HEALTH REVIVAL PARTNERS EXPLAINED:
We are a group of scientists and doctors who focus on chronic conditions of all types. Our partners and mentors are shown on our “About” page. Dr. Trempe and Dr. McCully from Harvard were the inspiration for this program. They endeavored to provide their patients with better care and a better understanding of disease. Based on their efforts and our research we determine where our participants reside on the health-disease continuum. We also provide suggestions and intervention to improve your place on that continuum.
HOW IS YOUR PROGRAM DIFFERENT COMPARED TO THE STANDARD OF CARE?
The standard of care is a reactive system focused on “acute” or immediate health problems. They address a “raging fire.” We work with people with a “raging fire” too, AND we help people understand their subtle risks. For example, we detect a “smoldering fire” that often does not show symptoms. Too many people have a “sudden” condition. We have shown that such events are predictable and avoidable if you are properly tested and treated.
WHAT CAUSES DISEASE?
We have found that most chronic conditions (and acute conditions for that matter) cause the same type of response from your body. It doesn’t matter if it is Cancer, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Diabetes, of Arthritis. Your immune system responds in the same or similar MEASURABLE manner. Your immune system is like the military – you have the Air Force, Navy, Army, and Marines. We measure for how active various aspects of your immunity are. Through our surveying and testing we provide you with a plan to “slow or stop” the war and improve your health.
WHAT CAUSES DISEASE? – PART 2: Your traditional doctor must navigate a diagnostic code book with 69,000 diagnostic codes – each tied to either a drug or a procedure. We have determined that four (4) mechanisms (processes) drive most chronic and acute diseases. They are: 1. Poor repair and recovery tied to poor nutrition or absorption; 2. Sensitivities that sometimes go undetected; 3. Are you stressed all the time – we call this “fight or flight” or “thrive vs survive.” When you are frequently or constantly in this mode, your repair pathways are compromised. That is, you are vulnerable to disease. 4. Chronic infections or toxicity. Generally, when you are vulnerable due to any or all of mechanisms 1-3, chronic infections can take hold and cause disease. These infections are not like the flu where you feel sick and have an elevated temperature. Instead, you have “smoldering” inflammation that, over time, can develop into symptoms or a condition.
HOW DOES YOUR PROCESS WORK?
We measure your risks and your physiology (blood or other testing) on EVERYONE who joins our program – with few exceptions. We also measure your “pathology” – that is, tissue changes. We uniquely scan your eyes to look for tissue changes that indicate disease. Measuring both risks and physiology are vitally important. We have published a peer-reviewed paper that shows the relationship between risks and blood testing. Having both pieces of information helps up develop a PERSONALIZED AND PRECISION PLAN for you to improve your health. Here is the link to that paper: https://bit.ly/3gsUVLJ
WILL YOU JUST RUN A LAB TEST FOR ME?
We are a SOLUTIONS company, not a lab testing company. If you just want labs and will interpret them yourself, go to Ulta Labs or Life Extension. They offer such services. We generally run lab panels that we have developed. Along with these panels, we include: Our detailed risk assessment survey, a consult to discuss the labs, our unique lab and risk assessment reports, and a plan to get you moving in the right direction of health on the health-disease continuum. We do have access to individual labs. We will run these on existing participants who have already run a panel through us. We do this to spot-check for labs that may have been elevated in the past. Also, we will run different labs, if our panel labs suggest we need to dive deeper. We will also run individual or groups of labs for clients upon their request.
WHAT TYPES OF TESTING DO YOU DO BEYOND YOUR LAB PANELS?
We have accounts with LabCorp, oralDNA labs, food sensitivity testing companies, Vibrant America, QuickSilver Scientific, Great Plains Labs and more. We can do both traditional testing and perform those tests performed by Functional Medicine doctors.
DO YOU DO FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE?
We are more of a hybrid. We have designed our programs to be highly scientific yet AFFORDABLE. We first test for what we call the “vital few.” That is, tests that provide us with the most information for the least cost. If you want us to go deeper or your testing suggests we need more information, then we will go where we must to help you improve your health. Our costs tend to be MUCH LOWER compared to functional medicine in both our testing prices and consultation fees. We solve most problems for < $1000. Complicated cases may be more expensive, but still considerably less compared to “functional” doctors.
WHAT IS YOUR PROCESS?
Our standard process is provided below. Many may go beyond the standard process, depending upon the results of our initial testing and consult – and your desires:
Step 1: Order a lab panel with consult.
Step 2: Take our risk assessment survey: https://www.healthrevivalpartners.com/cda
Step 3: Get your labs drawn
Step 4: Schedule and have your consult and get a plan
Step 5: implement your plan on your own or with our continued support
Our team will contact you before and during this process to keep you moving in the right direction.
HOW DO YOU SUPPORT PEOPLE AFTER THE INITIAL CONSULT?
We offer options to help you implement and refine your plan. Here is the list:
1-hour consults with any of our team members – Dr. Carter, Dr. Lewis or other doctors in our network.
“Course Correction” with Dr. Lewis. This includes 6 hours of consultation time on YOUR schedule – at a very reasonable price.
Coaching: We have certified health coaches trained on our methods at reasonable prices. Coaching is a great tool to help you navigate through confusing health information and misinformation. They all have great experience and will provide you with helpful suggestions and accountability. They are also fanatical on measurement, so they are “scientific” in their coaching approach rather than just giving you suggestions and support.
WHERE DO I START?
Go to our home page. We usually have 1 or more key programs linked to that page. Alternatively, pick a tab on our menu bar for a specific program type.
HOW DO I STAY CURRENT WITH YOUR PROGRAM?
We blog frequently. We provide useful “breaking news” and information. But we also provide information on our program through the blog. Finally, we offer weekly webinars that all customers are welcome to attend for free. Click on our Youtube icon at the top of our pages to see some of our content.
HOW MUCH BLOOD IS DRAWN?
Our key panels - our "flagship" Chronic Disease Panel requires 7 - 8 vials of blood. Our SPIKE risks panel requires about 10 vials of blood. Consider taking your favorite healthy snack with you to eat after the blood draw. Pecans, dates or dried apricots are good choices.
DO YOU PAY AT LABCORP?
NO. Your order says "client" billing. Health Revival Partners is the "client" and you are the patient. Some front desk people at Labcorp may ask for payment. Just explain that this is PRE-PAID - CLIENT BILLING - NOT PATIENT BILLING
MY LAB ORDER LOOKS INCOMPLETE - IT DOESN'T LIST ALL BIOMARKERS.
Please check your lab order for your correct date of birth and name. However, we usually get the lab panel right - but we are humans. We have standard codes set up with Labcorp. For example, code 242291 includes 55 biomarkers. On the Labcorp order, these panels list some of the tests followed by .... Labcorp only publishes the first line of labs in these extensive panels - so it may be hard for you to know all that is on your order. We don't have control over how Labcorp publishes the order.
WHAT IS "HEALTHIE" AS OPPOSED TO "HEALTH REVIVAL PARTNERS"
Health Revival Partners is the health consulting and testing company. It is owned and operated by Dr. Lewis and Dr. Carter. To maintain compliance with HIPAA privacy laws and to protect your health information, we use a practice management system called "Healthie" (www.gethealthie.com). Healthie is where we keep you private health information, schedule appointments, and communicate with you without exposing your information through systems like conventional email and text, that are not secure and private.