Kickstarter program: An option when you have no other options
As a practitioner, I spend at lot of time considering ways assessing the effectiveness of what I do (and have run countless statistical analyses on responses to various interventions). This has been overwhelming success and allows me to stratify individuals quickly so that I can apply support that is both personalized and supported by evidence.
However, none of this actually helps those individuals who have not access to the funds to pay for a course of treatment. As the 2017 survey identified, the average cost of getting you ‘thereabouts’ is £2,533. That’s a lot. Given that my fees represent only a portion of this, there is very little I can do to work around this without compromising the effectiveness of the protocols I recommend.
I am keen that those who are not able to take part in the one-to-one program (for financial or any other reasons) should not be excluded from accessing useful information. My first attempts at solving this problem were the hardship fund and the second was low-cost workshops. Both failed; after the hardship fund was launched, we were inundated with applications but none that provided any evidence to identify a need for financial concessions. After two weeks, and what felt like a never-ending list of applications from individuals on six-figure salaries, we accepted defeat. The Workshops attracted a lot of interest and multiple compliments on the design, but the logistics of getting to London proved difficult for many.
Therefore, I’m hoping to make it third time lucky with the Kickstarter program. This is a series of online seminars, delivered via Zoom (video conferencing software that is free to download). My aims here are to provide accurate information for people with complex metabolic problems. I am aware of the limitations of this approach compared to the one-on-one system that I normally employ, but my aim is that this information will be sufficient for you to reach a state of ‘regulation’, a point at which you now have sufficient options to work in order to cover the costs of testing. Please note that this program is to help as many people as possible. I would love to hear any ideas that would make this program more effective and useful for you guys (please fire them to me on firstname.lastname@example.org).
Kickstarter Program for April-May 2019
£110 per person, which includes an Adrenal Stress Profile test kit
(alternative option for those outside the UK: £35 without the Adrenal Stress Profile kit)
1. Monday 8th April, 18.30-19.30
2. Monday 15th April, 18.30-19.30
3. Monday 22nd April, 18.30-19.30
4. Monday 13th May, 18.30-19.30
5. Monday 20th May, 18.30-19.30
6. Monday 27th May, 18.30-19.30
– Session One: An introduction. Taking the conclusions from the last 13 years in the trenches, considering the limitations that may be in play, then finding the middle ground between these. Outlines the physiology behind ‘adrenal crashes’, why there are several angles available to us to avoid these and outlining the five must successful interventions.
– Session Two: Basic steps for Digestion and Sleep. We often hear the phrase ‘you are what you eat’. It’s more accurate to say that you are what you absorb. Poor digestion is an obstacle that will not only leave you short of nourishment, but also may hinder your ability to take on other steps we talk about. Equally, while we will be realistic with sleeping goals, there are normally some simple steps to support sleep and buy you some ‘margin’ against ongoing stressors.
– Session Three: Oxalates, Lectins and the Ketogenic Diet (that actually produces ketones). What do you give to someone who can’t tolerate anything? Nothing. In the early stages, what we avoid is normally more important than what we add. Oxalates and lectins are among the most common inflammatory triggers: 91% of incoming patients show oxalate issues upon testing, and 52% of these also show improvements when avoiding lectins. We will touch on how to ‘feed you without inflaming you’ and how the ketogenic diet can help in this, while also offering a lifeline to those with poor oxygen delivery to the brain.
– Check-in session number one: considering responses so far. The longer the digestive tract has been dysfunctional, the more likely we are to notice ‘start up’ reactions after taking steps to support the activity here. A pronounced dietary change may require different types of support. If lectins are suppressing your immune response, what happens when you take them away? There are a number of changes that may occur in the early stages and this session will contain a scheduled Q&A section to address these.
– Understanding the role of the Adrenals. The action of the adrenal glands has a huge impact across the body; control of inflammation, support of blood sugar levels, regulation of neuron function and, most importantly, quelling the activation of the sympathetic nervous system response. This over-activation of the sympathetic system is of key relevance in any metabolic disturbance. We will cover the Adrenal Stress Profile results and how to use these to put together an effective support package.
– Check-in session number two: taking stock and considering the next stages. Each individual will progress at a different rate but our hopes are that the most basic obstacles will be close to being cleared. Again held in a Q&Q format, the purpose of this session will be to consider possible areas to investigate for individuals who are not showing the expected gains, and to consider the next steps for those that are (which will involve a key focus on the microbial burden).
READY TO BOOK? If so, please fill out the form on this page or email Sue at email@example.com. You will receive an invoice within 48 hours and, following payment, will receive full confirmation of your place and the necessary details.