Susie’s background in paediatric nursing in London hospitals and overseas has given her a great passion to continue her work with children.
Susie’s work in Tokyo and in Singapore has a strong focus in supporting families with children with ADHD and other behavioural issues. Susie has also had great success with eliminating eczema, supporting children with failure to thrive, as well as addressing emotional issues and eating disorders.
Susie’s understanding and continued desire to keep at the forefront of current research plus the use of functional medicine testing, enables her to get to the root cause of disease. Susie is working in collaboration with Paediatricians, Family Doctors, Functional Medicine Doctors in Singapore, also working alongside Osteopaths and Homeopaths to get the best support for the client. Susie is increasing her knowledge base and implementation of Young Living oils in her practice. Observing the powerful interplay with nutrition and the uniqueness of the oils’ ability to cross the blood brain barrier via the olfactory route.
It is this growing collaboration that gets results.
Digestion is such a strong focus in children and dysbiosis or simply imbalance of the gut flora plus a diet rich in refined foods leads to so many problems that we see in the pattern of disease today. Affecting the psychology of the individual, weight, immunity, sleep patterns, energy and focus of the child.
The beauty is that the child’s body is strong and given the right nutrients, can heal. It is the discovery of what is missing or out of balance that then can lead to great change, for both the child and family.
Comprehensive Stool Analysis by Doctors Data
Results reported in 3-4 weeks
85% of your immunity sits in the gut wall, your microbiome is key to your health. Affecting mood, immunity, hormonal balance, nervous system and skin. Three day stool analysis including culture of bacteria, yeast and parasite screening. Inflammatory markers and digestive capability. The cornerstone to getting to the route cause of digestive issues.
Option to add on:
H Pylori antigen
Toxigenic C Difficile
Doctors Data Hepatic Detox test
The liver: the kindest organ in your body.
Often under increased demands due to the stress of modern living, poor diet, hormonal imbalance and toxicity both acquired and due to poor digestion, leaky gut and constipation. Skin complaints reflect both digestion and liver detox pathways. The body continually attempts to eliminate chemical toxins through enzymatic processes in the liver. Urinary D-glucaric acid, a byproduct of Phase I detoxification, is an indicator of chemical exposure to over 200 chemicals. Urinary mercapturic acids are excreted end products of Phase II detoxification. Together, assessment of these two analytes provides valuable information about exposure to xenobiotics, liver disease and the ability of the liver to eliminate toxins. This non-invasive test requires a single, first morning void (FMV) urine collection.
Doctors Data Urine Amino Acid Screen
Amino acid analysis aids in the identification of dietary protein adequacy and amino acid balance, digestive dysfunctions, forms of protein intolerance, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, renal and hepatic dysfunction, behavioural and mood abnormalities, autism and ADHD, susceptibility to inflammatory response and oxidative stress, detoxification impairment. For more info click on the link below:
Doctors Data urine toxic metals
A useful add on with hair mineral analysis for the body’s retention of toxic metals.
Doctors Data Urine Porphyrins
Abnormal levels of urinary porphyrins, oxidized metabolites of heme biosynthesis, are associated with genetic disorders, metabolic disturbances and diseases, anemias, oxidative stress, and high-level exposure to toxic chemicals or metals.
Doctors Data Halogens for underlying auto-immune thyroid issues
Urine test for Iodine status and Halides
US Biotek urinary metabolic profile and environmental pollutants
To gain an understanding into cellular energy production and detoxification, neurotransmitter degradation, and intestinal microbial activity. Due to ever increasing environmental toxic demands, faults in our methylation and detoxification pathways play a key role in mood, skin and mental acuity. A useful screen for autism, ADHD and behavioural spectrum disorder to ensure the body is functioning optimally.
ZRT Saliva Hormone profile. The dance of your hormones.
