Nutritional Evaluation: What It Is and Its Importance In Our Lives
Mild aches, paleness of skin, or frequent exhaustion are fairly common. But when these symptoms become frequent and apparent, they might be indicating a serious health concern.
Most of the time, symptoms indicate a micronutrient imbalance. This happens when there is a lack or surplus of nutrients in the body. Any disparity in balance can damage cellular energy production that may result to common symptoms, such as fatigue (Iron deficiency), joint pains (Vitamin D deficiency), and paleness (Folate or Vitamin B12 deficiency).
These discomforts are felt during the third stage of micronutrient deficiency, then later on become apparent with irreversible tissue damage, resulting to severe diseases. This means that symptoms are not indications of an impending disease, but rather, a result of a disease or illness that is already present.
Micronutrient imbalance is a silent problem that Filipinos need to be conscious of. In fact, a research conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) suggests that residents in NCR are prone to micronutrient imbalances, due to high consumption of fats, oils, and sweets versus the relatively low consumption of vegetables.
Mitigate the long-term consequences of micronutrient imbalances by taking a nutritional evaluation today. A complete analysis of your current nutritional status will help unroot the frequent recurring symptoms that are normally undetectable through standard laboratory tests.
An accurate evaluation of your nutrient levels will also help your clinician to lay out a personalized wellness nutrition plan that will help mend developing illnesses at the early onset instead of just curing the symptoms.
Symptoms are not just clues—they are reminders that your health needs attention. Restore your nutritional balance before it’s too late. Ask your doctor about nutrient testing to keep a balanced level of nutrients today.