Nutrition 2014-02-24T23:17:08+00:00

755838_highThe most important determinants of good health are what we eat and how active we are. Of course not smoking, getting enough rest and the like are also very important. 

Food forms the building blocks of our human frame and the necessary prerequisites for ongoing function since we are a collection of biochemicals. Using nutrient raw materials, our body makes all the compounds required for life and sustenance. Our body can only thrive if we have the required nutrients to carry out our basic necessary biology. Simple logic suggests that a deficiency of essential nutrient materials precludes the ability of our body to make what it needs to undertake the required processes of daily life—resulting in malfunction of the human machine and sickness. There is an abundance of recent evidence in the scientific and laboratory literature expounding on the consequences of nutritional deficiency. Research confirms that significant nutritional deficiency is much more common than recognized and a universal cause of sickness.

Fortunately, it is possible to test for nutrient deficiencies. At Essence of Wellness, we use two common tests (Comprehensive Metabolic Profile and SpectraCell) that comprehensively assess for nutrient and metabolic problems that allow us to provide custom recommendations based on your unique test results and your unique metabolic profile.

Comprehensive Metabolic Profile involves both urine and blood components and the collection can be done at home. Comprehensive metabolic testing evaluates your complete nutritional and metabolic health, enabling us to develop targeted nutritional interventions. Fatigued, in pain, allergies, gut problems or just want to improve your performance? Get tested and get started on a scientific wellness plan.

SpectraCell’s micronutrient testing offers a unique means to scientifically assess the intracellular requirements of micronutrients that play an important role in overall health and wellness. These tests measure the biochemical function of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants, providing a powerful clinical assessment tool. SpectraCell also provides you with targeted nutrient repletion recommendations for those vitamins and minerals found to be deficient.

To get you started on appropriate eating habits, please check out the following:

What should I eat?

What should my plate look like? 

Why grains and gluten may not be good for us and how to reduce inflammation through eating. 

Problems with the Western Diet and a solution: The Paleo Diet