Upon booking your first appointment, we request that you complete a comprehensive questionnaire, and supply your Variant Report (Sterlings App is most comprehensive), and any medical testing that you have. During the first Consultation with Cynthia, she will inquire about your health concerns and issues. A shorter Medical Symptom Questionnaire (MSQ) will be used to track progess at each visit. Based on your input and discussion with Cynthia, a time-line of health (beginning with birth and concluding on the day of appointment), will be generated in order to assess antecedants, triggers and lifestyle factors.
We advocate use of whole non-GMO foods first, followed by specific, targeted supplementation. Many folks will require dietary changes, especially if auto-immune issues or particular SNPs that affect heme levels. In some cases, whole foods cannot support required nutrients and minerals so supplementation may be first steps, but not ongoing at intitial levels. In addition, some folks "burn through" normal levels of nutrients, and farm soil has been depleted so again, supplementation may be needed. Magnesium is an example of a nutrient that is depleted in soil, and many are deficient. Vitamin B6 and ZInc and Lysine are another example of nutrients that many need at higher levels than RDA. B6 is key to neurotransmitter production. GMO fallout and Round-up depletes B6.
Proper nutrient levels are key to healthy neurotransmitter, digestive and immune system function. Genetics interacting with environment determine levels of nutients; epigenome expression is individualized. Layer in immune stressing infections such as Lymes, or GI assimilation then phenotypical expression changes and nutrients needs change.
Many clients take phone photos of their current supplements, and send to Cynthia. As we are analyzing biochemical pathways, genetics and health history, mcgs amounts of nutrients can make a difference as can the order of when they are introduced.
We like to use your current supplements when appropriate. Cynthia does not sell supplements, but will recommend best supplements with links to order, for each individual.
Similarly, Cynthia does not mark-up testing such as Genova Diagnostics and Cyrex. If testing is recommended, Cynthia will order and you will only pay the lab fee.
This process is about clients feeling better and recovering health and enjoying living.
I look forward to working with folks who are serious about their health, and may be willing to make some changes to diet/lifestyle. If you are not amenable to possible changes in foods and lifestyle, I may not be the Practioner for you.
Please see document below for a quick overview of what I have found to be a wise approach to integrating individual SNPs with nutrition, personal health issues and IFM principles.
I offer two types of consultations, the Comprehensive Consultation (Sterlings App, Livewello) and the Hourly Consultation (Genetic Genie, Yasko). The Comprehensive Consultation typically requires about 6-8 total hours of analysis to (1) prep, (2) time for Consultation, holding the 3 to 3 1/2 hour Consultation, and (3) a couple of hours afterwards to prepare an Individualized Plan, ordering testing and follow-up emails.
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.