We provide in-depth, individualized analysis, beyond conventional medicine, for faster and deeper insight into a wide spectrum of pathologies, enabling faster and more effective prevention and intervention. IRIS works with physicians and patients at UCSF, Stanford, Sutter Health, Kaiser Permanente, Dignity Health, St. Joseph Health, One Medical and other medical facilities across the country. By using the IRIS platform, patients have improved mental functions, increased energy, decreased depression, have avoided open-heart surgery, achieved healthy, sustained weight loss (15%), and improved diabetes control with less medication, prevented diabetes and many more benefits. IRIS has also helped improve the quality of life of cancer patients, those with immune system diseases, digestive issues and a host of other problems. IRIS helps healthy people as well.

IRIS examines up to 3.2 billion molecules in an individual’s DNA sequence; more than 1,100 species of gut microbes; millions of microbial gene activities; and approximately 900 metabolites. The standard comprehensive metabolite test that doctors order only includes 14 metabolites. IRIS offers the most in-depth functional microbiome analysis. The IRIS platform integrates all this biochemical information with personal medical records, lifestyle, family history and environmental factors, and then distills it into practical recommendations.

IRIS is relevant to you and your family because it can provide important, deep insights that can make a real, positive impact on the quality of your life. You are unique and IRIS works with you and your healthcare provider(s), based upon your actual data, to help optimize your health and wellness.

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Paul is a prostate cancer survivor, a stroke survivor, and a patient with hypertension and borderline diabetes. He has been cared for at one of the 10 largest hospital systems in the US. Paul’s primary physician ordered the Iris In-depth Metabolite test for him. Based upon the IRIS test and unique, individualized insights, Paul’s physician changed his medications, supplements, and nutrition. As a result of our test, Paul had improved mental function, increased energy, lost 40 pounds, sustained his ideal weight and prevented the onset of diabetes. His physician saw the added value of IRIS’ test and recommended IRIS to his other patients, who then took our tests.

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Michael has Crohn’s disease, which is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). He was having bowel movements more than ten times a day. After careful analysis of Michael’s entire DNA, lifestyle, and medical history, our experienced medical staff was able to recommended a new drug, and as a result, his doctor changed his prescription. We then educated Michael on how his microbiome and life style impacted his disease. With the adjustments in medication and life style, Michael now has just a couple of bowel movements a day.

Maria is a breast cancer survivor, and a patient with hypertension, diabetes, and kidney disease. Based upon IRIS’s unique, individualized analysis, Maria’s nutrition was changed, which then enabled the reduction of her diabetic medication, in turn improved her kidney function and the management of her high blood pressure. The information provided through our deep analysis allowed Maria’s doctor, at a leading hospital, to reduce a diabetic medication by 50%. With less medication, Maria is still able to maintain her blood sugar level in the ideal range. Her blood pressure is well under control and her pulse rate is excellent. As a result, Maria has more energy, lost 20 pounds, and sustained her ideal weight.

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John, a man with cardiovascular disease, was facing potential open-heart surgery to correct a problem with a life threatening aortic enlargement. John’s medical team, at a top 10 hospital in the US, believed that his condition might be caused by a specific genetic disease, which causes the expansion of the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. With IRIS’ genetic screening, we discovered that John did not have the genetic disease. Upon receipt of IRIS’ report, his ordering physician took various actions and John no longer needed heart surgery. By avoiding heart surgery, John did not incur a million dollar surgery, significant out of pocket medical expenses, lose valuable time off to recover and thus was able to continue working on major deals. IRIS reviewed John’s medical record and discussed his life style, environment, and family medical history in detail so that he could make proactive choices to maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Charlie, a healthy man with a family history of colorectal cancer, wanted to see his genetic baseline and compare it with new scientific discoveries on a regular basis so he can take proactive actions regarding his health and wellness for the rest of his life. IRIS provided scientific consultation for him to understand various options for DNA screening and offered collaborative meeting with Charlie and his physician to discuss current scientific discoveries and what can be shared under the current guidelines.

