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Join Dr. Nasha in London for “Metabolic Flexibility: Integrative Oncology in Action”

Metabolic Flexibility Conference promo image, featuring four speakers who will be at the conference, including Dr. Nasha Winters

Join Dr. Nasha, and hundreds of other healthcare professionals, in London on Sept. 23 for “Metabolic Flexibility: Integrative Oncology in Action.” And, if you use the code NASHA15 you can receive a 15% discount off of your registration!

Cancer shows a high degree of metabolic flexibility, reacting to cues and stresses in their microenvironment. In simplistic terms, cancer cells have an innate ability to switch between utilizing sugar or fat as a fuel source – enabling them to be metabolically flexible.

During the conference, you will learn the latest research and knowledge about potential strategies you can use in your practice, understanding metabolic dependencies as a therapeutic approach to cancer care.

The event will take place in person on Sept. 23, at 09:30 a.m. BST, at Cavendish Conference Centre in London, but it will also be live-streamed, and you can use the code NASHA15 to receive a 15% discount off of tickets for in person or virtual attendance. To register, visit

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Why Celebrate Metabolic Health Day?

Girl standing on mountain with the sun rising, metabolic health day logo, date and website, October 10, 2023, metabolichealthday.lifeMetabolic Health Day – ever heard of it? No? That’s probably because, in a world filled with celebratory days like “donut day”, “margarita day”, and even “love your pizza day”, the most crucial one was missing. While we bask in the glory of these delightful days, if we neglect our metabolic health, the joys of all other celebrations may be short-lived.

After attending over 30 conferences in 2023, a clear pattern began to emerge. From diabetes and obesity to cardiovascular disease, mental illness, and even Alzheimer’s, there’s a common thread linking them: metabolic health. It’s astonishing how many of these diseases, including autism and cancer, are in fact,  metabolic in nature. However, many are unaware of this link.

A Day to Empower and Inform

So, why set aside a day specifically for metabolic health awareness?

The answer is straightforward: such a day didn’t exist! At the Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health (MTIH), we recognized this gap. Instead of waiting for someone else to fill it, our team decided to initiate the charge. Collaborating with our partners globally, we’re now on a mission to bring metabolic health to the forefront of public consciousness.

In developed countries like the United States, less than 7% of people are considered metabolically healthy. And while conventional medical standards give us a basic understanding of metabolic health through factors like waist-hip ratio, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels, the actual definition goes much deeper.

Redefining Metabolic Health

Metabolic health isn’t just about having blood sugar levels under 100 or triglycerides under 150. At MTIH, we set the bar higher, advocating for markers under 85 for fasting blood sugar, and triglyceride levels under 90–these are the values required to PREVENT metabolic disease, not just to walk a tightrope to a diagnosis.

But metabolic health isn’t only about numbers. It’s about how our bodies interact with the world around us – how we absorb and transmit information through light, sound, food, water, breath, and even the energies of those we come in contact with. Everything we consume or surround ourselves with can influence our metabolic health.

The essence of our metabolic function lies deep within our cells, in an organelle called the mitochondria. It’s a powerhouse that senses, transforms, and transmits energy and signaling pathways that are essential for our daily functioning.

Over time, poor nutrition, modern day lifestyle, toxins, genetic factors, and more can overwhelm our mitochondria, leading to various metabolic imbalances.

A Critical Shift – Turning Awareness Into Action

It’s time for a transformative change. Instead of solely treating the symptoms, we must dive deeper to understand the root causes of metabolic imbalances. By grasping the “why,” we are empowered to navigate the “how.” Addressing these foundational causes is pivotal in championing our metabolic health.

To assist in this critical shift from awareness to action, stay tuned to and the MTIH social media channels. With support from our global community of sponsors and partners, we will provide invaluable tips to guide and support your journey towards robust metabolic health.

On Metabolic Health Day, and every day thereafter, let’s prioritize understanding our bodies better and ensuring our metabolic health is in top shape. Because in doing so, we ensure the health and happiness of not just ourselves but also generations to come.

Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO

Executive Director and Co-Founder, Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health

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Discover Self-Love & Transform Your Health at Women’s Biohacking Conference

Discover the Secret to Self-Love and Transform Your Health with Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, at the 2023 Women’s Biohacking Conference Sept. 14-16.

The Women’s Biohacking Conference is a FREE virtual conference where participants will discover cutting-edge biohacks and expert strategies designed specifically for ambitious women.

During the Conference, participants will:

  • Gain the tools to enhance your energy, focus, and productivity
  • Learn the science-backed techniques to overcome stress and improve resilience
  • Uncover personalized approaches to achieve hormonal balance and weight management
  • Network with like-minded individuals and create valuable connections

Registration is free and can be done online at

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Register for the CANCER/EVOLUTION Summit before Sept. 15 to get 50% Off

Cancer/Revolution Summit promo photo with photos of speakersJoin Dr. Nasha Winters and more than three dozen world leaders in metabolic, lifestyle, and nutritional integrative cancer therapies for a revolutionary, 6-day online summit Sep 21-26 — and if you register before Sep 15, you can use the code HALFPRICE to get 50% off your registration!

During the CANCER/EVOLUTION Summit, you’ll get a chance to:

  • Ask experts like Dr. Thomas Seyfied, Miriam Kalamian, Dr. Valter Longo, and Dr. Nasha Winters your questions on metabolic therapies during live Q&A panels;
  • Listen to presentations on emerging therapies and the latest data from case studies and trials; and
  • Connect with experts and peers to form lasting relationships.

All sessions will be available on demand within 24 hours to make sure you don’t miss a thing even if you can’t be online live.

Learn more at, and if you register before Sep 15, you can use the code HALFPRICE to get 50% off your registration.

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Datar Cancer Genetics Sponsors Metabolic Health Day

Datar Cancer Genetics, a global pioneer in oncology research and solutions, is honored to announce its Platinum Sponsorship for the debut International Metabolic Health Day on October 10, 2023. This groundbreaking event, steered by Dr. Nasha Winters and the Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health (MTIH), aims to unite metabolic health leaders globally and catalyze a seismic shift toward a healthier future.

A concerning statistic from a 2022 study underscores the urgency of the cause – just 6.8% of American adults are in optimal metabolic health. The consequences of this deficiency span a gamut of conditions, from diabetes and heart disease to Alzheimer’s and autism spectrum disorder. International Metabolic Health Day seeks to galvanize global support, encouraging individuals, communities, and organizations to rally behind innovative research, champion preventive healthcare strategies, and promote awareness of metabolic health’s paramount importance.

Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, Executive Director and Co-Founder of MTIH, said, “Our alliance with Datar Cancer Genetics perfectly encapsulates the spirit of International Metabolic Health Day. Given their transformative research and groundbreaking solutions in oncology, Datar is a beacon in our shared vision. Together, we underscore that our metabolism is the very essence of our health and vitality. With it harmonized, we fortify ourselves against numerous diseases, achieving heightened immunity and longevity. Our joint endeavor with Datar paves the way for a future where individualized health solutions move beyond aspiration to everyday reality.”

Datar Cancer Genetics is a global leader in developing blood-based diagnostics that can detect cancer early, offer non-invasive investigations for better treatment options, and track the progression of the disease or its recurrence. With facilities in Europe, Asia, and the United States, Datar Cancer Genetics believes that through relentless research, bold initiatives, sustained commitment, and an unapologetic determination to succeed against cancer, innovations will continue to be made to help defeat the disease.

Dr. Keshia Tate, VP of Business Development for Naturopathic & Integrative Physicians at Datar Cancer Genetics, added, “Our association with International Metabolic Health Day is a testament to Datar Cancer Genetics’ unwavering commitment to transformative oncology research and cutting-edge health solutions. With each stride we take, we aim to provide revolutionary treatments, particularly for those who’ve faced multiple treatment setbacks. This event amplifies our dedication.”

