Benefits of a Complete  Nutritional Evaluation

Due to the toxic environment we find ourselves in, the lack of balanced nutrition, the lack of protective antioxidants in our system leads to chronic diseases affecting different organs in the body, producing symptoms that negatively affect the quality of life and, with some chronic conditions, may be considered a root cause. A structured comprehensive nutritional evaluation – to evaluate nutritional deficiencies is sometimes the best way to evaluate and diagnose some chronic medical conditions.

When should a complete nutritional evaluation be warranted?

When patients are concerned about the following:

  • 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

What studies should be ordered for full nutritional evaluation?

  • 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
      • Tin

By doing a complete nutritional evaluation a significant amount of difficult to diagnose, hence difficult to treat conditions can be unmasked and found to be caused by nutritional deficiencies which once corrected leads to a healthy life style.

For more information please call our clinic at (703) 992-9815

AUTHOR
Dr. Anteneh Roba

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