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Blood test deception (2/4)

In the previous article, we covered the inconsistency of test markers reported despite our clients requesting exactly the same blood test markers. But even when every single marker is reported, there’s an even more fundamental problem with blood test results and it’s the way they’re interpreted. Specifically, it’s the concept of a ‘normal’ range that’s important to explain. As you may have experienced, it’s all too common for folk to go to the doc and get a blood test, only to be told everything is ‘normal’. “Hang on a minute”, you think… “I feel like crap – I’m tired,...

Blood test deception (1/4)

The first major problem with blood testing – especially in the NHS here in Great Britain – is the enormous inconsistency in the specific markers that are tested. When I began analyzing complete blood count/chemistry (CBC) tests I was astonished by the number of markers omitted in my clients’ tests, so much so that I wondered why the word ‘complete’ was used at all! A standard CBC should include the following markers (as a minimum): Red blood cells, haemoglobin, haematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW. White blood cells, neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, basophils, platelets. A metabolic panel / blood chemistry...

Pulse test for food allergy that you can do at home...

A pulse test for food allergy (also known as the Coca pulse test) is a really simple way to gauge whether you’re reacting to foods. There is a wide range of relatively expensive food sensitivity and allergy testing in the market place and to be honest, it’s quite hit and miss. I’ve tested hundreds of people using various labs and testing methods and the results have been inconsistent. Sometimes people feel great when they eliminate foods shown up as problematic by the testing, and other times they don’t. These days I prefer to coach people on how to remove...

How Mel beat months of gut symptoms and lifted her energy in just 7 days…...

Mel thought she’d need a complex and expensive solution for her ongoing digestive symptoms. A stool test was too big of a step for her, so she did my 14-day diet challenge instead. Imagine her surprise when her symptoms practically vanished in a week just by making a few simple tweaks to her diet. Here’s what she said: “I took your advice and have been gluten free for a week now and I’ve already seen a huge difference. For the first time since May I’ve not had any pain or discomfort. I’d forgotten what that felt like! I even...

How Candida causes heartburn, bloating and other nasty symptoms...

I’m shocked that the medical system doesn’t really consider Candida overgrowth when people have irritable bowels and other ongoing symptoms. Apart from H pylori infection, Candida overgrowth is probably the number one challenge I’ve helped people deal with over the years. It’s really common and causes a whole host of digestive symptoms – oral thrush, white coated tongue, bad breath, heartburn, bloating, constipation, IBS and diarrhoea. Candida can also cause fatigue, mood and memory problems, skin problems, athletes foot, jock itch and dandruff. Here’s a short video explaining Candida in a wee bit more detail: What causes Candida? Candida...

How to do a simple home stomach acid test

A home stomach acid test isn’t difficult to do, but it can provide an awful lot of important clues about your health. As you saw in the previous article, I was in my mid thirties when I discovered I had low stomach acid. My zinc deficiency, B6 deficiency, a history of H. pylori and high urinary indican were indirect indications. I then did a gastro-test (described below), which a home stomach acid test that confirmed a low stomach acid level. It is BIZARRE that doctors don’t measure stomach acid. Most natural health experts agree that low stomach acid levels...

Zinc challenge test at home – easy and inexpensive...

A zinc challenge test (or zinc tally test) is a simple way to check for zinc deficiency, which is incredibly common. I had pretty significant zinc deficiency, which I found using a combination of indirect tests and we see it an awful lot in our clients. One of these tests was a simple and inexpensive home test called the zinc challenge test, which is also known as the zinc tally test. Before I explain how to do it, here’s a brief explanation of why I recommend you get your zinc levels tested. Zinc deficiency symptoms Zinc is a critically...

What is SIBO and how does it cause IBS?

What is SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) and is it making you feel unwell? The food you eat, the way you eat it, and infections like H pylori, parasites and Candida can all cause digestive symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome. But there’s another common, yet frequently overlooked problem that isn’t very well known. SIBO – or ‘small intestinal bacterial’ overgrowth – is a relatively common condition among people with digestive symptoms. But what is SIBO, exactly? Well, it’s a condition in which large numbers of bacteria from your large intestine, or colon, end up in your small intestine...
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