Nutrition Testing
Nutrition Testing There are several types of nutrition testing that provide the most benefit.  Basic information on each is below and you can go to the company websites to learn more. Nutritional testing AND an excellent dietary/lifestyle history are...
One on One
Live your life, only better! From athletes to weekend warriors, losing those extra pounds, or helping your doctor reduce your reliance on medications for 'lifestyle issues' there are solutions to fit everyone's lives.  High blood pressure,...
Corporate Wellness
Nutrition education is a small ticket item for employers to reap big benefits. By improving the understanding of how nutrition affects the body, employees are healthier, more productive and qualify for lower insurance premiums.  Simple lunch and...

Nutrition Testing

Nutrition Testing

There are several types of nutrition testing that provide the most benefit.  Basic information on each is below and you can go to the company websites to learn more. Nutritional testing AND an excellent dietary/lifestyle history are the best ways to get information on how to start improving your health. To proceed with testing, contact me at rdlinda@nutritionmuse.com

Details:

  • Test kits can be shipped to you
  • Blood draws are completed with mobile services
  • Interpretation can be in person, telephonic or online
  • $50 fee for consultation to interpret test results
  • Most lab fees are paid directly to the lab
  • Some insurance companies reimburse for nutritional testing

Cyrex Food Sensitivity Testing

Array 3: Wheat, digestive products of wheat, gliadins, and antibody production

Array 4: Cross reactive grains, dairy, egg, and other molecular mimics of gluten

Array 10: Multiple foods, fruit, vegetables, grains, nuts/seeds, meat, fish, legumes

SpectraCell’s Micronutrient Testing

Identifies deficiencies in nutrients below:

  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Amino acids
  • Metabolites
  • Carbohydrate sensitivity
  • Anti-oxidant capacity
  • Immune response

SpectraCell Cardiometabolic Testing

Metabolic panel: glucose, HbA1c, insulin, adiponectin,

Lipid panel: Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, includes particle number/size

Inflammatory markers: ApoB, Lp(a), homocysteine, Hs-C reactive protein

SpectraCell Nutritional Genetic Testing

MTHFR gene traits: Testing for 2 genetic traits identifying genetic limitations in methylation and usage of folate.

ApoE: Identifies best strategies for cholesterol and lipid management

 

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One on One

Live your life, only better!

From athletes to weekend warriors, losing those extra pounds, or helping your doctor reduce your reliance on medications for ‘lifestyle issues’ there are solutions to fit everyone’s lives.  High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, gout, depressionm and even avoiding cancer can be better managed with better food choices that work for you. Helping you make small changes with workable solutions is what it’s about so you run faster, jump higher and improve just about any aspect of your health, performance and wellness.

 One hour individual consultations include:
  • Assessment of current nutrition
  • Recommended nutrition plan
  • Meal planning, as needed
  • Review of supplements for appropriateness and purity
  • Review of medication for drug/nutrient interactions
  • Identification of nutrient depletions by medication
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Healthy Shopping List including recommended brands
  • Healthy Recipes
  • Appropriate research and reference materials, as needed
1/2 hour consultation tailored to individual needs

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Sample of programs:

Keynote presentation

Lunch and Learn, 1 hour presentation with handouts

Small group discussions

Personalized presentation, 2 hours with handouts, extensive Q&A

Individual consultation, 50 minutes, subsidized by employer or employee

 

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About Me…

Hi! I’m Linda, founder of Nutrition Muse and a Registered Dietitian practicing Functional Nutrition in San Diego, California. When my father died from a second quadruple bypass surgery, my passion for nutrition was set in stone. What you put into your body matters immensely, so I work with physicians, businesses, corporations, and individuals helping them understand how nutrition can change their lives. Addressing the cause of a health or eating issue is the only way to solve a health problem. With an understanding of ‘whole foods’, nutrients, supplements and how they work in the body, I can change your health, your weight, your fitness, and even your outlook on life!

Here’s  a little more about me…

  • B.S., California State University Long Beach
  • Board Certified in Sports Nutrition
  •  900 hour Dietetic Internship at St. Luke’s Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
  • Registered Dietitian at Cal-a-Vie Health Spa, #1 Destination Spa in U.S.
  • Concierge Choice Physicians Featured Speaker
  • Registered Dietitian at Lifewellness Institute, Dr. Lee Rice, DO, FACSM
  • Peer Reviewer for Natural Standard Database, online resource
  • Member of Dietitians in Functional Medicine of the American Academy of Nutrition, American Society for Nutrition, and the California Dietetic Association.
  • Partner with USDA Nutrition Communicators Network
  • Featured expert for National University’s online Integrative Health Review
  • Media experience: ABC LA with Lori Corbin, Los Angeles Times, Time Inc., Shape, Well+Good NYC, Fitness, Spa, Malibu, Elite Traveler and C Magazines.
  •  To have fun, I cook, tweet nutrition stuff, hang out with our dogs, practice yoga daily and enjoy relaxing with my family on the water.