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Self Diagnostic Tests Empowering Our Health

 

Self diagnostic tests – easily accessible, affordable, private….get it done!

Self diagnostic tests are a hidden gem to our health. Let me UN-hide them, and open a world of potential savings in health, lives and dollars.

AKA: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of core. 

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Covid-19 proved to be literally viral wild fire. There was not time to think plan, we all had to react immediately – individually and as a a global effort. If there is something we should be learning from the Covid-19 global health pandemic its the incredible value of early testing. The World Health Organization calls for countries to “Test, Test, Test!” We had a  critical need to escalate testing, isolation and contact tracing efforts, which proved to be the backbone of the effective response. 

Large-scale testing allows health services to quickly identify who has the disease and arrange for them to receive the care needed. Isolating known cases prevents them from coming into contact with others and slows the rate of transmission. 

Effective testing programs allow governments and health authorities to understand how prevalent the disease is and how it is evolving. Tracking positive test results helps authorities make evidence-based decisions to try to slow the spread of the disease. 

Now let’s look on a personal level. 

There was truly a stigma around getting tested for Covid-19 – people – almost like a leper in the 1960s. Because of limited testing and availability of healthcare workers, there were very strict limitations put on who could get tested. We also saw very quickly that Covid-19 reared its ugly head with a wide variety of symptoms. If people had no fever, they could not get tested. However, someone could use a self diagnostic test. Sadly, most people do not know these exist, or how to get one. 

Self Diagnostic Tests – The answer to timely, effective containment

Early detection of potential health hazards, infectious diseases, chronic illness is an absolute  necessity to truly live a healthy lifestyle. As hard as we may try – we do not know what we can be exposed to – or what is brewing inside. Prevention is always better than cure. Monitoring aspects of our health with self diagnostic tests can ensure that any health problems are identified and be treated at an early stage. There is no strain to get a doctor’s appointment, no going out in a global health pandemic. affordability, privacy, no hiring a babysitter……just like virtual health – it meets the needs of our times. 

self diagnostic tests Best In Corporate HealthInfectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi, and each year millions of people globally are affected by them. These organisms spread through touch, kisses, sexual contact,  coughs and sneezes and yes some can live on surfaces for a limited amount of time. So touching a surface that was touched by an infected person, can spread the organism. 

Infectious diseases were associated with an economic burden of more than $120 billion in the U.S. in 2014.  New bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites emerge and evolve each year.  Most infectious diseases have minor complications if diagnosed and treated appropriately, early. If these biological invaders are left to conquer, they can be fatal.  And obviously – the word infectious. 

Certain infections are linked to a long-term increased risk of cancer:

Human papillomavirus (HPV)  is linked to cervical cancer……and oral cancer.

Helicobacter pylori are linked to stomach cancer and peptic ulcers.

Hepatitis B and C are linked to liver cancer.

Self diagnostic tests are available for many potential health hazards, Covid-19, STDs, HIV, Flu, strep test.…  Just a few of the more unknown: 

Vitamin D testing: Vitamin D deficiency can lead to a loss of bone density, a hazard for the development of osteoporosis. Vitamin D deficiency is also thought to be a danger for the development of cancer. 

Nutritional Panels: Let’s us know nutrient supplies in our body. Remember even if we are eating healthy, absorption can be a problem. A wellness, nutritional panel is an excellent idea

Diabetes: We know diabetes is a global epidemic. Sadly, there are even more people with the disease, that are unaware. Diabetes is enough of a challenge unto itself, but it also puts people at a much higher risk of other diseases including heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, cancers….treating diabetes is an ongoing necessity.

Heavy metals: Heavy metal exposure is linked to hundreds of diseases including, mental health disorders, cancers, liver issues, neuro degenerative……

Our medical landscape is changing. More and more medical services are being offered virtually.  Self testing allows for rapid diagnostics, early detection and better outcomes. We are always striving to improve medical care – and that necessitates affordability, accessibility, convenience, and yes privacy.  Self serve, is here to stay, thankfully. Independence provides power and control over our destiny. 

