Blood testing beyond your GP – Your Blood Health Blueprint
Discover what your blood truly says – and what you can do about it.
Leave behind the confusion of interpreting blood test results. By working with our qualified Nutritional Therapist (MSc) and our private functional testing lab you can find out what is really going on with your blood, identify potential nutrient deficiencies, system imbalances and detect potential health trends before they escalate.
You tried working it out yourself...
BUT the lack of clarity about what foods to eat to ease your symptoms left you feeling frustrated. Supplements seemed like a labyrinth of choices, and you were unsure which ones were right for you.
Next step - you googled things..
BUT you knew there was more to it than that!. So in search of answers, you scoured the internet for nutrition advice, googled signs and symptoms and even experimented with various supplements and the latest diet.
You even thought about testing....
BUT you had no idea where to start! What do you ask for? Will they just test the bare minimum? More importantly will you understand the results and know what to do after?
Here’s some initial questions to get you thinking….
What is your GP actually testing for? Are they looking at one body system – ie the symptom you went in with? Or are they checking other body systems too for a holistic view. Are there any trends and patterns indicating steady decline which could lead to disease and illness?? Once the results are in what are you advised to do?
A comprehensive functional blood chemistry analysis is designed to answer 4 pivotal questions:
Is Dysfunction Present?
Through our in depth blood chemistry analysis we assess potential imbalances in 13 body systems, 7 accessory systems, 7 Macronutrient systems and assess the status of 14 nutrients.
What are the underlying causes?
This report gives an indication of the level of dysfunction that exists in the various physiological systems in your body – for example functions relating to thyroid, immune system, GI tract, blood sugar regulation, adrenal health, sex hormone, liver, red blood cell function, cardiovascular, gallbladder, bone health & kidney function.
What tailored interventions are needed?
After looking at your detailed health questionnaire covering your signs & symptoms, along with your detailed blood chemistry analysis report we can create a personalised nutritional and therapeutic supplement plan. This will be the initial stages to help rebalance the system.
When has the function been restored?
Now it’s essential to monitor and track the progress of the intervention until optimal function is achieved.
Regular testing should be part of this process so comparable figures can be seen.
Why frequent blood testing matters
The Human Blood Library
Human blood is an extraordinary repository of information, unveiling insights into your functional health history, it’s current state, and even glimpses of your potential future health. With regular targeted blood testing, we can harness this invaluable resource to detect early signs of dysfunction and chronic conditions, enabling us to intervene and work towards restoring health effectively.
Early detection and Intervention
Using a holistic view of health, examining the interplay between biomarkers, rather than isolated values will give more information on what is really happening inside the body. Systematically assessing the GI organs, gallbladder, liver, kidneys, large bowel, and more helps to uncover trends, patterns, and potential obstacles to optimal physiological, biochemical, and metabolic functioning. By catching these problems in their infancy, we can prevent their progression and work towards restoring optimal health.
Monitoring health only once every 2 or 3 years can lead to missed opportunities to detect rapidly changing conditions.
For example with cardiovascular disease. Seeing patterns and trends of elevated insulin, glucose, homocysteine, fibrinogen, C-reactive protein, triglycerides, and LDL levels significantly increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and arterial diseases. Detecting dysfunctions early is the key to effective intervention and long-term health.
Helping to unmask prescription drug or supplement related issues.
Taking into account that some of us may be taking prescription medication, it’s crucial to screen for drug-related side effects that may manifest in blood tests.
This can include those taking supplements. For example ones which contain iron. Without knowing, a person may be slowly increasing their iron levels. Testing can really help us identify any iron overload issues.
Our comprehensive approach ensures we don’t overlook these potentially harmful effects.
BUT my blood test has come back “normal”
Normal vs. Optimal: Understanding the Difference
Traditional reference ranges often reflect the averages within populations rather than the optimal levels needed for excellent health. The normal reference values can change, from year to year, depending on the prevalence of disease in the general population.
In contrast, a functional approach and analytical capabilities of the software will use scientific evidence for optimal ranges. Extra sensitivity of reporting for physiological levels helps to identify emerging trends, enabling early intervention and prevention.
“Normal” is NOT optimal
Most people who feel “unwell” will come out “normal” on a blood test. However this “normal” may be a far cry from being functionally optimal. They may not yet have progressed to a known disease state but they are what we call dysfunctional, i.e. their physiological systems are no longer functioning properly and they are starting to feel un-well.
Your unique Blood Test Results Report
Your blood test results will show whether or not an individual biomarker is outside of the optimal range and/or outside of the clinical lab range. Some biomarkers in the Blood Test Results Report that are above or below the optimal or standard range will be hyperlinked into the “Out of Optimal Range Report”, (the red arrow on the picture) so you can read some background information on those biomarkers and why they may be high or low.
So what’s next?
We need to check your nutrient status following your blood test.
The Nutrient Status results is an in depth representation of an algorithmic analysis of the blood test.
The results have been converted into an Nutrient Status Report based on latest research.
Showing you in depth analysis of :
Along with health concerns which help to guide our intervention…..
We don’t leave you on your own not knowing what to do.
Following your results and the identified need of nutrient support we need to help you get your body back into some state of equilibrium.
Just get you feeling better, because that is the whole purpose of you starting this journey isn’t it?
You will have contact with Sonia Hollis – qualified Nutritional Therapist (MSc) who will design a personalised health improvement plan & supplement plan based on your blood test results and your health questionnaire (the process is explained once you’ve booked your blood test)
Meet your Nutritional Therapist
Qualified Nutritional Therapist (MSc), NLP Practitioner & Blood Chemistry Analyst
I haven’t always been a nutritional therapist – my other occupation is as a British Sign Language interpreter. However, my direction in life dramatically changed in 2015 after losing my gorgeous twin sister, Tania, to cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer).
At that time I was overweight, eating unhealthy foods and drinking far too much wine! In May 2016 I made the decision that it was my TIME to finally take my health and fitness seriously and “get back on track”.
Click on “About Me” to find out more……
What others say……
Testimonials from my clients
So let’s get started and see what your blood is really saying about your health
3 in depth blood panels
to help you get your health on track
Vital Blood Test
Max Blood Test
Ultimate Blood Test
The process explained
Book your blood test online with us. Choose from our 3 extensive panels above.
Each panel has 2 options :
- Blood test & functional health report
- Blood test, functional health report, plus consultation and personalised intervention support with a qualified Nutritional Therapist (MSc)
You will receive a phone call from our private lab to book your FREE phlebotomy appointment at one of their nationwide clinics.
You will receive an email invite from Personalised Nutritional Therapy (Sonia Hollis) to join our Free practitioner platform Healthie.
This is to reveive blood test results in a secure platform. Depending on your choice of blood tests (PLUS) option you will also receive an indepth Health questionnaire and other documents to complete.
You will receive your full blood testing kit through the post. Please allow enough time to receive your delivery before your blood test time slot.
You will need to take your full blood testing kit to your appointment. Please leave the kit at the clinic for the courier to collect directly.
Your blood test results will take up to 14 days to be processed due to the specialist nature of some biomarkers.
Once we have received and processed your blood test results you will receive notification to log into your Healthie platform to view.
Depending on the service chosed (PLUS) you will also have the opportunity to book your consultation with a qualified Nutritional Therapist to interpret.