The Standard American Diet otherwise called the SAD diet is what predominates the current dining tables of most American families. Unfortunately the diet is so nutritionally deficient that many complex chronic ailments that are affecting Americans can be attributed to poor eating habits. Medical conditions such as:

  • Mood Disorders
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive Complaints
  • Chronic Pain/Inflammatory Conditions
    • Musculoskeletal
    • Migraine
  • Cardiovascular Risk
  • Weight Issues/Dietary Guidance
  • General Health and Sports Fitness Optimization

These conditions are directly associated with eating nutritionally deficient foods. Conventional medical practice does not acknowledge and include comprehensive nutritional testing which can prevent, arrest or alleviate certain complex chronic medical problems. We at Zinnia Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Clinic practice holistic functional medicine based science. We realize that identifying and treating nutritional imbalances with appropriate nutritional foods and supplements can treat many complex medical conditions.

Here at Zinnia Clinic we work with specialized labs that do comprehensive nutritional testing that include:

Metabolic Analysis Markers (urine organic acids)

Malabsorption and Dysbiosis Markers

  • Malabsorption Markers
  • Bacterial Dysbiosis Markers
  • Yeast/Fungal Dysbiosis Markers

Cellular Energy & Mitochondrial Metabolites

  • Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • Energy Metabolism
  • Fatty Acid Metabolism
  • Neurotransmitter Metabolites
  • Vitamin Markers
  • Toxin & Detoxification Markers
  • Tyrosine Metabolism

Urine Amino Acid Analysis

  • Nutritionally Essential Amino Acids
  • Nonessential Protein Amino Acids
  • Intermediary Metabolites
  • Dietary Peptide Related Markers

Essential and Metabolic Fatty Acids

  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids
  • Omega 6 Fatty Acids
  • Omega 9 Fatty Acids
  • Saturated Fatty Acids
  • Monounsaturated Fats
    • Omega 7 Fats
    • Trans Fat
  • Delta-6 Desaturase Activity
  • Cardiovascular Risk – featuring key ratios: Omega 6/Omega 3, AA/EPA, and the Omega 3 Index

Oxidative Stress Markers

  • Glutathione (whole blood)
  • Lipid Peroxides (urine)
  • 8-OHdG (urine)
  • Coenzyme Q10 (plasma)

Elemental Markers

  • Nutrient Elements
    • Copper
    • Magnesium
    • Manganese
    • Potassium
    • Selenium
    • Zinc

Toxic Elements

  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Antimony
  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium