Services & Testing

Services & Testing at TONIC
Services That We Offer

Click on each heading to view more information about the services and tests that TONIC offers you. If you’d like more information on any of our services or tests please don’t hesitate to Contact TONIC!

Naturopathic/Herbal Consultations

Preconception & Fertility Care

Please visit our Naturally Fertile website for all information.

Weight-loss Programme

There is no perfect diet that suits everyone. Getting anyone to a desired weight takes a lot more than simply prescribing a low calorie diet.

Sometimes difficulty losing weight stems from an underlying health complaint. If you have irregular menstrual cycles, low energy, unexplained weight gain, acne or male pattern hair growth, it will be important to have blood tests done to see check for an underlying cause to your excess weight.

REAL FOOD is used as your weight loss “medicine” along with nutritional and herbal support to ensure elimination of all toxins and balance of blood sugar levels. No meal replacements, starving or calorie counting is needed. And any diets undertaken with those methods will see short term benefits and long term anxiety.

Regular monitoring with BIA (bio impedance) screenings to ensure you are losing weight correctly (through fat loss instead of muscle or fluid loss), allows us to adjust your program as your health improves. This is a non-invasive, painless and quick screening, giving you a breakdown of your body composition.

Our weight loss method is based on a specific technology, with over 2000 published scientific studies behind it.

Detox Programme

Detoxification is a commonly used term but do you need to detox?

Do you suffer from fatigue, recurrent infections, skin problems, bloating/flatulence/ irregular bowel habits, hormonal imbalances, anxiety/mood swings, muscle aching/weakness, allergies, excess weight or poor concentration?

If you answered yes to any of the above symptoms then your body is in need of help and a detox is the best way to start.

We are not only what we eat, but also what we drink, breathe and touch. In today’s environment chemicals, plastics, heavy metals, foods and additives, which are toxic to our system, surround us. Our bodies work best by digesting and absorbing pure and organic fruit, vegetables, nuts, grains, proteins and water. Our bodies are certainly not designed with enzymes that break down, confectionery, alcohol, soft drinks, additives and preservatives, processed foods, medications, traffic fumes, cigarettes and recreational drugs. Over time, continued contact with these toxins can overwhelm the body, resulting in a plethora of systems that mean we aren’t operating at our best!

Most people with toxicity develop a problem called “leaky-gut syndrome”. In a healthy digestive system the lining of the digestive tract serves as a filter, allowing beneficial nutrients like vitamins and amino acids to pass into the bloodstream, whilst keeping toxic bacteria and the waste products of what we ingest within the bowel.

Infection, medications, bad bacteria, yeasts, easily damage this filter and parasites, which then lead to an unregulated transport of only partially digested foods and waste into the body. This places tremendous stress on the other detoxification organs (kidneys, liver, bowel, skin) and ultimately the immune system.

Detox E-Book

Wellness Programme

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE “WELL”? Do you feel that you are at your optimal Health? Optimal health is where through exceptional diet and lifestyle choices you are promoting – continuous health maintenance and improvement.

Many people think the terms “health” and “wellness” mean simply being free from disease but the reality is that there is so much more to being truly well! Are you well if you are overweight, forgetful, tired, moody, or have poor skin? What if you suffer from headaches, frequent colds, constipation or bloating?

Clearly wellness is not just about the absence of disease. Wellness is a state of physical and mental wellbeing, beyond the manifestation of these obvious symptoms.

An appropriate diet, the right amount of exercise and the correct nutritional supplements, have the potential to address your state of wellbeing on many levels, optimising your health and promoting vitality. Our Wellness program will ensure that you are functioning at your optimum and living a life you love.

Ageing Well Programme

Vitality and Healthy Ageing Programme – Where do you sit on this aging curve? (See above diagram) Do you find yourself on the lower curve i.e the unhealthy life curve? Ageing well and getting yourself up onto the healthy life curve is attainable with careful planning, the right guidance and support.

Ageing Diagram

Where do you sit on this ageing curve (see above diagram)? Do you find yourself on the lower curve, i.e the unhealthy life curve? Ageing well and getting yourself up onto the healthy life curve is attainable with careful planning, the right guidance and support.

 

Tests That We May Perform Or Request

Food Sensitivity test

Gold Standard Food Allergy Testing

This test is performed in the clinic via a simple fingerpick test.

