Each new client Consult requires 6-8 hours (prep time, 3 hours converstation with Client and then follow-up Plan), and then follow-up emails and testing/tweaking their Plan. I am trying to catch up after recent projects where I was off-line for a few weeks, but up and running now.
At Life Zone Wellness we incorporate the principles of Functional Medicine, individual genetics, a robust knowledge of biochemical pathways, a comprehensive health history and cutting edge testing, to provide you with an individualized health Plan. The individualized health Plan is also based on a face-to-face (or Skype/phone) 3 1/2 to 4 hour Initial Consulation to gather additional data beyond what can be written in a questionaire. We will also review your SNPs and discuss. After the Initial Consultation, you will be receiving your Initial Individualized Plan. Lately, the Plan may take a few days to complete/get to you after the Consultation. 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 based on pathway SNPs nad health history. Then, when health is re-established, to reduce supplements to a minimum, keeping dietary/lifestyle changes in place. The process typically takes 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 (SNPs). Testing such as the GI Effects test, the NutrEval test, OATs 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 to optimize your health and body's ability to heal and "right itself".
Remember, the likes of chemicals 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 at the proper time, 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:
Genova Diagnostic Cyrex 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 2.4, and is 60+ pages plus 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.
We also offer advanced education via
* Webinars, Seminars & Training CDs
~ Sterling App, version 2.3 has been released. The App is priced at only $30 for many SNPs. This new App includes additional G6PD, H6PD and new histamine SNPs. Its >50 pages, but well worth it, especially if you experience waxing and waning health issues that are difficult to "pin down".
~ After running you Variant report via Serlings App, consider a profile of your gut microbiome via uBiome. This swab DNA test will give detailed information about the micro-organisms that live in the various locations of your body. They offer analysis of 5 key locations (e.g., GI, nasal, etc)
To receive a 10% discount, use the link http://go.referralcandy.com/share/83QQG8Q
Here is a short Utube video:
~ Lack of proper methylation during fetal development, is at the root of cleft palate development, among other things. Operation Smile is a volunteer group of Dr.s and nurses who provide surgery to repair cleft palates. I am pledging 5% of my income to Operation Smile. If you are like minded, please call 1-888-322-1583. Having the surgery to repair a cleft palates changes a child's life!!
The surgery is done by volunteer plastic surgeons, and the cost per child is $240. Thank you! You can also mail a check to:
3641 Faculty Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
The SNPBit Compendium 1 is your Go-To reference for SNP information without the need for individual online SNP searches. Included for each SNP are Overviews for a quickie SNP summary, cited research links for a detailed SNP look, and sections called, "Our Two Cents", which include clinical pearls from our Practitioner's perspective. Catalytic activity, and Nutrient and Non-nutrient cofactors are also included with each enzyme/SNP summary. Where applicable, Pathway drawings are also included. The drawings serve to visually place individual enzymes/SNPs into their enzymatic pathways for easy association to your Variant Report.
This information is formatted in an easy to understand dictionary style.
We recommend printing out the Pathways as a reference when reviewing your individual SNPs.
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.
A future SNPBit Compendium (e.g., SNPBit Compendium 2) will include SNPs associated with vaccines and their excipients.
Another future SNPBit Compendium (e.g., SNPBit Compendium 3) will include hundreds of immune system SNPs, GI associated SNPs, and groupings of SNPs associated with particular auto-immune conditions. I am targeting the end of March to begin updating the SNPBit Compendium 1, followed by compiling the SNPBit Compendium 2 associated with vaccines and their incipients.
Stay tuned to MABIM.org for upcoming radio blogs.