I am shutting down this website and Life Zone Wellness, LLC in a few weeks, but you can still reach me at email@example.com in the meantime until new email is in place. I will continue to see new clients and keep this website as overlap to new one.
My new biz name will be Nutrigenomics Wellness, LLC, and new Website should be up in a few weeks with new email address. The firstname.lastname@example.org is my private email and that will continue.
I will be moving to Fla late next year (2018) as that is where I'm from and I miss my Sis and sunshine. I will continue to have an office in downtown Chicago for next 18 months or so. I will keep ongoing Lake Geneva, Wisconsin office May through September, ongoing. Then decamping to St Pete, Fla, and sunshine during winter months in late 2018. Skype is still best way to hold a Consultation.
Back to my business...My role is to assist you to heal via your body's dynamics. We have been graced with an excellent body, but sometime it gets compromised and needs some tweaking.
Each new client Consult requires 6-8 hours (prep time, 3 hour conversation with Client and then writing follow-up Plan based on Consultation, medical info and health history), and then follow-up emails and testing/tweaking their Individualized Initial Plan.
If you are coming to us for consultation regarding Autoimmune issues or a child on the Autism Spectrum, please know associated blood type (e.g., O, A, B or AB) before you speak to Cynthia. Data point that's missed with the MTHFR discussion; our blood type dictactes best diet wrt lectin proteins, especially if FUT2 SNPs and secretor vs non-secretor of H-antigen protein. Autoimmune issues (e.g., Hashi's, RA, etc), and Autism Spectrum disorders including PAN/PANDAs, involve dysfunctional GI and then Immune system (70 ish % dictated by GI) and neuro issues (potentially silent GI, but impacts to neurotransmitters), and triggers that created that dysfunction. If so, be prepared for dietary changes, and those dietary changes are not always aligned with SCD or Paleo or standard anti-inflammatory diets. Diet will be tweaked to individual needs and genetics, and not necessarily the latest-and-greatest touted diet. We want to minimize agglutination (super glue in gut that impacts immune system and neuro), and antigen impacts to get best outcome for health.
I'm changing the paradigm for a full Consultation so it also includes an addition 60 minutes of follow-up emailing and/or reviewing medical testing beyond the initial Consult and Initial Plan, without additional charges. I'm attempting to keep dialog open and not "watching the clock" as best results are from ongoing open dialog.
The Comprehesive support I provide, is best not limited by time constraints. Rather, its better if individualized support is open-ended, and then follow-up support, based on tweaking results and subsequent test data. Some Initial Consults take 2 and 1/2 hours and others take up to 4 hours. I want to provide that flexibilty to my clients.
At Life Zone Wellness (soon to be Nutrigenomics Wellness, LLC) we incorporate the principles of Functional Medicine, knowledge of individual genetics, knowledge of biochemical pathways, a comprehensive health history and often cutting edge testing, to provide you with an individualized Initial Health Plan. The individualized Health Plan is also based on a face-to-face (or Skype/phone) Initial Consultation to gather additional data beyond what can be written in a questionnaire. We will also review your SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) and discuss. After the Initial Consultation, you will be receiving your Initial Individualized Health Plan. The Plan may take a few days to complete/get to you after the Consultation. Sometimes I need to do additional research and take time to think as cases are becoming more complicated.
The Initial Individualized Plan will be tweaked over time, based on subsequent test results and health improvments. The goal is to address each biochemical pathway via dietary/lifestyle changes and to ramp up nutrients slowly, in a particular order. Again, dietary changes may be required but will be phased-in.
When health is re-established, we consolidate/reduce supplements to a minimum, keeping dietary/lifestyle changes in place. The process typically takes 5-6 months, with follow-up and interim "touching base" when needed. Some folks require less time; some more.
We recognize biochemical individuality, based on "expressing" single nucleotide polymorphisms. Testing such as the Genova DIagnostics GI Effects test, the NutrEval test, OATs, Cyrex and others shed light on how your body's genetics are expressing and reacting to your particular environment, foods, exposures, viruses, bacteria, toxins and stress and more. Our "whole" approach to collecting and analyzing all of the information discussed above, gives us a unique overall perspective (not silo) and allows us to suggest foundational nutrient, lifestyle and dietary changes required to optimize your health and body's ability to heal and "right itself".
Remember, the likes of SSRIs, PPIs, etc, are not nutrients/molecules that our bodies utilize to maintain healthy homeostasis. They address symptoms and not underlying causes. By providing foundational nutrients, layering-in customized methylation support in the proper sequence based on genetics, supporting digestion/assimilation of foods, supporting mitochondrial and membrane function, supporting balanced neurotransmitters, and more, are what are bodies require to maintain healthy homeostasis.
* Nutritional Status needs analysis to achieve normal physiological function. Assessment may include appropriate functional testing via:
Precision Hormones - DUTCH
* Observations from case history, physical signs, laboratory tests, and nutrition/lifestyle analysis.
* Referral to a licensed physician or other health care professionals as needed.
* MTHFR Variant Report Analysis and Review.
I recommend Sterling App (MTHFRsupport.com) which "grabs" raw data from 23andMe results and generates a comprehensive Variant Report PDF.
The most recent version of Sterlings App is 2.6, and is 60+ pages including biochemical pathway drawings. More to come as standard methylation biochemical pathways are researched and drilled-down to increasingly individual details that other reports do not include.
* Lifestyle & Diet modifications are part of the picture in many instances, so please be prepared to make them if need be.
I recommend the actual book and not the PDF as I was not savvy enough to electronically link TOC to sections in Compendium 1, when writing it.
I will edit Compendium 1 and fix PDF later this year when I update Compendium 1 with additional SNPs in the fall 2018 time frame.
Compendium 2 will have the linked feature between TOC and text, as I know more now, and have hired a profession editor.
The Compendium 1 is currently 330 pages and includes the following SNP categories:
- Phase 1 and 2 Liver Detox SNPs
- Methylation SNPs
- Alcohol SNPs
- Histamine SNPs
- Neurotransmitter SNPs
- Mitochondrial SNPs (Electron Transport Chain)
This SNPBit Compendium 1 is a compilation of four years of research gathered by Sterling and Cynthia, and our associate Carolyn Ledowsky.
The current SNPBit Compendium 1 will be updated shortly. Its next edition will include updates to the current enzymes/SNPs, additional sections/pathways such as the Pentose Phosphate Pathway, and more.