Why are you raising money to do this project?
The question is not so much whether or not the Mymee program work. We have worked with lots of lupus SLE patients since we worked with Charlotta in 2012 and have seen that it is possible to reverse disease symptoms. We can keep working with the patients who can afford this treatment but our big hope is that someday we will be able to persuade insurance companies to provide this as a covered service to patients so that everyone who needs help can get it. In order to get there, we need to prove the validity of the intervention within the framework of a rigid IRB reviewed lupus study.
Why is the program more expensive if I want it for a friend or for myself than for a lupus patient?
Our standard price for the three-month coaching program is $3,000. For helping us raise money to fund this lupus trial through iFundWomen we are giving you a $1,000 discount and throwing in the 9 months of post-treatment support for free. If you are being generous and gifting this to a friend or family member, then we commend you and want to give you an additional $400 generosity discount. If you are doing the highest level of charity and supporting a stranger living with lupus, then we offer this option at the cost we have to pay our staff so that we can provide the service.
What can this program do for someone who doesn’t have Lupus?
Our starting point for exploration is the understanding that we all are very different. We help you understand how your lifestyle impacts your health on a very specific, personalized basis. While the protocol was designed to treat lupus and other autoimmune diagnoses it turns out that it can be helpful with a wide variety of chronic health issues. Our founder even used the platform to help a friend who was already a national champion ultrarunner increase his performance by 30%! By simply tracking symptoms and factors in your day-to-day life you establish an understanding of how your body works. You’ll work with a practitioner to gather and analyze your personal data and turn this data into useful insights to improve your quality of life. If you have a question about if Mymee can be used to help with a particular disease feel free to contact us at [email protected].
How does it actually work?
Once signed up you download ‘Mymee’ in the App store. You will receive an activation code to your personal app, which your then can be tailored to you. Once the app has been personalized, you begin to track your food intake and your symptoms. Your practitioner will have access to a platform with immediate visibility to your incoming data. This allows them to review the data and help you understand what’s going on and implement the needed behavioral change. Each week your health coach will review the prior week’s data with you and give you suggestions for things you might try to become the optimal you. After 12 weeks, you should be feeling your best, we switch to biweekly and then monthly check-ins with your coach just to make sure your new behaviors have become thoroughly engrained as habits that will last you the rest of your life.