Tests

REEVUE Medical RMR Metabolic Rate Analysis System

Have you ever wondered if your metabolism is fast or slow? 

Do you feel that your metabolism could be one of the main reasons why you are struggling with your weight?

Do you know how many calories your body needs to support a healthy metabolism and achieve the weight you desire?

Your metabolism can change due to age, hormonal imbalance, a history of losing or gaining a significant amount of weight, certain medical conditions, and more. Metabolic testing is a precise form of testing that measures how much oxygen your body consumes, which is directly related to how many calories your body burns at rest.

This test will calculate your resting metabolic rate. From there, we can determine exactly how many calories your body needs to lose, gain or maintain your current weight.

Metabolic testing offers you a much more targeted approach to your specific weight related goals. This test is ideal for anyone who has not achieved desired results from standard calorie calculations.

Micronutrient Testing

Micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids are essential for our well-being. Your individual micronutrient status is a direct reflection of your health, and can be an indicator for disease.

Did you know that a deficiency in certain vitamins and nutrients can have a direct affect on your immune system, and can be related to disorders such as diabetes, fatigue, migraines, hypertension, weight management, hormone imbalance, osteoporosis, infertility issues, and cardiovascular disease? Did you know that you could be at risk of a deficiency, even if you eat a healthy balanced diet? Deficiencies can be a result of aging, lifestyle, chronic illness, use of certain medications, absorption issues, and your body’s own unique biochemistry.

Symptoms of a nutritional deficiency can include:

Fatigue, anxiety, weight loss, weight gain, loss of appetite, tingling hands, muscle cramping, vomiting, heart flutter, skin conditions, depression, bruising, muscle weakness, diarrhea, hair loss, digestive problems, numbness, nausea, constipation, impaired wound healing, low libido, and sexual dysfunction.

In order to find out more about you as a client, and to help you determine the root cause of your health issues, I offer micronutrient testing through VibrantAmerica.

Extracellular testing provides a snapshot of your current diet while intracellular testing determines nutritional status over a 4-6 month time frame. This provides the framework for a personalized diet plan and supplement recommendations.

Cortisol Test

Assess the Stress Response and Balance Hormones

A comprehensive assessment of individual hormones provides patterns of imbalances. This helps to treat underlying causes of hormone imbalances and identify disease risks associated with individual hormone metabolites.

Assessment of sex and adrenal hormones is critical to differentiate hormonal imbalance from other common conditions which have overlapping symptoms, such as: chronic infections, toxic exposures, GI malabsorption, hepatic detoxification problems, and metabolic disorders.

Conditions and symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances include:

• Hot flashes
• Night sweats
• Headaches
• Poor sleep
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Stress
• Low libido
• Memory lapse
• Sugar cravings
• Weight gain

Vibrant Wellness (Gut Zoomer)

https://www.vibrant-wellness.com/gut-zoomer/

WHAT IS GUT ZOOMER?

Gut Zoomer is a health analytics tool that allows you to take a look at these populations of bacteria, yeast and parasites that reside in the gut. 16S Ribosomal Gene helps classify and distinguish bacteria at the phylum, genus, species and subspecies levels to determine how their relative abundance can affect your gut imbalance and overall health. The Gut Zoomer allows the use of microbiome information to reduce monitor and manage the effects of gut microbial imbalance.

WHY USE GUT ZOOMER?

The Gut Zoomer performs the most comprehensive analysis available of your microbial profile from a simple and easy to use feces collection kit and provides you with an actionable report that includes potential risks for:

  • Intestinal Permeability (SCFA producing Bacteria and Tight Junction Integrity)
  • Intestinal Disorders (IBD related bacteria)
  • Heart Health (Lipid Influencing and TMAO bacteria)
  • Autoimmune Disorders (Celiac, Crohn’s etc)
  • Metabolic Disorders (Obesity, Diabetes)
  • Nutrition (Vitamin Production, Oxalate Metabolism)
  • Intestinal Parasites – Cryptosporidium, Entamoeba and Giardia
  • Fungal yeast – Candida Albicans

 

Gut Zoomer also provides you with roadmaps including dietary recommendations and other natural supplements that include:

 

PROBIOTICS

Helps support a healthy gut microbiome, as well as maintain the integrity of the gut lining boost immune function, promote healthy inflammatory responses, improve digestive function. help to heal inflammatory bowel conditions. manage and prevent skin conditions, fight food-borne illnesses, and improve psychological function. Probiotics are friendly bacteria that can be found in a variety of foods.

PREBIOTICS

Carbohydrate-based sources of fiber that are food for beneficial bacteria in your gut. These fibers help them grow and thrive. Prebiotic fibers are helpful in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and intestinal permeability. They also help to regulate bowel function.

POLYPHENOLS
(POL-EE-FEE-NAWLS)

Chemical compounds that come from plants. They are used by your gut bacteria to make beneficial substances for you, and they help to keep your gut bacteria balanced by some of their antimicrobial effects. Eating more polyphenol-rich foods has been shown to create an optimal gut bacterial balance, which, in turn, can reduce your risk for many diseases. If you have a decreased abundance of some beneficial gut bacteria, increasing your intake of polyphenol-rich foods is one thing you can do to improve your gut bacteria balance.

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Breath Testing

SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) is a condition in which abnormally large numbers of bacteria – the types that are normally found in the large intestine – are present in the small intestine. When not functioning properly, the migrating motor complex (MMC) fails to effectively sweep intestinal contents into the colon during periods of fasting. Once in the small intestine, these bacteria proliferate and feed off carbohydrates from food, creating fermentation gases, specifically methane and hydrogen. SIBO breath testing measures these gases.

  • Non-invasive breath collection
  • Convenient interpretive guidance right on the test result
  • Complimentary interpretive support available from experienced clinicians

SIBO can be a cause of many health problems, including diarrhea, abdominal pain, and protein/fat malabsorption. In recent years, there has been renewed interest in SIBO since it has now been implicated in the pathophysiology of certain diseases previously not classically associated with overgrowth. The World Journal of Gastroenterology claims a definitive association between irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and SIBO, suggesting that SIBO be excluded before diagnosing a patient with IBS.

Common conditions associated with SIBO:
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation Malnutrition
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Leaky Gut Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Acid Reflux
  • Rosacea
  • Fibromyalgia
  • GERD

The Hydrogen/Methane breath test is a reliable and convenient method to help in assessing and classifying dysbiosis and SIBO.

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