Food Intolerance Testing

Providing instantaneous results, this food intolerance test is simple, non-invasive and helps isolate potentially problem foods and drinks. In the 60-minute session, a vitamin and mineral analysis is also provided alongside basic nutritional counselling.

The food intolerance testing involves a bio-electronic analyzer which measures the body’s electrical resistance to individual foods. If a substance is causing a problem then it will affect the body’s electrical resistance. The test is completely painless and is best described as a ball point pen touching the tip of your finger upon a acupuncture point.

This method of food intolerance testing is suitable for anyone other than pregnant women and those with a pacemaker. It is also suitable for children over the age of eight.

Also known as non-IgE mediated food hypersensitivity or non-allergic food hypersensitivity, a food intolerance can lead to difficulty digesting certain foods. It is important to differentiate a food intolerance or sensitivity to a food allergy.

You may benefit from food intolerance testing if you experience any of the following:

  • Low energy and fatigue
  • Bloating
  • Bowel disorders (IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Diarrhea / constipation
  • Headaches / migraines
  • Itchy throat and constricted breathing
  • Joint problems
  • Skin complaints (Eczema, spots, hives)
  • Sinus / catarrh

Will I have to avoid certain foods forever?

This depends on whether your body can tolerate the food once it has been reintroduced into the diet after a period of elimination. This is because the body’s immune and digestive systems may need additional support to eradicate the underlying problem. In those instances, Charlotte can organise a more in-depth nutritional consultation and dietary programme.  

Contact Charlotte Fraser today to book a food intolerance test.

Cognitive Health Testing

The population is living longer than ever, but cognitive health is often lost in the discussion around physical health. Conditions such as dementia are on the increase, but many healthcare practitioners do not attempt to measure brain health.

Charlotte Fraser is committed to cognitive health, which is why she integrates cognitive performance assessments from CBS Health in all her nutritional consultations, as standard, to measure how your brain is doing over time. Her nutritional therapy now includes a quick, fun series of tasks that objectively measure your memory, reasoning, verbal ability, and attention—all facets of cognition that are important in your everyday life.

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Why Measure Cognition?

There is an old saying that “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it,”and this applies to health and wellbeing too. We all have a subjective idea of how our brains are doing—some days we feel “off” or experience “brain fog,” while on other days we feel like we can take on the world. But how much better are we on the good days? And are lifestyle or health changes making a difference?

That’s where cognitive assessment comes in. By quantifying or putting a number to these subjective feelings, we can discover what is causing the good days in order to have more of them.

Improved cognitive performance has important effects on your everyday life. Whether you’re remembering where you put the car keys, learning a new task at work, or trying to figure out your company accounts, your brain health affects nearly every aspect of your life.

An engaging and scientifically-validated Cognitive Assessment Test

Charlotte Fraser Naturopathic Nutrition uses the CBS Health cognitive assessments developed by Cambridge Brain Sciences to measure brain health. We can assess, monitor, and manage core areas of cognition to ensure that your nutrition programme is on the right track. You complete the tests online remotely at home prior to your nutrition consultation.

The tasks assess aspects of cognition including reasoning, memory, attention and verbal ability.   

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Is this an IQ Test?

NO! You can relax! We are not testing IQ! Think of it more like a blood pressure cuff for your brain. There’s no judgment, and the goal is progress over time, because we acknowledge that brain health changes from day to day. That’s why we believe we can improve or maintain your performance through improvements to both nutrition and lifestyle, and include cognitive assessments as a standard part of the programme.

Are cognitive assessments really relevant to me?!

Cognitive health affects almost every part of your life. Even conditions that have traditionally been seen as purely physical, such as pain or constipation, have cognitive effects. You’re not thinking well if you’re not feeling well. Discuss cognitive assessments with your healthcare practitioner to see how the benefits of nutritional therapy can help improve your life.

What do results look like?

A sample CBS Health report is available here. The report is easy to read and understand. It becomes more valuable with each additional assessment, showing your progress and letting you know when significant changes occur. Charlotte Fraser will review your report after each assessment in order to measure progress and make adjustments as necessary.