We provide comprehensive analysis on DNA, gene expression, functional microbiome, systemic metabolite levels, life style, environment, and family history. Our services are provided to physicians and patients at Stanford, UCSF, Sutter Health, Kaiser Permanente, St. Joseph Health, City of Hope, Dignity Health, and others across the country. We are the only company in the country to provide such comprehensive services, working together with physicians and patients on medical treatment and life style changes to optimize health and wellness. We provide deep scientific insights beyond conventional medicine at top hospitals in the nation.

We have worked with people who are healthy and those who have a variety of health issues such as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, diabetes, and immune system disorders. Our clients include CEOs from small to billion dollar companies, CFOs of public companies, VPs of private high tech companies, university professors, sales executives from small to Fortune 100 companies, people in engineering, people in medicine, real estate investors, people in financial advising and many others.
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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 has complex health issues, and his physicians, using the best of conventional medicine, were unable to help him. He experienced sudden loss of energy, making it dangerous and unsafe to drive.  He chose to come to IWL for help even though he has the means to get the best care possible anywhere else in the world. We did the individual comprehensive test for him.  We were able to provide insights to him 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.

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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 his 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 the patient on how his microbiome and life style impacted his disease. With the the adjustments in medication and life style, he now has just a couple of bowel movements a day. Though his quality of life improved immensely, he still lacks energy. Our microbiome test showed that his gut was highly deficient in microbial functionality. Our comprehensive metabolite test, which analyzed approximately 900 metabolites, showed his chemical imbalances and how they are associated with various disease. Both of the microbiome and metabolite tests enable him to take steps to further improve his health.

Betty, a woman with a family history of breast cancer, was concerned because her mother died of the disease. She wanted to understand the science and the testing that was available so she can be proactive in her decisions but she wanted her information to be kept confidential. IWL was able to explain the science to her and also informed her that a doctor would need to order any genetic test. The other option was to participate in an individualized clinical study where her data would be kept confidential in the company and would not be in her medical records. Recent studies have shown that breast cancer is linked not only to the DNA, but also to the microbiome. A bad microbiome can cause different types of cancer.  A good microbiome plays a positive role in determining the efficacy of treatment.

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John, a man with heart disease, was facing potential open-heart surgery to correct a problem with aortic enlargement, which can be life threatening. The hospital thought that perhaps this condition was caused by a genetic disease leading to the expansion of the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. We met with the patient’s genetic counselor and we also screened his DNA. We discovered that he did not have the genetic disease. We reviewed the patient’s medical record and talked with the patient in detail about his life style, environment, and family medical history. We explained how the microbiome could impact his heart condition and how our comprehensive metabolite test (chemical signatures) could be helpful to him. As a result, various actions were taken and he no longer needed to have the heart surgery.

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. IWL is providing scientific consultation for him to understand various options for DNA screening and offered collaborative meeting with him 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, needed help in understanding the science involved in the application of personalized precision medicine pertaining to her non-small cell lung cancer. She was being treated with multiple drugs, including immunotherapy. 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. IWL met with the patient and her physician. We were able to explain the science involved and what newer drugs were available so she could make a better-informed decision. She made her choices, and she now has a higher quality of life and is able to eat, taste her food and has an appetite.

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 IWL 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 him at the meeting that he would die shortly because the disease had progressed too far. The patient died within a few days. He came to us too late. IWL could have helped in offering advanced scientific knowledge for finding a targeted treatment for him 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. IWL 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 IWL 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 IWL to improve his health and wellness.  We reviewed the patient’s medical record and talked with the patient in detail about his life style, environment, and family medical history. We explained how the microbiome could impact his autoimmune disorders and how our comprehensive metabolite test (chemical signatures) could be helpful to him. He had already gotten tested elsewhere (basic human DNA test, microbiome DNA test, allergy tests, and various blood tests), but those results did not help in resolving his conditions.  We are uncovering this patient’s microbial function deficiency and helping him to have 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. IWL reviewed her medical records, family history, lifestyle, and environmental information. After further tests confirmed that she 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 her as she went through the treatment process. She proceeded with confidence as an active participant in her care.

Tom, a man with heart disease, diabetes and depression, wanted to know how to improve his health and wellness.  IWL explained 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.  IWL can help in analyzing their DNA, RNA, functional microbiome, metabolites and lifestyle. We helped elucidate the root causes of obesity, and we help people to achieve lifelong fitness and wellness.

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