Bioimpedance Analysis (BIA) answers a question you always wanted to know more about but were a bit reluctant to ask: what’s my body fat percentage? In about five minutes, BIA measures the composition of your body, providing an estimate of fat mass, lean body tissue, cell mass, extracellular mass, total body water, intracellular water, and extracellular water.

At WholeHealth Chicago, we use the Biomarkers 2000 bioimpedance analyzer in order to design and monitor many of our health programs, including those for weight loss or weight gain, detoxification, and immune challenges.

How does it work? The BIA measures body composition using the principle that different tissues (fat, water, muscle) have differing degrees of electrical conductivity. For the test, two adhesive electrodes are placed on the hand and wrist and two on the ankle and foot. The computer runs a tiny, painless current through the body for ten seconds while you’re lying down. It’s non-invasive, comfortable, and the results are printed instantly.

Your health and well-being are closely tied to the status of your lean body mass, basal metabolic rate, and body cell mass compartments. By focusing on these parameters, our practitioners can objectively measure the results of their therapies.

Marla Feingold, CCN, CNS, LDN

Seanna Tully, Herbalist, RH(AHG)

2 comments on “Bioimpedance
  1. Hector Gonzalez says:

    I have overweight problem for the last 5 years and been tried alternative medicine which it helped thru a program of vitamins along wit a couple of test witch came back //Hormones and Cortisol levels high along with candida and SIBO???H1c,high Gluc,free Testosternm etc’but im back falling on overweight situation no matter what I do… I think I need some Professional HELP””?????

  2. Dr. R says:

    Hi Hector. If you are in Chicago, please call WholeHealth Chicago for an appointment with one of our functional medicine providers. You can reach us at 773-296-6700. If you are not in the Chicago area, contact the Institute for Functional Medicine to find a like-minded provider in your area. Good luck.

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