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1) Analysis of your Physiological Profile and Nutritional Needs:

a. Medical and Family history: we review your medical and family history, to evaluate all possible genetic and non-genetic factors which could influence your body and mind status

b. Eating and Life habits: we take a detailed review of your eating and life habits in order to maximise your compliance. This is an important step to determine an appropriate dietetic approach.

c. Full Lipid and Glucose Blood profile:   this quantitative blood test, by spectroscopy technology, evaluates in few minutes the level of Glucose in your blood (GLU), Total Cholesterol (CHOL), High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HDL), Triglycerides (TRIG),  Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL), calculated ratio of CHOL/HDL and TRIG/HDL. Associate with the measure of your blood pressure, this test can evaluate your risk of coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease as well.

d. Food Allergies and Intolerance test: using double patterns of highly specific antibodies for a large numbers of different foods, beverages, preservatives and additives commonly used by food industries, we will be able to detect by a fingertip blood prick the food IG antibodies. Thanks to the latest bio-markers, this immunological test claims 100% sensitivity, specificity and accuracy.

e. Urine Test: this quantitative in-vitro urine test evaluates in few minutes the levels of Bilirubin, Urobilinogen, Ketones, Glucose, Protein, traces of Blood, Nitrite, PH, specific gravity, Leukocytes in your urine, as a preliminary screening test for diabetes, liver diseases, haemolytic diseases, urogenital and kidney disorders and metabolic abnormalities.

f. Heavy Metals test:  this is a preliminary determination of the presence of cadmium, cobalt, copper, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, zinc in a sample of your urine. This is an important test because heavy metals are strongly associated with excessive free radical activity, which can cause damage to the healthy state of the body including depleting the body's immune system.

g. Vitamin D test: this is a chromatographic immunoassay with high specificity, accuracy and sensitivity for the detection of vitamin D levels in human blood, as a preliminary analytical determination of 25(OH) vitamin D deficiency. This is an important test because a lot of evidence suggests that adults with deficiency of vitamin D are at risk of bone fractures, Parkinson’s disease, depression, impaired mood, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

2) Analysis of your body composition:

a. Segmental Body Composition: using precision state-of-the-art instruments, we can analyse the distribution of body fat and muscle in both arms and legs, alongside visceral fat and basal metabolic rate.

b. Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis:  we measure the body composition by sending a low, safe electrical current through the body. The current passes through the fluids contained in muscle, bone, fat and connective tissues. The different degree of electrical resistance as it passes through the body produces a quantitative measure of body composition. We use SF-BIA and MF-BIA to carefully evaluate the extra-cellular water and intra-cellular water. The SF-BIA, at 50kHz, is passed between surface electrodes placed on each foot. This analysis determines the energy needs, metabolic rates, total body water, fat-free mass and fat tissue. The MF-BIA uses multiple frequencies (0, 1, 5, 50, 100, 200 to 500 kHz) to evaluate fat-free mass, total body water, intra-cellular water, extra-cellular water and body cell mass.

c. Skinfold Analysis:  taking skinfold measurements is a method to determine body fat composition and also the elasticity of skin which is an important element of a healthy body.  For accurate measurement we use highly-sensitive digital equipment to pinch the skin in 9 different standard anatomical sites around the body.

d. Measurement of body circumferences: we measure specific anatomical sites around the body with a tape measure to analyse your body and general health

e. Echo-ultrasound scan: through the latest technology of an ultrasound device, we will measure and track fat and muscle thickness to more accurately monitor the effects of diet and exercise and capture scans anatomical sites of local areas to produce cross-sectional images. The ultrasound scan allows us to determine your individual morphological factors in order to make fundamental assessments and develop your personalised diet plan.