• Could You Have a Nutrient Deficiency and Not Know it? Get the Answer with Our Simple Blood Test

    on Nov 15th, 2018

Did you know that a simple blood tests can uncover anemia, infection, and even cancer of the blood? A variety of blood analyses are essential in evaluating how well organs -- such as the kidneys, liver, thyroid, and heart -- are working and can help you restore and maintain your health.

A wellness analysis is a simple blood test that can reveal important information about the way your body absorbs nutrients from food. Discover how micronutrient testing can help treat and prevent deficiencies and promote health.  

Common nutrient deficiencies

The nutrients you should consume and the amount of each nutrient you need for optimal health depends on your age. For various reasons, including reduced intake and lower nutrients in soil, some nutrient deficiencies are more common than others. Here’s what you should know about three of the most common nutrient deficiencies.

Iron

Iron deficiency is the leading cause of anemia, and many Americans are either deficient or have less-than-optimal levels. Iron is a crucial mineral that your body incorporates into red blood cells to transport oxygen throughout your blood. Without enough iron you may feel tired and have a lower tolerance for exercise.

Vitamin D

Over 1 billion people worldwide are deficient in vitamin D, according to a Harvard Health study. Your skin makes vitamin D from exposure to sunlight, and you get it from foods that are fortified with this important vitamin, including cereal. Vitamin D is naturally present in only a few foods, such as egg yolks, fatty fish, mushrooms, and beef liver.

Along with calcium, vitamin D helps keep your bones strong and prevents osteoporosis. If your levels dip, a number of body systems become affected. You may experience hair loss, slow wound healing, low mood, and fatigue.

Thiamine

As part of the vitamin B family, thiamine (vitamin B-1) plays an important role in keeping your nerves healthy. Without enough thiamine, your nerves won’t function as well. Because your heart is also a muscle, thiamine deficiency can affect your heart. Thiamine is found in various foods, including meat, nuts, seeds, and fish, but if you aren’t careful you may not be getting enough of it.

Importance of micronutrient testing

Patients come to us at Broadway Chiropractic and Wellness with the ultimate goal of improving their health. Your body has ways of communicating when nutrient levels are lacking, but it’s not always obvious. In other circumstances you may have symptoms of deficiency without realizing it. This is where micronutrient testing provides valuable insight into your nutrient levels.

Our team works with you step by step to provide a comprehensive assessment through a series of tests, including a complete blood count (CBC). Your provider uses this information to put together an individualized treatment plan to restore the missing nutrients and boost your health.

Our wellness advisor helps you understand your results and make appropriate choices regarding your overall health.

Benefits of micronutrient screening

Nutrients play a key role in your health by warding off disease, managing the aging process, and keeping your body functioning optimally. Working with your provider to order a micronutrient test allows you to reap health benefits, including:

If left untreated, nutrient deficiencies can have a major impact on your health and quality of life. With a wide variety of tools at the helm, our team at Broadway Chiropractic and Wellness has you covered. Set up an appointment today by calling the friendly staff at our convenient New York city office or use our online form to request an appointment.

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