Your Healing Journey Begins With Functional Testing

So you’ve got a bunch of symptoms, and your regular doctor looks at you like you’re crazy. Ring any bells? This is probably the point where you either go home and rock, or decide to get serious about taking control of your health and engage the services of a degree-qualified Naturopath or Nutritionist, who is fully informed about Functional Testing.

What is Functional Testing

It’s a fancy term for the tests you need to have done, so we can get you on the right healing protocol for you. It will normally involve submitting samples of your blood, saliva, urine, stools, or hair for testing.

(If you love to understand the science behind everything, then this 2017 research article explains the derivation of the term “function” now synonymous with Functional Testing.)

Functional Testing looks at root cause

In a nutshell, we need to treat the root cause of your health issues. What is causing your symptoms? If you don’t conduct Functional Testing first, it’s like putting the cart before the horse. If you have a bunch of symptoms, there’s no point putting a band-aid on it and hoping for the best. You need to get to the bottom of what is causing your symptoms—the root cause—and treat that.

What do Functional Tests assess?

There are dozens of Functional Tests available, which is why you need a fully qualified Naturopath or Nutritionist to steer you through the right tests for you. Functional Tests are designed to assess a number of factors that may be affecting your overall health, including:

  • gut and microbiome
  • diet and lifestyle
  • environmental toxins and heavy metal burden
  • genetic factors
  • nutritional biochemistry and food sensitivities
  • metabolic disorders
  • hormonal imbalances

First steps to healing

Holistic approach

At BNWC, we look at your body as a whole integrated system, not as a bunch of unrelated parts that can be treated separately.

Detailed case history

We start your healing journey by fully documenting your case history. We need as much detail as possible to make sure we get the best outcomes for your health. That’s why we devote one hour to your first appointment.

Functional Testing

We then decide what Functional Testing you will need, so we can assess the results and put you on the path to wellness.

Personalised Treatment Protocol

Based on your case history, and the results of your Functional Testing, we tailor a treatment protocol for you and your body, not a one-size-fits-all band-aid approach.


Your BNWC Naturopath or Nutritionist will monitor your progress and healing with regular appointments and reviews. We are with you every step of the way, so you can be confident in your own miraculous ability to heal.

Start your healing with BNWC today

If you are ready to start healing, and take the road to vitality and wellness, we can’t wait to hear from you here at Brisbane Naturopaths and Wellness Centre. Find all of our contact details on the website here. We’re open six days a week, in Newstead, Brisbane.

Phone: 1300 03 03 25