In depth hormone screen. I increasingly see clients with hormonal imbalance, our lives today tend to put Cortisol into overdrive, it becomes a bully. Cortisol drives weight around the middle, for women it also increases weight on their upper arms and chest. The natural circadian rhythm is upset, making it difficult to fall asleep at night under a surge of cortisol and then feeling fatigued in the morning. Increasingly I see results of low testosterone levels affecting energy, mood and libido. It is key to find balance as your hormones are your chemical communicators in your body.
The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc
Organic Acid Testing (OAT)
Extremely useful for children on the behavioural spectrum, autism, ADHD, SPD and poor attention. The Organic Acids Test (OAT) provides an accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria. Abnormally high levels of these microorganisms can cause or worsen behaviour disorders, hyperactivity, movement disorders, fatigue and immune function. Many people with chronic illnesses and neurological disorders often excrete several abnormal organic acids. The cause of these high levels could include: oral antibiotic use, diets high in refined sugars and gluten, immune deficiencies, and genetic factors.
Hair Mineral Analysis (HMA)
Results reported in 2-3 weeks
Hair Mineral Analysis is an analytical test that measures the mineral content of the hair. A hair sample can give an indication of mineral status and toxic metal accumulation following long term or even acute exposure. An HMA gives an insight into your unique metabolic world. Intracellular activity, which cannot be seen through most other tests, can be observed. HMA also allows a view, at a cellular level, of the functioning of your adrenal and thyroid glands, and also your ability to digest properly, which may in turn affect your energy levels.
Mineral imbalances or deficiencies may contribute to problems in the following areas:
- Fertility: Zinc deficiency can cause infertility in men.
- Heart: Calcium strengthens bones and helps the heart work efficiently.
- Blood: Iron enriches the blood, assisting oxygenation and energy levels. The average daily iron intake is only one third of the recommended level.
- Ageing: Selenium is widely believed to offer protection against some cancers and many ageing conditions. Due to over-farming, selenium is now commonly depleted in the soil.
- Endurance: Phosphorus is linked to endurance. Deficiency can cause mental confusion, irritability and low resistance to infection.
Food Intolerance Testing by US Biotek Laboratories
Results reported within 2-3 weeks
The most commonly taken test involves 96 foods. In Singapore, food intolerance testing and other tests may be organised through Susie at the clinic, Body With Soul.
“What is food for one man may be bitter poison to others.” Lucretius
It can be argued that our health begins and ends with our digestion. No matter how good our diet is, without proper absorption and assimilation of nutrients we are left undernourished. We are only as good as our digestion.
The incidence of food intolerance is estimated to be as high as 45% of the population. Food intolerances in adults and children may cause some of the following symptoms:
- Seeming to be in a ‘fog’
- Feeling bloated
- Being tired all of the time
- Weight problems
- Strong PMS symptoms
- Children, in particular, may find that their ability to concentrate can be affected, as can their rate of growth and daily moods.
What is interesting is that we often crave the food that we should not eat, for example a child with a persistent runny nose who craves milk and ice cream may have a dairy intolerance, dairy is a mucolytic hence causing the increased mucous to form.
Food intolerance testing involves a pinprick blood test.
Other tests that can be ordered are 96 Asian foods, 95 vegetarian foods, 15 vegetarian foods, 16 inhalants, 24 herb and spice panel, Candida and others as per requirement.
- I recommend Susie Rucker most highly for anyone who is suffering/or has suffered from diet or environmental related vitamin imbalances. I had suffered from recurrent Mycoplasma in Singapore and credit Susie with my much-improved health after moving back to London.Charles CartledgeFebruary 16, 2011
- I first approached Susie after I was diagnosed with my third autoimmune disorder (Hashimoto’s Disease) in September 2011. She listened carefully and thoughtfully to the description of my health concerns. Her knowledge of nutrition and it’s impact on human health is deep and authentic.Meagan DouglasMay 5, 2013
- I booked in to see Susie on recommendation from a friend. I had been sick with mycoplasma on and off again for months. I knew it had done my stomach and body no favours but was really at a loss of how to fix it the issues post so many rounds of antibiotics.Pauline Loftus-HillsMarch 5, 2013