At Feeding the Body Feeding The Soul we offer some really terrific Nutrition Tools; Spectracell MTHFR Micronutrient Testing is the latest.
In this new world of technology and geonomics we have some old tried and true techniques that we offer like Nutrition Coaching, Nutrition Education and Weight Management techniques and Cooking Skills Classes.
At the same time we also have new cutting edge technology that can assist you to feel your best through diet and supplementation if and when necessary. We offer ALCAT Food Sensitivity Testing where you can test 100-400 food items that might be causing inflammation and keeping you from being your best AND we offer SpectraCell Micronutrient Testing.
Today I would like to share with you about the Spectracell Testing. In this simple blood test that you can have run at a local laboratory we test for 50 items including 12 vitamins,5 minerals, 3 amino acids, 6 Antioxidants, fatty acids, metabolites and markers of carbohydrate metabolism.
This test reveals information that can directly influence your health. So why would someone want to be tested? I was a perfect example:
What is Spectracell MTHFR?
MTHFR is an enzyme responsible for converting 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate to the product 5-methyltetrahydrofolate - it is involved in the metabolism of folate and homocysteine. The product of the reaction catalyzed by MTHFR converts homocysteine (a potentially toxic amino acid) to methionine (a useful and necessary amino acid).
Why is Spectracell MTHFR Genotyping Important?
Risks Associated with Spectracell MTHFR Variants/High Homocysteine:
Who Should be Tested?
So what was I to do? I did had one of the MTHFR markers, which meant I didn’t methylate my folic acid correctly- in short terms. I began to supplement my diet with the missing vitamins specific to my results and I was on my way to feeling even better than I did before.
I just recently (two years later) had my tests run again. All of my vitamin and mineral levels were at their correct amounts. I still had a low folic acid level- so I added a different supplement to my regime that I provide from Designs for Health. However, there are many other wonderful companies that we work with and recommend.
Had I never taken the test, I would never have known- I am relieved to know today that my health continues to be managed through a variety of new and old techniques. Eating well, getting check-ups for medication and blood work and of course throwing in some other healing modalities that I love like Reiki or IET plus yoga, exercise and walking my beloved dog a few times a day.
Do you want to know if your vitamin and other micronutrient levels are all they can be too?
Contact me today and have your Spectracell MTHFR Micronutrient Panel run specifically for you.
Be all you are meant to be.
Have a wonderful and healthy day!
Nancy Cohen RDN LDN
Feeding The Body Feeding The Soul
Nutritionist, Dietitian & Energy Worker