Are you wasting your money on healthy food?
Often when a new client comes to me concerned about blood sugar, weight loss, or digestive issues, they want to know how they should balance their proteins, fats, and carbs. These are the macronutrients. And they are really important when it comes to things like energy, metabolism, and blood sugar.
But there's more to food than protein, fat, and carbs.
We also need specific nutrients to produce all the chemicals our bodies need — like enzymes and hormones — so our systems function optimally. These nutrients — called micronutrients — are the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in your food. And they do a lot for you...
- Produce and release energy
- Reduce inflammation throughout your body
- Strengthen your immune system
- Balance hormones — including sex hormones, adrenal hormones, and brain hormones
- Maintain insulin sensitivity — critical to blood sugar balance and avoiding type 2 diabetes
- Protect against cancer
If you eat a lot of healthy, whole foods like meats, fruits, and vegetables, you'd expect to get all the micronutrients you need.
But unfortunately, that's not always the case. Even the healthiest of foods can be missing the micronutrients you'd expect. Some of our modern farming practices have damaged the soil and lowered the nutrient content of our produce.
Maybe you take supplements too. Supplements are a great tool to provide the micronutrients your body needs. Just make sure you're using good quality, absorbable supplements that contain the specific nutrients that are right for you.
But even if you're eating healthy and taking supplements, there may still be an issue.
It's possible to eat a really healthy diet but be unable to properly absorb the nutrients in your food. If you're going to the trouble and expense to eat healthy foods and take good-quality supplements, you want to make sure you're absorbing them. And micronutrient testing can help you do just that!
But the magic of testing isn't the information — it's the application. And that's why I'm here!
Once your micronutrient results come in, we work together to utilize that information to inform diet + lifestyle changes + supplements that will make the biggest difference in how you feel. Sometimes little adjustments are all you need. But if it's time to make some bigger changes, I'm here to support you.
I don't just tell you what to do. This isn't like your 15-minute doctor's appointment. We spend time talking through:
Your test results — so you can fully understand what they mean.
Your symptoms — so we can create a plan that will make the biggest difference in what you care about.
Your lifestyle — so we can work together to find do-able changes that you'll be able to stick with.
I offer two micronutrient tests, and they are both really good! Often, it's what other testing is needed (like thyroid or cholesterol) that guides my decision about which test to order. Click the buttons below to read more about the tests!
I also offer 20% off professional grade supplements!
Professional grade supplements have been tested by an independent 3rd party lab to ensure the highest quality of ingredients in the best absorbed forms. They also ensure that each dose delivers the intended amount of active ingredients, and that contaminants are not present.
In contrast, standard over the counter supplements found in grocery stores, health food stores, and chain retail pharmacies are often not tested for quality, accuracy of dose, presence of contaminants, and are often in forms not readily absorbed by the body.
With a professional grade supplement, you get superior results because the nutrients are in the form your body prefers for maximum absorption. This way, your body does not have to convert the nutrient into another chemical form in order to use it.