Currently, Ontario Naturopaths can order 194 different tests to support your optimal health. Blood testing and the DUTCH comprehensive hormone test. Here is the detail of the Naturopathic & Functional diagnostic lab testing.

List of Lab tests at ANHC:

  • Food Sensitivity Test
  • Children’s Food Allergy Test
  • Comprehensive Stool Analysis
  • Saliva Hormone Testing
  • Nutritional Lab Series Test
  • Hair Heavy Metal Test
  • SIBO Test
  • Thyroid Hormone Tests
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Hormone Assessment
  • Fatty Acid Profile Test

IgG Food Allergy Test:

By measuring IgG antibodies specific to antigenic food proteins, it is possible to identify which foods may be responsible for hard-to-define symptoms. The 93 foods tested in the IgG Food Allergy Test w/ Candida include representatives of major food groups common in the western diet. Elimination of IgG-positive foods can improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, autism, ADHD, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and epilepsy, according to numerous clinical studies. The report includes:Almond; Apple; Apricot; Asparagus; Avocado; Bakers Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae); Banana; Barley; Beef; Beet; Blueberry; Brewers Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae); Broccoli; Buckwheat; Cabbage; Candida albicans; Cane Sugar; Carrot; Cashews; Casein; Celery; Cheese; Chicken; Cocoa; Coconut; Cod Fish; Coffee; Corn; Crab; Cranberry; Eggplant; Egg White; Egg Yolk; Flax; Garbanzo Beans; Garlic; Gliadin; Goats Milk Cheese; Grape; Grapefruit; Green Bean; Green Pepper; Halibut; Hazelnut; Honey; Kidney Bean; Lamb; Lemon; Lentil; Lettuce; Lima bean; Lobster; Milk; Millet; Oat; Onion; Orange; Papaya; Pea; Peach; Peanut; Pear; Pecan; Pineapple; Pinto Bean; Pistachio; Plum (Prune); Pork; Potato; Pumpkin; Radish; Rice; Rye; Salmon; Sardine; Sesame; Shrimp; Sorghum; Soybean; Spinach; Strawberry; Sunflower; Sweet Potato; Tomato; Tuna; Turkey; Wheat Gluten; Walnut; Watermelon; Wheat; Whey; Yogurt

The IgG Food Allergy Test +Candida is for anyone with the following: 

  • Gastrointestinal Problems                  
  •  Leaky gut, Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Lymphocytic colitisGERD, Functional diarrhea
  • Cyclic vomiting syndrome
  •  Neurological problems
  • Chronic Migraines and headaches
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Epilepsy
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Skin Problems
  • Eczema and acne 
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Urticaria
  • Psoriasis
  • Metabolic problems
  • Metabolic SyndromeType II
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Musculoskeletal Problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Urticaria
  • Psoriasis

Stool Analysis Test:

The Stool Analysis Test is a non-invasive tool used to assess the digestive system. This test provides accurate information regarding your digestive enzymes, acid/alkaline levels of the gut, and the detection of pathogenic organisms and beneficial bacteria.

 The test will measure biochemical markers of digestion or mal-digestion as well as metabolic markers of intestinal metabolism and identification of bacterial microflora, including pathogenic and imbalanced flora detecting any abnormal gut mycology e.g. Candida sp., detection of any parasites or pathogenic bacteria.

This test kit comes complete with everything you will need to perform the test. Once the results are finalized your practitioner will explain the results and provide the treatment necessary to combat the problem and restore gastrointestinal health: 

  • Bloating, indigestion, excessive flatulence
  • Constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome
  • Abdominal pain or distention
  • Fatigue, lethargy and apathy difficulty concentrating, poor memory,
  • Recurrent headaches muscle aching or weakness
  • Poor immune function and a flare-up of allergies
  • Low moods, anxiety, and mood swings due to impaired hormone clearance
  • Skin disorders such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis

After a thorough consultation and examination of all test results, Dr. Mariem may put you on a gastrointestinal restorative program which will include:

  • Removing unwanted pathogenic bacteria, yeast, or parasites
  • Reducing toxic exposure through dietary and lifestyle change
  • Renewing and repairing the lining of the digestive tract
  • Replacing the bad bacteria with healthy ones
  • Improving digestive function by supporting organs such as the stomach, liver, gall bladder, and kidneys
  • Assisting the body to release toxins more effectively 


There are two main ways to measure the diurnal rhythm of the adrenal hormone cortisol, the traditional way is with a saliva hormone test and there is now a more comprehensive test called the Dutch Hormone Test.

The saliva test measures free cortisol at 4 different periods of the day to measure whether free cortisol levels are high or low, but it does not actually tell us how much cortisol the body is actually making. The free cortisol is only 1-3% of total cortisol production, and the saliva test does not measure how much total cortisol the body is making, or how quickly it is getting metabolized to cortisone. This is why most saliva test results will show low cortisol levels - but this can be misleading as it does not show how it is getting metabolized.

DUTCH stands for Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones and it combines the advantages of the saliva test so it can measure the diurnal rhythm of cortisol, plus it measures the total cortisol production and the cortisol metabolites. This information gives a better overall picture of what is happening with your adrenals, and it makes treatment more specific for your situation. The DUTCH test also measures DHEA and the DHEA metabolites Etiocholanolone and Androsterone, and melatonin is also measured giving a complete adrenal function picture.