Mark October 10, 2023, as a day of global unity and action in support of metabolic health. Join us to champion this cause, endorse groundbreaking research, and envision a health paradigm that places every individual’s well-being at its core. To learn more, visit

About Datar Cancer Genetics

Datar Cancer Genetics is a global oncology research and laboratory that is spearheading the development of non-invasive technologies for improved detection, treatment, and management of cancer. The Company serves cancer patients in over 35 countries across Europe, Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East. Datar Cancer Genetics operates pioneering cancer research facilities in the US, UK, and India. For more information, visit

About the Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health

The mission of the Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health (MTIH) is to restore health for people with cancer through Research, Education, Advocacy, Community, and Healing (REACH). Our mantra of “Test, Assess, Address™ – Never Guess” is the motivation for our drive to discover novel biomarkers to assess the success or failure of any medical treatment. We are committed to establishing an ecosystem that fosters translational scientific and clinical collaboration, drives cutting-edge metabolic research, leverages advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence, prioritizes education, and creates a supportive network of clinicians, diagnostic centers, treatment facilities, prevention programs, and wellness clinics. Together, we will shape a future where innovation, collaboration, and patient empowerment intersect to unlock unprecedented possibilities in healthcare. For more information, visit

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Dr. Nasha’s Summer 2023 World Tour

There’s a time-honored saying, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” This summer, I’ve enthusiastically flipped through the chapters of my own global journey, traversing diverse landscapes, meeting fascinating individuals, and spreading the message of the Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health (MTIH).

This is what my summer has looked like, thus far:

  • PVR to LAX to LHR to ZUR, train to Bergun (Switzerland)
  • Van to Milan, train to Tuscany, van to the castle in the middle of nowhere (or as my friend, Doug says, Now Here) (Italy)
  • Van to Rome, FCO to ATH, ferry to Paros (Greece)
  • PAS to ATH to LTN (UK).
  • LHR to PMI. (Spain)
  • PMI to ORY. (France)
  • CDG to DFW to DRO (USA)
  • Drive to Tucson, AZ USA, drive to San Carlos, Sonora drive to Mazatlan, Sinaloa, and on to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit– HOME! (Mexico)

Eight countries, under seven weeks, nine illuminating lectures; each destination presented an opportunity for exploration, connection, learning, and above all, a chance to change the world one moment at a time. Our world travel was truly a captivating book of experiences, and each destination and person that we encountered added a unique page to this extraordinary narrative.

Some of the highlights included: 
  • KetoLive with some of the best minds in metabolic health from around the globe, updates in research in the metabolic health space, and another sneak peek of Maggie and Brad’s documentary coming out this fall!
  • Tuscany retreat meet and greet with our EU and UK-based MTIH patient advocates and practitioners—being in the presence of like-minded, soulful, and passionate colleagues determined to change health outcomes for folks dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
  • A week-long strategy session on the island of Paros, Greece which has served as a source of inspiration, self-care, and motivation as well as focused attention for the expansion of our educational programs globally and coordination of strategic partnerships to spread the MTIH mission and vision.
  • Joining the massive IPM community in London presenting as well as hearing from health experts and thought leaders from around the globe.  Standing ovation for the closing keynote with Dr. Zach Bush and an intimate and inspirational dinner with Dr. Bush, Steve, Janet, and myself to discuss the future of MTIH
  • Having a moment to catch a breath and pause in Mallorca, Spain between 3 lectures in London to a final lecture in Paris after jam-packed weeks with no break while exploring potential future retreat sites for our MTIH community.
  • Spending time making beautiful connections and discussions sharing with our ICNM tribe and feeling excited to hear that metabolic health is the focus for all of the conferences, seemingly unrelated, just highlighting that MTIH is positioned to make the biggest contribution to changing the narrative in health care in general and cancer care in particular.
  • Landing back in Durango, back in the usual weekly workflow mingled with family, friends, and farewells as Steve and I continue to pull up more of our roots to make Mexico our full-time home.
  • Back to Mexico and woke up to this peace, calm, sunrise meditation — the stillness after the storm. 

