What is Science Based Nutrition and How Does It Work?
Science Based Nutrition is a nutritional healthcare system created by an Ohio-based company. The system uses a blood test to give patients unique insight into their optimal nutrition.
Today, Renew Chiropractic and other healthcare professionals use Science Based Nutrition to help patients achieve their health goals.
Keep reading to discover everything you need to know about Science Based Nutrition and how it works.
What is Science Based Nutrition?
Science Based Nutrition (SBN) is a patented blood analysis system created by a company called Science Based Nutrition in Dayton, Ohio, which was founded by Van D Merkle DC, DABCI, DCBN, CCN.
The company created Science Based Nutrition to help people reach their optimum health. Today, across the United States, SBN-trained health professionals use this patented blood analysis system to formulate nutritional protocols.
After analyzing the results of your blood test, an SBN trained health professional can give you actionable nutritional advice to help achieve your personal health goals without the use of prescription drugs.
How Does Science Based Nutrition Work?
Science Based Nutrition starts with a comprehensive blood chemistry panel. This blood test allows your healthcare provider – like our own SBN-trained Dr. Nathan Hales – to establish a baseline of biomarkers to track the health and nutritional needs of the patient.
After receiving the results of the comprehensive blood test, the health professional gains unique insight into a patient’s current health, including information that cannot be found from simpler blood tests or general checkups.
Why is a Science Based Nutrition Blood Test Better Than a Traditional Blood Test?
Most patients undergo blood tests as part of their normal physical checkup. So what makes a Science Based Nutrition blood test different?
The problem with traditional blood tests is that they use a “Clinical Range” to assess your health. If you are within this specific Clinical Range, then you are most likely considered “normal”, and your blood test will come back with no obvious problems.
However, “normal” does not necessarily mean healthy.
The problem lies in how Clinical Ranges are calculated. Clinical Ranges are determined by taking 100 to 200 people who recently tested at one specific lab. There’s no centralized agency managing these test results. The people who undergo lab testing typically have some type of health issue. As a result, the population pool used to establish a “Clinical Range” is generally sicker than average.
Does it make sense to compare your blood test results to a pool of people experiencing health problems? Not really.
For this reason and others, many patients have chosen to undergo a Science Based Nutrition blood test.
A Science Based Nutrition blood test incorporates an “Optimal” or “Healthy” range. The Optimal Range takes the middle 20% of the Clinical Range, alerting patients to potential health problems long before they would have appeared on a traditional blood test.
What Will I Learn from a Science Based Nutrition Blood Test?
After undergoing a Science Based Nutrition blood test, the results will be delivered to Renew Chiropractic or the healthcare provider of your choice.
Your individualized Science Based Nutrition report starts with a summary of any abnormal test findings. Your test might show that your blood had an abnormal red blood cell count, for example, which could indicate anemia.
The report also explains why the blood test indicated a low red blood cell count – including results like low blood total protein, low blood globulin, and high blood hemoglobin A1C.
Then, the report connects this test result to your symptoms. You may have reported poor concentration or memory, for example, a high heart rate, and cold hands. Patients provide their symptoms and current medication information to the doctor prior to undergoing a Science Based Nutrition test.
Each test result is linked with a specific nutritional recommendation. In the case of low red blood cells, patients may be able to treat symptoms by taking Methyl B12 Plus.
Other test results could indicate a vitamin D deficiency, in which case the report recommends a Vitamin D3 supplement. Or, patients with gastrointestinal problems linked to low chloride and calcium levels might be told to take a calcium supplement.
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Get Actionable Nutritional Advice in an Easy-to-Read Format
Science Based Nutrition reports are patient-friendly. The detailed medical information and test results are there for those who want it, but the most important information is written in simple English.
The reports are also color coded. A yellow number of the report, for example, is a warning, while red is danger and blue is emergency.
Based on the information in your Science Based Nutrition report, your medical professional will recommend specific dietary changes.
The Science Based Nutrition system is built with the understanding that different doctors have different views on nutrition, which is why it gives doctors the freedom to create their own advice for patients.
The Science Based Nutrition report concludes with specific dosages and recommendations for you, such as:
MagMalic: 2 times per day
Lipogen: 2 times per day
Chlorella Clean: 4 times per day
Betaine Plus: 3 times per day
Vitamin D3: 5,000 IU per day
It all comes together in a convenient, easy-to-understand Science Based Nutrition report customized to your unique physiology.
Schedule your Science Based Nutrition Blood Test Today
A Science Based Nutrition provides unique insight into your health beyond a normal blood test.
Schedule a consultation with Renew Chiropractic today for nutrition testing and blood analysis backed by science, and discover what your blood says about your optimal nutrition.