METabolic health clinicUnderstanding Your Body Make Up
Welcome to the health clinic
We offer a cutting edge and bespoke range of treatments designed to help you understand more about your body and make evidence-based decisions towards improving your health. Whether you’re aiming to enhance your athletic performance, carry out effective weight loss or fend off diseases, our Metabolic Health Clinic will assist you on the way to becoming a healthier version of you.
Why Use Our Metabolic Health Clinic?
Don’t take a stab in the dark when it comes to your health. Our Metabolic Health Clinic is an excellent resource for patients looking to improve their health and well being for a variety of reasons, with hard evidence collected through in-depth testing.
For example, if you are a sportsperson aiming to improve your game or personal record, our clinic will help you understand where your body is struggling and how you can strengthen it to your advantage.
If your weight is frustrating you and you can’t seem to achieve the body you desire, our assessments will determine why this is, and how you can effectively change your methods to hit your target. No two bodies are the same, and one person may find that their most effective weight loss method vastly differs from that of another; with our tests, you can learn more about the way your body works, and how to get the best out of it.
Our Metabolic Health Clinic is also suited to those concerned with general health and well being, including patients with a family history of of cardiovascular disease, diabetes or obesity. If you are worried about the future of your health, we provide medically proven data to help you improve your chances of preventing or lessening the impact of such diseases.
Resting metabolic rate assessment
Body composition assessment
Energy Expenditure – during mild-moderate exercise
What Happens During A Metabolic Health Clinic Assessment?
Our Metabolic Health Clinic will run thorough metabolic assessments combined with nutritional and body composition analysis to help you understand your body’s energy needs. In a relaxed and professional environment, your assessment will include the following:
- Blood profile
- DNA health testing
- Resting metabolic rate assessment
- Body composition assessment
- Energy Expenditure – during mild-moderate exercise
- Substrate Utilisation – carbohydrates, fats and protein use (at rest & exercise)
- Report on recommendations
During your assessment, you will undergo a completely painless DEXA scan. This will involve you lying down in a comfortable position on a bed for 40 minutes while your body is scanned by a machine. Unlike an MRI or CT scan, DEXA does not enclose your body in a tube, so you won’t feel claustrophobic.
Your DEXA scan will reveal your resting metabolic rate and body composition. Your resting metabolic rate refers to the amount of energy used by your body whilst you’re inactive, while your body composition will uncover your total fat mass and lean body mass. Together, these will help us determine your daily caloric and nutritional needs.
Later on in your appointment, we will conduct an exercise assessment which will require you to spend some time on our state of the art metabolic equipment. This will measure your energy expenditure and substrate utilisation in real-time at rest (see RMR) and during a range of activities.