Nutritional diagnostics

Measure your metabolism and analyze your body composition

Diagnostik Ernährungsmedizin

Metabolism: What is it actually?

Metabolism refers to the entirety of all biochemical processes in the cells of the human body. It is the basis of all vital processes in the organism.

Metabolism refers to all biochemical processes that take place in the cells.

The nutrients ingested with food are broken down into their individual components in the intestine, then absorbed into the bloodstream, transported into the cells, where they are metabolized and assembled into new substances. These biochemical processes serve to build and maintain the organism and to generate energy to maintain bodily function. The biochemical reactions required for this are controlled by enzymes, which in turn can only “work” if their co-factors – micronutrients such as minerals, trace elements and vitamins – are present in sufficient quantities.

In the THERA Praxis, nutritional medical diagnostics include not only recording your nutritional status, including carrying out specific measurements on metabolic performance and body composition, but also checking your eating habits, an intestinal function analysis and a targeted search for metabolic disorders or (micro)nutrient deficiencies (laboratory analysis).

We are also happy to advise you on all forms of food intolerances, such as IgG-based food intolerances or histamine intolerance.

Different types of metabolism

The energy required for metabolism is obtained from the carbohydrates, fats and proteins in food. Depending on the substance, there are different types of metabolism:

In carbohydrate metabolism, the carbohydrates from food are first broken down into simple sugars, i.e. glucose or fructose, during digestion in the intestine. These sugar molecules enter the cells via the blood, where the actual metabolism takes place. Here in the cells – or rather in the mitochondria – energy is obtained from the sugar molecules. If there is already enough energy available, the sugar can be stored in the liver and muscles or deposited as fat (triglycerides) in the fat depots. Amino acids are produced during the digestion of proteins. They also enter the cells via the blood, where they are needed to build hormones, enzymes and genetic material. Fats are broken down into fatty acids in the intestine. In the cells, they are used to produce energy and hormones. Excess fatty acids are stored in the fat cells.
Every person needs and consumes different amounts of energy to maintain their bodily functions. This is referred to as the basal metabolic rate. With the help of the BIA measurement (body composition measurement), muscle mass, fat mass and water content are measured in kilograms and the body’s basal metabolic rate is calculated from this. In simple terms, the level of the basal metabolic rate depends on the muscle mass.

The higher the muscle mass in the body, the higher the basal metabolic rate and the better the metabolism functions

“Before every therapy, the gods have placed the diagnosis, but every diagnosis remains a gossip as long as it does not help therapeutically””
– old medical wisdom –

Without diagnostics, you’re in the dark …

We want to treat you in the best possible and individualized way. To do this, it is necessary to carry out a comprehensive diagnosis. Often symptoms are not due to a single cause, but various stresses accumulate over time. Sometimes they reinforce each other and at some point the barrel overflows. Which stresses or disruptive factors have caused the barrel to overflow in your case? Where are you deficient? Where is there an imbalance? How can we work together to relieve your body-mind system and remove blockages to healing?

Let’s take the path together and make an appointment now.

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Do one or more of the above points apply to you and would you like to do something for your health? Are you curious? Please feel free to contact us by phone to make an appointment.

You can reach us according to our opening hours at tel. 030 79016533. We look forward to your call or message.

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