The Chiva-Som Holistic team have been working hard during the temporary resort closure and are excited to be offering new services once the resort is re-opened.
Firstly, the Holistic team are also introducing two new testing services. The samples are sent to a lab at a local hospital and results will be interpreted by our health and wellness professionals.
Red Blood Cell Folate Test
This Blood testing is a valuable health screening tool. Chiva-Som is able to perform a wide variety of health screening tests and receive the results during your stay. Results are kept on file and can be compared from year to year.
RBC Folate is a more accurate assessment of folate levels in the body. This vitamin is essential for building red blood cells, and detoxification and metabolism, as well as promoting a healthy nervous system. This assessment provides evidence for the appropriate prescription of folic acid as a supplemental nutrient as an addition to a healthy diet.
MTHFR Gene Mutations Lab Test
The MTHFR gene produces an enzyme that is necessary for metabolizing folic acid into a usable form in the body. This enzyme is also important for converting homocysteine into methionine, which the body needs for proper metabolism and muscle growth, and which is needed for glutathione creation. MTHFR promotes methylation, the process used by the body to metabolize and eliminate toxins and hormones, thus leading to hormonal balance and optimal detoxification.
Those individuals with a MTHFR gene mutation have a reduced ability to convert folic acid or folate into a usable form. Research estimates that as much as half of the population may have an MTHFR gene mutation, though there are many variations of the gene mutation depending on how the gene was passed down from the parents.
The MTHFR gene mutations lab test is a valuable health screening tool to show this common gene mutation. This test helps determine your ability to activate folate in the body and may provide insight into treatment recommendations.
Also, three new Colonic Hydrotherapy treatments will be available. Colonic Hydrotherapy is the cleansing of the large intestine through the administration of water, herbal solutions, enzymes and other substances such as coffee, probiotics and charcoal, to eliminate waste and assist its removal from the colon using a low pressure pump and vacuum system.
Activated Charcoal Colonic
Whether it be a colon cleanse, liver cleanse, kidney cleanse, for poison detox or full body cleansing, activated charcoal is the best single detoxifier for the whole body. This treatment detoxifies the liver and colon, and helps rebuild the liver. In addition, it administers Anti-oxidant benefits directly into the colon and increases the pH or alkalinity of the entire intestinal tract.
The coffee enema can stimulate the biliary ducts, causing them to open and release toxins into the intestinal tract for excretion. This treatment supports the body internally with an effective detox as it eliminates harmful toxins. As it cleanses, it removes and binds toxins, reducing the oxidative stress load in the body and enhancing the natural immune function.
As naturally existent micro-organisms in the human body, probiotics help to prevent, and even treat, some illnesses. These micro-organisms are vital in ensuring the health of our digestive tracts and immune system; the front line of our bodies’ defense against pathogens and infections. This treatment enhances assimilation and synthesis of nutrients, protects against pathogenic bacteria, and improves the body’s immune function and resilience.
If any of these services are of interest, or you would like further information, please kindly visit our contact page to enquire with our Health & Wellness experts