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Functional Testing

The body can tell us a lot about your health state, as can your diet and lifestyle patterns. I routinely use functional testing to help piece together why you feel unwell so I can tailor a personalised treatment plan. Below are the tests I use in clinic:

Hemaview Live Blood Analysis Testing

Hemaview is a form of Live Blood Analysis that is based on one of the oldest of medical sciences, Haematology and can help Belinda assess you for factors that may be influencing your health, including:
  • Possible nutritional deficiencies
  • Immune status
  • Inflammation
  • Oxidative stress & free radical damage

Hemaview at Navigate Health is quite remarkable as it lets you see what is going on inside your body and helps Belinda to uncover what may be an underlying factor contributing to your health issues. Using only one or two drops of your blood, Belinda will use Hemaview to investigate the size, shape and ratios of the red cells, white cells and platelets in your blood.  You may have had blood tests before, but nothing compares to seeing your own blood live on screen in front of you. By viewing your living blood, Belinda may be able to develop more effective health strategies tailor-made for you.

BIA Cellular Health Analysis Testing

BIA, also called VLA Cellular Health Analysis, has been used since the 1980’s in hospitals to monitor patients health. It is simple and quick where electrode pads are placed on your hands and feet and a painless extremely low-voltage electrical current passes through your body.

This measures the resistance of several body tissues to the flow of this current. This provides Belinda with insight into aspects of your health such as how much muscle you have in your body. BIA can also help Belinda to monitor your cellular health, in particular your fluid distribution.

BIA testing is a fantastic tool to monitor your progress and keep motivation up.Belinda will take into account your cellular health and personal health goals then design a personalised program based on diet and lifestyle. Supplements and Herbal Medicine may be prescribed if indicated to help support your energy levels and work towards achieving your goals. BIA may be ideal for you if you want to:

  • Monitor body composition
  • Support healthy ageing
  • Support nutrition & health of your body

Zinc Taste Testing

The zinc taste test is quick and simple and can help to evaluate your zinc levels. A zinc deficiency impairs healthy functioning of the immune system, increasing susceptibility to infection.

IgG Food Intolerance Testing

Food intolerance is your body’s abnormal reaction to certain foods which can manifest itself in a number of ways and may cause ill health. Food Detective™ is a quick, simple blood test for food antibodies (IgG) that can be conveniently used in clinic. You don’t have to send off a sample and wait weeks to receive results from a testing laboratory. Antibodies for 46 different foods are tested.

pH Acid Alkaline Testing

Subtle changes to the pH of the body can have substantial impacts on a range of health conditions. Urinary pH is a good measure of the ‘acid load’ within the body and this test is quick and easy.

Hormone Testing

Various tests available for sex and stress hormones. Hormonal imbalances may drive certain conditions such as PMS, PCOS, Endometriosis, Anxiety, Depression and some Cancers. Hormone testing provides information on your hormonal status. Hormones that may be tested include Oestrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, Cortisol and DHEA (for assessing stress levels) and Melatonin (sleep hormone).

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

Hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) is an analytical test that evaluates hair tissue for nutritional and toxic elements as a reflection of the bodies mineral stores and levels. It is a safe and non-invasive test.

Blood Pathology

Everyone’s health needs are unique. Navigate Health clinic often organises the key pathology markers to support other clinical findings such as Thyroid Function, Liver Function, Iron Studies, Vitamin D and Gluten sensitivity


What our clients say

Belinda helped me at a time when I was struggling to get pregnant. She helped me overhaul my diet, made sure I started exercising, and did an analysis. Her positivity rubbed off on me and as well as getting healthier and fitter my mental state also improved. About 7 months after I first started seeing Belinda I fell pregnant, and am now the mum to a beautiful healthy baby girl. I cannot thank Belinda enough for the role she played in helping me achieve a healthy pregnancy.

Kerry Thorburn

Bel was amazing with my 3 year old son – she really put him at ease before starting treatment, and quickly resolved his super sore tummy he would get so often! We have found our family naturopath. Thanks Bel!

Laini Oldfield

I have had a fantastic and amazingly transformative journey with Belinda. Her approach to health is not just about diet, it is a beautiful holistic approach that encompasses mind, body and spirit.

Deborah MacGillivary

If you can relate to the following, naturopathic medicine may benefit you

Women’s Health & Natural Fertility
Hormonal Imbalances
Children’s Health
Anxiety & Depression
Stress & Fatigue
Digestive Disorders
Food Intolerance
Disordered Eating
Weight Management
Skin Conditions
Sports Nutrition

Contact Info


Bay Health Clinic
9 Churchill Road
Judea, Tauranga

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