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New Test Analyzes Metabolism for Better Health

Emily Chan, doctor of naturopathic medicine, offers bio-impedance analysis (BIA)—a low-cost, accurate analysis of body composition—at the Lydian Center for Innovative Medicine, in Cambridge. BIA measures fat and muscle mass, cell hydration, cell energy capacity and other metabolic indicators. “This test is excellent for tracking progress with the First Line Therapy program that we also offer,” says Chan. “First Line Therapy addresses healthy weight, metabolism, blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and energy.”

According to Chan, a healthy metabolism can reduce risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease and can indirectly affect hormone, adrenal and immune function. “Studies show that patients diagnosed with metabolic syndrome no longer meet the criteria for that diagnostic category after 16 weeks of a First Line Therapy protocol,” she reports. “Feeling great is a gift, and now is the time for people to start achieving their goals for a healthier spring and summer.”

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