GLOW stands for Genetic Leveraging for Optimal Wellness. At GLOW Natural Medicine we address all systems of the body and mind – from hormones to brain chemistry, digestion to detoxification, immune system, metabolic health and mindset, energetic frequency and self-love.
Hybrid/Semi Private Program Details
Current State of Health and Detailed Intake Assessments
Dr. Sands will review a detailed assessments that you will fill out when you enroll. These assessments will address your mental and physical state, genetic expressions and abnormalities, any symptoms you are experiencing, your sleep patterns, cravings, stress levels, and lifestyle. She will also review your medical history, assess your current state of health and review any recent lab work you might have. Using state-of-the-art functional medicine technology, Dr. Sands will map your Functional Medicine Matrix to show you exactly where imbalances lie and create your functional medicine timeline so you can see what events and triggers in your life contributed to your current state of health.
You will meet with Dr. Sands for your first visit upon completion of your intake forms. You will log into our secure telemedicine platform (we use Zoom medical) and meet face to face with her to discuss your current state of health, symptoms, health history, and health goals. During this visit, she will go through your intake questionnaires and recommend an initial nutrition, movement, mindfulness, sleep, stress reduction and supplement plan.
Visit – 60 minutes
Functional Lab Tests and Diagnostic Imaging
Based on your current state of health, Dr. Sands will order functional lab tests and/or any necessary diagnostic imaging which will help to uncover any hidden stressors and root causes of your current symptoms. Based on your needs she may elect to order one test initially and let the results guide which test she orders next. The cost of the lab tests themselves are deeply discounted and many times covered by insurance. She will provide a detailed statement for you to submit for reimbursement. HSA and FSA plans can also be used to pay lab fees. Upon ordering labs, she will also recommend initial dietary, life style and stress reduction protocols to get you started on your healing journey. Dr. Sands works with labs and imaging centers in most cities in the U.S. If you are outside the U.S., contact our team for specifics on your lab work and imaging.
It is extremely important that you understand what is going on in your body so that you know the WHY behind your protocol. We take time going through each item on your lab work, explaining what it means, where we would ultimately like you to be, and how we are going to get there. During this session Dr. Sands will completely explain your targeted holistic healing protocol and go over it in detail with you. You will receive copies of your lab results and your complete protocol which will include dietary recommendations, activity goals, sleep hygiene, mindset work, stress reduction and lifestyle modifications. For some patients this session can seem overwhelming because of the sheer volume of information. Dr. Sands will provide a recording of the call so that you can review it at your leisure. She will also provide everything you need to know in writing.
90 Minute Results and Recommen-dations
Monthly Foundations of Health Group Visits – 60 minutes
Each month you will have access to a Group Visit with Dr. Sands where she will teach foundational health skills along with tips for how to implement this new knowledge into your life. The second half of the visit will be open to questions and answers. These visits are only open to current patients of Dr. Sands who are part of the GLOW Protocol. These visits will be recorded if you are not available to attend live, although it is highly recommended. While each person’s treatment plan and challenges are unique, there are some hard and fast foundations from which everyone will benefit. In addition, the sense of community between like-minded individuals can be very beneficial along this journey. It has been clinically proven that people heal faster and stronger in a group setting.
Some months will include a second visit, which are shorter accountability calls where Dr. Sands will be available to answer your questions and give you additional guidance along your protocol.
This is where you will have 45 minutes to discuss with Dr. Sands any specific concerns and talk about what is working and what is not. She will make adjustments to your program as needed and will also use this time to work on your mindset, offering the knowledge, tools, and support necessary to ensure your success. She will record the visit upon request and send you a copy so you can re-listen to any of the training or advice offered.
Around the Clock Support
You will have unlimited access to Dr. Sands via email and text. This means that you can rest assured that you will never be “left hanging” on your journey.
PLUS – All patients of Dr. Sands have access to ask questions and be supported throughout the month using her private coaching app and within the community forum.
Dr. Sands can literally keep an eye on your activity, mindfulness, food and water consumption, as well as sleep, and many other markets through the state of the art GLOW Natural Medicine wellness app.
Accountability and Wellness Tracking
All Plans Provided
No need to hire a nutritionist, trainer, or mindfulness guru – Dr. Sands and her team have you covered with meal plans, recipes, workouts, meditations and stress reduction exercises suitable for your unique situation and condition.
Discounts in Supplements, Nutraceuticals and Natural Health Products
Dr. Sands will pass on her discounts on many natural foods, supplements and products to improve your health and support you on your journey.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to working with you!