2 X PROGRAM OPTIONS AVAILABLE
FULL SET OF FUNCTIONAL BLOOD TESTS + ANALYSIS
TAILORMADE NUTRITIONAL ASSESSMENT + DIETARY PLAN
CONSULTATION, COACHING AND SUPPORT
These tailor made programs will assess how well your entire body is functioning and what your individual health status is on all levels. You will acquire detailed knowledge about your health status and actions to improve your long-term health.
These programs are ideal for those with a health issue or are simply curious about their health. Both programs initially have the same core package, however the Comprehensive Wellness Program provides extra support, as it runs over a full 2 months. We understand, for some people, having someone to be accountable to is crucial - so with this package you’ll receive ongoing support with Vinka for the entire 2 months through your own private messaging software, plus 2 extra scheduled on-track meetings. As you implement changes it will start opening up other questions for you, and Vinka will make sure these questions get answered so you can reach your health goals.
* Please Note: Blood tests are not included in this price. If you already have a recent blood test or would like to use your doctor to order your tests, then we can arrange this too. If not, a full set of bloods will cost approximately $300 from your local lab.
Optional Additional Testing: If you could benefit from any additional testing, options will be discussed in detail with you in your consultation, including any additional costs.
What to expect
Initial Comprehensive Health Assessment Questionnaire
This is sent to you and completed before your first appointment, so we get a good idea of where your health is at, before we even get started.
Nutritional Assessment & Dietary Plan
Assessment of your current nutritional status and your diet in general. From here, you will be given a dietary program that is realistic, targeted and designed specifically for you. All your health assessments will be taken into consideration when designing your dietary program.
Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis
A comprehensive panel of blood tests to assess the functional status of your body and to identify areas of concern.
These functional blood tests include full blood examination, liver function test, kidney function test, full cholesterol and blood lipids test, cardiovascular risk factors test, blood sugar levels, iron studies and other key nutrients, hormonal status studies, inflammatory test and much more.
Findings & Protocol Report
After your information has been collated and assessed, you will receive an individualised wellness plan. Your report will explain how your body is functioning on all levels based on your blood tests, nutritional assessment, and health assessments.
A One-hour Initial Consultation
During this online video consultation, Vinka will review your current symptoms and health goals. Vinka will also translate your functional blood chemistry results so that you have a clear understanding of how well all areas of your health are functioning.
Progress Review Appointments -
2 month Comprehensive Wellness Program Only
If you choose the 2 month Comprehensive Wellness Program, 2 x progress review appointments via zoom will be made for you. These will be at 4 weeks and 8 weeks after your initial consultation.
"Vinka you are like a medical detective! I can’t believe you can work so much out from some simple blood tests…pure genius. Thanks for your passion and genuine care."
DAVID - TAURANGA
Why use blood testing?
Blood tests have been used as a tool for measuring health for a long time. However, they have been used primarily as a means for diagnosing disease. Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis is a fresh new look at an old tool of measure with the intention of preventing disease before it develops.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FUNCTIONAL BLOOD CHEMISTRY ANALYSIS AND 'REGULAR' BLOOD TESTING?
The lab ranges on a regular blood test look for diseases while functional medicine ranges look for patterns and markers that spot trends toward disease that can still be reversed or halted.
Functional testing doesn’t just look at individual markers, but also for patterns among various blood markers. All systems in the body are inter-related and a problem in one area of the body can show up as an out-of-range marker in another area.
Another difference between functional and conventional blood tests isn’t just the ranges used, but also the markers ordered. A conventional blood test will typically include far fewer markers than a functional one.
Some common functional tests
A DNA test to assess over 200 nutritionally modifiable genes. By doing a simple saliva test, you can discover your DNA blueprint and learn how well your genes are matched to your present diet and lifestyle, as well as how you can unlock the full potential of your current and future health and wellness.
Through genetic profiling you can get the answers to many questions, such as:
Do I have genes that compromise my energy production?
Do I have genes that predispose me to weight gain?
Is caffeine good for me?
Do I have the genes that make me prone to inflammation?
Are my genes playing a part in my mental wellbeing?
Do I need extra nutrients in certain areas?
What is my genetic detoxification capacity?
What is my stress tolerance levels?
Do I have an increased risk of having lower HDL and higher LDL?
Synchronising your unique DNA blueprint with your diet and lifestyle, known as nutrigenomics, is the key to the exciting new realm of personalised wellness medicine.
FOOD ALLERGY TESTING
If you suffer from fatigue, headaches, difficulty losing weight, insatiable food cravings, food addictions, trouble concentrating, or simply that ‘run-over-by-a-truck’ feeling that you just can’t shake, you may have food sensitivities that you are not aware of.
To test for food allergies and food intolerances, a simple pin prick blood test can be completed. This test takes the guess work out of people’s diets and help them to easily eliminate what foods their immune system is reacting to.
DUTCH HORMONE PROFILE
The most comprehensive adrenal and reproductive hormone test available for both men and women who suffer from poor energy and hormonal concerns.
Organic acid markers have also been added to this test. Neurotransmitter metabolites will offer insights into symptoms such as mood disorders and fatigue, and will combine with markers for vitamin B12, vitamin B6 and glutathione deficiency.
GI360 STOOL TEST
This comprehensive stool test is an advanced non-invasive diagnostic tool for assessing gastrointestinal function. The analysis investigates digestion, metabolism, absorption and metabolic markers, pancreatic function, the balance of beneficial bacteria and the presence of pathological bacteria, yeast and parasites.
ORGANIC ACID TESTING (OAT)
Organic acids are metabolic by-products of cellular metabolism that can be measured in urine sample. There’s no need to go to a lab to draw blood. You can do the test yourself a home. This test looks at over 70 markers for overall health that can give answers to how well we burn fat, regulate blood sugar, make energy, make neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine, and how well we detoxify. It can even test for intestinal bacteria overgrowth.