Pushing the boundaries of science
to help you understand you, better.
BODY FAT /
LEAN MASS % >
Use a more precise metric to monitor body composition and program efficacy. Body fat % is much more closely tied to health outcomes, calorie/macronutrient needs, performance, aesthetics (and even salary in elite athletics) than weight or BMI.
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NUTRIGENOMIC ANALYSIS >
Nutrigenomics: the study of how individual genetic variation affects a person's response to nutrients and impacts their daily performance and risk for nutrition-related chronic diseases.
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Nutrition recommendations are made for the average individual, but you are not the average individual. Nobody is! Take control of your performance and health with our advanced analytics and see
what the cutting edge of science has to offer.
NUTRIGENOMIC ANALYSIS >
Nutrigenomics: the study of how individual genetic variation affects
a person's response to nutrients and thus impacts their daily
performance and risk for nutrition-related chronic diseases.
The human genome consists of about 25,000 genes organized onto
23 chromosome pairs. These serve as a blueprint for nearly every
cell in your body to use as instructions so they can interact with
Different versions of genes are part of what makes each of us unique. These variations, sometimes referred to as single nucleotide polymorphisms, can make you respond differently to certain components of food.
Some individuals may benefit from reduced caffeine intake or increased Vitamin D intake, for instance. Some are predisposed to metabolizing starch better than others or to having a stronger preference for sugar.
Interactions between your genes and your environment are highly complex, and you can control more than you think!
Some of the genes currently tested:
MTHFR, UCP1, FTO, TCF7L2, PPARy2, MCM6, HLA, BCMO1, FUT2, GSTT1, CYP2R1, SLC17A1, HFE, TMPRSS6, TFR2, CYP1A2, ACE, NOS3, APOA2, CD36, GLUT2, MC4R, AMY1, BDNF, CYP19A1, LEPR, ACTN3, ADRB3, NRF2, GSTP1, COMT, and more!
***The field of nutrigenomics is new and growing rapidly. We use only premier testing agencies who safeguard client privacy, test for genes that are research-supported to affect health & performance, and are committed to leading the field of nutrigenomics.
BODY FAT / LEAN MASS % >
Use a more precise metric to monitor body composition and
program efficacy. Body fat % is much more closely tied to health
outcomes, calorie/macronutrient needs, performance,
aesthetics (and even salary in elite athletics) than weight or BMI.
We use multi-point caliper and tape measurements to determine
lean body mass and body fat percent, collectively known as body
This data is often used to monitor the success of weight change programs or the maintenance of lean mass over intense physical challenges, and also to refine calorie and macronutrient needs predictions.
There are many ways of determining body composition including calipers, tape measurements, DXA, BIA, aggregate weight, feel, and more. All have their advantages and disadvantages, so we ensure that you are getting what's right for you.
Transform your diet into calories, protein, carbohydrate, fat, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and more. Compare everything to your needs and get food-based strategies for nutrient optimization.
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...
1. Complete our diet log (minimum 3 days)
2. Return via mail or email
3. Receive results directly to your inbox or schedule a time with us to review one-on-one
What's in your diet?
BLOOD WORK TESTING >
We work with the best physicians around to help you determine the biochemical state of your body - micronutrient deficiencies, performance & recovery needs, and markers of chronic disease.
Testing is highly specific and done on an individual basis. This is currently only available to clients working with us one-on-one.
MICROBIOME ANALYSIS >
Your commensal bacteria outnumber your human cells 10:1.
Healthy bacteria reside all over your body and in your gut. They help
you absorb nutrients from food, control inflammation, crowd out
pathogenic bacteria, and even talk to your brain!
Gut bacteria change based on the food you eat and the life you live.
Bacterial diversity as well as different phyla and species are
correlated with health indicators, weight status, sleep, hormone
levels, and even mood.
Check the status of your gut and see how it changes over time. Compare it to healthy controls, those with different diets/lifestyles, and more.
***The study of the human microbiome is new and growing rapidly. We use only premier testing agencies who safeguard client privacy, employ accurate & precise testing methods, and are committed to leading the field of microbiology.
INDIRECT CALORIMETRY >
Indirect calorimetry is considered a gold standard for resting
metabolic rate determination. Your body harvests energy from food
by using the oxygen you breathe in to accept electrons and create
carbon dioxide and ATP. (ATP is a cell’s energy currency.) Thus, by
measuring oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production,
resting energy consumption – or resting metabolic rate (RMR) –
can be established. (Much more intensive and expensive indirect
calorimetry testing can be done to determine other metrics for elite
athletes like VO2max and RER; for this testing we recommend certain
testing facilities with these capabilities.)
Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) is the energy or calories that you burn at rest – basically the amount of energy your body needs for life-sustaining functions (breathing, thinking, waste elimination, etc.); it is the foundation for accurate energy needs calculations and typically makes up 65-75% of your total daily metabolism. Many factors affect your RMR, including: muscle mass, weight, age, gender, genetics, medications, and more.
Predicted Calorie Needs take into account your RMR plus daily activity. Instead of estimating energy needs from height, weight, age, and sex (which can be off by 200-600 calories), your true RMR can be determined more accurately with indirect calorimetry.