The evidence-based Optimal Health and Prevention Personalized Integrative Self-Care Program (the OHP Program) has been developed by Optimal Health and Prevention Research Foundation as a result of a three-and-half year long, 3 million dollars R&D project. This extensive R&D project has been carried out by the Foundation’s in-house Personalized Translational Health and Wellness Research Team supported by dozens of external scientific and medical advisors and distinguished members of the Foundations’ Scientific, Medical and Technology Advisory Board. Their combined expertise has allowed the OHP Program to be designed to effectively address multiple preventable root causes of major chronic diseases on a highly personalized, individual level.
The OHP Program includes four basic stages depicted below, leading to substantial health improvement and disease prevention outcomes.
The personalized OHP Program starts with a comprehensive Predictive Health Biomarker Assessment. The full version of the Assessment employs a proprietary panel of over 200 advanced blood, urine and saliva biomarkers, 100 cutting-edge nutrigenomic and life-style genetic tests; as well as multiple validated health questionnaires and over 30 non-invasive physical, imaging and emerging wireless health monitoring tests. This panel is a result of the Foundation’s rigorous comparative evaluation, over the last three years, of over 3,000 advanced biomarkers, tests, medical and wireless devices and questionnaires. It goes far beyond any currently available health risk appraisals and biometric screenings utilized in wellness programs or executive health ‘physicals’ available in conventional medical settings. The Program’s predictive biomarker, wireless health, genomic, and functional biochemical assessment panel is unique in its ability to determine each individual’s genetic, biochemical, physiological and psychological profile and to identify individually-specific earliest self-modifiable risk factors and functional imbalances that reflect root causes of major chronic diseases — sometimes years before their first clinical manifestation.
The massive set of initial biomarker assessment data is interpreted via an advanced, proprietary, Systems Biology Based Translational Algorithm and converted into an interventional Personalized Integrative Self-care Plan. The Plan empowers a person with an individually tailored and prioritized comprehensive tool-box of self-care techniques and very specific nutritional and lifestyle recommendations. The recommendations are applying cutting edge science, to ALL of the currently identified key components of the complex and comprehensive health and wellness ‘puzzle’. They range from macro and micro nutrition, and environmental toxicity protection, all the way to ‘allostatic load’ (i.e., the cumulative effect of stress over many years), and socio-spiritual domain. These recommendations integrate the most effective evidence-based self-care approaches from both conventional and complementary-alternative medicine, at the level of comprehensiveness, depth and personalization that has not been previously achieved.
Once an individual’s Self-Care Plan has been discussed with a participant during an integrative MD consult, a OHP Program participant is supported by the ongoing Optimal Health Coaching, Educational, and Progress Tracking and Monitoring Program. Personally assigned Optimal Health Coaches continuously interact with participants, helping them to adopt their Self-Care Plan and to make health-enhancing behavioral changes that can be sustained over the long term. At the end of the OHP Program, a partial Biomarker Re-assessment provides a loop-closing feedback and progress benchmark, and may serve as a beginning of the next cycle of continuous health improvement.
The initial three-and-a-half year long R&D phase of the OHP Program development is now completed, and the Foundation is currently in discussions with several local prevention-focused healthcare organizations in order to partner the OHP Program implementation and to open it to public, first in San Diego and then in other locations.