Diamond Plan

CONGRATULATIONS!  You’re a Member of DIAMOND! 

I am so proud of you for choosing to put yourself first!  It’s not easy to make that decision – and YOU DID IT!  We often put ourselves last… so when a woman steps up to the plate and says “YES” to herself – I know I’m dog-gone lucky to have her in my life – and I’m BLESSED to be able to help her achieve her goals! 

Your program will be completely individualized to YOUR needs.  We will start with DNA Nutrigenomic testing and your first call with me will serve as the basis to help me determine what needs you have to address immediately.  This will be individualized to you and not match any other DIAMOND member’s plan. 

This little taste of an outline is to give you an idea of what your plan includes – and share with you the additional opportunities included in your plan that you may not have even thought of! 

Our 2021 together is all about your Discovery – Action – Success Plan that will take your health and happiness to the highest level possible during our year together.  My goal is to catapult your health and happiness to the most optimal state you have ever experienced. 

Because we will be with each other every other month on average, we will need to stay razor focused on your needs to assure you get all that you can to achieve your highest Health and Wellness Goals to assure you Optimal Success to Feel Your Best and Look Your Best and truly feel the ANTI-Aging effects of a healthy, Strong Body.

We may not have as much coaching time as the PLATINUM members, but we’ll stay focused on the medical issues and spend coaching time after we are certain your medical needs are met.

Here is an overview of your DIAMOND PLAN!  Keep in mind that your plan will be like no other member’s plan.  We will work together very closely and get to know each other extremely well. 

Here are the highlights of your DIAMOND PLAN that are available to you!

Creating an individualized Nutritional, Supplemental and Lifestyle plan based on your DNA Nutrigenomic Testing and personal needs.

Your diet is without a doubt the single most important aspect of your health. You need good eating habits in place to reduce the effects of illness and achieve and maintain your healthiest, happiest and most vibrant life!

For some this means making a few minor adjustments.  And for others, this can mean a complete Nutritional overhaul. Sometimes these overhauls come with habit restructuring and a full pantry purge.  And with DIAMOND – we will return to this part of your plan every time we meet to assure your success!  Our time together will focus on optimal nutrition for your genetic makeup and provide you the opportunity to Lose Weight, break a Sugar Addiction, Identify Food Sensitivities and Reduce habitual Temptations.  We may not have as much opportunity to interact as PLATINUM, but remember you also have SOS calls if you really need a jumpstart!

Your DNA nutrigenomics testing helps guide the plan that is right for you as an individual. 

I won’t be throwing out a cookie cutter plan for you.  Nutritional planning means taking into consideration your personal lifestyle and family’s needs as well.  When the changes you need seem too overwhelming, I will work with you to ease into your new nutritional plan.  Remember, there is no such thing as DIET!  The first three letters of DIET are D-I-E… and Personal Wellness Medicine for you is all about SUSTAINED Nutritional Planning and Success. 

If you battle with sugar addition, we’ll address it here!  Breaking sugar addiction can be very challenging but fortunately, we have tried-and-true techniques for helping with this detox process.

The bottom line is our nutrition planning eases you into a new, healthier way of life no matter where you are today. The point of our nutrition planning is to make it easy, comfortable, and ultimately set you up for success. 

*Optimizing and Balancing your Sex Hormones

An important aspect of your Personalized Functional Healthcare Program includes the restoration of Hormonal Balance and Function.  Optimal and Balanced Sex Hormones are at the core of your Holistic Health Success and together with Adrenal and Thyroid Hormone Balance, DNA Nutrigenomic Lifestyle Optimization, and assuring a Healthy GUT and Microbiome, normal brain chemistry and balanced intracellular biochemical processes naturally follow in most circumstances! 

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement is available at specific doses for you and compounded for your particular needs.  With DIAMOND, we may find our way into the realm of Advanced Hormone therapies which include both sublingual and injectable peptide therapies often as adjunct therapy to topical BHRT to optimize Growth Hormone and IGF1 – the master hormones behind easier fat loss, higher energy levels, improved libido, deeper sleep, and a stronger immune system. 

*Balancing your Adrenal Hormones and Optimizing Mitochondrial Function

Adrenal glands do much more than produce DHEA, Adrenaline and Cortisol. The Adrenals Glands are responsible for the fine tuning of many of your body’s processes, fueling the fight or flight response, and regulating both your sex hormones and thyroid hormones.  They even affect your growth hormone state.  If they fail to work correctly, there is a direct effect on your well-being.

Overwhelming chronic fatigue is one of the biggest complaints my patients have had over the last 20 years of my practice.  The fatigue we often hear about is not just inconvenient – it can result in debilitating fatigue – daily or intermittent, interrupting one’s ability to complete even small tasks and stealing the passion, joy and enthusiasm for life you deserve to have now and throughout your life.  

