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ASSESSMENTS

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Nutrition assessments and labs are tools used to evaluate an individual's nutritional status, identify deficiencies or imbalances, and guide appropriate interventions. These assessments provide valuable insights into an individual's dietary habits, nutrient intake, and overall health.

Vitamins & Minerals

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. 

Metabolic Testing

METABOLIC TESTING

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.

Hormonal Testing

HORMONAL TESTING

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

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 end goal is always to diversify your food intake- so you feel freedom with food vs pain, fear and restriction!

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:

  • Autoimmune diseases

  • IBS/IBD

  • Digestive complaints, diarrhea or constipation

  • Brain fog

  • Skin problems, like acne and psoriasis

  • Mood disorders, depression, and anxiety

  • Diabetes and weight loss issues

Food Sensitivity

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