When a consultation is set with a patient, they will come into the office and we will gather some information from them, including a brief health history, exercise and eating habits. Then our trained health coach will walk them step-by-step through the program and all it entails. If the patient decides that they would like to start the protocol, a body analysis will then be done and they will officially start their journey to a healthier and happier life!
To know if you possibly have a Vitamin B-12 deficiency, look for these symptoms:
– Weakness, Tiredness, or Lightheadedness
– Heart Palpitations & Shortness of Breath
– Pale Skin
– A Smooth Tongue
– Constipation, Diarrhea, Loss of Appetite, or Gas
– Nerve Problems Like Numbness or Tingling, Muscle Weakness, and Problems Walking
– Vision Loss
Vitamin B-12 is found in meat and dairy products and plays an important role in the growth and replication of cells and the functioning of the nervous system.
Those at higher risk of developing Vitamin B-12 deficiencies are those of bariatric patients and those practicing a vegan diet. Bariatric patients are at an increased risk of developing a B-12 deficiency because they have had their digestive tracts altered in such a way that it will interfere with the way the body naturally absorbs this vitamin.
Those that stick to a vegetarian diet- one that excludes all animal products, have a greater chance of developing a B-12 deficiency. B-12 is not found in any plant food but is abundant in many meats and fish, and in smaller amounts in milk and eggs. This makes it difficult for those on a vegetarian diet to get the necessary amount that they need.
If you show some or all of these symptoms, go to your physician and request a blood test which will confirm if you are suffering from a B-12 deficiency.
Body Composition Analysis is a method of determining of how much fat mass, visceral fat, lean mass, body water, etc. in the body, thus giving an overall view of health.
Yes, we do offer wellness coaching services, which equips you with a personal wellness coach. With a lot of diets and weight loss programs, you are left on your own, without the knowledge and encouragement that you need to stay focused and motivated. With our coaches here at Vivacity Wellness Clinic, we are much more involved in our patients weight loss journey. We are there with them every step of the way. We offer nutritional information, give cooking ideas to stay on track with the protocol, we answer any questions the patient may have, and most of all we give continual encouragement to not give up but reach their optimal health goals. We truly care about our patients and their well being.
A fibroscan is a specialized ultrasound machine for your liver. It measures fibrosis (scarring) and steatosis (fatty change) in your liver.
We prefer that patients do make an appointment to ensure that their wait time is minimal. This also makes sure our coaches are adequately prepared to see the patient and address their specific needs.
We understand! At Vivacity Wellness, we do our best to work with our patients and their schedules. Just give us a call, letting us know so we can reschedule your appointment!
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