VITAMINS & MINERALS
The vitamins and minerals are important micronutrients that play a critical role in several physiological processes. Our practice will complete a full nutritional analysis of vitamin and mineral intake through a one-week dietary recall and nutrition focused physical exam (NPFE).
Depending on any concerns revealed through the intake process, we can order these labs to assess the vitamins and minerals in the blood or provide support for why we encourage your PCP to put in a lab order. If any levels come back low or high, the RD can guide you on food and supplemental recommendations, along with referring you to the PCP for collaboration of treatment.
Your metabolism isn’t just the calories you burn. It’s all the vital functions your body runs to use oxygen and keep you alive. Indirect calorimetry, the gold standard and validated test used to measure Basal Metabolic Rate and VO2 max, scans them with clinical precision and finds the ones that pose a risk for your health and performance.
Analyze how fast or slow your metabolism is, determine optimal calorie intake for your goal, and measure how effectively your cells burn fats and carbohydrates at rest and during exercise. This information also reveals the risk for metabolic disorders such as Type II Diabetes.
Hot flashes. Struggles with weight. Mood shifts. Irregular periods. Miscarriages. Low libido. It is not secret that hormones play a role in our physical and mental health. Getting a clear picture of the various hormone levels can give guidance on nutritional recommendations that can help ease the pains of poor hormonal control.
Our RDN team can make recommendations and work alongside your primary care provider to order the right hormonal panels (via blood serum) at the right time, getting to the root cause.
GUT CHECK: GI-MAP
Overwhelmingly, research indicates that gut health impacts overall health. The gut microbiome, in particular, plays a critical role in mediating the effects of diet and other factors on health, including digestive, immune, metabolic and neuroendocrine functions. Assessing GI health with the proper tools can help practitioners create a nutritional plan right for you.
The GI-MAP (Microbial Assay Plus) is unique in the field of comprehensive stool testing. It relies exclusively on quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) technology to detect parasites, bacteria, fungi, and more, by targeting the specific DNA of the organisms tested.
Almost every patient can benefit from a GI-MAP gut health assessment. Some patients are looking to achieve optimal health, while other patients have been chronically ill and frustrated without a diagnosis for years.
Some conditions that warrant testing are:
Digestive complaints, diarrhea or constipation
Skin problems, like acne and psoriasis
Mood disorders, depression, and anxiety
Diabetes and weight loss issues
MRT FOOD SENSITIVITY TEST
The MRT (Mediator Release Test) is a blood test that measures the body's inflammatory response to certain foods and food chemicals. It is considered to be a more accurate test for food sensitivities than other blood tests, such as IgG tests.
The MRT test works by measuring the release of mediators, which are chemicals that are released by white blood cells in response to an inflammatory reaction. When a person is exposed to a food or food chemical that they are sensitive to, their white blood cells release mediators, which can cause a variety of symptoms, including:
The MRT test can identify more than 140 foods and 30 food chemicals that can cause an inflammatory reaction in the body. This information can be used to create a personalized diet that can help to reduce or eliminate symptoms of food sensitivity.
It is a safe and non-invasive procedure. It is done by drawing a small amount of blood from the arm. The results of the test are usually available within a few weeks.