In short, you pay the flat rate with OTC (OptimalTerrainConsulting.com) then ALL the following happens:
1. you fill out their extensive medical, personal, and family history (I recommend this asap so that they can figure out which labs you should get)
2. you send all your scans, doctors reports, tumor pathology, past blood work, and all other requested info to OTC for analysis
3. OTC will send you a list of labs that you can ask ALL your local doctors if they would be willing to help you order these labs to assist in discovering the root causes of your cancer and/or what organs are happy and healthy. This is often met with severe resistance, but keep trying. If everyone says no (they are not used to this, its not that they are jerks), then you can order your labs without a doctor for a super cheap price at walkinlabs.com. you then put in your zip code, pay online, and it will send you to your nearest certified blood draw station or hospital to do the blood tests. Often if you pay for this once (about $300 for everything), many of the labs will come out as high or low. When your local doctors see this, they can then justify ordering those same labs monthly so you can track your progress. Then they can enter a medical code and it will be covered by your insurance if your doctor orders those labs. The reason OTC cannot do this is that they are virtual, and lab ordering must be done with a doctors visit by law. If you are overwhelmed by everything, just do walkinlabs.com as it is so easy and saves you tons of doctor frustrations. I had to ask 10 doctors before someone said yes.
4. You send those lab results to me and to OTC via email if possible (usually ready online in just a few days after the blood draw)
5. The OTC team/Dr. Nasha) will spend 5 days analyzing your case
6. The OTC team will put together a customized report about the reasons you got cancer and how to step by step tackle the root causes (this is epically long, but includes a step by step process starting with week one, week two, etc. It is like peeling layers of an onion and you just keep getting deeper. I’m many years into implementing my plan and still peeling the onion!
7. You present that plan to your local functional medicine doctor (and/or oncologist only if they are progressive and open minded). They help you implement this report on the ground at a local level with OTC as the conductor of the symphony. Or you can do it yourself or with me (It is often very overwhelming for people and assistance is most welcome). It is also helpful for your local doctors to understand the science behind what OTC is recommending, as all treatments and protocols are linked to scientific studies they can visit. this is NOT hippy dippy alternative medicine. This is cancer treatment of the future. Some doctors will be on board, and some will not (just remember that American Medical Association doctors/nurses/etc (AMA) are not allowed to legally recommend anything except surgery/chemo/radiation and these futuristic cancer treatments are also not taught in medical school – too new)
8. You start implementing the plan – step one is usually ordering supplements to help fix the abnormalities in your labs and also implementation of a custom diet based up your labs/scans/tumor pathology/etc. This can include standard hospital care and/or new cutting edge treatments, and also changes to diet and lifestyle that are custom to you and your cancer. No two cancers are alike and no two people are alike (DNA or labs, etc). personalized medicine is the future of cancer treatment in my opinion.
9. Usually at this point, people are struggling getting the numbers we want to see from the implementation of the diet. I use blood, breath, and urine testing daily to monitor your progress (again no hippy stuff – all very scientific and backed by scientific studies that shows this works). If you didn’t start earlier with me on diet this is when folks contact me for diet coaching. I do recommend starting coaching with me as soon as you have your OTC appointment or just after getting your labs). It really helps to have a jumpstart on starving your cancer cells with the proper diet while you wait for your OTC appointment. In addition, the 75 page (approx) report from OTC is soooooo much info, that it can create a shutdown/overwhelmed mentality. This must be done step by step, scientifically and systematically. For instance, I am almost 4 years post my OTC report, and I am still implementing a new step every few months. It took me 48 years to create my cancering process and a while to undo it. I see such amazing progress in my labs EVERY MONTH and still see that this month. I started to feel so healthy and happy in just one month after starting with OTC, and at three months I was so blown away by my health and lack of cancering processes that I was sold!
10. At one month out (approx) – OTC and myself recommend re-testing your labs to check for progress and make any tweaks to treatments/lifestyle/diet that are needed. I can assist with teaching you how to read your own labs, or you can schedule a follow up with OTC or myself to track progress.
11. A few months out. At this point, if you have done the work to make changes to the reasons you got cancer, the results in your lab tests should be impressive. but it is still work in progress. Any tweaks to the OTC report will be made at this point, or maybe a push to emphasize one step over another.
12. At this point, you should have a basic understanding of what all the lab tests mean and can begin to monitor your results. The OTC report will give you goals for all your lab tests and you will be working towards those goals. This is not only about conquering your cancer but also making you a new healthy happy wonderful person. Cancer is a great teacher if you choose to look at it that way. My whole life my “check engine light” was on, and I chose to put tape over it instead of addressing my lack of health. I didn’t know how or what to do. OTC has given me the knowledge and power to use science to create a healthy me. In most cases, thanks to OTC, I know more about my health and my labs than my doctors do. They were not trained in this! It is not their fault. They are looking for the house being on fire in my labs, and not the smoldering embers that contribute to my cancering. Plus, this OTC analysis is so futuristic, that it is only addressed in state of the art medical conferences and has yet to be implemented in hospitals. There are some cutting edge hospitals that are doing clinical trials on one aspect or another that OTC prescribes, but none of them are doing all of the treatments/protocols together. Cancer is not a one trick pony. We must leave no stone unturned as to why we got cancer. I really have enjoyed putting the puzzle together and changing my life, all for the better! Knowledge is power.
As always, I wrote too much. but I am going to add this. I would order a DNA test online thru 23andme.com today ($99 ancestry test is all you need – for over 100,000 genes tested). This is not required, but I have yet to see a case where it was not a big player in the cancering process and/or optimal health. If you are going to work with myself and OTC, I would say it is really worth it. This is not tumor DNA testing that your oncologist may have done, instead it tests for things like if you were born without the receptor for vitamin D3, or if you lack the enzymes to process toxins/heavy metals, or if you lack the ability to clear estrogen from your cells, etc. It is a saliva test that you do at home and send in the mail. I am saying this now as it takes 4-6 weeks for the results, so if you order it today, the results will be available to myself and to OTC.