We have been speaking to so many of you recently about our DUTCH hormone testing. So, I thought it was time I jumped on in and gave you some info.
Where it all began:
Right back at the beginning of my Naturopath journey I relied on blood or saliva testing to better understand my clients underlying hormone imbalance. And although that definitely helped me start I often found there was missing information – or that even though I treated the person based on their results we were not getting the outcome we desired. Fast-forwards 5 years into my journey and I discovered a whole new world. The world of the DUTCH Plus - now this was like nothing I had seen before. It was what I had been searching for!
Let me explain:
What is DUTCH testing:
DUTCH stands for Dried Urine Testing for Comprehensive Hormones. It is a way we can see the whole picture of what hormones your body is making and excreting through your urine metabolites. These metabolites allow us to look deeper into HOW your...
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