Why Uric Acid is an important marker for your clients’ health

There are a number of myths and misconceptions about Uric Acid, and the important role it plays in your clients’ health picture. From how Uric Acid is produced to its relationship with sugar and the conditions associated with this marker, this blog post will support you in understanding why Uric Acid is an important element […]

How to transform the experience of Type II Diabetes through diet

The number of people with Type II Diabetes in the UK is increasing. Estimates suggest that numbers have doubled in the last 20 years. That’s a worrying statistic and shows just how important it is that you are in a strong position to support your clients presenting with this disease. So, what can you as […]

How functional testing can support Integrative Oncology

FDX Practitioner Patricia Peat

Gain focus and insight for effective patient programmes You’re probably already aware that functional testing for all areas of health has developed tremendously, particularly over the last few years. What you might not be aware of is how functional testing can support integrative oncology; that’s why we asked cancer expert Patricia Peat to join us […]

Men are hormonal too: what you need to know about supporting male health

Men often find it difficult to talk about their health, but as they age prostate health, sexual health and midlife weight gain demand increasing attention in terms of supporting long term overall health and vitality. In this guest blog post from FDX Practitioner Christine Bailey, you’ll discover how to support your clients more effectively with […]

Supporting your clients with PCOS – Taking a body system approach

PCOS is the most common hormonal endocrine disorder in women, affecting about 10% of women of childbearing age. It is also the most common cause of female infertility. Through this guest blog post from FDX Practitioner Christine Bailey, discover how you can more effectively support your clients with PCOS with a body system approach. What […]

Why you should be using biological ageing as an indicator of client health

As part of the launch of our new partnership with GlycanAge, Nikolina Lauc and scientist Dr. Marina Martinic Kavur have kindly co-written this guest blog post. Keep reading to discover why biological age might be a more useful indicator of your clients’ health than chronological age and how you can combine this data with FDX […]

An unparalleled picture of your clients’ health: introducing GlycanAge

To celebrate the launch of our new partnership with GlycanAge, Nikolina Lauc and scientist Dr. Marina Martinic Kavur have kindly co-written this guest blog post. Keep reading to discover the secrets GlycanAge can reveal about your clients’ health and why we’re now offering this as an optional upgrade to all of our panels. FDX + […]

How functional blood testing is transforming Dr Indra Barathan’s practice

Functional blood chemistry is the process by which complex and comprehensive blood biomarkers are organised, analysed and interpreted to provide a comprehensive assessment of the state and trends of the main body systems, the supporting body accessory systems, along with the status of nutrients and trends towards and away from clinical dysfunction. By using functional […]

A Spotlight on: Indra Barathan

We sat down with FunctionalDX Practitioner and Medical Advisor Indra Barathan 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. Indra Barathan’s Practitioner experience Indra began her career as a General Practitioner […]

A SPOTLIGHT ON: JUDY ROCHER

FDX Practitioner Judy Rocher

We sat down with FunctionalDX Practitioner Judy Rocher 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. Judy Rocher’s Practitioner experience Like many practitioners, Judy’s journey into the world of functional medicine […]

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

Various forms of female hormonal contraceptive laid out on a yellow and blue background

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

Yellow Aluminium sardine can against a purple background

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 […]