Nutritional Evaluation and Program for Nutrition Supplementation
Do you wonder what of the sea of supplements you need to be taking? Most of us do.
I believe that nutrients need to be taken for short periods of time and the reassessed. If you have too little of a needed nutrient you will have health issues. It turns out that our bodies will ignore a nutrient if there is too much of it circulating in our blood. This is similar to insulin resistance and hormone resistance.
I also believe, from the bottom of my heart, that supplements that are not produced by good quality companies are a waste of time. There are companies that make OTC supplements that offer quality and the really good nutrient companies tend to sell only to practitioners.
I have a number of ways to evaluate your nutritional status.
- Integrative Blood Chemistry is based on your standard blood work of a Comprehensive Metabolic Profile (kidney, liver and electrolytes), CBC with differential, Lipid Profile (cholesterol) and Thyroid evaluation. We have a computer program that evaluates what nutrients you need. This evaluation needs to be followed about every three months since your nutritional and physical condition will change.
- Nutra-Eval is done by Genova Diagnostics and evaluates your metabolism to see what nutrients you are missing
- Micro-nutrient testing is done by SpectraCell Laboratory. It takes white blood cells from a blood sample and exposes it to a nutrient. The WBC response to the nutrient tells us if you are in need of that nutrient.
This testing in not inexpensive and I feel, considering what supplements cost and how many we tend to take, it is a wise investment that will repay you rapidly. For more information click here.
For an evaluation of your nutritional status contact us.