The Inside Outside DXA Scanning Staff from August 2017, Elydia Miles
positions Hi-Lo Trainer Rocio Moran assisted by Summer 2107 UTSA
Interns Raelissa Diaz with Amanda Grogan at the Hologic Discovery A
Best DXA Room in the World!!
DXA Body Composition in San Antonio is an advanced radiological
method of measuring your Lean Mass and Fat Mass in multiple areas of
your body such as arms, legs, trunk, abdomen and hips in addition to
whole body measurements. DXA is
an acronym for
Absorptiometry. Some scanners also
measure Visceral Adipose Tissue (VAT). The old nomenclature was DEXA
X-Ray Absorptiometry) but DXA is
the currently recognized acronym. Most DXA devices are used
for Bone Density Testing which is very common, but a few also have the Body Composition
Software. You should look for one that also measures Visceral
Adipose Tissue such as the advanced Hologic and GE Models and also give you a
color image which lets you see fat, lean and bone. If you are doing
serial scans the center performing the scans should ideally have
which easily and visually compares your scans graphically so you can
follow the results of your Diet/Exercise Program.
accidently diet away muscle, the best way to check
is DXA Scanning.
for CrossFitters, P-90s and Paleo Diet
Challenges or if you just
Stop Guessing! And, you need to know about your
and similar accounts will sometimes reimburse for a DXA Scan
with or without a Nutritional Consult.
We can give you a detailed
invoice for you to submit to your FSA for reimbursement if
BMI in Overweight or Obese
Category seems to help with this.
Our Hologic Discovery A Model DXA Scanner (Usually
used for Bone Density Testing) is equipped with the Software module that
distinguishes lean mass, bone and fat (including Visceral
Adipose Tissue) and calculates your
total body composition. For optimal health, the average body
fat should be about 16% for males and 21% for females. DXA Body Composition scanning is a very accurate method of body composition
analysis and is now the Gold Standard for most research
serial scans allow for easy
measurement of your progress during
your Weight Loss/Strength/Cardio/Training/CrossFit Nutrition program.
report shows fat in yellow, muscle in red
and bone in blue. Dr. Christian is the
Radiation Safety Officer.
The software can give
detailed evaluations about specific body parts such
as the chest, shoulders or thighs and follow your
and Graphs (See Below) can show the yellow
fading away and the red growing!!
DXA software provides analysis of
Visceral Adipose Tissue
at the 4th Lumbar
level which are highly correlated with CT Scan
measurements. Our Proprietary
DXA Comparison Tool Software allows for
reporting of trends in all your body areas and changes of Visceral Fat Area,
Visceral Fat Volume, Visceral Fat Mass and Waist
circumference. Old scans can be re-analyzed with our
current software, so we can go back and see what your
measurements were in the past and compare with a new
current scan. A Visceral Fat Area well below 100cm2
is the goal.
Fat, especially Visceral
Fat, has been called the largest endocrine
(hormone producing) organ in the body.
Fat that accumulates in our abdomen and
around organs such as the kidneys secretes
many hormones which are inflammatory and
produce constant low-grade inflammation in
our bodies. Inflammation is commonly
seen in most pathologic processes including
atherosclerosis, dementia, Alzheimer's,
cancer and most chronic diseases. So reducing fat and especially
the Visceral Fat will reduce inflammation in
our bodies. The DXA software allows us
to analyze this fat with measurements
virtually equal to CT Scans or MRI Scans, of
course with much less expense and radiation
exposure. A fat loss program such as
Zone/Paleo, Low-Carb or Nutritional Ketosis
will reliably lower visceral fat.
Visceral Fat accumulates as our Body Fat
rises and is increased with overeating, refined
carbohydrates, too much fructose, stress and
alcohol excess. Visceral Fat almost
always is associated with fatty liver,
insulin resistance and elevated glucose
levels. See a
below of how we can show the Visceral
Fat changes with serial scans.
DXA Scan with Very High
Visceral Fat Area >300cm2
DXA Scan with Normal
Visceral Fat Area <100cm2
At the end of the scan, you will
spend 30 Min with
Dr. Christian and he will create
for you a personalized
Nutritional Ketosis or
Nutrition Prescription. This is
based on your DXA results which are directly
imported into our Proprietary Excel Nutrition
Prescription Program. With this tool we can create a
personalized prescription that details exactly what nutritional strategies
are needed to decrease body fat and gain muscle to a
more desirable level.
These prescriptions can be designed for Bulking,
Cutting, Fat Loss/Maintain Muscle and enjoying the
benefits of Nutritional Ketosis with Low-Carb, High
He will then show you a short
PowerPoint Presentation which explains the basics of Zone/Paleo
or Lo-Carb/Ketosis anti-inflammatory eating!
You will have the opportunity to ask any questions
you might have about your own specific medical
issues which might affect fat loss and muscle gains,
your previous experience with "diets" and even
exercise strategies which might be helpful.
Even if you think you understand the nutritional
aspect, this consultation with Dr. Christian
will serve to affirm your thinking about the most
important "Drug" you will ever put in your mouth,
"Food". This consultation will create a
personalized Nutrition Prescription to help you meet
your goals, whether it is to lose fat/maintain
muscle or gain muscle (bulk up), you will know what
Dr. Christian is experienced and knowledgeable in
Zone/Paleo/Nutritional Ketosis/LoCarb/Cutting and
Bulking strategies for fat loss and muscle gains.
Dr. Christian personally has practiced LoCarb Nutritional
Ketosis enhanced with Bulletproof MCT Oil for over 3 years and
monitors his ketosis with blood and breath
Keto Mojo Blood Strips
Here is an example of how serial
DXA Scanning and our Zone/Paleo Nutrition helped a
21 year old male cut for a contest!
He went from 15.4% to 11.1% over a
3 month period without losing muscle mass. Download
a .pdf file which explains it all!
These are the
baseline results for a 58 Year Old Female.
DXA Body Composition is a
research level tool and can be used to help
set goals for weight loss and gaining of
muscle. You can watch the yellow disappear
and the red increase!! This
lady has a body fat % of 36.9%, too high for
we can create a graphical picture of the
changes of the visceral fat indicies of serial scans. Here are the results over a
year period of time of a 66 y/o male who had 3 scans.The
Visceral Fat Area initially was high at 188cm2,
decreased to 79cm2 (30lb weight loss) and then
increased back to 142cm2 with a 25lb weight gain!