Symptoms of high cortisol: 

  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Depression, anxiety, and irritability
  • loss of emotional control
  • cognitive difficulties
  • new or worsened high blood pressure
  • glucose intolerance that may lead to diabetes
  • Headache
  • Bone loss, leading to fracture over time

Symptoms of low cortisol

  • Extreme fatigue
  • muscle or joint pains
  • Depression, irritability
  • Salt craving
  • Abdominal pain
  • low blood pressure, even painting low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • Nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting
  • weight loss, and decreased appetite 

Hormone Test : 

We recommend that any person experiencing health issues related to stress, hormonal imbalances, or long-term use of hormonal contraceptives make an appointment with us. Additionally, conditions such as:

  • Infertility
  • Menopause
  • PMT
  • erectile dysfunction
  • fatigue
  • polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • breast lumps
  • endometriosis 
  • fibroids recurrent miscarriage
  • pre-mature hair loss
  • skin disorders
  • fatigue

Anxiety and depression will also benefit from hormone testing By analyzing the bio-available hormone levels present in your saliva,

Dr. Mariem is able to provide you with a comprehensive, detailed assessment of your body’s hormonal environment and composition.

From this, she will be able to ascertain whether any symptoms you are experiencing are associated with a hormonal imbalance or

lack of specific active hormones. This will address the cause of the problem by rectifying any imbalance discovered throughout the


Hair Heavy Metals Analysis: 

This test is essential for people who wish to know what they might be lacking in their diet or want to take the first steps towards improving their health from the current state of toxicity. Hair Heavy Metals analysis extends beyond the capabilities of standard blood and urine tests as it is able to provide credible information on over 35 nutrient and toxic minerals and more than 25 important mineral ratios. Mineral imbalances and excessive levels of toxic metals can exacerbate various health conditions suffered by men and women. These can include

  • Male and female infertility
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Migraines
  • Learning difficulties and hyperactivity in children

these mineral imbalances are also capable of accelerating the effects of various autoimmune diseases: Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus,

Crohn’s disease, and Vitiligo, while other degenerative conditions and Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease have the potential also to

be affected.

Once the hair is tested, The report will typically include:

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Selenium
  • Mercury
  • Arsenic
  • Lead
  • Cadmium
  • Sulfur
  • Fluoride
  • Sodium
  • Copper
  • Tin

The reports will also provide information that details: your metabolic type and which foods you should avoid, and foods that might add to poor nutrient status following the testing process based on the results outlined in the report, Dr. Mariem will provide you with the solutions you need to accelerate your body’s ability to clear excessive levels of heavy metals and improve your nutritional mineral ratios.

SIBO Breath Test

How The SIBO Test Works and How It Can Benefit You: 

The SIBO breath test is a simple, non-invasive test that you do in the comfort of your home. After a 24 hours preparatory diet, you consume a small amount of lactulose. (this is different from lactose) Lactulose is not absorbed and therefore acts as a food source for bacteria, if present, in the small intestine. The bacteria ferment the lactulose and produce hydrogen and/or methane gas. These gases are exhaled via the breath. Breath samples are collected every 20 minutes for 3 hours, anyone who can blow into a tube can do the test. These samples are posted back to the pathology lab in the provided package and the results take about one week to be finalized. Identifying which gases are present and in what concentration can help us to develop the best treatment plan for you to eliminate your digestion problems, the bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine can inhibit nutrient absorption and lead to the following serious health problems: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)Unexplained abdominal symptoms gas and bloating, the inability to tolerate sweet or starchy foods, fiber, or friendly flora supplements once bacterial overgrowth has been detected, Dr. Mariem will prescribe a program involving diet, digestive support, probiotics, and antimicrobials. Successful eradication of SIBO has been shown to reduce bloating, gas, diarrhea, and abdominal pain in patients more effectively than many other treatments for IBS.

Thyroid Hormone Test

Thyroid assessment can be essential to diagnose complicated endocrine cases. Thyroid disease refers to both hypo and hyperthyroidism, but hypothyroidism is by far the most common. Even mild hypothyroidism can have significant health consequences, so early detection is important. Conditions and Symptoms Associated with HyperthyroidismWeight LossIncreased AppetiteNervousnessRestlessnessHeat IntoleranceIncreased SweatingFatigueFrequent Bowel MovementsMenstrual Irregularities in WomenGoiterHyperthyroidism is usually treated with anti-thyroid medications, radioactive iodine (which destroys the thyroid and stops the excess production of hormones), or surgery to remove the thyroid. Adequate intake of iodine may also provide protection against breast, thyroid, or prostate cancer. Bromine is in the same element family as iodine and as such, exposure to bromine results in a decrease in the bodily stores of iodine as a result, as they compete for tissue stores.

Candida TestGenerally, fungal infections due to the overgrowth of Candida are referred to as Candidiasis which cover a broad range of clinical signs and symptoms encompassing superficial, local, and deep-seated infections. Dr. Mariem will assess your degree of Candida and offer a treatment plan to get you back on track. Stool samples are far more accurate methods to determine if you have Candida.

Get your high-quality testing done by our naturopathic diagnostic lab testing Peterborough.