes (sprue, Hartnup disease, a rare disorder in which amino acids are poorly absorbed from the intestine, etc.)
• Bacterial overgrowth in the small and/or large intestine
• intestinal obstruction
• concurrent intestinal parasitic infections
• concurrent intestinal fungal infection
• Liver Dysfunction
The inability to digest protein can have adverse effects on glycaemic control, hormone balance and water balance.
PH Test – is your body alkaline or acidic?
An acidic PH can lead to increased susceptibility to a range of diseases, make it difficult to lose weight and can be caused by stress, poor immune system, toxicity.
What causes an acidic level?
What creates an alkaline level?
• leafy greens
• lemons (tricky because before entering your body they are acidic)
• olive oil
• most fruits and vegetables
• herbal teas
It is now known that a more alkaline pH level is most desirable in order to lose weight and keep it off and ward off disease. Obesity is actually linked to an acidic pH level. This is because acid is a waste product of our body after it uses energy and then it needs to get out of our body by either sweating, urinating, etc. If we are fuelling our body with acidic foods and liquids the acid/alkaline balance is out of whack and the acid builds up as fat.
Some other undesirable effects of acid build-up are:
• Weak immune system
• Chronic fatigue
• Speeds up aging process
• Digestion/elimination problems
Some desirable effects of alkalizing your body are:
• Maintain a healthy weight
• Disease free body
• Slows down the aging process
• Feel energized
• Digest and eliminate properly
Zinc Deficiency Testing
Zinc is one of the most important mineral supplements as it is commonly deficient in the diet. Zinc is the nutrient that aids the immune system. I have seen first-hand how zinc improves the immune system and lowers the occurrence of illness dramatically when taken regularly!
Essential to human growth, zinc is key to proper T cell and natural killer cell function and proper lymphocyte activity; it may be directly involved in antibody production to help you fight infection. Zinc is essential to many enzyme systems and for normal functioning of the immune system.
Key functions of zinc:
• Functions in a multitude of enzymes — for alcohol and amino acid metabolism, protein digestion, and energy production, as well as in immune function and in the body’s fight against damaging free radicals.
• Used by men to support good prostate and reproductive health.
• Particularly important for teenagers during sexual development.
• Used to support optimum immune function. Zinc lozenges are famous, with some good clinical studies to their credit, for helping your immune system fight off colds and sore throats and recover from injury, illness, or surgery.
• May protect you against the toxic effects of chemical exposures.
Blood pressure -Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood in the arteries as it is pumped around the body by the heart. High blood pressure (hypertension) usually does not have symptoms, but can lead to serious health problems. It is a major risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke. Healthy eating and lifestyle changes can help to manage high blood pressure.
Body measurements such as weight, height, Body Mass Index (BMI), waist circumference, body fat %
BMI stands for Body Mass index. It is used to give you an idea of whether you’re underweight, overweight or an ideal weight for your height. It’s useful to know because if your weight increases or decreases outside of the ideal range, your health risks may increase. The BMI is a useful measurement for most people over 18. However there are some limitations to be aware of as it may be influenced by age, gender and ethnicity.
Your waist measurement compares closely with your body mass index (BMI), and is often seen as a better way of checking your risk of developing a chronic disease.
Measuring your waist circumference is a simple check to tell how much body fat you have and where it is placed around your body. Where your fat is located can be an important sign of your risk of developing an ongoing health problem.
General diet analysis – Kasey will look at your normal eating patterns and offer changes to benefit your health based on your test results.