Metabolic Nutrition Testing

Metabolic Functioning with Breezing

Whether you are struggling with an eating disorder, battling with your weight, or feeling frustrated by your body’s seemingly random changes as you age, there is perhaps nothing more scary than stepping into the uncertainty of what your body is going to do with the nutritional changes your dietitian has recommended as part of the recovery process.

Historically, dietitians have had to take a “calculated” approach to determining what your body’s specific caloric needs are.  Scientific calculations, body fat assessment and exercise activity were all measured as a less than perfect means to estimate what your basal metabolic rate – and your body’s correlated specific caloric needs – are.

Wonderfully, this has all changed with the advent of accurate metabolic testing that provides dietitians with a valid measure of your body’s caloric needs, an instrumental part of identifying what your body needs specifically.

Indirect calorimetry has long been the gold standard for assessing metabolic needs. However, this method of testing has historically been inaccessible to the general public due to high costs and cumbersome equipment.

Enter… the Breezing metabolic device. By wearing a simple mask for 10 minutes, this device accurately measures the amount of oxygen consumed and carbon dioxide generated, thus giving us an inside look at your personalized metabolic needs.

This technology is useful for people who are:

  • Recovering from eating disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder)
  • Pre-diabetic
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Want to take a healthy approach to weight care

 

The Breezing device is FDA approved and is currently being used by Harvard Medical School and Mayo Clinic, just to name a few.

 

Cost & Insurance Reimbursement. We recognize the extreme value this service offers to our staff and clients, and, because of that, we strive to offer services in an affordable manner. Your first use of the Breezing Med will cost only $75, which covers the cost of your personalized mask and sensor and the test. All follow-up tests will cost just $55 (we will safely store your personalized mask and sensor for future use). Because the Breezing device is FDA approved, you may be eligible to receive insurance reimbursement of approximately $55 per test, making it possible for this test to be virtually FREE to you! While we require payment in full upon administration of the test, we will happily provide you with a superbill to submit for reimbursement.

Sanitation & Hygiene. A New Beginning is so excited to offer an innovative service to our clients – and with that excitement comes understanding of the deep responsibility we have for your well-being. The Breezing device utilizes a face mask that is worn for 10 minutes to measure metabolic rate. You are provided with a pre-packaged and sterilized mask insert, which is the only portion of the device that you touch. We will safely and confidentially store your personal mask insert in a ziplock bag, labeled with your name, so that it can be used again for future tests; this ensures that you are the only person using the face mask insert. Additionally, the general face mask (that holds your personalized insert) and strap are sanitized before and after each use.

If you are interested in utilizing this helpful approach to caring for your Body in a healthy manner, please contact our office at:  480-941-4247.