• Top 3 {hidden} Gut Issues + Why Food Sensitivity Testing isn’t Helpful

        If I had to pick THE number one topic that people ask me about, it would be gut health.   The reason for that is everyone has gut issues, these days… at least if you’re following me, you probably do.   Why?   Well…   There are AT LEAST a million reasons.   I’m going to focus on the top 3 {hidden} gut issues, today, though.   First things, first   Let’s talk about symptoms. Do you have any?   What are they?   Seriously, just think about that for a second.   I’m willing to be money your mind went to something directly related to digestion… but…

  • What is Your Nasal Microbiome and Why It’s Just As Important As Your Gut Microbiome

      If you’d rather watch a video on the nasal microbiome click here.   What is the Nasal Microbiome and Why Does it Matter?   First things first, if you’re not familiar with the term microbiome it’s a term used to describe the community of bacteria, fungi, and viruses that populate your body.   Most likely you’ve heard the term in relation to the gut microbiome.   After the Human Genome Project ended with the conclusion that we are all basically the same, genetically, researchers and health professionals were left with some questions. Among which is how do we all look, act, and feel so different if we are all…

  • My CIRS Protocol

    I started this journey into diagnosing and treating (biohacking, if you will) my Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome or CIRS with a slow & low mentality. I knew that having the testing done, finding the right healthcare practioner to guide me, and actually following a protocol would take time. So, I was ready to be patient. In the beginning, my focus was on preparing my body for what was to come, preparing myself mentally, and also preparing my life. That last part is key, for many reasons. The first being- you have to remove yourself from ALL exposure for the entire duration of treatment.. or ideally forever. So for a year, I…

  • Easy-to-Follow Guide to Getting Lab Tests for Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS)

    Update: As it turns out, VIP and VEGF should be measured at Quest, not Labcorp, and all samples should be plasma (not serum) for all tests for maximum accuracy. This week I have spent so much (too much) time trying to get all of the baseline lab testing done for CIRS diagnosis. I’ve encountered some complications, and I want to help guide those who will follow behind me so that they may have an easier journey. I will first list the Labcorp tests {with annotations}: VEGF- this was easy to find the code and pretty straight-forward in general Adiponectin- Same Leptin- Same ADH/Osmolality- My first misstep was only having my NP order ADH. Without…

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