Adrenal Hormone imbalance also reduces your ability to fight infection, lose weight, and squelch inflammation.  We’ll work really hard to address every aspect of Adrenal Health – and the more focused and accountable you are in between our calls and visits the more success we will have together!  I will be with you all the way.  But you’ll need to really stay focused in between our visits so you can really soar!  Again, those SOS calls are there for you when you need a little extra help!

If you didn’t know, Adrenal Function balancing is my calling.  This may sound silly to you, but when I think about Mother Theresa knowing her “calling”, I think of myself and helping people achieve Adrenal Stress Hormone Balance.  Although I may be best known for Sex Hormone Balance, Adrenal Hormone balancing is really my greatest gift.  It takes more effort and focus and knowledge than any other hormone system.  It is by far the most challenging of all the Endocrine Systems, but it is also by far the most satisfying System to work with because it requires a special talent to put ALL the pieces of the puzzle together.

Our Mitochondria, the “powerhouse” of every one of our cells, make ATP – Adenosine Triphosphate.  ATP is what our cells use to carry out each and every function. Without ATP the cell dies.  Chronic Fatigue that does not respond appropriately to the steps necessary to heal, lead us to investigating Mitochondrial function, and in your DIAMOND plan, we will be ready to investigate Mitochondrial dysfunction if necessary.

*Optimizing and Balancing your Thyroid Hormones

Thyroid diseases are fairly common and are believed to impact hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Thyroid diseases lie on a spectrum – ranging from conditions where the thyroid makes too much hormone, to those where the thyroid doesn’t make enough.  In some cases, the thyroid gland itself is perfectly capable of producing the right amount of thyroid hormones but your body is unable to convert inactive thyroid hormone to active thyroid hormone. 

In addition, any dysfunction along the HPT Axis (Hypothalamic Pituitary Thyroid Axis) can be troubled, and it is my job to Discover what is going on in your body and solve it.  Symptoms can be very mild and about half of all people with thyroid conditions don’t realize they have a problem. Furthermore, thyroid conditions can be asymptomatic when they are early in forming or at an extremely mild level of development.

*Discovering your GUT and Microbiome Health and Healing Leaky GUT!

Often an unhealthy gut goes unnoticed because the symptoms seem completely unrelated such as a skin condition, mood symptoms, intermittent fatigue, sinus problems, bloating, intolerance to Bioidentical Hormones, and even immune dysfunction such as an overactive immune system resulting in an autoimmune disorder or an underactive immune system resulting in feeling under the weather frequently.  By the time we are in our 50’s, we should be rarely experiencing the effects of a virus.  That’s right.  We should actually be immune to viral insults and rarely experiencing the feeling of illness. 

Sometimes the symptoms are undeniably due to an issue within the GI tract.  Personal Wellness Medicine treats intestinal permeability (Leaky Gut), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), autoimmune disorders, infections, reflux, and other conditions.  We’ll be using Doctor’s Data GI 360 – the most comprehensive Stool Testing available using PCR testing, Culture and Sensitivities on the Pathogens discovered through culture and sensitivity.  GI 360 also includes an extensive look at your Microbiome and offers us insight into improving the good flora and optimizing the BIOME that support the development and sustenance of an optimal Microbiome. 

*Discovering and Treating Chronic Infections!  SO IMPORTANT!  And my mind is never off the big picture in caring for you HOLISTICALLY!

Though it will be a bit more challenging to move into the realm of chronic disease and inflammation management in DIAMOND, we’re going to do everything we can to fit it in if you need it! 

The term chronic infections encompass many different conditions. Infections are caused by any type of pathogen (bacteria, virus, fungus, parasites, or other organism) that invades the body and negatively impacts organs and ultimately causes harm to the body. Of the different types of pathogens that exist, bacterial and viral infections typically attract the most attention because they can cause epidemics.  But fungi and parasites can cause a chronic inflammatory state as well. 

Undiagnosed Chronic infections slowly and insidiously result in inflammation which can mimic many symptoms such as fatigue, mood disturbances, hormone imbalances and so forth.  Chronic inflammation also results in an unhealthy cascade of events that affect every organ in your body from heart disease to dementia.  ALL disease states start with inflammation, therefore signs of CIRS (Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome) is a critical piece to assuring optimal health!

CIRS occurs when there is widespread inflammation caused by a biotoxin in the body that leads to immune system (and often hormonal) dysfunction. Our body is home to trillions of microbes that live in and on your body, including a wide variety of bacteria and yeast.

Although everyone has some yeast in their body, occasionally the yeast can increase in numbers (called a “yeast overgrowth”).  The signs and symptoms of “yeast overgrowth” are usually fairly obvious to a Functional Medical provider but overlooked in Conventional Medicine. Your plan with Personal Wellness Medicine will not miss this fairly common 21st century potential burden… because I’m on it!  Between your GUT Health / Stool / Microbiome testing, my experience understanding GI Health, and the intimate and frequent time we will have together over the next year, will assure we don’t miss this important thief of optimal health. 