Have you embarked on any adventures this summer? Join us on Facebook and Instagram to follow all things MTIH and keep tabs on my upcoming fall work/travel itinerary spanning the US, Canada, UK, Germany, and Maldives. Here’s to a promising rest of 2023. Continue to thrive!

Yours globally, Dr. Nasha

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The Therapeutic Use of Psychedelics for Emotional Breakthroughs

Dr. Nasha recently joined JJ Flizanes on her podcast to talk about “The Therapeutic Use of Psychedelics for Emotional Breakthroughs.”

Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, is a sought-after luminary and global healthcare authority in integrative cancer research. She consults with physicians around the world bridging ancient therapies with advancements in modern medicine in the digital era. Dr. Nasha’s personal journey with cancer over the past 32 years has transformed into a mission to support others facing similar challenges. Through her influential books, “The Metabolic Approach to Cancer” and “Mistletoe and the Emerging Future of Integrative Oncology,” she has empowered individuals seeking prevention and ongoing treatment options for cancer.

During this podcast, Dr. Nasha and JJ take a deep dive into Psylocibin and it’s use in Emotional Breakthroughs.

About JJ Flizanes

JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist and the host of several podcasts including People’s Choice Awards nominee Spirit, Purpose & Energy. JJ Flizanes works with conscious, spiritual truth seekers who want to remove emotional blocks to success. She helps people identify sabotaging patterns and transmute struggle into joy. Through a series of clarifying exercises, she is able to curate a personalized roadmap to emotional healing. JJ is passionate about empowering people with the knowledge and awareness of how they can live the life of their dreams.

Photo of Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, and information about a podcast that she did on the therapeutic use of psychedelics.

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Impact Stories: Accounts of How MTIH and the Metabolic Approach to Cancer Care works and is changing lives

At the Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health, we actively improve patient outcomes using the metabolic approach to cancer. We strive to educate individuals in the cancering process about their options and empower them to make the best choices, treat their entire terrain, and provide a whole-person approach to wellness moving forward.

We surveyed 212 individuals with cancer; the average quality of life before the metabolic approach was 5.6. After using metabolic therapies, these patients reported an average quality of life rating of 7.9. Additionally, 64.3% of these patients are doing better than their original prognosis.

Providing a patient-centric approach to integrative cancer care that works collaboratively and even improves the outcomes of standard of care is what we do best. We are on a mission to keep making an impact one patient at a time.

We look beyond disease management and specifically address the individual’s whole health, providing the physical, mental, and spiritual environment for them to become well again. It is not about just putting a bandage on the wound, but rather, looking at each patient’s story and addressing where that wound came from. The core of our Terrain-based approach includes a comprehensive look at the individual’s health, and then we address the root cause(s) of the problem.

Thrivers are here to say, “this integrative approach really works!”

“I went to ChemoThermia in Sep 21 … followed a similar protocol and have worked with a MATC practitioner and doctor since then, and [I] have had pretty much full reduction on metastases and have been stable for nearly 18 months. I head to Istanbul for a visit next week and want to express my heartfelt gratitude to these two amazing doctors for keeping me alive.”

Step 1. Test

We start with “test,” as each individual receives a complete biomedical workup. Some of these tests include standard labs, a Prenuvo scan, metabolic markers, liquid blood biopsies, fresh tissue assays, pharmacogenomics, heart rate variability, nutrition analysis, toxic burden, and more. These various tests are able to paint a full picture of the individual’s terrain and what modalities would support their healing.

Step 2. Assess

We start with “test,” as each individual receives a complete biomedical workup. These tests include standard labs, a Prenuvo scan, metabolic markers, liquid blood biopsies, fresh tissue assays, pharmacogenomics, heart rate variability, nutrition analysis, toxic burden, and more. These various tests can fully depict the individual’s terrain and what modalities would support their healing.

Step 3. Address

Our physicians will then “address” the patient’s needs through research-supported metabolic therapies. Some of our proven therapies include IV therapies, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), radiation paired with hyperthermia, metronomic-focused chemotherapy, ozone therapy, therapeutic diet, and hydrotherapy, to name a few.

