Comprehensive Nutritional Evaluation

At Aloha Natural Medicine, we offer the NutrEval Plasma profile by Genova Diagnostics, a nutritional analysis that allows assessment of nutritional inadequacies or imbalances that may be playing a causative role in complex chronic conditions. NutrEval Plasma evaluates the functional need for antioxidants, B-vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, digestive support, and other select nutrients.

To see a sample report of this lab test, click here.

This test may be appropriate for any of the following health conditions:

  1. Chronic fatigue
  2. Headaches
  3. Joint pain
  4. Digestive issues
  5. Depression
  6. Inflammatory diseases
  7. Malabsorption issues/poor diet or poor nutrition
  • The Metabolic Analysis portion of this test evaluates gastrointestinal function, cellular energy production, neurotransmitter processing, and vitamin/mineral cofactor role in organic acid metabolism. Results can be used to address chronic systemic complaints ranging from fatigue and mood disorders to headaches, muscular/joint pain and digestive problems.

  • Amino Acids analysis examines both essential and non-essential amino acids. Results can provide valuable biochemical information about many disorders, including chronic fatigue, learning disabilities, depression, immune problems, and the role of vitamin/mineral cofactors in amino acid metabolism.

  • Essential and Metabolic Fatty Acid markers evaluate the levels of fatty acids in red blood cell membranes. Fatty acid imbalances significantly affect cellular communication and inflammatory disorders. By knowing the various fatty acid levels, one can reestablish a balance using nutritional intervention. Fatty acid testing supports simple and specific nutritional interventions that can be used to help conditions such as cardiovascular disease, hyperactivity, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, and other inflammatory conditions.

  • The Oxidative Stress analysis is a sensitive assessment to evaluate the body’s antioxidant reserve and oxidative injury. This test can help identify underlying causes and perpetuating factors for many disorders and to customize treatment programs. Oxidative stress status is linked to heart disease, neuro-degenerative diseases, respiratory problems, skin disorders, immune dysfunction, environmental sensitivity, inflammatory bowel disease, and premature aging.

  • Elemental analysis is a reliable means of identifying short-term toxic element exposure and evaluating mineral nutrient status. Results help the clinician to quickly pinpoint elemental imbalances underlying conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, headache, depression, insomnia, memory loss, and neurologic problems.

Information provided by Genova Diagnostics, Inc.

 

Naturopathic medicine strives to find the underlying causes of your health care concerns. The NutrEval Plasma profile by Genova Diagnostics can assist by uncovering nutritional imbalances that are contributing to your overall health. By identifying specific nutritional imbalances, it helps narrow down potential metabolic pathways that need additional support and target them with individualized natural therapies. If you would like to learn more about this functional lab test and whether or not it is indicated given your current health care concerns please call Dr. Allison Nabours at Aloha Natural Medicine. We are dedicated to our patients' wellness and would love to assist you and your loved ones on your health care journey.

Dr. Allison Nabours is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine specializing in holistic fertility, naturopathic pediatrics, hormones, and craniosacral therapy located in Kailua, Hawaii on the island of Oahu.