Nutritional Story in Your Blood Test
If you’ve been getting information about your INDIVIDUAL nutritional needs from the internet, magazines, friends, or other types of GENERIC sources, then you’re missing out on everything that nutrition has to offer, especially as it relates to you and your specific nutritional needs.
A Balanced Nutritional State is Essential for Achieving and Maintaining Health
Nutrients such as amino acids, enzymes, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes are the building blocks of the body. They provide energy, support metabolism, and are needed for many biochemical reactions to achieve and sustain health. Nutrients may become deficient for various reasons, including:
- Poor dietary habits
- Physical, mental, and emotional stress
- Disease processes, which may block metabolism
- Medications, including antibiotics, and others
The Effects of Nutritional Deficiencies or Imbalances
When key nutrients become deficient, many metabolic processes are affected. Nutritional deficiencies are the most overlooked causes of many symptoms, including:
- Mood swings and Irritability
- Hormonal issues
- Feeling weak or dizzy
- Gas, bloating, and other digestive issues
- Weight gain
- Cardiovascular health issues
- Foggy thinking
- Joint pain
- And more
Many of the above symptoms may be effectively addressed with proper nutritional considerations. These include diet, supplementation, and other lifestyle changes, such as exercise and stress management techniques.
A Comprehensive Approach to Health
The cornerstone of an effective health strategy is a nutritional and lifestyle plan that is based on your unique biochemistry. Your blood test can reveal nutritionally significant information. It tells your “nutritional story”. It is one of the most scientific ways to identify nutritional imbalances, and is part of our comprehensive approach to designing a nutritional and lifestyle plan customized to you. Nutritional analysis of your blood test may indicate the need for:
- Key nutrients such as vitamin A, B6, B12, D
- Fluid and electrolyte imbalance
- Minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and iron
- Tissue Hydration
- Nutritional support for key organs
- Nutritional support of metabolic pathways (such as hormonal pathways, for example)
- The need for lifestyle changes
The Blood Test
A blood test called a Comprehensive Wellness Panel, or CWP, is the blood test that we use to assess your nutritional status. A CWP is very affordable, and if needed, we can help you get started with this. However, we may be able to use the blood test which is done in an annual or semi-annual checkup in your physician’s office. This is the blood test that reveals your glucose, cholesterol, and other blood markers. A nutritional consultation will help to determine this.
The Individual Nutritional Consultation
An Individual Nutritional Consultation is the type of consultation which uses your blood test, as well as other methods of assessment, to create a nutritional and lifestyle plan customized to you. An individual nutritional consultation employs me as your personal nutritionist.