Work With Shawn

At Shawn Mynar Holistic Health, we believe the client and practitioner relationship needs to be a strong, collaborative one in order for true healing to occur.  We work closely with our clients as a team to get health issues resolved and provide the necessary support along the way. 

In order to help as many people throughout the world as possible, Shawn provides holistic health and nutritionist services both locally in Boulder, CO and virtually.  The same standard of care takes place regardless of your proximity.   

Here’s our client process:

First, we meet for a 15-Minute FREE Case Review via Skype, FaceTime, or phone call.  This gives you the chance to meet Shawn, give a brief background to your health concerns, and ask questions about the three stages.  Shawn will be able to provide an explanation of what to expect from working with her and give more details about the process.  If both of you feel it is appropriate to proceed, you’ll move on to the next step!

Now, lab tests are ordered!  Once Shawn has determined the best path for you to heal, it’s time to get the recommended functional testing done.  The kits and instructions will be sent right to your doorstep to make it easy for you!  All testing needs to be completed prior to your first appointment in order to maximize your time together.  

Once Shawn receives lab results, your 12-week package will begin!  This package starts with a 60-75 minute initial interview.  In this first appointment, we will go through your health history, current health status, food journal, symptom analysis, previous lab work, and results from new functional lab work.  This is an in-depth and detailed discussion where you will learn the underlying causes of your health concerns and how best to heal from them.  You will be given a personalized nutrition, lifestyle, and supplement protocol based on this information. 

From there, two follow-up sessions will take place within your package timeframe.  These sessions are designed to be supportive, while monitoring your progress and making necessary adjustments to your personalized protocol.  This is the time to ask questions, discuss lingering or new symptoms, celebrate successes, and talk through difficulties.  They are scheduled every 5-6 weeks after a protocol has been put into place in order to keep accountability and continue on the right track.  

 

MY PACKAGES INCLUDE:

  • 60-75 minute detailed health evaluation based on intake forms and food journal
  • Analyzing previous and newly completed lab work to build a root cause analysis of symptoms
  • Personalized protocol including dietary, movement, supplement & lifestyle recommendations
  • 2 follow-up sessions, every 5-6 weeks
  • Email support between sessions
  • Access to my online supplement portal with a 10% discount on the highest quality, personalized supplements

 

Please note: serious inquiries only.  Healing your body in this way is a big commitment.  I’m so excited to be part of this journey with you!

 

Functional Lab Testing

We believe that knowledge is power.  Specifically, knowledge about the body brings powerful and lasting health and healing.  That’s why we take all steps necessary to find out what is actually going on with every single client and get them the healing protocols they need to take them back to a place of normalcy.  

In order to do this, Shawn uses specific functional lab testing based on the client’s individual symptoms and goals.  These tests are all highly accurate, easy to administer, and will provide specific measurable results which allow for a targeted, individualized healing protocol.  Without these lab results, it often takes twice as long and potentially more of a financial commitment to find the right solution for a client’s concern.  Functional lab tests take the guesswork and the trial and error out of the equation.

Shawn provides several different lab tests and will only recommend those tests that will best help your concerns.  

 

 

Adrenal Stress Profile

It is estimated that around 90% of people have some degree of adrenal health issue due to the rampant levels of chronic stress and the go-go-go mentality of today’s society.  This test measures the level of available cortisol – the stress hormone – at four different points throughout the day to determine the strength, health, and balance of your adrenal glands.  DHEA – the precursor to the sex hormones – is also measured to determine if the ‘pregnenolone steal’ is taking place and causing hormonal imbalance.

This test is sent directly to you, done at the comfort of your home, and mailed directly to the lab.

 

 

Gastrointestinal Health Panel

More and more information is coming out every day about the importance of our gut bacteria and how intricately it is tied to everything we do, think, say, and feel.  Without having the proper balance in your gut flora, health issues are inevitable.  Digestive distress, skin breakouts, mood changes, mental disorders, fatigue, and autoimmune diseases are all quite common expressions of a disrupted microbiome.  Not only that, but gut infections can represent themselves in very similar ways as well.  Candida or other fungal overgrowth, parasitic and bacterial infections, gut inflammation, SIBO, and leaky gut are all serious problems that can occur within the gut and alter the state of the rest of the body.

The GI health panel checks all of these markers.  Bacterial balance, dysbiosis, fungal/bacterial/parasitic growth, inflammation, and the ability of your gut to break down and absorb food are all tested.  This information is invaluable and often critical in order for a person to heal.  

This test is sent directly to you, done at the comfort of your home, and mailed directly to the lab.

 

Leap – MRT Food Sensitivity Testing

Food sensitivities are usually involved in the development of chronic health conditions.  And it is often because of these food sensitivities that efforts to heal aren’t effective.  Mediator Release Testing (MRT) has been proven to be the most accurate and comprehensive food sensitivity testing to identify problematic foods and food chemicals that are keeping people from getting truly well.  The MRT test looks at the changes in blood when presented with a sample of 150 different foods to determine the level of reaction for that individual.  Once these foods sensitivities are known, then a specific dietary protocol can be developed with a small elimination period of these foods, and true healing can begin.

This test is sent directly to you, will be performed at your nearest blood drawing facility, and mailed directly to the lab.

 

Female Monthly Hormone Panel (Cycling & Non-Cycling)

Hormonal imbalances are more prevalent today than ever before primarily due to poor diet, stress, and an increasingly toxic world. For cycling women, this imbalance shows as menstrual irregularity, amenorrhea, painful PMS, cystic acne, weight gain and inability to lose weight, depression, anxiety, mood swings, migraines, and insomnia.  For those non-cycling women in peri-menopause or post-menopause, symptoms may also include hot flashes, osteoporosis, and a metabolic shift. 

This panel collects 11 salivary samples over the course of a client’s cycle.  Saliva contains the free fraction of hormones, or the amount of the hormone the body can actually utilize. Testing this form of hormone will provide a more accurate look into the root cause of symptoms over serum blood testing. Performing a salivary hormone panel throughout the entire month is the only way to truly see the client’s monthly hormonal rhythm and where these imbalances are occurring within the cycle in order to pinpoint healing opportunities.   

This test is sent directly to you, done at the comfort of your home over the course of a month, and mailed directly to the lab.

 

Male Hormone Panel 

Many middle-aged men experience a decline in their energy, workout capacity, muscle growth, vitality, sexual performance, hair density, and mental capacity due to a hormonal shift.   A simple saliva test can help determine where an imbalance is occurring.  When supported, these symptoms can be reversed or dramatically slowed. 

This test is sent directly to you, done at the comfort of your home over the course of a month, and mailed directly to the lab.

 

If you’re ready to find and heal your root cause health issue, schedule your FREE 15-minute case review.