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You’ve got questions. We have answers.

We get plenty of questions about nutrition and blood testing. Here are our answers.

What is Science Based Nutrition?

Science Based Nutrition is a patented blood analysis system created by Dr. Van D. Merkle, a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and a Doctor of Chiropractic with 25+ years of practice experience. With Science Based Nutrition, patients get unique insight into their health beyond a normal blood test, including complete micronutrient testing, comparison to an optimal range, and customized results based on their age and gender.

How do I test my blood?

We provide a lab requisition form for our foundational blood panel so that you can visit a local lab at your convenience. Dr. Jumper will review your lab results and provide a personalized wellness plan.

What are the most common types of nutrient deficiencies?

The most common types of nutrient deficiencies are iron, iodine, vitamin D, vitamin B12, calcium, vitamin A, and magnesium deficiencies.

How do I check for nutrient deficiencies?

The best way to check for nutrient deficiencies is to take a blood panel test or micronutrient blood test. You can order a home testing kit or visit a lab to check for nutrient deficiencies.

What are the symptoms of malnutrition / nutrient deficiency?

Symptoms could include tiredness, fatigue, mental fog, increased rates of illness, tingling or numbness in the extremities, and other conditions. Many people experience no symptoms, which is why testing is important.

How do I reverse vitamin deficiency?

The best way to reverse vitamin deficiency is to adjust your diet or lifestyle habits – or take a supplement.

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