Traditionally, a person went to the doctor’s office at the first sign of symptoms. Today, people are looking for proactive ways to achieve a higher level of wellness. As you may very well know, the two main causes of inflammation are toxicities and deficiencies. Most every disease is associated with one or several forms of deficiencies. There is an abundant amount of research that confirms that vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant deficiencies suppress immune function, and contribute to chronic degenerative diseases, including arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Why You May Have Deficiencies
Let’s begin by looking at the typical person’s dietary intake. The Standard American Diet is nearly void of good fats, raw fresh vegetables, and quality protein sources. Instead, it is full of GMO grain and corn, fried foods, sugary beverages, and over-processed foods. For the small percentage of individuals who do make good choices in regards to their diet, it is not as easy to meet our bodies’ nutritional needs as it was for our ancestors. Although we have an abundance of food choices at the supermarket, even the best choices are not comparable to what our ancestors consumed. Our ancestors ate locally (or personally) grown vegetables from nutrient-dense soil. Modern farming methods make more food available for most of the year, but leave the soil (and therefore the crops) void of many nutrients. What’s more, conventionally grown produce is soaked in pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers, or they are GMO.
Lifestyle Affects Your Nutrient Status
Not only is your dietary intake a factor in affecting your nutrient status, but your hormonal status, gender, age, and lifestyle affect it as well. Lifestyle choices we make (poor food choices, way of preparing food, toxic exposures, medications, etc.) leave our gut in a terrible state. Chrohn’s, Leaky Gut, and IBS are all on the rise. With an unhealthy gut, your body cannot properly absorb the nutrients available from your food or multi-vitamin. This is why the majority of people in industrialized nations are overfed and undernourished. Simply eating healthy, exercising regularly, and taking a multi-vitamin is not enough to achieve a state of high performance, free of symptoms of disease like fatigue and weight-loss resistance. Taking a proactive and customized approach to health involves knowing exactly what your body is lacking. With the proper building blocks, only then can your body express health.
Why Bio-Nutrient Testing
Our Bio-Nutrient Test offers a unique means to scientifically assess the intracellular requirements of micronutrients that play an important role in overall health and wellness. This test will measure the biochemical function of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants, providing a powerful assessment tool to allow us to customize your nutrition program. This test also assesses glutathione levels, which is the body's master antioxidant and detoxification agent.
Specimen Type: Single whole blood collection.
NOTE: This lab is not currently available in New York. If you live in New York and want to take this lab it must be shipped to a friend, family member or a hotel you are visiting out of state. The lab must be taken and mailed back out of state as well.