Body Composition, or bioimpedance, measures your phase angle, a test of health quality, and fat %
Phase angle, a key measurement with a Body Composition test, is the key to your health and is a proven tests that helps predict whether or not your health efforts, whether they be medical or nutritional, are working. This test is so important, it is known as one of the most predictive lab markers of morbidity (health quality) and mortality (death risk).
Eating well, taking nutritional supplements, exercising and practicing meditation all sound like reasonable health interventions, but are they really working beyond you feeling better? Meaning, it is entirely possible to feel well and have disease or illness. Tests like phase angle and body composition can help show if your health efforts are equaling true wellness.
Dr. Wald says, "phase angle is likely the most accurate assessment of cellular energy balance and imbalance predicting early death or predicts longevity. Phase angle measures how your cells hold energy along with the health of your cellular membranes throughout your body, and finally, how well or badly your cells manage water within and outside of your cells. This information is now known to predict cancer death and longevity potential. Using small alternating current I am able capsure phase angle, which is the way that this current bounces off your cell membranes producing a "phase shift".
The higher your phase angle, above 8 degrees, the better your health. The lower your phase angle, for example lower than 4 degrees, then you are sick in a bad way! You may not even know it.
"Too many people hope that their health efforts are working. Many practitioner won't measure phase angle because they either have never heard of it, do not understand it, or are avoiding it because they do not want a baseline that may reveal that the wellness and health advice is really not working. I suggest that each and everyone of my patients allow me to test their phase angle. Can it be positively affected by healthy lifestyle when done right? YES!
phase angle=health or disease?
Measured in Dr. Wald’s Body Composition Analysis