Body Composition Testing

Why is this test done?

The simplest answer is to understand your body in more detail.

Also called BIA or BioImpedance Analysis, it is a method of assessing your body composition – the measurement of body fat in relation to lean body mass. It is an integral part of a health and nutrition assessment.

How is this information useful to me?

Research has shown that body composition is directly related to health.

A normal balance of body fat is associated with good health and longevity. Excess fat in relation to lean body mass, a condition known as altered body composition, can greatly increase your risks to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and more.

BIA fosters early detection of a body out of balance, which allows for earlier intervention and prevention.

BIA provides a measurement of fluid that can be a critical assessment tool for your current state of health.

BIA also serves to measure your progress as you work to improve your health. Improving your BIA measurement, or maintaining a healthy BIA measurement, can keep your body functioning properly for healthy aging and reduced risk to illness.

What is done with the results?

With your BIA results, our Naturopathic doctor can recommend a personalized dietary plan, nutritional supplements, and exercise to help you support optimal health and well-being for a lifetime.