The importance of C-peptide in assessing blood sugar management

Recent statistics from Diabetes UK show that more than 4.9 million people nationwide have been diagnosed with diabetes; with millions more yet undiagnosed, or at an increased risk. At an all-time high, this figure is expected to rise to a staggering 5.3 million by 2025. Fortunately, studies have consistently shown that combined lifestyle interventions, such […]

How to optimise functional testing for clients who are contraception free

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You might be seeing an increased demand for clarity around female health, as female reproductive health dysfunction is more widely recognised. Blood testing of hormones can be useful in revealing what is happening both at the endocrine and reproductive level, but what factors are influencing hormone synthesis, receptors and metabolism? Understanding the bigger picture, the […]

How to optimise functional testing for clients on contraception

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Supporting clients that are taking contraception can often seem daunting or confusing and you might be puzzling over whether functional blood testing results will hold any clinical significance. When testing for hormones it is vital to understand the implications contraception may have on results and how to discern actionable insights when reviewing the data. In […]

Analysing aluminium as an indicator of brain health – part 2

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In part 1 of this 2-part blog series focusing on Aluminium (Al), we discussed the possible effects Aluminium can have on the brain and some of the mechanisms through which it can disrupt physiological function. In this second instalment, join us in diving into sources of Aluminium exposure and discover the actions you can take […]

Analysing Aluminium as an indicator of brain health – Part 1

As a practitioner with a busy practice, your attention might not yet have been drawn to the impact of Aluminium. This metal is all around us in our daily lives – and is incredibly important as an indicator of current and potential brain health outcomes in your clients. That means it’s vital that you add […]

Managing the impact of long term stress on your clients’ brain health

Stress: modern life (especially considering the events globally over the past year) is full of it. And you’ve probably already started seeing the impact of this on your clients’ wellbeing. Every body system is impacted by stress and this is especially true when it comes to brain health. This blog post shares findings around the […]

What COVID-19 highlighted about the role of Vitamin D: Part 2

In the second installment of our 2-part blog series, you’ll get a deep dive into the relationship between Vitamin D and the hidden health trends you could be missing in your clients. Missed Part 1? Head on over to catch up here. Read on to discover the impact of Vitamin D on innate and adaptive […]

What COVID-19 highlighted about the role of Vitamin D: Part 1

In this 2-part blog series, you’ll get a deep dive into the relationship between COVID-19 and Vitamin D, with recommendations on how you can apply these learnings to your clinical practice. Read on to discover the impact of Vitamin D on innate and adaptive immunity. The association between Vitamin D levels and COVID-19 health outcomes […]

PCOS and Acne – what you need to know

There is a growing conversation about Acne in relation to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Experienced practitioners such as Fiona Trup are focusing on the importance of this link and this blog post will cover the latest findings on PCOS, how to evaluate the condition using functional testing and the most effective treatment options. Is it […]

A Spotlight on: Fiona Trup

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We sat down with FunctionalDX Practitioner Fiona Trup to find out why she chooses FDX and why she recommends it to other practitioners. You can watch the video of our discussion below or keep scrolling to read the blog version. Fiona Trup’s Practitioner experience Fiona had been working with clients on their health journeys for […]