Metabolic Test: Choose your test wisely.
As you search the web for a metabolic test, you will find a plethora of techniques. You will find websites promoting the resting metabolic rate (RMR), oxygen consumption or uptake (VO2), basal metabolic rate (BMR), body mass index (BMI), bioimpedance analysis (BIA), Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) blood test, pulmonary tests, and so on. In many instances, you may be hooked up to tubes and wires for a variety of these tests, do some simple linear math for others, or simply fill out a questionnaire.
Obviously, most of these metabolic tests may provide some useful metabolic information. So, which method should you choose?
As you may know, food (nutrition) is the third fundamental (preceded by air and water respectively) required to sustain your life. Actually, they no longer teach the four fundamentals for life. However, the unequivocal fact is if you don’t eat, you will not live very long (usually a matter of weeks). As such, foods provide the very nutrients or fuel for your metabolism (e.g., the sum of all the complex chemical reactions).
As explained on the Metabolism page, myriad factors influence your metabolism. However, your current nutritional status (nutrient excesses and deficiencies) is a direct reflection of your current metabolism.
As such, nutritional screenings performed in a laboratory may prove to be your most accurate metabolic test. Keep in mind, your nervous systems, endocrine systems, digestive system, immune systems, and every other system and organ influences your nutritional status and your nutritional status influences every system throughout your mind and body.
Is there a simple metabolic test too accurately determine my metabolism?
As you know, there are varieties of different nutritional screenings available that include minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, organic acids, vitamins, and so on. This can easily create some confusion as well as expense.
To simplify this, we recommend our Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis as your primary metabolic test. As we reveal throughout our website (including evidence-based scientific articles worldwide), minerals are fundamental in nutrition. They are the foundation that all essential nutrients require.
Your current mineral status (nutritional and toxic elements) reveals important insight into numerous systems just mentioned. As you may realize, macro elements are much more abundant in the mind and body than are microelements. As such, a slight excess or deficiency of a macro element will not produce the same negative effects that a slight excess or deficiency of a micro- or trace element. Keep in mind, both macro and microelements work together and must remain in a dynamic balance for an optimal metabolism.
More importantly, unlike other metabolic tests, by knowing your current mineral status (excesses and deficiencies as well as toxic elements) you can see exactly what changes you need to make in an effort to improve or synchronize your metabolism.
Our hair tissue mineral analysis is an economical, accurate, and convenient metabolic test. Our Profile 2 hair analyses include interpretations that include foods to increase and avoid that will greatly assist rebalancing your minerals and shifting your metabolism.
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