Whilst we can uncover a great deal of information in consultation, sometimes more data is needed to get a clearer picture of the underlying issues that may be contributing to dis-ease. We work with world-class diagnostic laboratories that can provide us with deeper insights and vital clues that inform our strategy for optimising your health status, often leading to faster results.
Depending on the test, they typically involve providing one or more of the following samples: breath, saliva, blood, urine or stool. Most tests can be done simply and at home. Blood tests typically involve travelling to a local phlebotomy service which we can locate for you. We will always fully explain the rationale behind any test recommendations and you are in control every step of the way.
Some of the labs that Saffron Wellness represents include: Genova Diagnostics, Cyrex Labs, Invivo Clinical, Cambridge Nutritional Sciences, MyDNA Health, and others. Below you'll find a brief description of some of the more comprehensive tests we leverage.
NutrEval® Test from Genova Diagnostics
This unique nutritional evaluation profile:
- Evaluates overall nutritional status
- Assesses your functional need for vitamins and minerals
- Provides insight into your disease risk
- Includes an innovative “Interpretation at a Glance”
- Provides clear, personalised recommendations for supplementation:
Your genes are your tendency, not your destiny. Nutritional and lifestyle habits can change your gene expression. Circumstances in life can cause genes to be silenced (turned off) or expressed (turned on) over time. This means that genes can be activated and deactivated by signals from your environment (nutrition, exercise, sleep, toxins, emotions and stress).
This is the science of Epigenetics! Your health destiny is not written in stone, even if you have genetic predispositions.
Your fully detailed interpreted DNA report will include personalised, colour-coded genotype results together with the environmental factors impacting gene expression and overall health. Working with Saffron Wellness, the results are interpreted and presented in an easy-to-understand report which includes recommendations for lifestyle, nutrition and exercise modifications.
Whilst you have no control over the process of aging chronologically, your health and lifestyle can have a significant effect on your biological age. Your biological age is therefore not necessarily the same as your chronological age. Only about 54% of biological aging is determined by your genes, with about 46% being influenced by environmental factors such as nutrition, exercise, sleep, toxins and stress.
GlycanAge is a simple, ground-breaking test that analyses your glycobiology. Taking a GlycanAge test is a vital step to improving your health. Your test results enable you to become aware of, and monitor, your biological age. This not only offers you an accurate insight into your current state of health but it can give you a powerful tool to make informed decisions about diet and lifestyle choices.