As an informed consumer, you understand that nutrition is important. You know that the foods you eat affect your health. Conversely, the things you do not consume—but perhaps need—may also have a tremendous impact on your body.
That’s why many people take vitamins and supplements—to feel better and prevent disease. While this practice can be beneficial, many variables exist. It is important to understand which supplements are right for your body, lifestyle and circumstances, thus ensuring your unique needs are met without wasting money on items that could be unnecessary or even harmful.
Are you nutritionally deficient or toxic?
“A nutrient deficiency or toxicity signals an imbalance in your body way before illness sets in,” explains Dr. Ted Achacoso, who is double-board certified in Europe in Anti-Aging Medicine and in Nutritional Medicine. “When this remains unaddressed, the body can still function at sub-optimal levels for months, even years. When this imbalance progresses, however, it will eventually manifest in signs and symptoms that may lead to serious health conditions.”
Many experience chronic illnesses while others constantly experience “unwell but not sick” symptoms like “off” days or “brain fog.” A lot of these conditions may be due to nutritional deficiencies and toxicities, virtually undetected by standard clinical testing done in annual executive check-ups.
Different from the usual clinical diagnostics during executive check-ups that assess organ function, BioBalance tests metabolites inside the cell in order to detect the root cause of chronic illnesses to generalized “unwell” symptoms.
BioBalance provides a Comprehensive Nutrient and Metabolic Profile (Genova’s NutrEval®) which offers nutritional recommendations based on a patient’s individual test results. Clinicians commonly use such testing to determine the nutritional deficiencies that are at the root of chronic conditions such as mood disorder (depression, anxiety, sleep disturbance), fibromyalgia/fatigue, among other “unwell but not sick” symptoms. It is also used for optimize health for daily, even sports, activities.
The Comprehensive Nutrient and Metabolic Profile measures as many as 150 unique markers covering core nutrients in 5 key areas: Antioxidants, B Vitamins, Digestive Support, Essential Fatty Acids, and Minerals.
Never a one-size-fits-all dietary and supplementation plan
Just like Illness Medicine Doctors run diagnostic tests before giving any drugs, nutrient and metabolic tests need to be done before giving any supplements and dietary plans.
By testing a person’s unique nutrient and metabolic profile, the right combination of food and supplements can be prescribed. The protocol is 100% tailored to achieve optimal health and to support management of any current disease or disease predispositions.
Genova Diagnostics (www.gdx.net)
BioBalance Institute (www.biobalanceinstitute.com)