Our patients agree that an individualized blend of conventional and alternative therapies makes our approach unique.

“I’m surviving 2 primary cancers, and due to surgical complications from the first, I did about 70 HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) dives trying to heal that particular issue. I often wonder if that’s played a role in my survival.”

Step 4. Never Guess

Lastly, we “never guess” when it comes to how to treat a patient’s cancer diagnosis. We do this through an innovative data platform that provides research and evidence to continuously improve and inform cancer treatment therapies for patients and providers everywhere. Our revolutionized way of care will help cancer patients in future generations.

Thrivers say, “this has changed my life!”

A part of our mission is to empower individuals for a lifestyle change. This is done by providing the research and knowledge for patients to understand their metabolic health better. Our patients feel they can retake control of their lives through research and evidence-based practices.

“As we went into the first lockdown in 2020, I was diagnosed with cancer. I went through 2 years of surgery, chemo, and [Bacillus Calmette-Guerin] treatment. It took an horrendous toll on my body, but mostly it was just bloody frightening. Then I found Nasha Winters and Dr Mindy Pelz, and my life changed!Their approach to health and bodily terrain just totally changed my attitude. And, whilst I am immensely grateful to the Royal Marsden for all their ongoing help and work to rid me of cancer, I also took control of my own destiny to ensure I do everything possible [so] that it doesn’t return. [Dr. Nasha’s] book on The Metabolic Approach to Cancer, and most recently, her new book on mistletoe therapy, were game changers. I’d recommend them to anyone who is living with cancer in their lives.”

People are asking, “when will this become the way we treat cancer?”

Today, more than ever, patients are trying to find human-centered care regarding cancer treatment. It is clear that cancer is becoming more prevalent, and a generalized approach is not the most effective treatment plan for every individual. MTIH understands that cancer patients are not just a number, they are individuals with personal stories, different backgrounds, and unique terrains that need to be healed. Our research-focused approach allows patients to take part in their treatment strategy

“When will this become the standard of care!? So thankful for your research! I did 60 sessions of [Hyperbaric oxygen therapy], inspired by this research, and now work with a Dr. Winters trained doc. SO thankful for all of your work!”

MTIH effectively combines the best standard of care, such as chemotherapy and radiation, and naturopathic remedies, such as nutrition, movement, herbal medicine, stress management, light therapy, and other alternative modalities, for a fully integrative approach to cancer care. We believe patients are meant to be at the center of care. We strive to provide this whole-person care through the Terrain-based approach because we want every cancer patient to be empowered and in control of their wellness journey.

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Metabolic Flexibility: What is it, why is it important, and 6 easy ways to boost yours today

As I welcome the new 2023 year, I’ve been reflecting on everything I learned from my hero, Dr. Nasha Winters, from her Terrain Advocate Program. One of the most important takeaways was understanding that our bodies need to be metabolically flexible. “What is metabolic flexibility,” you might ask. Well, here’s how I understand it.

What is Metabolic Flexibility?

Metabolic flexibility occurs when our bodies are able to respond or adapt to change, especially when it comes to using its available energy. The most simplistic way of looking at this is that we have a sugar burning system and a fat burning system. The quicker we are able to switch between the two, the more metabolically flexible we are.

Our Standard American Diet, appropriately abbreviated as SAD, is known for its excessive promotion of carbs and recommendation of eating multiple times a day. Not to mention, having a bunch of snacks on hand just in case we get hungry in between meals. However, our body, originally wired for metabolic flexibility, was not meant to deal with the constant barrage of processed foods, GMO grains, artificial colors, and a ton of very unhealthy carbs, including sugar, pasta, rice, bread, cookies, cakes, pastries, etc.

In essence, we are eating too many carbohydrates. Carbohydrates turn into glucose, which fuels our sugar burning system. Most of us consume so many carbs that even after our body uses the necessary carbs to function, there’s still an excess, which gets stored as fat in our muscles and liver. With all that overabundance of glucose, our body rarely gets a chance to switch over to the fat burning mode.

