We provide in-depth, individualized analysis, beyond conventional medicine, for faster and deeper insight into a wide spectrum of pathologies, enabling faster and more effective interventions. IRIS works with physicians and patients at UCSF, Stanford, Sutter Health, Kaiser Permanente, Dignity Health, St. Joseph Health, One Medical and other medical facilities across the country. By using the IRIS platform, patients have improved mental functions, increased energy, decreased depression, have avoided open-heart surgery, achieved healthy, sustained weight loss (15%), and improved diabetes control with less medication, and much, much more. IRIS also helped improve the quality of life of cancer patients, those with immune system diseases, digestive issues, and a host of other problems. IRIS helps healthy people as well.

IRIS examines up to 3.2 billion molecules in an individual’s DNA sequence; more than 1,100 species of gut microbes; millions of microbial gene activities; and approximately 900 metabolites. The standard comprehensive metabolite test that doctors order only includes 14 metabolites. IRIS offers the most in-depth functional microbiome analysis. The IRIS platform integrates all this biochemical information with personal medical records, lifestyle, family history and environmental factors, and then distills it into practical recommendations.

IRIS is relevant to you and your family because it can provide important, deep insights that can make a real, positive impact on the quality of your life. You are unique and IRIS works with you and your healthcare provider(s), based upon your actual data, to help optimize your health and wellness.

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Paul is a prostate cancer survivor, a stroke survivor, and a patient with hypertension and borderline diabetes. He has been cared for at one of the 10 largest hospital systems in the US. Paul’s primary physician ordered the Iris In-depth Metabolite test for him. Based upon the IRIS test and unique, individualized insights, Paul’s physician changed his medications, supplements, and nutrition. After the physician saw Paul’s improved mental function, increased energy, weight loss of 40 pounds, and sustained his ideal weight of 150 lbs., the physician recommended IRIS to other patients, who then took our tests.

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Michael has Crohn’s disease, which is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). He was having bowel movements more than ten times a day. After careful analysis of Michael’s entire DNA, lifestyle, and medical history, our experienced medical staff was able to recommended a new drug, and as a result, his doctor changed his prescription. We then educated Michael on how his microbiome and life style impacted his disease. With the adjustments in medication and life style, Michael now has just a couple of bowel movements a day.

Maria is a breast cancer survivor, and a patient with hypertension, diabetes, and kidney disease. Based upon IRIS’s unique, individualized analysis, Maria’s nutrition was changed, which then enabled the reduction of her diabetic medication, in turn improved her kidney function and the management of her high blood pressure. The information provided through our deep analysis allowed Maria’s doctor, at a leading hospital, to reduce her diabetic medication. Maria is still able to maintain her blood sugar level in the ideal range even with less medication. Her blood pressures are well under control and her pulse rate is excellent. Maria also has more energy, lost 20 pounds, and sustained her ideal weight of approximately 130 lbs.

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John, a man with cardiovascular disease, was facing potential open-heart surgery to correct a problem with aortic enlargement, which can be life threatening. John’s medical team, at a top 10 hospital in the US, thought that perhaps this condition was caused by a genetic disease, which lead to the expansion of the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Through IRIS’s genetic screening, we discovered that John did not have the genetic disease and we sent the report to his ordering physician. As a result, various actions were taken and John no longer needed to have the heart surgery. We reviewed John’s medical record and discussed with him in detail about his life style, environment, and family medical history so that he can make proactive choices to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Charlie, a healthy man with a family history of colorectal cancer, wanted to see his genetic baseline and compare it with new scientific discoveries on a regular basis so he can take proactive actions regarding his health and wellness for the rest of his life. IRIS provided scientific consultation for him to understand various options for DNA screening and offered collaborative meeting with Charlie and his physician to discuss current scientific discoveries and what can be shared under the current guidelines.

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Kris, a lung cancer patient, was being treated with chemotherapy and immunotherapy at one of the top 10 hospitals in the US. She needed help in understanding the science involved in the application of personalized precision medicine pertaining to her non-small cell lung cancer. She could not tolerate the various side effects resulting from the combined therapies. Among other side effects, she was dizzy all the time, did not have an appetite and could not taste anything that she was eating. IRIS met with Kris and her physician. We explained the science involved and what newer drugs were available so she could make a better-informed decision. Kris made her choices based on the new information, resulting in a higher quality of life.

