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

Olivia Wagner, Nutrition

4 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””?????

    • 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.

  2. TYONNE CRUMP says:

    Hello, I have had alopecia and serious allergies for a while now and I have tried a lot of things and about every other year, Im put on prednosone or steroids too ” Reset “. I t would be nice to seek an alternative
    Tyonne ” Aurora , IL

  3. Dr E says:

    Hi Tyrone
    Reversing alopecia is a difficult problem for both conventional and alternative physicians. We’d be happy to look at some alternative approaches but if we had the complete cure for alopecia, I’d get the Nobel price in medicine

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