Furthering the A4M Fellowship, Cindy will be attending a course on Cardiology.
Cardiology will highlight clinical cardiovascular information, through an overview of didactic learning, case studies, clinical applications, therapeutic guidelines, and extensive faculty interaction with top-tier practicing clinicians. Attendees will not only learn the most clinically current research in the field of cardiovascular health, but also understand best practices & protocols for applying educational concepts to other forms of metabolic disease. Sessions will review the causes and mechanisms of hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and metabolic syndrome, in addition to how the conditions are interrelated and connected. The module will also assess various methods of diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment, coupled with an assessment of laboratory evaluations, nutritional treatments, and lifestyle recommendations. Lectures will additionally emphasize the treatment modalities available for hypercholesterolemia, hyperinsulinemia, and hypertriglyceridemia, along with abnormal cholesterol fractionation results through a hands-on, case history format.
Cindy has a helping hand for the next couple of months with Aaron Jungmann, who is joining us on an internship program sponsored out of Germany.
Every time an analysis runs with the digitalhealth service, each and every intervention recommendation represents hundreds of data points and references to meet the criteria for being evidence-based and relevant to an individual.
Cindy and Aaron are presently working through Relora as an intervention, drawing from Pubmed and all the other research resources. Adding Relora as an intervention is several days of work, but then all that research is affordably and relevantly available to digitalhealth clients and enshrined in Cindy’s clinical practice.
Endnote is the usual means for Cindy to store research and have it available for clients, but this new means to apply research does much more of the heavy lifting, freeing up time to achieve more in consultations.
Win win for everyone, but a huge investment in time.
Aaron is in his final year graduating as a Medical Doctor in Germany and is broadening his practical experience working with Cindy.
We appreciate his help and it’s nice to be getting some meaningful government assistance for non-acute preventative healthcare relevant to the motivated. Germany walking the walk investing in the next generation to make independent choices about what innovation means.
As a footnote, this isn’t our first positive experience with Germany. In the 1970s Neil, was a 5 year old with blood poisoning and was on the brink of having a leg amputated. As family lore would have it, a German intern arrived in Dunedin hospital and coincidentally on the week before departure from Heidelburg had attended a course on the massive use of penicillin for these circumstances. Through a quirk of fate, the leg was saved (and it has been very handy). Tübingen where Aaron is studying is just down the road from Heidelburg.
Rheinland Pfalz just around the corner is also the area where Neil subsequently lived for a year as an exchange student in 84/85. Neil visited the geology department in Heidelburg University in 1984 and observed a bank of MRI scanners available to the faculty there; NZ at the time was fund raising for it’s first hospital MRI. West Germany in 84/85 (i.e. before the Berlin wall came down) was massively resourced and outrageously interesting for a teenager from Oamaru.
Prescriptions: Plan Ahead for the Holidays
For Christmas, please get your prescription requests in by Monday the 16th December, otherwise the compounding pharmacies won’t be able to fulfill your request before Christmas. For prescription repeat planning, the clinic is closed from 17th December 2019 until 13th January 2020.
As a signature tune the clinic learns and innovates, so it will likely come as little surprise that there are some updates for 2020.
(1) There’s been some feedback of concern that booking an hour might be a problem for the clinic if we only end up with revenue for half an hour. While there’s no perfect system, paramount for optimal consultations is to be un-rushed and for the next client to be seen punctually. So please do book an hour if you think that is best (or you haven’t been seen in a while), knowing you’ll only pay for 30, 45 or 60 minutes depending upon whatever gets used. We can always use any time made available, so no time is wasted.
(2) Fridays are now reserved for 1.5-2 hour initial consultations, with flexibility where needed.
(3) Cindy’s hourly rate (for those that haven’t caught up) is now $300/hour. Fee changes aren’t something we take lightly. However in this case the news isn’t all bad as it’s balanced by the introduction of free stuff with www.yourpersonalizedhealth.com. If you are wondering, SleepPerformance has been changed to YourPersonalizedHealth to reflect the broader health application of this service.
Try it out
Our original vision in 2014 was to provide the benefits of independent personalized medicine to as many people as possible. A tricky undertaking given that health is complex, resources are limited and everyone has different budgets and wishes. With the clinic’s investment in www.yourpersonalizedhealth.com, we’re automating the nutritional and lifestyle aspects of Cindy’s practice. Users of the free app service are provided the information to source individually effective supplements and/or focus on lifestyle interventions, meaning finances are no longer a barrier to anyone looking for evidence-based personalized and functional health information.
The www.yourpersonalizedhealth.com initiative also frees up Cindy’s time to combine the latest research along with the feedback from continuous monitoring (e.g. the Oura Ring), enabling new health opportunities for users and practitioners.
After 5 years of investment, locums in Australia and re-investing all revenue, we feel we’re making solid progress towards a sustainable independent medical service that fulfills our original vision.
Wrapping up, it’s been a very big year for the clinic and we’re looking forward to being around home with family for Xmas.
We wish you and your family all the best for a relaxing Xmas break.
See you all refreshed in the new year.
Following the chain of evidence.
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Cindy spent the weekend in Melbourne updating with NEW FRONTIERS IN FIGHTING FATIGUE
In discussions with Dr Andrew Heyman, Cindy has commenced an A4M anti-aging fellowship for the next 2 years with American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine
Dave Asprey on everything from the dangers of mould to why air fresheners and over-exposure to junk light can be problematic.
Dave Asprey | Biohacking the Way to a Bulletproof Life (using the “Skip Ads” button bottom right after a few seconds to skip the Youtube advert)
While the presentation style in the attached 8 minute video clip won’t be everyone’s copy of tea and the clinic doesn’t support revving a depleted system without first addressing the depletion, some may find the underlying messaging about influencing personal outcomes using mind and body techniques to be helpful. A number of clients have clicked with functional medicine while attending Tony Robbin’s health courses.
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With credit to ncbiotech.org, personalizedmedicinecoalition.org for a quantitative “Why” mainstream medicine internationally is adopting personalized medicine (genomics). Projections of $604M in savings from one condition in one year is one reason. The promise of better outcomes for less money is hard to ignore.