 

Contact me: Let’s provide Covid-19 Self diagnostic tests to employees, patients, clients….Wide variety of self diagnostic tests available, with medical guidance and consults!

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Convenient diagnostic testing for many issues from  Covid-19, Diabetes, Vitamin D, STDs, fertility, Flu, HIV, gluten sensitivity….let us put you in touch with reliable at home testing,  hundreds of diagnostic tests with physician supervision & full privacy!

Lower oxidative stress, Redefine Your healthy Lifestyle, from your DNA! Once again, we see Covid-19 self testingthe data – oxidative stress and chronic inflammation is at the root of disease. 

Are you worth $40/month?

Happily explain.

Shira Litwack, Corporate Program Designer
Shira Litwack, BSc, Corporate Wellness Specialist, Chronic Care recovery, medical exercise, holistic nutrition, addiction recovery

In Health,

Shira Litwack

Shira has been in chronic care management and prevention for 30 years, researcher,  specializing in lifestyle habits including holistic nutrition, medical fitness and oxidative stress reduction. She has created and provided oxidative stress assessments, to help clients identify potential health risks. Lowering chronic inflammation for disease prevention and management is the focal point of BICH.

She partners with companies that  provide immediate, affordable, accessible, reliable solutions for populations.

Articles featured in:  Corporate Wellness Association, European Registry of Exercise Professionals, The National Post, Investment Executive Magazine, Directory of Greater Toronto, Canadian Leukemia & Lymphoma Association, Prostate Cancer Canada, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Anytime Fitness, Today’s Black Woman, Today’s Seniors, Medical Fitness Network, FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered), Willow (Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support),Myeloma Canada, Cancer Exercise Training Institute, Urban Poling for Breast Cancer, ROW – Recovery on Water for Breast Cancer, Sirius XM Doctor Radio, Medical Fitness Network

 

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Aging and Disease: Which Comes First?

Aging and Disease….A Real Chicken or the Egg Dilemma!

Aging and disease…Is it time for a paradigm shift?

We have always thought that as we age, we become diseased. What we have learned the last number of years with epigenetics & the aging of our cells, it really is possible disease comes first.

Cellular aging is the progressive decline in the resistance to stress and other cellular damages, causing a gradual loss of cellular functions and resulting eventually in cell death. Aging is the progressive loss of tissue and organ function over time, from cell death. As we lose cellular function, we are more and more susceptible to disease, we age.

Disease happens with breakdown in the functioning of our cells.

Let’s take a look at the 3 most recognized causes of aging.

 

3 Theories of Cellular Aging:aging and disease

  1. Oxidative Stress theory of Aging
  2. The Mitochondrial Theory of Aging
  3. The Sirtuins Theory of Aging

 

 

 

  1. Aging and Disease with Oxidative Stress

Oxidative stress causes chronic inflammation, which is at the root of our chronic illnesses, mental and physical. Fact: Lowering our levels of oxidative stress is a critical aspect of living a healthy, proactive lifestyle. Problem is – even with our best intentions, we often increase our levels of oxidative stress. Many articles here on BICH about oxidative stress and inflammation, how we can measure and lower.

How we can get our body to produce its own, homegrown most vital antioxidants

This is vital to really controlling our levels of oxidative stress. Activating our own body to produce its own antioxidant system, fights the free radicals of oxidative stress a million times greater than the antioxidants we eat. We must optimize our own NRF2 pathway, and produce glutathione, SOD and catalase….THE most aggressive antioxidants against oxidative stressors.

Oh….Those hand sanitizers we are slathering on now? A main ingredient is Triclosan (in various forms). The toxicity and oxidative stress from hand sanitizers.

