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Metabolic Testing at
Health From Within Family Chiropractic

bowls of colorful foodAchieving overall good health is impossible without proper nutrition. The foods we eat not only provide nourishment and energy for the body, they also supply the nutrients our organs and body systems need to function properly.

Whether you’re suffering from food allergies, chronic illness, or simply want better health, metabolic testing provides valuable insights into how what you eat affects your body.

Why Is Metabolic Testing Necessary?

Metabolic testing is an advanced program offered at Health From Within Family Chiropractic to address nutritional deficiencies which may contribute to our patients’ health issues. We have found that conditions like diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, gut health issues, and others, are impacted by changes in diet and nutritional supplementation.

After testing is complete, we work with our patients to establish a nutritional plan to address the missing nutrients and improve their overall health.

Getting Started

The first step is to determine if there are any deficiencies in your body. Nutritional protocols—blood work, urinalysis, and saliva genetic testing—are done using at-home kits. You will send them directly to the lab for processing.

When the results are ready, we analyze them, and with assistance from a naturopath, put together a 3-6 month plan of supplementation designed to meet the missed needs. At our practice, we recommend high-quality supplements from Designs for Health and MaxLiving. If you are using similar quality supplements, you may certainly continue to do so.

Another important part of the process is finding a meal plan that works for you. You’ll receive recommendations from various plans, depending on your nutritional needs. These may include paleo, keto, low carb, intermittent fasting, and others.

The timing of your meals, gluten or dairy sensitivity, and other factors are considered when creating your plan. Some patients may need to undergo detoxification to correct gut issues or remove heavy metals and other toxins from the body.

Retesting is done after 3-6 months to assess your improvement, and make adjustments as necessary. Our goal is to get you to a maintenance lifestyle.


What is MaxMetabolix?

MaxMetabolix is a functional nutrition program that helps you dive deep into the root causes of health issues such as nutrient deficiencies, inflammation, gastrointestinal imbalances, toxicity and more! We can assess the hidden sources or underlying problems by assessing biomarkers found from samples like blood, urine, stool, etc.

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What types of tests do you offer?

We offer a variety of different tests in MaxMetabolix! Our two most popular tests are Metabolomix and GI Effects. Metabolomix is a test which assesses nutrient deficiencies, fatty acid imbalances, oxidative stress markers, and more. GI Effects provides a comprehensive overview of your gastrointestinal health, analyzing markers of dysbiosis (gut bacteria imbalances), inflammation, infection and more.

How do I know which test is right for me?

Your MaxMetabolix specialist will ask you specific questions to determine which test is right for you! They may also give you a Lifestyle Risk Questionnaire that may provide test recommendations based on your subjective lifestyle risk factors.

How is this different from traditional medical testing?

MaxMetabolix nutritional testing measures 100’s of areas in the body that are impacted by poor nutrition. Your results are presented in a personalized report so that your doctor can help create a plan specific to your needs. These tests identify subtle imbalances related to many common health issues that can be found before standard labs can detect them. Our tests allow insights on how nutrition and the environment are impacting your body. Testing can reveal toxic exposures and measure your body’s ability to neutralize those toxins. Rather than treating your symptoms, optimizing key nutrients and minimizing exposure to harmful toxicants may actually help address the root cause of your ailments. Speak with your MaxLiving Doctor about taking the next step towards Metabolic Testing!

Do I need to go to a lab to be tested?

The tests offered in MaxMetabolix are in-home, self-administered tests that do not need to be done in a laboratory setting.

Reaching Outside Our Walls

While we do have current patients in this program, people from around the country are welcome to participate. Since the testing is done at home, everything can be done remotely.

Whether you’re in our office or virtual via Zoom, you’ll receive the same level of care and attention.

Choose Better Health

Insurance coverage may not be available for our metabolic testing and supplementation program, but the benefits you’ll receive are priceless. Contact our office to find out more.

Metabolic Testing Rock Hill, Webster Groves, St. Louis MO | (314) 942-8608