What is nutritional testing?
Nutritional testing is a way for the team at Spruce Health Group to diagnose nutritional deficiencies within the body, which can contribute to or worsen chronic conditions and other health complications.
The team performs testing using a sample of urine. Instead of attempting to provide your sample in an unfamiliar or uncomfortable public restroom, you provide the urine sample in the comfort of your home. Then, you ship it to a lab for testing
With a detailed urine analysis, Spruce Health Group can view the measurement of various vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients in your body and use the information to interpret your overall health.
What do the results of the tests mean?
Your provider at Spruce Health Group reviews the results of your tests with you and explains how it identifies both nutrient deficiencies and nutrient imbalances.
Nutrient deficiencies and imbalances may or may not come with symptoms like headaches, fatigue, weakness, and more. Even if you get symptoms, you might not attribute them to a dietary imbalance at first. Without treatment, deficiencies and imbalances can lead to chronic health conditions like anemia, dementia, and even blindness.
Using your nutritional testing results, your provider can find out which nutrients you lack in your diet. Spruce Health Group offers a number of high-end nutritional supplements that can help restore balance in your body and lower your risk of health complications. The team also provides customized metabolic programs to optimize your health and functioning.
“They offer a variety of amenities from chiropractic to pain management, diagnostic testing, nutritional testing and more. This team genuinely has your health, continued healing and wellness at the forefront.”
Debbie A. 2021
Who should consider nutritional testing?
Nutritional testing can benefit you if you have a chronic condition, if you’d like to lose weight, or if you struggle with symptoms from a deficiency. The team at Spruce Health Group might recommend nutritional testing if you have:
- Headaches or migraines
- Chronic fatigue
- Depression or anxiety
- Hormone imbalance
- Type 2 diabetes
- Chronic inflammation
- Digestive issues
- Autoimmune diseases
Your 3-6 month customized metabolic program can help improve symptoms of these conditions and stop you from developing other conditions and complications. Once your program is complete, you return for a follow-up round of nutritional testing to make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need.
To find out how you could benefit from nutritional testing, book a consultation by phone or online at Spruce Health Group today.
What is medical weight loss?
Medical weight loss is a research-based approach to lowering the amount of fat on your body. Your physician might recommend this if other approaches fail, you’re overweight or obese, if you already have health conditions related to excess body fat, or if your weight contributes to joint pain, particularly in your knees or hips.
Even if your weight doesn’t bother you, having extra fat on your body can lead to the following:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Certain types of cancer
- Acid reflux disease
- Sleep apnea
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Back or joint pain
If you’re interested in exploring medical weight loss as a solution, the team at Spruce Health Group can discuss the program with you and help you decide whether or not to participate. They customize your program to fit your needs and help you work toward your goals.
How is medical weight loss different from other weight loss programs?
Medical weight loss doesn’t involve surgery, diet pills, or other approaches to which many people turn as a final resort. Instead, the team at Spruce Health Group evaluates you, helps you define specific goals, and designs a supportive weight loss plan just for you.
The goal is not only to lose weight but also to adopt long-term habits to keep it off for good.
Medical weight loss is different from other plans because your program is catered to your unique needs. Plus, you receive ongoing physician support as you work toward your goals. The team monitors you regularly, answers your questions, and helps keep you motivated.
What does this program include?
The team may ask that you undergo nutritional testing before they design your plan. Nutritional testing can show whether or not you’re getting the nutrients you need through your current diet. They can identify any nutritional deficiencies you have and help you address them with supplements and dietary changes.
Using information from your consultation and testing, the team creates your personalized weight loss program. It may include:
- Dietary and nutritional guidance
- Nutritional supplements
- Regular nutrient testing
- Exercise suggestions
Throughout your program, the team helps you address and change the habits that led or contributed to your weight.
Weight loss doesn’t have to be confusing or hard to navigate. For a personalized medical weight loss program with expert support, call Spruce Health Group, or book an appointment online today.