Bio-Impedance Analysis Testing

Bio-Impedance Analysis Testing

I am stronger. Because I know what I am made of.

Whether your goal is to gain muscle or lose fat, our Bio-Impedience Analysis (BIA) Testing provides an accurate measure to track your progress. Many low-caloric and imbalanced macronutrient ‘weight loss’ programs cause you to lose vital muscle stores as well as fat, and can even eat away at your gut lining. Likewise, a poorly designed nutrition program to increase strength and muscle mass, can cause you to pile on unneccasary and unhealthy amounts of inflammatory fat. Our BIA system helps to prevent either of these from ever happening!

Measurements provided by our BIA monitor include:

  Body Weight

  Lean Body Mass

  Fat Mass – total body and segmental body fat measurement of each arm, each leg and trunk area

  Visceral Fat – the amount of fat around the organs – Increased Visceral Fat levels greatly increase the risk of metabolic syndrome, diabetes and cardiovascular disease

  Muscle Mass – total body and segmental muscle mass measurement of each arm, each leg and trunk area

  Hydration percentage, total body water

  Basal Metabolic Rate

  Metabolic Age

  Bone Mass

After the BIA monitor takes your reading, your results are
entered into our BIA computer program and are then interpreted in a report, in comparison to healthy ranges for your body composition, according to your age, sex and height. If the readings are within the correct range a green colour bar appears behind the text result. If the readings are out of range a yellow or red colour bar appears behind the text depending on how far your test results are outside the healthy range. Your results will be explained to you by our Nutritional & Functional Medicine practitioner, regarding what this means to you in terms of your current health status, and what you can do to change your body composition values so that to you can reach your goals.

Determining macronutrient and calorie requirements: 

Ensuring the correct ratio of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fats) according to your calorie requirements is essential for a successful and sustainable weight control program, and for your strength and fitness progression. Many people don’t eat enough protein for their needs and goals, and often over-consume carbohydrates. Good levels of protein in your diet will make sure that muscle mass (and even more importantly organ mass) is not lost when ‘dieting.’ Increasing protein has another advantage, it stimulates the process of burning off fat, while increasing your muscle mass.

Our BIA computer program calculates your total calorie intake needs, depending on your basal metabolic rate, goals and activity levels. We then work out your macronutrient breakdown, by taking into account your goals, body type and metabolic type.

BIA Consultation Fees:

Initial BIA Consultation

$50 for 30min.

During the consultation we will conduct your BIA readings, and enter your measurements into a report. Our accredited Nutritional & Functional Medicine practitioner, will then go over your results, regarding what this means to you in terms of your current health status, and what you can do to change your body composition values so that to you can reach your goals. Our practitioner will then determine your nutrition targets, and will show you how to track your macronutrient intake.

You will also be provided with our Move Strong Wellness Nutrition & Lifestyle eBook to help you get on track with our healthy eating principles.

Follow-up BIA Consultation 

$25 for 15min.

If you’d like to monitor your body composition progress, you can book in for a 15min BIA testing to get an in-progress reading. You will be provided with another report, and we will tweak your calorie and macronutrient targets, depending on your progress.

$50 for 30min.

You can book in for a longer follow-up consult if you would also like to discuss in more depth your current eating and exercise patterns, and any other nutritional or body-composition questions or concerns.

Other Related Services:

12-Week Wellness Nutrition & Lifestyle Program

$165 – Online nutrition and lifestyle program, equipped with weekly nutrition and lifestyle challenges, daily posts to keep you on track and educated, lots of recipes, and a Journal Accountability area where you can record your daily eating, sleep and stress patterns. This program is monitored regularly by our Nutritional & Functional Medicine Practitioner, who will keep an eye on your progress, offer encouragement, and answer any nutritional questions you might have during the 12-weeks of the program.

Fat-Loss Private Coaching Program

$110 per week – Includes Functional Movement Screen, PT Correctives, Bio-Impedence Analysis Testing & determine nutrient targets,  ongoing 3 x Private Coaching sessions per week, online Nutrition Program, CrossFit Group Training & 24/7 Gym Access. There’s an option to upgrade to fortnightly in-person nutrition coaching (for an extra $20 per week), which includes fortnightly BIA testing, adjustment to your nutrient targets to ensure continual progress, and individual nutrition coaching and education.

Nutritional & Functional Medicine Consultation

$80 for 1 hour initial consultation / Follow up consult: $80 for an hour, $50 for 30min – If you’re struggling with health issues that are keeping you from performing at an optimal level, we would definitely recommend booking in for a Nutritional & Functional Medicine consultation and treatment plan with our accredited Nutritional Medicine and Functional Medicine Practitioner, Filipa Bellette. Based on the Kalish Functional Medicine method, we use Functional Medicine lab testing to determine the root causes of your health issues, including testing the adrenals and hormones through saliva, the digestive tract through stool specimens, and the liver through urine. Treatment plans include individualised naturopathic diet changes, supplement programs and lifestyle adjustments, all based on your lab results. By bringing balance back to your body, you will feel more energy, your health conditions will be reversed, and you will finally begin to perform at your most optimal level!

During a consultation, we will look in depth at your presenting symptoms, conduct an overall Health & Neuro-Mood Appraisal, conduct a Bio-Impedence Analysis to get a base-line of your body composition and health markers, and analyse every detail of your current diet. Depending on your case history and symptoms, we will provide you with clinical lab testing kits (which goes beyond what GP’s usually offer) to perform in the privacy of your own home. Specimens are sent to the labs for analysing, after which we receive your results for review. From there, with your compliance, we will create a treatment plan with individualised dietary & lifestyle modifications, and a nutraceuticals plan using high-quality, medicinal-grade, practitioner-only supplements.

 

Our Nutritional Medicine Practitioner

Dr. Filipa Bellette (PhD EngLit, BA Hon EngPsych, AdvDip NutMed) is a fully qualified Nutritional Medicine practitioner and an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. She is also a Doctor of Philosophy, and has a keen interest in the power of words (and creativity) to promote positive change. She is currently doing the Kalish Functional Medicine mentorship with one of the world’s best Functional Medicine doctors, Dr Daniel Kalish. Common health issues Filipa treats include fatigue, sleep issues, depression & anxiety, GI issues, insulin resistance, allergies, weight control issues, hormonal imbalance and liver detoxification. Filipa is also Founder of Natural Therapies business, Happy Biome.