Specialized testing at Rejuvenation Health and Wellness delivers personalized insights about the way nutrition and environment impact your body.
By Charles F. Fatseas, M.D.
Over half of all adult Americans take at least one vitamin supplement and for good reason. Studies have shown that there has been a dramatic reduction in the amount of nutrients in our food today compared to those that were eaten just 60 years ago. Noticeable declines have been found in Protein, Iron, Vitamin C, B Vitamins, Calcium and Phosphorus – some foods with an almost 40% reduction in nutrients! In fact, one study showed that one would have to eat 8 oranges a day to derive the same amount of Vitamin A as our grandparents would have gotten from simply one orange. Therefore, even with a healthy diet, it is extremely difficult to receive all the necessary vitamins and minerals for optimal health through meals alone.
As a result, millions of Americans rely on vitamins to supplement their diet. But how many are taking unnecessarily…..or not enough of the vitamins your body needs? How do you know exactly what- and how much- you should take?
Abnormal vitamin levels can be dangerous to your health
NutreVal: Advanced Testing of 5 Core Nutrients
At Rejuvenation Health and Wellness, Dr. Fatseas is now offering NutreVal, an advanced diagnostic tool to better identify nutritional deficiencies in his patients.
There are 5 core areas of testing:
1. Amino Acids are integral to healthy body chemistry. They serve as the body’s basic building blocks and are responsible for the production of bone and muscle. When certain amino acids are too high or low, they can cause fatigue, increased cardiovascular risk, and impair mood and cognitive function.
2. Organic Acids are tested to measure whether your body is getting and using nutrients to drive optimal health. This provides insight into areas of malabsorption, energy and cellular metabolism, vitamin deficiencies, toxin exposure and detoxification needed.
3. Fatty Acids are essential to the construction of the cell membranes. However, too little or too much fat can cause health problems. Reduced levels of certain fats can result in depression, hyperactivity and numbness in the hands and feet. Measurement is the only means to determine your individual needs.
4. Minerals in our body serve two functions: one being that they are the building blocks, and secondly, they serve as regulators for our body’s processes. Too much or too little of these minerals can cause weight problems, depressed libido, depression or anxiety. Some minerals can even be toxic to the body, such as mercury, lead or arsenic. Laboratory testing can provide valuable information about your health.
5. Antioxidants are protective molecules that are essential for the body’s ability to protect against free radical damage, and for healthy function of the neurological, endocrine and immune systems. Free radical damage can result in premature aging, heart disease and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Dr. Fatseas can now gain insight into a patient’s overall nutritional status unrivaled in the industry. He can then guide patients towards optimal health with vitamin recommendations and prescribe pharmaceutical grade vitamins and supplements. Dr. Fatseas’ patients have reported improved mood and cognitive function, weight loss and increased vitality.
Free Consultation to Learn More About Achieving Optimal Health
As you can see, these nutrients are extremely important to the overall health of your body. In addition to over 100 lab tests specific to these 5 core areas, you will also receive recommended dosages specific to your needs. Interested in learning more about achieving your optimal health through nutritional testing? Call to schedule your free consultation today!
Q: How does the test work?
A: Depending on the type of testing you desire, a blood draw and/or urine specimen will need to be obtained.
Q: Will my insurance cover this testing?
A: Rejuvenation Health and Wellness does not accept insurance, however, we will be happy to fill out a health insurance reimbursement form for you to submit to your insurer.
How do I start?
Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Fatseas today at 615-945-4422.