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Kris, a lung cancer patient, was being treated with chemotherapy and immunotherapy at one of the top 10 hospitals in the US. She needed help in understanding the scientific application of precision medicine developed to address her type of “non-small cell” lung cancer. Kris could not tolerate the many side effects resulting from the combined therapies prescribed. Kris was dizzy all the time, had a severe loss of appetite and could not taste anything she was eating. IRIS met with Kris and her physician. We explained the science involved in her prescribed therapies and the newer drugs that were now available so better-informed decision could be made for her treatment. Kris made her new choices based on the information IRIS provided, resulting in a higher quality of life.

James has diabetes, aortic aneurysm, gout, and other diseases. He is a cancer survivor and is obese. Jim has been cared for at two of the top 10 hospitals in the nation. He experienced sudden loss of energy, making it dangerous and unsafe to drive. He has complex health issues, and his physicians, using the best of conventional medicine, were unable to help him. Jim chose to come to IRIS for help even though he has the means to get the best care possible anywhere else in the world. We did the individual comprehensive (DNA, Functional Microbiome, and In-depth Metabolite) test for him.  We were able to provide unique, individualized insights to Jim and his physicians on why changing certain medications could be helpful, and his medication was changed. We also identified what may be the root causes of his lack of energy and other serious conditions. As a result of our whole genome test, he and his siblings were relieved to learn that his cancer was not due to the inheritance of defective genes. We also advised Jim on nutrition and other lifestyle changes and he is feeling much better.

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Joe and Cathy were concerned for their own health and a family member with autism spectrum disorder. Autism, a rare diagnosis only thirty years ago, now affects 1 out of 45 kids between the ages of 3 and 17. Autism is like an umbrella for many diseases. IRIS can help in better understanding which type of autism a person has so that the patient can get the right treatment. We can also conduct individualized clinical studies to potentially find what went wrong with the DNA instructions, and whether there is a way to improve the patient’s condition. We helped Joe and Cathy to better understand how the microbiome functionality, metabolite imbalances, DNA, and their life style work together to impact their health.  Cathy, after being diagnosed with a health disorder, came to IRIS to get a functional microbiome test so she can make better-informed decisions.

Luke, a man with various diseases caused by inflammation, wanted help from IRIS to improve his health and wellness.  We reviewed Luke’s medical record and talked with him in detail about his life style, environment, and family medical history. We explained to Luke how the microbiome could impact his autoimmune disorders and how our in-depth metabolite test (chemical signatures) could be helpful to him. He had already gotten tested elsewhere (basic human DNA test, basic microbiome DNA test, allergy tests, and various blood tests), but those results did not help in resolving his conditions.  Our functional microbiome test uncovered Luke’s microbial function deficiency and we made specific suggestions for him to do to achieve a higher quality of life.

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Rhonda came to us when her mammogram showed that she might have breast cancer. She was scared, confused and did not know what to do. IRIS reviewed Rhonda’s medical records, family history, lifestyle, and environmental information. After further tests confirmed that Rhonda was positive for breast cancer, we reviewed the imaging and biopsy reports and explained the science involved and what she should expect so she can make better, well-informed decisions. We helped Rhonda as she went through the treatment process. She proceeded with confidence as an active participant in her care.

Tom has heart disease, diabetes and depression. He wanted to know how to improve his health and wellness.  IRIS explained to Tom the current scientific understanding behind each of his conditions, and how the microbiome could impact his health. He was also concerned about a family member, who was becoming obese. We discussed how obesity is linked to the microbiome and can lead to diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and other diseases.  IRIS can help in analyzing their DNA, RNA, functional microbiome, in-depth metabolites levels and lifestyle. We helped elucidate the root causes of obesity, and we help people to achieve lifelong fitness and wellness.

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Nancy is simultaneously dealing with obesity, neurological, cardiovascular, intestinal, immune system, and other diseases. Nancy had met with fifteen doctors in the Silicon Valley, but they were unable to neither resolve her conditions nor help her improve her health significantly. IRIS was able to perform individualized, in-depth analysis to identify the root causes of many of Nancy’s conditions. IRIS met with one of her physicians and provided specific suggestions, which could improve her health and wellness. With IRIS’ help, Nancy’s neurological and intestinal conditions improved significantly. She has already lost 30 lbs. in six months and expects continued improvement. Nancy is now sharing the IRIS report with some of her other medical specialty providers and expects them to also use our report to help her further.