Though “mold illness” is a subcategory of CIRS, this inflammatory process can also be caused by exposure to other biotoxins such as Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), Lyme disease and other tick-borne bacteria as well as spider bites.  If this proves to be necessary, you can bet we’ll address this!

Approximately 95 percent of us carry a pathogen called the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). For many, this virus is caught in early childhood and largely goes unnoticed. EBV isn’t like most infections that are ‘conquered’ by our immune system but rather it ‘retreats and hides out’ in part of our immune system. Just like Herpes Simplex Virus which does the same thing, often being reactivated during times of stress and nutrition deficiencies. 

And unfortunately, there are many factors at play in our modern toxic environment that are contributing to reactivation of EBV. Like so many other chronic illnesses that are on the rise in America, we are seeing an increase incidence of reactivated or chronic Epstein-Barr virus.

*Balancing your Neurotransmitters Naturally

Neurotransmitters are a critical piece to your overall health and happiness.  A balance between the Stimulating and Calming Neurotransmitters is critical for you to feel calm and in control throughout your day.  Fortunately, in most cases, clearing up Leaky Gut and optimizing your Microbiome, in conjunction with following the right Nutritional and Lifestyle Plan designed specifically for your genetic needs and weaknesses, balancing the Endocrine Hormonal systems (Stress, Sex and Thyroid Hormones), and being given adequate time, the balance of your Neurotransmitters often falls into place easily and naturally. 

However, if needed, Neurotransmitter testing is an option if it becomes necessary, for which we then can utilize amino acid and peptide therapy to resolve left over Neurotransmitter imbalances. 

Taking a Long Hard Look at your Heart Health – because Heart Disease is still the most common cause of death in America. 

A healthy lifestyle, especially when started at a young age, goes a long way to preventing cardiovascular disease. Lifestyle changes and supplements can heal heart-harming trends, like high blood pressure or unusually high cholesterol.  We start with an extensive History taking session, DNA Nutrigenomic testing and basic labs.   But we may discover that Cleveland Heart Labs may also be right for you.  We’ll decide as we move through our year together and as time permits and your particular needs are defined!  In DIAMOND, we’ll stretch as much as we possibly can to accomplish all that we can.  And Heart Health may be at the top of the list.  Your first call or visit with me will be an important determiner as to what needs to be squeezed into your year! 

The same goes for Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome – a cluster of conditions that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.  Elevated Fasting Insulin levels, Insulin Resistance, PCOS, elevated Androgens, and Midsection Weight Loss Resistance are just a few causes of Insulin Resistance and it’s critical that we identify if this is happening to you. 

Detoxification

Detoxification (detox for short) is the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from a living organism, including the human body, which is mainly carried out by the liver and GUT.

Detoxification starts with a healthy GUT and activating the body’s release of storage of environmentally obtained synthetic chemicals and heavy metals and then supporting the proper elimination of the same.  Heavy metal toxicity is the accumulation of heavy metals, in toxic amounts, in the body. Heavy metals and other toxic chemicals either get excreted or stored in the fat, tissues and bones of the body. The heavy metals most commonly associated with poisoning of humans are lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium.  If your symptoms aren’t improving, we may decide to investigate potential stored toxins. 

Allergies

Environmental and Food Allergies and Sensitivities can sometimes be at the root of inflammation and thus important for us to pay attention to.  Avoidance of an allergy or sensitivity is critical; thus, it is important to properly identify these culprits of inflammation.  This requires a careful look into your exposures and reactions to exposures and determine the level of sensitivity you are experiencing.  In DIAMOND, I will be really focused on the journals I have you keep and the self-discovery you shared with me during our visits,  with every other month reevaluation of what your diaries and journals identify. 

If needed, we have additional testing opportunities to identify hidden allergies and sensitivities so a plan of action can be designed for you.

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)

Mast cell activation syndrome is a troubling chronic condition that’s caused by overactive mast cells. Mast cells are white blood cells in your body that function as part of your immune system. When you have Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, you’ll usually experience symptoms that wax and wane throughout your life. These symptoms often look like allergies. It’s estimated that mast cell activation syndrome takes an average of 10 years to diagnose, and some people may go their entire lives without knowing they have it.

ANTI-Aging Skin Care

And I saved the most FUN and exciting part for last! Did you know that there are prescription doses and skin care secrets that can be carefully compounded just for you?  YES!  If you’re up for a real treat… just talk to me about Personalized Compounded Skin Care to plump skin, smooth wrinkles, and even out skin tones with all-natural substances such as Superoxide Dismutase, Coenzyme Q10, Biopeptides and GHK-Cu!

That’s right – this little secret I’ve been keeping is out of the bag now – I can have these amazing mixes compounded just for you because you’re my patient!  Isn’t that exciting?! 

I hope this gives you a good look at what is ahead of you for 2021!   I look forward to being a part of helping you become Healthier, Happier, Stronger, and YOUNGER!  Let’s go Get ‘em Girl!  Let’s show ‘em who’s boss!