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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. Jason Jumper – 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.

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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 D 5000IU 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, including:

  • MagMalic: 2 times per day
  • Lipogen: 2 times per day
  • Chlorella Clean: 4 times per day
  • Betaine Plus: 3 times per day

It all comes together in a convenient, easy-to-understand Science Based Nutrition report customized to your unique physiology.

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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.

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12 Things You Need to Know About Nutrition Labels

Today, we’re explaining some of the things you may not know about nutrition labels and how they work.

All Listed Ingredients Are Sorted by Weight: The ingredients on a nutrition label are listed in a specific order for a reason. The first item on any ingredients list is the one that weighs the heaviest in the product, while the remaining ingredients are listed in descending order.

Serving Size Can Vary Widely: Food manufacturers are legally required to list truthful information on nutritional labels. However, they do have control over serving sizes, and serving sizes can vary widely between two similar products. One bag of chips might be labeled as having 100 calories and 200mg of sodium per serving, for example, but there are five servings in each bag.

Understanding % Daily Value: Every nutrition label has a % Daily Value section listed. It’s the amount of one particular vitamin or nutrient found in each serving relative to your total recommended intake per day. Daily Value is based on the average adult’s size and physiology, but it’s certainly not customized to your unique needs. Consider getting a Science Based Nutrition blood test that analyzes your biomarkers to determine optimal nutritional intake.

5% is Low, 20% or More is High: As a general rule, the FDA advises that 5% DV or less is low, while 20% DV or more is high. Pay attention to these numbers while doing a quick scan of the nutrition facts label.

Calorie Guides Are Based on a 2,000 Calorie Diet: The average person should consume 2,000 calories per day. However, your specific calorie needs can vary widely. The FDA recommends you check calories on a nutrition facts label based on the following guidelines:

  • 40 calories is low
  • 100 calories is moderate
  • 400 calories or more is high

Most People Already Consume Enough Saturated Fat, Trans Fat, Cholesterol, and Sodium: The first nutrients on a nutritional label are fat, cholesterol, and sodium. Generally, health experts recommend limiting the amounts of saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, and sodium as part of a healthy diet. Most Americans already get sufficient amounts of these nutrients – or even too much – as part of a normal diet.

Most People Don’t Consume Enough Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, or Iron: Check the nutrition label for dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron. Most Americans do not get sufficient amounts of these nutrients in their diets.

Not All Foods Have a Nutrition Facts Label: In the United States, all packaged food must have a nutritional facts label by law. Certain foods, however, are exempt, including raw fruits, vegetables, and fish. Products like coffee, tea, and food coloring are also not required to have nutrition facts labels because they contain an insignificant amount (i.e. zero amount) of all required nutrients.

Certain Small Businesses Do Not Need to Add Food Labels to Products: Have you ever wondered why products sold at farmer’s markets don’t have food labels? Well, these products are generally not required to have food labels. Small businesses with less than $50,000 of food sales or less than $500,000 of total sales are not required to add nutrition facts labels. However, many small businesses add nutrition facts labels before hitting the threshold because it gives products added transparency.

Understanding Upper Limits and Lower Limits: Some nutrition facts labels or nutrition guides use an upper and lower limit. An upper limit means you should “eat less than” that amount, while a lower limit means you should “eat at least” that amount.

Certain People, Including Adolescents and Post-Menopausal Women, Have Unique Daily Value (%DV) Needs: The Daily Value category doesn’t work for everyone. Consider calcium as an example. Experts recommend getting 1,000mg of calcium per day (100% DV) as part of a normal, 2,000 calorie diet. However, experts recommend that adolescents (particularly girls) consume 1,300mg (130% DV) of calcium per day, and that post-menopausal women take 1,200mg (120% DV) of calcium per day. Women who are nursing or pregnant also have unique nutritional needs.

Calories Are Energy: You may think of calories as just a number on your food. It may be more helpful, however, to think of calories as energy. If you consume more calories, you have more energy to burn. If you don’t burn that energy, you’ll gain weight. The calorie count on the nutritional label also refers to the total energy from all of the ingredients in the food, including the total energy from the carbs, fats, and protein.

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