Nutrition plays a key role in health, disease prevention and treatment of disease. The nutrients obtained from a healthy, balanced diet helps our body function properly. There are many factors, however, that can affect our nutritional status. For example, problems with digestion and absorption can prevent our bodies from being able to utilize the nutrients that we get from our diet. Some disease conditions make one more susceptible to nutrient deficiencies. There are certain genetic and environmental factors as well.
Am I getting the nutrients I need? How do I know what dietary changes and supplements would be best for me?
Nutritional testing provides an excellent way to evaluate the nutritional status of the individual. This allows for a more individualized treatment protocol resulting in more successful outcomes and an improved sense of well being. Nutritional testing evaluates 5 major key areas of core nutrients including amino acids, organic acids, fatty acids, dietary minerals, and antioxidants. The results of this test can provide insight for the functional support in the areas of malabsorption, bacterial imbalance, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, cellular energy, neurotransmitter metabolism, toxin exposure, and oxidative stress.