Tests a wide range of foods (55) include wheat, dairy, soy, grains, yeast, chocolate, coffee, sugar, honey, fruit, vegetables and meats. This test is beneficial for anyone suffering from allergies, eczema, headaches, migraines, fatigue, acne, bloating, constipation and diarrhoea.

Digestive Stool Analysis

(Cultured or DNA methods)

This test collection occurs in the privacy of your own home and is tested in a laboratory.

Very helpful for patients who have severe digestive issues. Particuarly useful if your symptoms started after travelling overseas.

Conducted to detect parasites, bacterial infections, Candida, fungal or yeast overgrowth, bacterial balance, leaky gut and general bowel health.

Hormone Testing

Assesses hormonal imbalance in both men and women. Can screen for a baseline in fertility, PCO/PCOS, Endometriosis, Fibroids, PMS, poor libido, erectile dysfunction, and impotence.

Hormones that may be tested via a salivary collection include:  Oesterone (E1), Oestradiol (E2), Oestriol (E3), Progesterone (P4), Testosterone (TT), DHEA-S, Cortisol and Melatonin.

Adrenal hormone Testing

Beneficial for fatigue and adrenal burnout. This test is conducted either through a salivary test or a blood test checking your cortisol (stress hormone) levels at different times of the day.

Thyroid Testing

TSH, T3, rT3, T4, and thyroid antibodies. Thyroid hormones are essential in maintaining and regulating the body’s metabolism, energy levels, healthy weight and fertility.

A full thyroid hormone profile is essential to determine the health of your thyroid. Symptoms of an underactive thyroid include: dry and coarse skin, weakness and lethargy, constipation, weight gain, heavy and irregular periods and depression.

Symptoms of an overactive thyroid includes fast metabolic rate, rapid heartbeat, nervousness and palpitations, weight loss and frequent bowel movements.

This test is done via a finger prick blood test.

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

Hair tissue mineral analysis is a non-intrusive health screening tool for measuring your body’s mineral status. This data can highlight potential health problems and help you to treat them through a nutritional program designed to meet your individual needs.

As the name suggests this test is done by providing a hair sample to Interlinical laboratories.

Vitamin & Mineral testing

With careful dietary analysis we can ascertain what is missing in your diet to provide optimal vitamin and mineral levels to prevent disease. However if your practitioner suspects nutritional deficiencies blood or urine tests may be requested.  Some of these tests will be a blood test with collection taking place at a local Healthscope laboratory, whilst some are tested via urine in which case you can collect your specimen in the privacy of your own home.

Genetic Testing

For disorders that may affect your hormonal and or fertility health. A simple swab from your gum is all that is required to provide your practitioner with specific genetic analysis. Your practitioner will then determine the best way to support you nutritionally to support your genetic makeup.

Sperm Analysis

For couples experiencing fertility concerns a semen analysis will often be requested. This analysis is used to determine if one of the parameters of the sperm would be improved by nutritional intervention or if in fact IVF/ICSI would be the couple’s best choice.

 A request form is provided to the patient where they book a time at GENEA IVF clinic. The sample may be collected in the patients home or at the clinic an embryologist will then assess the semen and provide a report outlining the sperm count, how well the sperm are moving, their shape and to asses for abnormalities.

Bio Impedance Assessment

VLA (for short) is a technology which uses bio-impedance analysis. Bio-impedance has the capacity to measure your body composition and overall health at the cellular level.

In one easy consultation we are able to produce a report which measures your “body composition”:

  • Overall weight
  • Fat tissue
  • Muscle tissue
  • Extra cellular fluids
  • Skeletal tissue
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • And your cellular health which measures:
  • Toxicity
  • Inflammation
  • Muscle mass
  • Muscle quality
  • Muscle to fat ratio
  • Intra/Extra cellular fluids at the cellular level
  • Vitality of your cells

This report calculates the difference between your chronological age and your biological age i.e. the rate in which your cells are ageing.

We use this technology to assess where you are with:

  • Your internal and external health and it enables us to correct any imbalances at the cellular level
  • Assists with our weight loss programs so that we can target the weight loss in the fatty tissue and not in valuable muscle tissue
  • Allows us to understand the age of your biological cells and rate of ageing

With the information obtained from this report we can:

  • Slow the cellular ageing process
  • redirect weight loss to target the fatty tissues of the body
  • reduce toxicity
  • increase vitality

At Tonic Natural Health Centre, we will happily work in conjunction with your General Practitioner or specialist to ensure your optimum health.

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