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In an initial observational study on 23 Lupus patients 100% experienced an increase in their quality of life and 50% reduced their pill burden. There are also dozens of case studies with other non-specific health issues where partial or total disease reversal has been achieved. The picture above is Baby Lea, a child who was conceived to a mother, Charlotta Norgaard, Founder and CEO of Lupus Friends and Family Foundation, who had been extremely sick with Lupus but due to intervention was able to get her health and quality of life back.
CEO/Founder, M.Sc., Economics / Aarhus School of Business
Biography: Mette Dyhrberg is a Digital Health Innovator and a serial entrepreneur. She has a Masters in Economics, and graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In her twenties she became severely ill. She went from earning top grades to being unable to read a book, from working as a model to being overweight and heavily medicated. She hacked her own health and soon began helping others do the same. Mette is a speaker at medical conferences internationally including Doctors 2.0 & Stanford Med
Business Development, Arizona State University Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.), Sociology
Biography: Christine comes to Mymee with over 8 years of experience working in Hospital systems around the world. Most recently, Christine focused on improving public Health within Mount Sinai Hospital System. While there she gained NCQA accreditation for Diabetes Care, met HEDIS standards for HIV care and implemented the National Diabetes Prevention Program. In 2014, Christine joined Noom where she won key enterprise accounts and secured over $30m in funding. Christine leads Business Development at Mymee
Medical Advisor, Brown University BA, Computer Science / Georgetown University School of Medicine MD, Medicine
Biography: Founder and CEO of Healthix, one of the most successful Health Information Exchanges nationally, CMIO of Lenox Hill Hospital
Advisor, Washington University in St. Louis BA, Economics / University of Michigan JD
Biography: Lawyer, 30+ years in Venture Capital & Private Equity, Managing Director at Golden Seeds
Farid El Nasire
Software Engineer, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Biography: Full-stack software engineer, sold his first technology company and joined because he wanted to work on a product that improved lives.
Our starting point for exploration is the understanding that we all are very different. We help patients understand how their lifestyle impacts their health on a very specific, personalized basis. Your blood work might give an indication of what’s wrong, but it doesn’t tell us anything about the environment that goes into producing your condition. Through beta testing and working with patients we have gained significant understanding of autoimmune conditions—and we have seen that when identifying disease triggers we can reverse disease symptoms. That means that through diet & lifestyle changes we can guide you to improved health.
We want to help lupus patients take back control of their health. In order to get there, we need to prove the validity of the intervention within the framework of a rigid IRB reviewed lupus study.
Traditional medicine’s approach is to prescribe symptom-suppressing drugs. The current healthcare system is lacking tools to help people get to the root cause of autoimmune disease.
With a blood test you get a snapshot of some feature of interest. The test might indicate what's wrong but they don't tell you much about the behaviors and environment that go into producing the individual condition. People’s lives happen between doctor’s visits, wherever they are: so as physicians you need to help patients truly understand the lifestyle factors that go into producing their health problems.
Practitioners have no handle when patients are not successful today—Mymee offer the insight needed for the practitioner to see why interventions fail. We talk about lifestyle diseases and yet, most patients still expect their doctor to “fix them”. It seems fair that the doctor has a window into the lives of people if that’s the problem he or she is expected to fix. Patients need to be active participants to get to the root cause.
People are tracking. All sorts of things. Calories. Heart rate. Steps. Biometrics. The reality is that your patients will bring this data to you. It’s now evident that we have to dive into the tracking as a tool for rapid change in an area of self care that is historically difficult to shift. Providers of the future will need this critical wrench in their toolbox.
We already have some potential clinical partners working with us to scope out trials but we would love to work with more groups. Currently our focus is Lupus as a first disease category but the platform has a wide array of potential applications. It has been used to optimize health in multiple autoimmune diseases, chronic pain, even high performance athletes. We encourage you to reach out to us and discuss options to collaborate.
Note: We don't expect clinical partners to contribute cash, we are hoping for a contribution of time/resources as well as brainpower and creativity.
We are looking for investors in an early round. Details to be discussed in person. If you are interested in learning more please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am all for change and innovation, amazing project please donate of you can.
It's really exciting to see a healthcare project focused on lupus.
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