Steve, a pancreatic cancer patient came to us for help when his physician was about to recommend a different follow-on chemotherapy treatment because the previous treatment did not work. After IRIS carefully analyzed his medical records and interviewing him about his genetics, life style and history of supplements consumption, we were ready to present our scientific findings at a meeting with him and his physician. The physician told Steve at the meeting that he would die shortly because the disease had progressed too far. Steve died within a few days. He came to us too late. IRIS could have helped in offering advanced scientific knowledge for finding a targeted treatment for Steve if he came to us sooner.

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Joe and Cathy were concerned for their own health and a family member with autism spectrum disorder. Autism, a rare diagnosis only thirty years ago, now affects 1 out of 45 kids between the ages of 3 and 17. Autism is like an umbrella for many diseases. IRIS can help in better understanding which type of autism a person has so that the patient can get the right treatment. We can also conduct individualized clinical studies to potentially find what went wrong with the DNA instructions, and whether there is a way to improve the patient’s condition. We helped Joe and Cathy to better understand how the microbiome functionality, metabolite imbalances, DNA, and their life style work together to impact their health.  Cathy, after being diagnosed with a health disorder, came to IRIS to get a functional microbiome test so she can make better-informed decisions.

Luke, a man with various diseases caused by inflammation, wanted help from IRIS to improve his health and wellness.  We reviewed Luke’s medical record and talked with him in detail about his life style, environment, and family medical history. We explained to Luke how the microbiome could impact his autoimmune disorders and how our in-depth metabolite test (chemical signatures) could be helpful to him. He had already gotten tested elsewhere (basic human DNA test, basic microbiome DNA test, allergy tests, and various blood tests), but those results did not help in resolving his conditions.  Our functional microbiome test uncovered Luke’s microbial function deficiency and we made specific suggestions for him to do to achieve a higher quality of life.

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Rhonda came to us when her mammogram showed that she might have breast cancer. She was scared, confused and did not know what to do. IRIS reviewed Rhonda’s medical records, family history, lifestyle, and environmental information. After further tests confirmed that Rhonda was positive for breast cancer, we reviewed the imaging and biopsy reports and explained the science involved and what she should expect so she can make better, well-informed decisions. We helped Rhonda as she went through the treatment process. She proceeded with confidence as an active participant in her care.

Tom has heart disease, diabetes and depression. He wanted to know how to improve his health and wellness.  IRIS explained to Tom the current scientific understanding behind each of his conditions, and how the microbiome could impact his health. He was also concerned about a family member, who was becoming obese. We discussed how obesity is linked to the microbiome and can lead to diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and other diseases.  IRIS can help in analyzing their DNA, RNA, functional microbiome, in-depth metabolites levels and lifestyle. We helped elucidate the root causes of obesity, and we help people to achieve lifelong fitness and wellness.

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Nancy is dealing with obesity, neurological, cardiovascular, intestinal, immune system, and other diseases. Nancy had gone to approximately fifteen doctors in Silicon Valley, but they were unable to resolve her conditions nor help her improve her health significantly. IRIS was able to perform individualized, in-depth analysis to identify the root causes of many of Nancy’s conditions, met with one of her physicians, and provided specific suggestions to improve her health and wellness. With IRIS’s help, Nancy’s neurological and intestinal conditions improved. She lost 20 lbs. already and expects continued improvement. Nancy is now sharing the IRIS report with some of her other medical providers in hopes that they can utilize our report to help her further.

James has diabetes, aortic aneurysm, gout, and other diseases. He is a cancer survivor and is obese. Jim has been cared for at two of the top 10 hospitals in the nation. He experienced sudden loss of energy, making it dangerous and unsafe to drive. He has complex health issues, and his physicians, using the best of conventional medicine, were unable to help him. Jim chose to come to IRIS for help even though he has the means to get the best care possible anywhere else in the world. We did the individual comprehensive (DNA, Functional Microbiome, and In-depth Metabolite) test for him.  We were able to provide unique, individualized insights to Jim and his physicians on why changing certain medications could be helpful, and his medication was changed. We also identified what may be the root causes of his lack of energy and other serious conditions. As a result of our whole genome test, he and his siblings were relieved to learn that his cancer was not due to the inheritance of defective genes. We also advised Jim on nutrition and other lifestyle changes and he is feeling much better.

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