So many lovely memories lately.  I apologize for my absence recently.  My dear mother passed away on March 9th.  She was 89 years wise.  The last 6 years have been difficult for her, my papa, my 4 siblings and myself.  But, the last 5 months were simply terrible.  Out of all the 5 children, I think it was most difficult for me.  For those last 6 years, I was the ONE.  You know, the one child who truly took responsibility for my aging parents daily overseeing.  I am not bragging or complaining, it was an honor to be by her side daily. Taking her to and from doctor appointments, cooking meals with her, going to restaurants to celebrate LIFE, sitting, talking, laughing and creating delightful memories together.  I told my mother before she died, that she was one of my best friends.  She looked at me and smiled telling me that I was her best friend.  Oh how my heart sang with such a statement of love.  Whenever she was in the hospital or nursing home, I was there daily, helping her groom herself, combing and styling her hair, putting cream on her legs and protecting her from our medical system that all too often makes medical mistakes.  In the end, she died peacefully at home with her loving husband of 67 years, her 5 children and 5 of her 13 grandchildren by her side.  I am so grateful for having her in my life for 62 years.  She is truly loved and missed.  One piece of advise for everyone, put down your techie devises and start creating cherished memories with your loved ones.  These memories are the most valuable possessions you can leave people.  Take care of your health so that you can be around to help create those memories.  That is one of the reasons that I work so hard at keeping women healthy.  I want them to create families, create loving relationships, create their best selves, and create treasured memories with those they love.

Changes at Stop Breast Cancer Now:

After careful thought, consideration, research and listening to experts and my clientele, I have decided to focus on just one (1) test for my clients.  It is the all-inclusive ULTIMATE test.  It is called this because it truly is the ultimate testing for just about everything from inflammation, heart health, immune system, detoxification, nutrients, weight management, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and exercise to name just a few.  Even though my clients were getting excellent results, they let me know that they wanted MORE!  Since many of my clients are struggling to conceive and striving to prevent breast cancer, this all-inclusive test gives so much more powerful information to create the healthy family of their dreams and to prevent getting breast cancer.  Fertility enhancement and cancer prevention need a strong immune system, homeostasis in inflammation, nutrient balances to guard against cancer, strong detoxification pathways, balanced blood sugar levels and appropriate weight.  You see, it al fits together.  The more we test, the more we can discover to help you get the ULTIMATE results!

Along those same lines of helping women stay healthy, one of the best ways I know is to PREVENT diseases from occurring. This is a concept that is rarely used here in the USA.  To me this just makes sense . . . STOP a disease before it begins.  We even have a sage saying about that, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.  Seems simple and straight forward, but what is the best way to prevent disease?  From my research, using your own DNA gives you a personalized blueprint/ pathway to maintain or reclaim your health.  My best advice is to test before birth and after birth. 

Before Birth Testing:

What do I mean?  Well, before conception, it is advised that both the man and the woman get themselves “ready” to begin a family.  You bet, intentionally building up their health so that the sperm and the egg are of top quality!  This can assure that the baby’s “health potential” is primed at the moment of conception.  Believe it or not, this can truly impact the lifelong health of that baby as it grows into adulthood and beyond.  One of the best ways to do that is to use the Ultimate Test from Genoma International.  Using the DNA of the future parents, one can see if there are any potential problems with genes that influence the health of the baby.  This test shows genes that may be involved in miscarriage, conception difficulties, cleft lip, potential ADD, neural tube defects, etc.  As you can see, all of these are very important.  To me the profound question is why wouldn’t you take this simple test to assure the future health of your baby?  A healthy baby is the desired outcome, the ultimate gift.

After Birth Testing:

The after birth part of the equation is equally important.  Our genes are influenced by their environment, which means the environment inside and outside of your body.  You influence the “inside” environment many ways such as diet, lifestyle, emotions, social interactions, etc.  Remember, your genes are NOT your destiny.  Even if your parents were in the best of health when you were conceived, you can hurt those good and well behaved genes by choosing to live in a polluted city, drinking chlorinated and fluorinated water, taking drugs, drinking too much, eating processed, fast foods, staying in unhealthy relationships, etc.  You see your good genes can be influenced to “misbehave” and potentially cause problems.  And the opposite is true.  If you have genes that are “misbehaving”, you can get them to “behave” better by cleaning up their environment.  It’s powerful to get tested with the Ultimate Test as an adult to check in and see how your genes are behaving.  Are they protective or destructive?  And if they are misbehaving, what you can do to get them back on track.  Yes, you are given actual Solutions, Action items!  Think of all the pain and suffering that could be avoided.  My mother would agree that it is much better to prevent a disease than chase after it trying desperately to get well.  You see my mother had stage 4-kidney disease, COPD and some heart disease.  I discovered in my Ultimate test results, I might be very susceptible to all of these.  Armed with this knowledge, I can make decisions NOW that can influence the outcome of my genes, my health and therefore the quality of my life.  I truly believe in what I do for a living.  Helping people live healthier lives is so rewarding.  And yes, with health you are able to create outstanding memories with those you love! 

So, for those of you who want to know more about this Ultimate Test, please contact me.  You may not be concerned about fertility issues, but there may be cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s or diabetes in your family.  All of these typically begin with a weakened immune system, inflammation and imbalances in nutrients.  For those of you who want to jump in and get going immediately, I am offering $100 off of my consultation fee through the month of May.  There is a plethora of information in this report, so we will be discussing your results for several months to make sure everything is covered.  Don’t be afraid to find out your strengths and weaknesses in your genes as you are given specific, researched-based SOLUTIONS using lifestyle, diet and supplements to get your genes to “behave”.  It is all so exciting, but more than that it is powerful.  And with this power of influencing your genetic destiny, comes the gift of more quality time.  Time to create priceless memories with your loved ones.  Time to spend with your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  To me, there is no greater gift.

Here’s to my sweet mother, you, your health and your future memories to be created! 

Oceans of Health,

Donna M. McIntosh, MS, CHFS