Tests available

Specific tests may be suggested to gain a clearer picture of presenting symptoms to help tailor your individual treatment protocol. Testing may include food intolerance testing, hair tissue mineral analysis and general blood tests done through your medical health practitioner.

There are no obligations to have tests done, however sometimes I may suggest one as it can be useful in allowing us to discover what might be provoking your particular health issues.

General blood test check up

It’s a good idea to have a general blood test check up every 12-24 months depending on your age and health history. If possible please bring along or email the results of any relevant blood tests done in the last 12 months.

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

Hair analysis is a simple test whereby a small hair sample is used to determine the body’s mineral content over the last 3 or 4 months. Results may consider hormonal, adrenal and thyroid function and can show how the body is dealing with stress and blood sugar balance.

This information allows supplementation and dietary advice to be more specific to an individual’s needs.

Hair analysis can also detect toxic metals that may be present such as mercury, arsenic, aluminium and lead and therefore may show the need for detoxification.

This can be very useful for all people and especially those who:

  • have ongoing health issues
  • chronic fatigue
  • wish to do pre-conception care
  • work in environments where toxins are present eg painters, mechanics, hairdressers, artists, factory workers, farmers etc.
Read more about the interclinical laboritories HTMA test here:

Food Intolerance Test

This simple blood test looks at 90 different foods that we generally eat everyday including wheat, dairy products, eggs, nuts and seeds, soy, gluten and non gluten containing grains, yeast and more.

Depending on the severity of the reaction to the food, it is suggested to avoid the the particular offender for a period of time to give the immune system a break. In some cases foods with a low reaction or antibody response may be reintroduced later and eaten in modest amounts.

Food intolerances can show up in many different ways. If our immune system reacts to a particular food it may trigger an inflammatory response in the body. The response may lead to a variety of issues such as inflammation, swelling, sore joints, skin problems, low mood, low energy etc differing from one person to the next.


Please be in touch if you have any queries regarding my services and remedies.



  • Carolyn Hall, P.O. Box 431, Preston VIC 3072