An essential chiropractic tool and a great way to measure health trends in your patients is using a non-invasive, objective screening device that enables you to measure and understand your patient’s level of metabolic health. The right device can also deliver powerful referrals from your patients and community!
BioScan 3000 Metabolic Health Analyzer – An Essential Chiropractic Tool!
The BioScan 3000 Metabolic Health Analyzer, www.bioscan3000.com is a screening tool chiropractors should use on every patient to measure and understand their level of metabolic health. It’s not a device that provides or confirms any type of medical diagnosis, however I find it nearly impossible to treat patients with musculoskeletal disorders, 100% of a typical chiropractic practice, without this device and the printout it provides.
The value and importance of acquiring a patient’s initial and monthly BioScan 3000 reading lies in the serial nature of the test, over time, to track and monitor a patient’s positive lifestyle modification changes. A patient’s Metabolic Health Status is all about tracking “them to them”, over time, to observe and watch their metabolic health trends.
You may notice from one test to another changes that are slightly better or worse. However, it’s not a single test that matters, what you are looking for is overall, long-term trends over multiple tests.
Chiropractic Lifestyle Medicine is the ongoing process that should be considered the ongoing approach to good health and vitality. One calculation of the 16 provided on the printout is Body Cell Mass, (BCM). BCM contains all the metabolically active tissues found in the body and is the most valuable measurement to monitor muscle breakdown or loss.
Prevent Muscle From Breaking Down Between Meals and Overnight
As our patient’s age insulin no longer prevents their muscle from breaking down between meals and overnight as it normally does when their young, the same phenomenon that occurs when a person is insulin resistant or diabetic. Keep in mind that maintaining healthy insulin sensitivity is very important in maintaining healthy muscle and avoiding sarcopenia.
The mechanism responsible for muscle loss in the insulin pathway is called mTOR (Mammalian Target of Rapamycin) and is why insulin sensitivity is essential for proper protein building in muscle tissue.
To build muscle, the mTOR mechanism must be activated. If a patient’s insulin receptors are insensitive, this cannot occur, and muscle wasting becomes inevitable. The mTOR mechanism can be activated through proper lifestyle modifications that include both diet and exercise.
Whey protein is a highly beneficial dietary supplement that increases a satiety peptide, GLP-1, that promotes healthy insulin secretion and helps insulin work more effectively and boosts human growth hormone (HGH).
Lifestyle Medicine Exercise Type #1, High Intensity Interval Training, (HIIT), as detailed in my book, Lifestyle is the best Medicine on page 79, and intermittent fasting that I fully explain on pages 72-75, also promote HGH production in the body.
The triple combination of doing high intensity exercises while fasting and consuming high-quality whey protein 30 minutes after your workout is one potent strategy for preventing insulin resistance and muscle wasting.
Whey Protein a Potent Muscle Promoter
Amino acids are essential for healthy muscle, and perhaps one of the most important is leucine, found in a variety of animal foods, including dairy, beef, salmon, chicken, and eggs. Leucine serves multiple functions in your body, one of which is signaling the mTOR mechanism that causes protein to be created and build muscle.
While you’d need to eat about 1.5 pounds of chicken to get 8 grams of leucine from your diet, you only need 3 ounces of high-quality whey to reach the suggested amount, making it an ideal choice. I highly recommend Dream Protein from Greens First, www.greensfirst.com as your whey protein of choice.
If your patients are over the age of 50, they may need to increase their protein intake to maintain optimal muscle protein synthesis. Research on older people suggests they may need about 1.5 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day, which is double the current RDA guideline.
There are risks involved with eating too much protein so you don’t want your patients to rely on only eating protein to prevent loss of Body Cell Mass. Your patients need lifestyle modifications that include strength training to actually build muscle, and monitoring their levels of Body Cell Mass using the BioScan 3000 Metabolic Health Analyzer is an excellent way to help them maintain their state of wellness.