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Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a commonly used method for estimating body composition, and in particular body fat. Since the advent of the first commercially available devices in the mid-1980s the method has become popular owing to its ease of use, portability of the equipment and its relatively low cost compared to some of the other methods of body composition analysis. It is familiar in the consumer market as a simple instrument for estimating body fat. BIA actually determines the electrical impedance, or opposition to the flow of an electric current through body tissues which can then be used to calculate an estimate of total body water (TBW). TBW can be used to estimate fat-free body mass and, by difference with body weight, body fat.
The Calorimetry test measures the oxygen that the body consumes. Using this measurement it calculates a patient’s Resting Energy Expenditure (REE), commonly referred to as a Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR). Physicians can screen for abnormally low metabolic rates and pinpoint the precise caloric intake required for weight loss, maintenance, or weight gain. Applications include nutritional assessments required to treat obesity as well as obesity related diseases such as metabolic syndrome, sleep disorders, diabetes, and thyroid disorders. Under strict laboratory protocol, the test can be used to measure basal metabolic rate (BMR)
Direct Oxygen Measurement
The text measures the concentration of oxygen breathed out by each patient. The patient merely breathes through a simple mouthpiece as all the exhaled air is collected and analyzed. Because there is a direct correlation between oxygen consumed and calories burned (4.813 calories for every milliliter of oxygen consumed), an accurate measurement of oxygen consumption is an effective measurement of calorie consumption.
Mixing chamber Technology
A mixing chamber is considered the “Gold Standard” for Indirect Calorimetry (more commonly referred to as a Metabolic Measurement.) In the past, this system has been complicated and expensive, making it only practical for ICU’s and research departments. KORR advancements in technology make this method feasible for the typical practitioner.
Why Test for Minerals?
Minerals are the “spark plugs” of life. They are involved in almost all enzyme reactions in the body.
Without enzyme activity, life does not exist. The foundation of health lies in adequate mineral intake and ideal mineral ratios. Anything else you do for your health is great, but minerals must be the foundation and priority. Once those are balanced and replenished, it solves the majority of health issues people attempt in vain to correct by other means.
The hair analysis graph shows the following nutrient minerals: calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron, copper, manganese, zinc, chromium, selenium and more. These minerals are necessary for proper functioning of the organs and tissues of the body, but can also metastasize (store in organs where they’re not supposed to be) and prevent proper function. Many minerals need to be replenished, while some forms of minerals need to be detoxed if they are forms the body cannot utilize.
Balancing minerals with a hair mineral analysis is imperative to achieve proper mineral ratios. All the minerals have a complex interaction and affect each other. Excess intake of a single mineral can decrease the intestinal absorption of another mineral. For example, a high intake of calcium depresses intestinal zinc absorption, while an excess intake of zinc can depress copper absorption. It is evident that a loss of homeostatic equilibrium between nutrients has an adverse effect upon health.
What Can a Hair Mineral Analysis reveal?
Hair mineral analyses are screening tests only and do not diagnose disease.
However, a properly interpreted hair analysis can reveal various mineral imbalances that indicate a tendency for various conditions. A hair mineral analysis provides a picture of body chemistry including:
- Heavy Metal Toxicity
- Mineral Deficiencies and Imbalances
- Metabolic Rate (fast or slow)
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Thyroid Function
- Nervous System Imbalances
- Protein Synthesis
- Energy Levels
- Mental Health Issues
- Liver & Kidney Stress
- Carbohydrate Tolerance & Blood Sugar Imbalances like Diabetes and Insulin resistance
- It can even reveal if someone is a sociopath!
Saliva hormone testing is an effort to determine the amount of hormones found in saliva. Though promoted as an accurate way of determining hormone levels in the body, it does not represent either the amount of hormones in the blood, or their biological activity. Saliva testing is often used as part of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Hormone balance is essential to good health for people of all ages. It is a simple test, accurate way to determine your hormone levels.
Health & Wellness
This comprehensive genetic test consists of a panel of 45 genetic markers that enable your healthcare professional to provide you with personalized nutrition advice and physical activity recommendations tailored to your DNA. This test can help you determine how you respond to key components of your diet as well as physical activity. The results of this test can impact weight loss & body composition, nutrient metabolism, heart health, food intolerances, and eating habits. The test also provides you with information related to the relationship between your genes and athletic performance & injury risk. Your test results are presented in a customized report, which includes dietary and physical activity recommendations based on your individual genetic profile.
Full Lipid Panel Test
The CardioChek® PA test system is one of the fastest, most cost-efficient, and user-friendly methods to accurately determine lipid and glucose values at the point of care. In as little as 90 seconds, the CardioChek PA test system provides values and measurements using the same technology as clinical laboratories. Handheld and battery-powered, the patient-friendly CardioChek PA analyzer requires a small blood sample from a simple fingerstick.
The CardioChek PA analyzer is simple and convenient to use.
- Fast – full lipid panel in as little as 90 seconds; single blood chemistry in as little as 45 seconds
- Economic – compact and lightweight, making it economical to transport and easy to store
- Easy – portable, handheld, battery-powered, and easy to use
- Patient-Friendly – fingerstick with sample size of 15 to 40 µL
- Flexible – measures total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose and more. Also provides calculated LDL and TC/HDL ratio.