Modern Medicine Monday’s

3 Reasons Why You Should Get a Micronutrient Panel

Nutrient deficiencies are quite common in our modern day society due to a lack in consumption of daily fruits and vegetables. Nutrition 101 brings us to our basics of macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients are the main sources of energy for our bodies and include: protein, fats, and carbohydrates. While dietary needs vary from person to person, nutritional counseling has been perfected by naturopathic doctors who are trained in medical diagnosis with an emphasis on natural treatments of disease. Recently, Naturopathic Medicine has been trending on the West coast due to an increased awareness and motivation by individuals to take charge of their health and wellness.

Micronutrients are the essential cellular structures that allow adequate metabolic processes of the human body and include: vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, fatty acids, and other metabolites. Many individuals believe that taking a “Multi-vitamin” is “healthy” but how do we really know which nutrients we are deficient in? The SpectraCell Micronutrient test include 35 nutritional components with detailed analysis of the body’s deficiencies through analyzing white blood cells to improve accuracy and efficacy in determining what each individual needs.

It is important to obtain objective data about a person’s biochemistry to fully allow someone to achieve optimal health today. By understanding the micronutrient status in patients at LIVV Natural Health, specific nutrients are personalized for each and every patient. IV Vitamin Therapy is the quickest and most readily absorbed method of administration of vitamins and nutrients. Corrections of vitamin deficiencies lead to increase energy, increased motivation, correct hormonal dysregulation, and improvement in brain function. IV Therapy has been used by many populations to combat cancer cells, improve athletic performance, anti-aging properties, improve nutrient deficiencies, and prevent chronic disease processes from occurring.

With advances in modern medicine, it is important to understand the biochemistry and physiology of the body to best support it through our aging process. IV Vitamin Therapy reduces oxidative stress that naturally occurs in the body. Oxidative stress is like a banana when left out without its skin- it turns brown and rots from exposure of oxygen in our environment. Similar processes happen to our bodies at the cellular level. The introduction of high quality nutrients through IV Vitamin Therapy reduces oxidative stress through the vitamins of Vitamin C, magnesium, glutathione, NAC, and ALA only to name a few. Reducing the oxidative burden with IV Vitamin Therapy, is 1 way to combat the aging process but there are many more. Learn more at LIVV Natural.

Obtaining a micronutrient panel is essential in laboratory blood work to provide a patient with objective data to reach optimal health through the introduction of high quality nutrients and vitamins that their body is deficient in. Modern medicine has allowed doctors and patients to explore the genomics, biochemistry, and physiology of the body allowing us to become our optimal selves today. In short, our modern world is TOXIC and it is important to figure out how it is affecting your body by seeking a Naturopathic Doctor at LIVV Natural Health.

Learn more in next weeks Modern Medicine Monday about Methylation and Genomics. 

Jason Phan