2. Aging and Disease from Mitochondrial Dysfunction

You probably remember from biology class – the mitochondria are the powerhouses of our cells.  Our mitochondria produce our ATP – which is our currency of energy in our bodies. and are key in metabolic homeostasis.  BTW – I just thought I would add here:

Production of ATP is vital for our existence. You know what a very normal by-product is of ATP production?   Oxidative stress   ⚡️⚡️

Mitochondrial dysfunction has emerged as one of the key hallmarks of aging process and is linked to the development of numerous age-related pathologies including metabolic syndrome, neurodegenerative disorders, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. However, we can increase the amount of mitochondria we have, and increase the strength of our mitochondria with our NRF1 pathway.

Just as the NRF2 pathway activates our own homegrown antioxidant system, we need to call on the NRF1 pathway that stimulates our mitochondria – both in terms of quantity and quality. Aging and disease of our mitochondria is NOT a necessity of aging. We can stave off   mitochondrial aging.

” Strategies aimed to enhance mitochondrial function by targeting mitochondrial aging and disease cellular agingdynamics, quality control, and mitohormesis pathways might promote healthy aging, protect against age-related diseases, and mediate longevity.” Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute,  December 2017

 

3. Aging and Disease with Sirtuins

NIH 2017: ” The search for an activator of sirtuins is one of the most extensive and robust topic of research”

We now have activators for sirtuins, and this is done with the NAD+ molecule.

Over the years, researchers have found that caloric restriction has a number of health benefits. We are not talking about knocking 500 calories off per day for fat loss, we are talking sever caloric restriction – in the range of eating less than 800 calories per day. Research found that by keeping calorie intake this low it provided healthy longevity, a healthier vascular system, cholesterol control,  cognitive benefits including  better mood, the ability to think clearer, and increases in energy.

Nobody wants to eat less than 800 calories per day, every day.  Researchers discovered that by activating our NAD production, we can reap the same benefits from drastic caloric restriction, of increasing the activity of our sirtuins.

Back to our original question, which is it?

Aging   ⇒ Disease  OR

Disease ⇒ Aging?

biological age vs. chronological ageCell senescence is a  growth arrest that is induced when cells reach the end of their replicative potential or are exposed to various stressors. AKA Zombie cells. These cells can also turn the healthy cells near them into zombie cells. Producing an inordinate amount of oxidative stress, is just one of the ways zombie cells destroy neighbouring healthy cells.  By strengthening our cells, we have less cell senescence, and yes, research is showing – we do have the ability to stave off cell senescence.

The smallest unit of life, is the most powerful unit of life

Biological age does not have to be in accordance with the chronological age

 

Book a consult, provide employees with our OS assessment, a very different approach to corporate health!

Convenient diagnostic testing for many issues from  Covid-19, Diabetes, Vitamin D, STDs, fertility, Flu, HIV, gluten sensitivity….let us put you in touch with reliable at home testing,  hundreds of diagnostic tests with physician supervision & full privacy!

Lower oxidative stress, Redefine Your healthy Lifestyle, from your DNA! Once again, we see the data – oxidative stress and chronic inflammation is at the root of disease. 

Are you worth $40/month?

Happily explain.

Shira Litwack, Corporate Program Designer
Shira Litwack, BSc, Corporate Wellness Specialist, Chronic Care recovery, medical exercise, holistic nutrition, addiction recovery

In Health,

Shira Litwack

Shira has been in chronic care management and prevention for 30 years, researcher,  specializing in lifestyle habits including holistic nutrition, medical fitness and oxidative stress reduction. She has created and provided oxidative stress assessments, to help clients identify potential health risks. Lowering chronic inflammation for disease prevention and management is the focal point of BICH.

She partners with companies that  provide immediate, affordable, accessible, reliable solutions for populations.

Articles featured in:  Corporate Wellness Association, European Registry of Exercise Professionals, The National Post, Investment Executive Magazine, Directory of Greater Toronto, Canadian Leukemia & Lymphoma Association, Prostate Cancer Canada, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Anytime Fitness, Today’s Black Woman, Today’s Seniors, Medical Fitness Network, FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered), Willow (Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support),Myeloma Canada, Cancer Exercise Training Institute, Urban Poling for Breast Cancer, ROW – Recovery on Water for Breast Cancer, Sirius XM Doctor Radio, Medical Fitness Network