Health Screenings


At the Dr. Fuhrman Wellness Center, we offer a number of health screening services that provide you—and your doctors—with measureable insights into the current state of your health. This allows us to formulate a targeted nutritional treatment plan to safeguard your health, and reverse and prevent disease.

We offer the following health screenings:

  • Home Health Screening Tests
    Includes Fatty Acid Analysis Blood Test, Home Iodine Test, Home Vitamin D Test, QuickVueiFOB Test Kit (no doctor visit required for these tests)

Health Screening Triad

A Health Screening Triad provides you with insights into your current health status and measurable results that can serve as a benchmark from which to track your progress. This information is far beyond what a body weight scale can give you. The screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, and there is no need to disrobe, other than momentarily removing your shoes and socks. You will receive your results at the end of the Health Screening Triad, as well as a copy of Dr. Fuhrman’s Nutritarian Handbook and other reading materials.

The Health Screening Triad consists of:

  • A comprehensive body composition analysis. Weight alone is not enough to determine the state of one’s health and potential for disease. State-of-the-art technology is used to accurately measure body fat percentage, amount of visceral fat, muscle mass and distribution, body water balance, total body weight, and body mass index (BMI). Your body fat percentage is more accurate than BMI or weight measurements alone, and is a more efficient way of assessing whether you have reached your ideal weight, and how much more weight you need to lose.
  • Skin antioxidant (carotenoid) score. This noninvasive biophotonic hand scanner measures overall carotenoid antioxidant activity within minutes. We have seen that a higher score is associated with better health outcomes. These results can be improved over time, as you eat more micronutrient-dense foods on a regular basis.
  • Blood pressure reading. It’s not normal to develop high blood pressure with aging, and it is important to reverse it with nutritional excellence, not cover it up with medications. In most cases, a normal blood pressure can be achieved and medications discontinued.

The Health Screening Triad can be performed during a Consultation with a Physician, is included as part of an initial Nutrition Coaching session or can be scheduled on its own.

 

Cardiovascular Screening

The Cardiovascular Screening provides an IMT (intima-media thickness) scan  to evaluate cardiovascular health. This unique test quickly provides an accurate method for predicting the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Measuring your IMT is a useful way of screening for arterial disease using ultrasound technology, and is especially useful for monitoring changes. It is primarily recommended for those who are at a higher risk of having plaque on their arteries (people who are overweight or have diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol), but this test can be utilized by anyone. It is used for its ability to generally assess arterial health and plaque burden in your body. It is noninvasive, and causes no pain or discomfort. It is especially useful to monitor your IMT score every 1-2 years to determine if your condition is improving or worsening over time.

The Cardiovascular Screening is offered every other month, typically on the second Wednesday of that month, and an appointment must be scheduled in advance to receive the screening.

Please call the medical office at (908) 237-0200 to schedule your appointment.

 

Home Health Screening Tests

   

These convenient home screening tests may be used to confirm adequate levels of essential nutrients in the blood or test other health parameters without doctor visits or blood draws.

  • Fatty Acid Analysis Blood Test with EPA and DHA levels and omega-3 index. Many studies have shown that people with higher (vs. lower) omega-3 index levels are at decreased risk for a variety of diseases. These include heart disease, stroke, dementia, and depression to name a few. Studies on vegans demonstrate the majority have unfavorably low levels.
  • Home Vitamin D Test allows you to test your vitamin D levels at home with a simple finger stick. Though insufficiency is ubiquitous in North America, levels too high or too low can be harmful.
  • QuickVueiFOB Test Kit is extremely accurate and sensitive at detecting blood in the stool

Tests may be purchased from this website, self-administered in the comfort of your home, then mailed to the appropriate location for processing. Results will be sent to Dr. Fuhrman Medical Associates and then mailed to you.

EPA=eicosapentaenoic acid. DHA=docosahexaenoic acid.


Please call the medical office at (908) 237-0200 to schedule your appointment.