Nava Health and Vitality Center offered me an opportunity to try their intake services and compensated me for this post.
A few weeks ago, I headed over to the Nava Health and Vitality Center to meet with one of their staff and get blood drawn for a variety of tests. The experience as a whole was awesome and I couldn’t wait to hear what the tests actually showed.
Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to find out. Once again, the process went smoothly and quickly, without feeling at all like I was being rushed. I only waited a few minutes each time in their lobby, which I spent checking out their books and supplements. (There are actually a couple of books I’ve added to my reading list now.)
For this visit, I met with a physician who helped me interpret the results and gave me an action plan. Before I get into my personal results, I just want to say that the explanation of each number was quite thorough and the plan was very much correlated to my results. I did not feel in any way pressured to sign up for one of their services or to purchase one of their supplements. I was thankful for that as I hate to make decisions on the spot and I don’t enjoy feeling like I’m being forced into that space. That was not the case here at all. I got my results, had a thorough explanation, was given a plan and pricing information, and then wished a good day by everyone I came in contact with. Exactly how I prefer to be treated.
So, my results… They did blood tests that covered everything from vitamin levels to thyroid to reproductive hormones to blood count. And nearly everything came back normal and most of it came back optimal. Yay for running LOL. There were some slight hormonal things that I intend to talk to my primary care physician about (mostly because she’s more familiar with me and my history), but nothing really concerning. I am still waiting on their gluten and casein test results, so I’ll report back on that if we find anything interesting.
Interestingly, my Vitamin D levels were in the range of normal. Thank you, running. I use sunblock, but I’m not great about covering every inch of my body, so apparently I managed to get enough that way. The doctor did recommend a low level supplement as we head into winter and I will likely do that. Slightly more concerning was the fact that my B12 levels were on the low end despite being a confirmed meat eater. This is actually the one thing that I am strongly considering their services for, but again I plan to talk to my doctor first. They suggested B12 injection and post appointment reading supports this, but I’d like to see about regular supplements first.
Nava Health and Vitality Center offers a comprehensive set of services that you can pick and choose from, even if you choose not to go through their whole intake process. They offer massage therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic service, and nutrition counseling in addition to the the hyperbaric chamber and various other recovery and health options. They also have a small store with supplements and books and offer occasional evening talks about various topics. Personally, I’d love to meet with the nutritionist since there seem to be no medical reasons for my weight gain over the last year.
Overall, this was a great experience. They were an awesome group of people to work with and I feel like I got useful data about my own health. If you have actual symptoms of some sort (I had no issues I was looking to resolve), it would be even more beneficial.
Want to try out their services? I’m giving away two $50 gift certificates. This would go a long ways towards a massage. Just sayin’. Enter below.
Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post and Nava provided the Rewards Cards to be given away.