Why is metabolic flexibility important?

If you are like me, your life is super busy and you rarely “stop to smell the roses,” as my grandma would say. Our bodies, the hard workers that they are, try to communicate with us when help is needed. We might get an ache here and there. If we don’t listen, it sends us a stronger message, like an infection, flu or some other ailment. I am the first to admit that, until my body actually screamed at me, I was NOT being very good at giving it the attention that it deserved. I just addressed the symptoms with quick fixes that Pharma had for me. Easy access, easy fix, right? Not so fast!

Unfortunately, we start paying attention to our bodies when something goes wrong, like a diagnosis of Diabetes, Auto Immune issues or various Cancers. In my case, my wake up call was Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Only after the shock of being told that I have cancer wore off, and all the treatments were completed, did I actually take the time to stop, reevaluate and, most of all, listen. There’s nothing like coming face-to-face with your own mortality to make you realize that you have to do something different. I have learned that metabolic flexibility is one of the most powerful things that I can do to help my body heal itself.

A study published in 2019 by the University of Northern Carolina found that only 12% of Americans, that’s 1 in 8, have optimal metabolic health. That is a sad statistic. We need to do something about this.

When we are metabolically flexible, our body can easily move between the two fuel sources (carbs and fats) and save the energy for working on our immune system and other critical body functions. It also helps our mental clarity increase, and we become more stress resistant. It helps us detox faster and repair our microbiome. These are just some of the benefits of metabolic health.

Six Ways to Boost Your Metabolic Flexibility

So here are the top 6 things I’m doing this year to help my body function better and become more metabolically flexible:

  1. Intermittent Fasting
    Various types of fasting styles are an excellent way of getting your body familiar with moving between sugar and fat burning systems. It also has a ton of additional benefits, like increasing your growth hormone and testosterone levels, regenerating mitochondria and repairing cells, detoxing our gut and so much more.
  2. Eat Fresh Food
    Help your body by eliminating processed carbs and adding in more healthy fats and nutrients that are more easily absorbed. I am doing that by implementing a more ketogenic diet, reaching for unprocessed and real foods (like vegetables and low glycemic fruits, such as berries), grass-fed and finished meats, wild caught fish, etc. Note to self: Stick to the outside aisles of the supermarket, where the fresh food is usually kept.
  3. Focus on sleep
    My goal is to try to get to sleep earlier and focus on getting better quality sleep. Our circadian clock is the main regulator of our metabolism and helps keep our body in homeostasis. There are multiple apps that help you track your sleep, and some even give you a score on how well you slept by taking into account different criteria, including your Heart Rate Variability, oxygenation, etc. You can download an app like Fitbit or use your smartwatch for tracking.
  4. Get out in the sun more
    My morning routine is to spend some time outside, in my backyard, before starting the day. Not only will it help me get Vitamin D, but it also calms my body and mind and resets my circadian rhythm.
  5. Minimize Stress
    Ok, everyone with me, deep breath in through the nose, deep breath out through the mouth, and, repeat. Breathing helps calm your system. Your body will love you for that.
  6. Walk 10,000+ steps a day
    The more we move, the healthier we are. Enough said!

And, of course, if you have not read Dr. Nasha’s book, The Metabolic Approach to Cancer, which, in my humble opinion, should have been named Metabolic Approach to Life, please add it to the top of your reading list! It’s a life changer!

What are you doing to become metabolically flexible? Share your tips in the comments below, and let’s get healthy together!

Irina Netchaev is a Certified Metabolic Terrain Advocate and has a BSM and is a Graduate of Pepperdine University in Southern California. Irina is currently working on her Diploma of Energetic Aromatherapy; Diploma in Psychosomatics, Naturopathy and Kinesiology (School of Natural Health Sciences); and Diploma of Natural Healing.

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Scan Empowerment! Removing the anxiety.

