Checks for anaemia, elevated platelets (elevated levels are consistent with inflammation) and liver and kidney function.
This test measures for markers of yeast, Clostridia, vitamin levels and mitochondrial function.
This tests for the presence of inflammation, dysbiosis (elevated levels of yeast and abnormal bacteria), digestion and absorption. Children with autism, allergies or any autoimmune condition are at higher risk of having ‘leaky gut’. This can cause not only gut problems but also impair their ability to focus, sleep, concentrate and control their behaviour.
To determine if deficient in Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for human health. Supplementation of Omega-3 fatty acids in any child with a deficiency has been shown to increase sleep duration by 58 minutes! Supplementation also decreases hyperactivity, improves math and reading scores and reduces violent outbursts. It also helps improve dry skin, eczema and helps prevent and treat depression.
A significant number of children with autism have hypothyroidism which can impair development.
Deficiency can cause inattention and concentration problems. Low iron is also linked to low IQ. Iron supplementation in children with autism has been shown to improve sleep. Supplementation in children with ADHD who are deficient in iron has been shown to improve inattention when compared to placebo.
Children with autism and ADHD have been found to be at higher risk for zinc, magnesium, vitamin D, vitamin A and vitamin B deficiencies. Zinc deficiency causes fussy eating as it affects taste. Magnesium calms the body. Deficiency can lead to hyperactivity.
Full IgG and IgE testing to uncover any food allergies or intolerance.