The concept of “healthy” has come into sharper focus in the midst of this pandemic. Those with underlying conditions, weakened immune systems, and poor nutrition status seem to be at much greater risk of poor outcomes. Nutrition is a key component to health- overall physical health AND dental health. Because of that, Oz Park Family Dental is excited to announce the addition of integrative clinical nutrition services.
If you are ready to take greater control of your nutrition and overall health, want to work on weight challenges, performance capabilities, aging issues, or simply boost your nutritional status to fortify your immune system and ability to handle stress, now is the time to do it.
We will be offering general nutrition assessments, comprehensive nutrition testing, and individualized diet and supplementation therapies. Nutrition testing allows us to target therapies to your unique needs, and every set of therapies is designed specifically for you and your situation.
Integrative nutrition focuses on the nutritional needs of the body, guided by the information obtained through testing and an in-depth history, to target the root cause of any nutritional imbalances.
Meet our Nutritionist: Aaron Mlnarik
Oz Park has partnered with integrative clinical nutritionist Aaron Mlnarik. Aaron is a clinical nutritionist with a specialty in integrative and functional medicine nutrition. He earned his master’s in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and has worked collaboratively with functional medicine practitioners treating patients with autoimmune conditions, chronic and degenerative diseases, genetic disorders, and those seeking anti-aging, preventative, and general wellness therapies. Aaron has extensive experience with nutritional and foundational lab testing and interpretation, treatment planning, nutritional supplementation, and nutritional IV therapies. He is Certified Nutrition Specialist, credentialed by the American Nutrition Association through its Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists, and a member of the American College of Nutrition. He is also a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist by the State of Illinois.
We offer a Comprehensive Nutrition Testing Package that includes:
GI Effects Comprehensive Profile – this is a stool test to assess:
Intestinal Inflammation and Gut Lining Integrity
Presence of Pathogens
NutrEval FMV – this is a comprehensive nutrition panel to assess:
Antioxidant levels, vitamin/mineral status, and their activity
Essential fatty acid status
Amino acid sufficiency
Toxic element profiles’
Genetic Testing with NutrEval – common options at reduced rate:
APOE – related to fatty acid metabolism. Linked to Alzheimer’s risk and Cardiovascular disease risk
MTHFR – related to utilization of folate. Affects detoxification pathways, oxidative damage, and methylation. Linked to cardiovascular disease risk
COMT – related to metabolism of certain neurotransmitters. Affects anxiety, depression, etc.
TNF-aplha – related to systemic inflammation risk.
Adrenocortex Stress Profile – simple test to assess someone’s ability to respond to stress. Stress has a direct impact on signs of aging, cardiovascular health, energy levels, weight gain/loss, and hormone balance
The result of this combination of tests help your nutritionist to assess how your system is:
Digesting, assimilating, and utilizing nutrients
Handling triggers of inflammation
Managing nutrient and toxic imbalances that affect dozens of metabolic pathways that affect your health
Oxidative stress and damage result in unhealthy cells. This type of damage accelerates signs of aging throughout the body.
These tests help us to understand how to best assist you in reducing and repairing that damage for a comprehensive approach to health and vitality.
Ready to add anti-aging supplements to your diet? Want to improve athletic performance? Having issues with mood stability?
Have your nutritional status evaluated and get on a plan with Functional Nutritionist Aaron Mlnarik.
You have a functional need for:
Essential Fatty Acids
Get dietary guidance for general health, anti-aging, sports fitness optimization, and mood issues. Testing can start at age 13.
Find the root cause of gas, bloating indigestion, abdominal pain, and diarrhea with examining your body’s ability to absorb and utilize nutrients.
Supplements Available for Purchase:
Whole Body Collagen
Healthy supplement. Helps skin, hair, bones and healing
C+ BioFizz Powder
Flushes out toxins. Also has magnesium, calcium, potassium
Promotes optimal bone, blood flow, and arterial health. Helps with seasonal depression
Magnesium Buffered Chelate
Contains highly absorbable magnesium, with each capsule providing 150mg of elemental magnesium. This product should not cause any of the unfavorable gastrointestinal symptoms associated with magnesium due to the very stable chelate
Plant Enzyme Digestive Formula
Beneficial for occasional gas, bloating, irregularity, or a feeling of fullness after eating small amounts
Benefits include increased protection of the digestive mucosa and production of secretory IgA, and its efficiency in the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrheas, and as a general supplement for optimum gastrointestinal health
Tocotrienols support blood lipid levels and healthy inflammatory response. An antioxidant is the key factor in skin and eye health, and bone strength