Blood Nutrition and Metabolic Assessments
The Comprehensive Blood Nutrition and Metabolic Assessment is a collection of over 50 important tests specially selected to reveal the status of the body’s pH, intestinal health, free radical activity, the status of specific minerals and vitamins and much more. Each test provides a piece of the puzzle, which when viewed collectively, presents important clues about the underlying nutritional causes blocking health and vitality. With this system, nutritional supplements and dietary suggestions can be objectively targeted for faster and more effective results, saving both time and expense. The preliminary assessment is used to develop a baseline against which to compare subsequent recordings and thus be able to gauge the body’s responsiveness to nutritional and lifestyle program modifications. The assessments include urine and saliva tests as well as a comprehensive wellness blood chemistry panel.
What is Blood Nutrition?
Blood Nutrition is an innovative, science guided look at nutritional strengths and weaknesses through individualized blood analysis. This new scientific approach can offer a clear plan for your optimal health. To address the true cause of symptoms, one should look for their origin from a science guided perspective by considering:
Physiological distress or disease condition
Nutritional distress or imbalance
Certain indicators can reveal electrolyte, mineral, and other nutritional imbalances. Once addressed, one can optimize the metabolic processes and help maintain the healthy performance of the body. A nutritional analysis of your blood test may indicate the need for:
Key nutrients such as vitamin A, B6, B12, D
Fluid and Electrolyte balance
Minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and iron
Nutritional Support or organs and/or metabolic pathways
Need for lifestyle changes
This is the science of thoroughly analyzing the molecules circulating in your bloodstream and using the information to identify and resolve biological imbalances. By leveling your blood chemistry values within the optimum ranges, your immune system will function better, you will process and absorb nutrients more efficiently and enjoy a more vibrant state of health. Once your order has been processed, you will be sent a test kit with detailed instructions for the collection of a urine specimen and a requisition form for a blood draw at a Licensed Lab in your area.
Comprehensive Wellness Profile (CWP) Over 50 individual laboratory tests screen for cardiovascular risk, major organ function, anemia, diabetes, infection, blood disease and other indications of illness. This panel is routinely ordered as a part of an annual exam. It includes:
Lipids: This is a group of simple blood tests that reveal important information about the types, amount and distribution of the various types of fats (lipids) in the bloodstream. Includes Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, LDL (bad) Cholesterol, Risk Ratio (good to total), and Triglycerides.
Complete Blood Count (CBC's): It is a blood test that checks hemoglobin, hematocrit, red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells (WBC), and platelets. Used as a broad screening test to check for such disorders as anemia, infection, and many other diseases. Changing levels of red or white blood cells can indicate disease or infection and are very helpful in a health screening.
Fluids and Electrolytes: Electrolytes are minerals in your body that have an electric charge. They are in your blood, urine and body fluids. Maintaining the right balance of electrolytes helps your body's blood chemistry, muscle action and other processes. Sodium, potassium, chlorine, and carbon dioxide are all electrolytes. You get them from the foods you eat and the fluids you drink.
Levels of electrolytes in your body can become too low or too high. That can happen when the amount of water in your body changes, causing dehydration or overhydration. Causes include some medicines, vomiting, diarrhea, sweating or kidney problems. Problems most often occur with levels of sodium, potassium or calcium. It includes: Chloride, Potassium, Sodium and Carbon Dioxide.
TSH: The thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is produced in the pituitary gland and stimulates the production of thyroid hormones. The TSH helps identify an underactive or overactive thyroid state.
Liver: The liver panel includes several blood tests measuring specific proteins and liver enzymes in the blood. This combination of blood tests is designed to give you a complete picture of the state of your liver and help detect liver disease and measure potential liver damage. Some of the blood tests are associated with the integrity of the liver cells (i.e. ALT), some with liver function (i.e. albumin) and some with disease linked to the biliary system (i.e. alkaline phosphatase). Includes: Albumin, Alkaline Phosphatase, Alanine Transaminase (ALT or SGPT), Aspartate Transaminase (AST or SGOT), Total Bilirubin, Total Protein, LDH, Total Globulin, Albumin/Globulin Ration and GGT.
Kidney: This basic metabolic panel is a group of blood tests that provides information about your body’s metabolism. This test is done to evaluate kidney function, blood acid/base balance, blood sugar levels. It includes Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN), Creatinine, BUN/Creatinine Ratio, eGFR, and Uric Acid.
Glucose Changes in blood glucose are a good indicator of metabolic function and can help detect diseases like diabetes mellitus. Since diabetes is the most common cause of kidney disease in adults, it is important to monitor for this disorder when evaluating kidney function.
Mineral and Bone: In addition to its mechanical functions, the bone is a reservoir for minerals (a "metabolic" function). The bone stores 99% of the body's calcium and 85% of the phosphorus. It is very important to keep the blood level of calcium within a narrow range. If blood calcium gets too high or too low, the muscles and nerves will not function. In times of need, for example, during pregnancy, calcium can be removed from the bones. It includes: Total Iron, Calcium, and Phosphorus.
Magnesium:This mineral is particularly important to nerves and muscles. Low magnesium is found in malnutrition, alcoholism, diabetes, hyperparathyroidism, and more. High magnesium is seen in kidney failure.
The Metabolic urinalysis and saliva assessments comprise of the following tests:
Adrenal Stress Test-This is a specialized urine test that measures the amount of chloride displaced into your urine. Chloride in your urine is a reliable measurement of adrenal stress and fatigue.
Vitamin C Test-Vitamin C is essential to the health of the immune system, vascular and connective tissue, and is a powerful anti-oxidant. Recent research has also placed vitamin C in the category as an anti-cancer nutrient. This test will assess your vitamin C status.
Calcium Test-Calcium is an essential mineral in many cellular functions as well as for healthy bone development. This test can help determine if your calcium level is adequate, low or even if it is too high.
Oxidata Test-The Oxidata Urine Test is a test of true cellular damage due to free radicals. Free radical damage can lead to cell degeneration, initiating a host of dis-eases such as fatigue, allergies, arthritis, elevated cholesterol, and degenerative heart disease.
Malabsorption Test-This test screens for the presence of harmful anaerobic bacteria and bowel dysbiosis. Dysbiosis is a toxic condition caused by a decline in the population of beneficial digestive bacteria. This can lead to malabsoption, allergies, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory symptoms.
Chem Strip-This urine test measures 13 separate urine categories and is used to screen for the possibility of serious health problems including infections, tissue degeneration, liver disease, kidney disease and diabetes.
Saliva and Urine pH Ratios-The pH ratios of different body fluids can reveal an enormous amount of information. Many trends of disharmony and disease can be identified with pH testing, long before they begin to emerge.
Mineral Salts-Mineral salt compounds can destroy tissue, over stimulate the nervous system and threaten the health of the heart. This test will assess your mineral salts level.
Ureas: Nitrates and Ammonias-This test will measure the Ureas, which helps to determine your use of protein in the body. Kidney and Liver burdens can be identified along with proper production of digestive HCL and enzymes.
Saliva pH- The saliva pH test is used to detect deep levels of physical and mental stress. When highly stressed, the body becomes acidic, which in turn destroys valuable alkaline minerals. Thus, this is also a screening for mineral deficiency.