What's a DUTCH Test?!
Updated: Mar 1
The go-to laboratory assessment to map out a client’s adrenal hormone metabolism & overall levels. Though I believe this test can serve every woman, it can also benefit men, especially those over the age of 50.
The DUTCH test is state-of-the-art & the most accurate way to analyze what’s happening with the hormone cycles in your body from everything to estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, their precursors, & the infamous stress hormone, cortisol.
Forget traveling to a laboratory to have this test done. Sample collection for the DUTCH test is completed at home by saving dried urine samples over the course of ~12 hours. The test is shipped straight to you, & once you complete it, it's simply shipped back to the laboratory (Precision Analytical in McMinnville, OR).
Still sounding complicated? No worries. When you take this test with me, you'll receive a free consultation where I walk you through, step-by-step when to test & exactly how to do it.
So who can benefit from a DUTCH test?
Loads of folks! I’ve seen this test uncover the root cause of everything from adrenal insufficiency to persistent & stubborn candida overgrowth!
More conditions & symptoms this test could guide recommendations for include but aren’t limited to:
fatigue / low energy levels
irregular menstrual cycle
premenstrual symptoms (PMS, PMDD)
polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
mood swings, depression
migraines / headaches
adrenal insufficiency (formerly known as adrenal fatigue)
poor exercise recovery
certain gut issues
If you’re suffering from any of the aforementioned health problems, it’s tempting to try to solve them yourself. Attempting that usually goes something like this...
You dive into the vast & confusing world of conflicting internet nutrition information & begin trying on the many suggestions found. You throw specific diets, selected food restrictions, supplements, botanicals, every lifestyle modification under the sun, & even medications at your body in an attempt to find relief on your own. This could go on for months or years. It leads you to exhaust your willpower to make changes & fix the problem. Lots of folks tire of the copious spending involved in consulting "Dr. Google."
It’s unfortunate, but it's highly unlikely that you’ll stumble into just the ideal regimen for your body without bringing an expert on board to help you target your efforts in an evidence-based way using tools like the DUTCH test.
Think of it this way:
When having car troubles, most of us don’t hop on the internet, find a potential solution that mostly seems like the right thing to do, & then attempt to execute it. Nope, that would probably do more harm than good & end up being a waste of time, energy, & money.
What most of us do right away is take the car to a mechanic! Then, that expert doesn’t just do what they intuitively feel is right; they go through a series of tests to pinpoint the problem exactly, & only then do they take action to fix it.
The same is true when it comes to correcting hormone imbalances (& any other imbalance in the body for that matter). You have to find out exactly how your hormones are out of whack before you can successfully restore balance, & it’s always recommended to work with a healthcare professional to ensure you do so safely & sustainably.
Feeling ready to take a DUTCH test for yourself & go from struggling to thriving? Book a FREE 20-minute Discovery consult with me today by clicking the book online tab on knappnutrition.com to get the process started!