"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" Benjamin Franklin
If you could find out if your health is being affected before you feel unwell or get diagnosed, wouldn't you like to know and identify 'what's brewing?'
Prevention is about stopping people at risk suffering the actual disease. Wellbeing Medicine focuses on proactive prevention, also by evaluating individual predictive biomarkers and functional age.
The role of genetics in development of disease is limited to about 10%, whilst epigenetic (our lifestyle and nutritional choices) can determine how our genes express and influence our health. The following predictive biomarkers more or less cover 90% of lifetime health risks (epigenetic).
Predictive biomarkers not only measure body functions (in blood and urine), but they also predict development of future health problems in many body systems. They act as early warning signs, giving us an opportunity to optimise our health and all supportive mechanisms, failure of which can lead to chronic illnesses and even cancer.
If you want to stay healthy and prevent disease, you cannot rely on standard medical testing, as it is designed to identify disease.
These early indicators enable us to look deeper to obtain a more accurate individual biochemical picture. This assist us to provide a personalised plan for health - creating a new, healthy environment that can lead to healing.
By bringing the predictive biomarkers to, and keeping them at, optimal goal values, rather than within large statistical intervals, you can "add years to life and life to years" (Dr R Jaffe).
You can move from a state of poor health to a state of optimal health. Take the first step to improve your life by contacting us here.
These tests are believed to cover great part of epigenetics and can be done on their own or as part of a wider comprehensive evaluation.
Depending on clinical indication, Dr Batty can recommend state-of-the-art GUT functional testing (stool microbiome, SIBO (IBS) breath test, gluten and increased intestinal permeability), metabolic and hormone (thyroid, cortisol and DUTCH), as well autoimmune functional medicine testing and testing for food intolerances, allergy and sensitivities and environmental and mould (MARCoNS) testing.
Genetic tests are available to understand individual strength and weakness, in order to provide specific recommendations for personalised nutrition and lifestyle advice.
Dr Batty has access to world-leading laboratories with broad range of wellness focused diagnostic testing services.
A glycated haemoglobin, a protein within red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body. It reflects average blood glucose (sugar) level for the last three months. It evaluates the function of insulin and can diagnose pre-diabetes and diabetes.
A high-sensitivity C-Reactive Protein is used to evaluate the risk of developing coronary artery disease. It is a marker of inflammation, especially for cardiovascular health.
A type of amino acid body uses to make proteins. It is a potent neuro-vascular irritant if in high levels and vitamin B12, B6 and folic acid are required to break it down and change it into other substances body needs. It also reflects a process called methylation (which affects gene expression) - defects have been linked to large group of human (autoimmune, metabolic and psychiatric) diseases.
Omega 6:3 ratio/
Omega 3 and Omega 6 are essential fatty acids which body cannot create and their balance is important.
Omega 3 Index is the measure of the amount of the Omega 3 (EPA and DHA) in red cell membrane, found to be linked to better cardiovascular protection..
8-Oxo - guanine measures the effect of environmental exposure to toxins (ROS) like mould, pesticides, neuro-endocrine disruptors (in personal hygiene products) and radiation on DNA and the actual DNA damage. It has been found to be associated with increased risk of mutagenesis and carcinogenesis.
Alhough known as a vitamin for strong bones and teeth, it is regarded as a very important 'neurohormone' with many functions such as improvement in immunity and cellular division regulation.
Early morning urine PH
Provides insights on cellular acidosis and mineral status