ARE YOU GETTING THE NUTRIENTS THAT YOU NEED IN ORDER TO FEEL YOUR BEST
AND BE YOUR BEST EACH DAY?
HOW WOULD YOU KNOW?
Dr. Alex is pleased to be able to offer micronutrient testing to her patients. This is an invaluable diagnostic tool to identify nutrient deficiencies that may be obstructing your health and wellness.
What is Micronutrient Testing?
Micronutrient testing measures your body’s ability to absorb vital nutrients. This test provides comprehensive analysis of vitamin, mineral, amino acid and antioxidant levels. The test also measures your carbohydrate, fatty acid, glucose and insulin metabolism. This blood test tells you if you have a deficiency, and together we can create a plan for how to correct it. With these results we can address and work toward reducing the risk of illness and disease related to such deficiencies.
Dr. Alex will review and interpret your test results with you and learn the best method for replenishing depending on the underlying cause of your deficiencies. Replenishing options include supplementation delivered orally, intravenously and intramuscularly.
Nutritional counseling on how to find the nutrients you need from whole foods will also be provided with review of the lab test.
Why Do I Need It?
Did you know that about 50% of people taking multivitamins are STILL deficient?
Knowing your nutrient status and working with a naturopathic doctor to reverse any deficiencies is a big step toward preventing and managing chronic disease conditions.
Nutrient deficiencies suppress immune function and contribute to chronic diseases including diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, hypothyroidism, and cardiovascular disease.
Ideally, we would be able to get all of the nutrients we need from the good whole foods that we eat. Realistically, however, few of us are able to do this. Even people with diets that are near perfect might not be absorbing and assimilating nutrients properly.
Populations who are at greater risk for becoming nutrient deficient include:
•People with digestive disorders such as IBS, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis •People with Celiac disease •Elderly people- stomach acid and digestive enzyme production declines as we age •People on heartburn medications •People with poor diets who are not supplementing •People who have had lap band and/or bariatric surgery