Written by Deb Lee, Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health Co-Founder

There’s a very real emotion tied to an MRI scan, particularly if you’ve ever received an unexpected diagnosis because of one, as my husband did in 2015.  From the day we first saw the lime sized GBM, every subsequent scan became a scary situation, where we were forced to come face to face with a monster. In the days leading up to it, and especially in the wait between the scan and the report, we would experience a hypersensitivity to any perceived changes in functionality or feeling. As positive and practical people, we were consistent in hoping for the best and preparing for the worst.

It took us more than a year to start seeing things differently and using the scans as an informative rest stop on his journey rather than a direction or a detour. Years have gone by where I continue to learn every day and now must apply this to my own personal choices and decisions. I stand firmly in the Knowledge is Power camp and want to know everything about this vessel I am using while on earth and how to maintain it to the best of my ability. So, whether in treatment or prevention mode, my goal is to share information to help you and your loved ones turn any scan anxiety into empowerment!

There’s a new option that can help. It is an MRI with a company called Prenuvo. What I love about this option is that it captures 10X more images than a standard MRI, giving you better resolution without the use of contrast AND it’s full body!

Recently, the need for an MRI and the opportunity to have a full body scan done at Prenuvo converged. I had been dealing with sharp pains in my neck and shoulder for about 7 months, which was having a negative impact on my day to day functioning. At times, even getting dressed had its challenges. My chiropractor did not want to continue treatment without an MRI to rule out a rotator cuff tear, but, my primary care doctor and insurance company required a series of PT sessions before an MRI would be considered. So through those hoops I began to jump. The wasted time while remaining in pain was a high price to pay. Two months and 10 PT visits later, I was not feeling any better and just wanted to go back to my chiropractor!

I realized that a Prenuvo scan would not only give me the info I needed about my neck and shoulder but it would provide a baseline scan of my entire body where any other anomalies would be detected – including very early detection of cancer (something that has been on my list of things to do for about 10 years).

So let me empower you by taking any mystery out of the Prenuvo process.

To schedule my scan, I simply linked to Prenuvo through the Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health to schedule my appointment. I did not need a prescription from a doctor or a pre-authorization. With my date and time confirmed, I made my travel arrangements.

On the day of my scan, I fasted since the night before. I arrived at the brand new Prenuvo office in Irving, TX where I was welcomed by a wonderfully friendly staff who showed me around, talked me through the timing of the reports and answered my questions. I want to note that this is already a huge difference from the hospital basement imaging department! I was shown to a large and well-appointed dressing room assigned only to me, where I was given a comfortable set of scrubs to change into and a cozy chair for reading or relaxing while I await my technician. The technician came to get me and escorted me to the room with the machine where I laid on the cot. She explained to me how the scans would run, while positioning my body for comfort and stillness for the duration of the scans. I was given options of headphones and something visual to watch via a mirror above my head, or headphones for music. The cot I lay on moved my body relative to the MRI tube (which was shorter than others I’ve seen and open on both ends) to be scanned. Each run seemed to last for a minute or two, and occasionally, I was informed that the next scan would include a breath hold. The whole process took about an hour, and when it was done, the technician came in and unpacked me from the cot. She walked me back to a refreshment area just outside my dressing room and I waited for a report to be shared with me. 

Prenuvo offers a phone call with a nurse practitioner to review the report and answer questions and I chose that option. I was able to ask questions and put more context around the mild and moderate findings highlighted in my report. Ultimately, it would be up to me to share it with members of my care team. 

I now know as a baseline where there’s anything that doesn’t necessarily belong in my body. I am not threatened by what I saw but I am empowered to know that there are specific things I can monitor. I am motivated to do something to change my lifestyle specifically to address their existence and eliminate them. I find it empowering to visualize the anomalies found in my scans dissolving. I meditate on the message they may have for me. 

I also look forward to my next Prenuvo scan so that I may marvel at my own progress in addressing what I saw on my baseline and continuing to take control of my health.

Are you ready to book your full body scan? Book your whole body Prenuvo scan now for $400 off.

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