Every vitamin, mineral and amino acid that you need from food plays multiple important roles in the body. Many are dependent on each other to carry out certain metabolic functions. Even a borderline deficiency in just one of these micronutrients can cause serious problems in the body and/or mind (physical and mental health)… Imagine if you have multiple deficiencies!
If you have health challenges of any kind, you can be certain that you are deficient in at least one (but perhaps several) nutrient(s). This can co-exist with an overabundance of calories, meaning that you can be overeating and overweight but still starving at the cellular level.
- What about regular blood tests?
Although conventional tests can give us some insight for certain conditions, they are usually less accurate to gain understanding about micronutrient status. Serum blood tests look at what is in the blood but not what makes it into the cells.
- Then how do you know what you need?
There is a new lab/company I am working with that I am SO excited to share with you. The SpectraCell micronutrient test looks at your nutrient status INSIDE the cells. It’s not so helpful to know what you’re taking in as much as what your cells can actually use.
Case Study/Example: I recently had a client come to me with conventional labs that indicated her selenium and vitamin D were both too HIGH. Upon doing her SpectraCell test, we found that she was deficient in vitamin D and borderline deficient in selenium. If she didn’t have this information, she’d have likely backed off food and supplement sources of both vitamins and her health would have gotten WORSE … especially her immune system, mental health, thyroid function and overall inflammation.
- How does it work:
You can get the test kit from us (click here)… Then you take it to a lab that can do this testing. If you are local, we have one that is close to the clinic and the draw fee is only $25; If you are not local, we can help you find the lab closest to you. The lab that draws your blood will overnight your viles to SpectraCell for them to be analyzed. I will get notified when they are received and then about 3 weeks later when the results are in. We will set up a consultation time to go over your results and you will also get a customized program, so you know what to do to improve your levels. This test only needs to be repeated every 6 months until you have NO deficiencies and no borderline deficiencies, at which time you can do it once/year.
As you may know, I don’t bring anything into my clinic that I don’t first test myself. I started working with this test for myself over a year ago. My first test showed that, despite excellent nutrition and supplementation, I had some nutrient deficiencies (I suspect mostly related to a period of over-exercise and high stress). When I repeated the test 6 months later, there were incredible improvements … and I could feel it!
In a perfect world, I would test every child starting at age 2 and repeat every 6 months until there were no deficiencies (and then once/year). Regardless of if you have major health challenges, nagging annoying health concerns or if you just want to be optimally well and age gracefully, this test can be a critical part of your path to radiant health.
If you are ready to take your health to the next level with the SpectraCell Micronutrient Test, click here for more information or call the clinic today: 269-204-6525.
Nothing said or implied in this post is intended to treat, cure, diagnose or prevent any disease. It does not take the place of a health care practitioner. It is for educational purposes only.