Bio Impedence

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Bioimpedance Analysis Testing also known as Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis or BIA, is a widely-accepted method of measuring the ratio of body fat against lean muscle mass due to its simplicity, speed and noninvasive nature. A BIA helps to determine a realistic measure relating to your picture of health and well-being, and may help in planning goals for weight management or in achieving a better body balance for health improvement and prevention of illness.

Body Bioimpedance Analysis gives valuable information on cellular health, metabolism, toxicity to help create naturopathic, nutrition, or exercise programs suited to your individual needs. The following measurements are taken:

  • Overall Cell Health (“Phase Angle”): This is a key indicator of your overall health. The higher the number, the healthier you are.
  • Body Composition: Indicates the body’s percentage of fat and muscle. Important because the more body fat you have, the more inflammation you have – this is a significant risk factor for a number of diseases, especially heart disease, because inflammation stresses key parts of your body defense including your liver, immune system and adrenal glands.
  • Metabolism: Indicates if your body is breaking down healthy or unhealthy tissue for energy. Obviously, the higher your metabolism, the less fat you have.
  • Water inside/outside of cells: When your body has a high level of toxicity, there is more water outside your cells than inside them. Having more water outside of your cells dilutes the toxins and helps to make them less harmful to your body. However, this is not a healthy state to be in because the inside of your cells do not have enough water to function properly.
  • Hydration: If your body is low on water, your metabolism slows. Problems resulting from dehydration include headaches, fatigue, and sweet cravings. It may surprise you that most people are chronically dehydrated because they do not drink enough water.