Food Advisory Group was founded in 2009 by Vivianna Wou, an internationally experienced Certified Nutritionist and Food Development Technologist. The clinic’s main goal is to provide specific, targeted, and patient-centered supplement and wellness programs that are designed to help clients achieve optimum health and vitality.
Working closely with a team of health experts, the clinic is able to address a wide range of health needs for all ages and specialises in Consultation & Education, Analysis & Tests, Diet Plans, Lifestyle, and Therapies.
Counting Nestle Singapore, Cerebos Companies, Men’s Health, and Star Hub as some of its clients, Food Advisory Group’s success is hugely attributed to its founder, Vivianna Wou who brings years of solid experience and stellar reputation on the table.
Ms. Wou graduated in England and has worked and lived in the United Kingdom and Australia. After 10 years of serving major food and healthcare companies in the UK, she returned to Singapore to fulfill her goals and passion for the food and healthcare sector.
As an internationally experienced Certified Nutritionist and Food Development Technologist, Vivianna Wou is passionate about providing holistic healing through nutrition. With the goal to help patients reach their fitness goals as well as improve their health by providing tailored-fit supplement and wellness programs, she firmly believes in the importance of trust, accountability, and efficiency in achieving favourable health outcomes.
Diet Planning After Medical Check Up
Getting the right nutrition is imperative if you want to live a healthy life, an active lifestyle, or if you’re trying to recover from an injury or medical condition faster. However, only a qualified nutritionist will be able to tell you what type of food your diet must contain to achieve your goals. Food Advisory Group’s nutritionists and dietitians will discuss with you your goals and will identify the vitamins and minerals your body needs as well as the types of food that you can and cannot eat for a certain period. These professionals also offer services to monitor your progress where you will be required to make a follow-up on a regular basis to ensure that you’re on the right track.
Food Intolerance And Allergy Testing
The majority of the population has an allergy or is intolerant to certain types of foods. Countless families need to change their diets because someone in the family has a food allergy or food intolerance. Although avoiding certain foods is a smart decision, it is always best to undergo an allergy and food intolerance test to determine the cause and maybe treat the condition. The results of the test will help determine the severity of the allergy. Severe food allergies are life threatening and knowing exactly what to avoid and what to do when you have an allergic reaction can help save your life. Experts at Food Advisory Group perform food intolerance and allergy testing and the procedure starts by conducting a thorough assessment of your medical history and your current diet. You will then likely to undergo a procedure called elimination diet to identify the foods that are causing a reaction.
Nutrition plays a big role when recovering from a medical condition, participating in active sports, or simply living a healthy life. To find out what type of diet would be best for your body, you’ll need to visit a qualified nutritionist or dietitian for a general consultation. A consultation with a nutritionist usually takes around an hour. The nutritionist will require detailed information about your health condition, current diet, lifestyle, any medications you’re taking, and the type of exercises you perform. You may also need to undergo a physical exam or provide results of any blood tests. Based on this information, the nutritionist from Food Advisory Group will formulate a diet plan that is specific to your needs. You may also need to undergo follow-up consultations so that your progress can be monitored.
Hair Mineral Testing
Your hair, like any other body tissue, contains various minerals. Knowing what those minerals are helps doctors diagnose certain conditions because hair minerals correspond well to those that are present in your body. A hair mineral test is performed to determine the type and quantity of minerals in your hair. Most mineral tests will involve testing the levels of calcium, molybdenum, cobalt, nickel, chromium, lithium, iron, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, and germanium. The test will also look for the presence of toxic minerals such as arsenic, mercury, lead, aluminum, and cadmium. The results of these tests help nutritionists formulate a diet plan that would be most beneficial for your condition.
Hormone Profile Tests (Stress, Ageing, Metabolic)
Before recommending specific supplements and wellness program to help you improve your health conditions, experts at Food Advisory Group will first conduct a hormone profile test to evaluate your stress and metabolic levels, as well as to confirm hormonal imbalances that can hinder you from realising your goals. Through this, our experts can customise a wellness program that can balance your body’s response to stress, aging, and other factors. Hormone profile test for male patients analyses cortisol, DHEA, melatonin and testosterone levels. Meanwhile, female hormone tests measure estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone levels.
Single Allergen Testing
Food Advisory Group performs a single allergen testing before creating a customised nutrition program to test the patient for gluten or wheat allergy. The procedure may be performed through a skin or blood test. If done through a skin test, drops of allergens will be placed on the skin before the skin is pricked with a needle. The skin will then be checked after about 15 minutes. If the tested area turned red or itchy, it means that you’re allergic to gluten or wheat. These will then be removed from your nutrition program to avoid an adverse allergic reaction.
Urine Profile Tests - Intestinal Permeability
Urine tests are performed at Food Advisory Group to assess intestinal permeability by looking into barrier function in the bowel and small intestinal absorption. This measures the ability of sugar molecules to permeate the intestinal mucosa. The results of the test empower experts at Food Advisory Group to carefully plan the patient’s nutritional and wellness program based on any existing condition. In the procedure, the patient will be made to drink a premeasured amount of liquid substances. After about six hours, urine samples will be taken and tested. A follow-up consultation will then be scheduled where the results of the test will be discussed to the patient.
Urine Profile Tests - Liver Detox
A urine test checks different components of urine that can confirm the presence of certain conditions such as autoimmune disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, as well as food sensitivities. This is performed at Food Advisory Group to assess malabsorption and intestinal permeability. It is also useful in diagnosing certain conditions such as urinary tract infection, diabetes, kidney stones, and high blood pressure. Urine profile test, which is performed before a liver detox program, helps experts identify the specific food that the patient can take without causing an adverse reaction.