Genetic Garden has had the great pleasure of working with a wide variety of clients to help them meet their individual health goals, here are some of the kind words they had to say.
Chronic Stomach Issues
I want to thank Emily so much for guiding me though my stomach issues. I don't think she realizes how much comfort and hope she's given me by providing so much information and tips on feelings better. There is a vast amount of information out there. And sometimes scary info!! She's been so sweet in all the time she's put into helping me. She's the best!!
-Shallyn, San Jose
Lowest Cholesterol Ever
Emily looked at my diet and genes and saw that I had less ability to get rid of the cholesterol in my body naturally. She tweaked my diet just a little bit, in a way that is so easy to adhere to, and I've seen my cholesterol drop to its lowest point yet!
-RE San Diego
Clear Skin Finally
I've been struggling with my skin for YEARS getting various medication from doctors but nothing was making a substantial or long-term difference. I was also feeling constantly bloated even though I was working out 5x a week and eating healthy (or at least I thought I was...). Working with Emily she was able to recommend some easy changes in my eating habits and adding a couple of vitamins into my diet and poof! my skin completely cleared up in a week!
-Jenn, Encinitas CA
Pregnant Without Chronic Pain
My back was chronically hurting and my doctor told me that I had an "old body" and that the pain and stiffness was something I'd have to deal with for the rest of my life!! Along with the daily doses of anti-inflammatories. After one conversation with Emily she made me so hopeful that my life wouldn't be painful forever, it was such a relief. Her recommendations have kept me flexible, pain free, and able to play with my toddler!
Sarah, Mission Viejo CA
Lost 5 lbs in a Couple Weeks
Emily gave me simple changes to my eating patterns- I was a grazer! I was looking to simplify my meals, but what I got was more control over my hunger and I lost 5 pounds within the first several weeks! It's been so easy that it became second nature seamlessly!
Suzanne, Los Angeles, CA
Love her science-based approach for optimal health.
I had been feeling fatigued and sore during regular, day-to-day activities for over a year, and I asked Emily for her recommendations and thoughts on certain supplements. I had gone to my PCP multiple times to address this issue, and she dismissed it stating that all of my lab values were within normal ranges. Emily explained to me that Functional and Integrative Medicine practitioners use ‘optimal’ ranges rather than ‘normal’ ranges, as normal ranges are based on averages for the general population – which is unfortunately not at optimal health. Optimal ranges are more indicative of where lab values should be when physiology is functioning properly. Emily performed an analysis of my lab values and as expected, many of my lab values were not in the optimal ranges. She explained which processes and symptoms each lab value was correlated with. From there, Emily recommended food groups and specific foods I could increase in my diet to obtain more of the necessary vitamins, as well as vitamins and a supplement from a reputable source I could take to cover any gaps in my diet. Emily has extensive knowledge of how the body works at the cellular level, and has the ability to explain the science behind her interventions. I would definitely recommend her services!
Alaina, Orange County
Less Stress, More Sleep.
When I came to Emily with my main concern being weight loss she helped me to see that the reason I wasn't able to lose weight was because my stress and sleep were so irregular. Her report for me gave me a prioritized list of what to work on: sleep, stress, diet, exercise. Instead of being overwhelmed with all of my needed improvements, Emily's coaching has helped me to work step by step at one thing at a time. Now I am sleeping much better! I still wake with anxious thoughts but I can help redirect them and fall back asleep. I realized just how stressed I was and how that was interfering with almost all of my health efforts. Stress management and sleep have made such a difference!
Alex, San Luis Obispo
Almost Off Medicine
My cholesterol has never been lower! The aches and pain from my statin medication led me to seek alternative support. Emily looked at my diet and genes and saw that I had less ability to get rid of the cholesterol in my body naturally. She tweaked my diet just a little bit, in a way that is so easy to adhere to, and I've seen my cholesterol drop to its lowest point yet! I am so happy to be able to decrease my medication because, if you are on a statin then you know, it can give you muscle aches and pains. Mine were so bad that I would be sporadically bed-ridden.
Dermititis is almost gone
Glad I went with Emily's instincts. So my dermatitis finally calmed down after using the tea tree oil and coconut mixture you told me about! I wish I would've taken before and after pics because it was getting SO bad! Also, I cleaned up my eating and finally ordered the probiotics so that's helping too! Glad I went with "Emily instinct" and said no to antibiotics!"
Overcoming my genetics
I grew up with a mom plagued with debilitating varicose veins and thought when I developed mine it was simply part of my genetics. After taking an in depth genetic test subsequently read and explained by Emily Brown found that yes, I do have a genetic propensity for varicose veins, in addition I also have a diminished ability to absorb animal vitamin A, vital to vein strength. Emily also found that I am genetically predisposed to high cholesterol and while I don’t like taking statins, up to now they seemed to have been the only solution to lower my 252 number. Along with Emily we decided to introduce a Mediterranean diet in the hopes of lowering my cholesterol naturally and even shedding those mid-section pounds.These are only a few examples of helpful information I gleaned from taking the genetic test and listening to Emily’s simple breakdown of information I could not in a million years decipher myself. Emily has given me detailed yet simple guidelines to follow concerning both my diet and exercise routine. She listened carefully to my food and exercise likes/dislikes and tailored a program specifically for me.
Emily created an exercise program to help me train for snowboarding this past season and I never felt more confident and strong on the mountain! The exercises were specific to the movements like getting up and down from buckling my boots, using my arms to catch my falls, a strong core to help my turns, and strength in my legs to help me last all day.
I've always wondered why.. Why is there so much talk about fiber? What is fiber!? Why do these changes occur in my body as I age? Why do I hold fat in places that I didn't used to? Why is it harder to lose weight once you've gained it? Why can't I find answers?
When I found Genetic Garden I was able to ask ALL of my questions! Not only did I get answers that I could understand, but I also got answers that led me to take actions. Now that I understand the WHY's I can justify the WHAT TO DO's. Talking to Emily was simple. She creates analogies that paint clear and clever pictures to help answer all of your questions.
Pat, San Clemente
She helped me from afar!
I am so grateful that I found Emily and Genetic Garden! I am 60 years old, retired and live out of the country in Baja, Mexico.
Over the past few years, I have been treated for several conditions, including, high cholesterol, insulin resistance, SIBO, high Homocysteine, sleep and infection problems..etc.I was introduced to Emily when I attended an online Zoom workshop at ESO. Although I am in a different country, Emily has made herself available via, email, phone and Zoom. I feel like I am close by in California! She has provided me with underlying reasons that may be preventing me from making positive changes in most of these conditions. As a first step, she has provided me with some small changes to my diet, exercise (including progressive personalized workout videos) and relaxation routines. I have already experienced improvements in both sleep as well as stomach and infection issues!. She has also, provided other tools and reference materials to aid in my understanding of some of my conditions.
Happy and healthy!
I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Brown for almost a year now. Several benefits stand out:
1) Finding food sources for all the nutrients my body needs. No more guessing about supplements. No more throwing money down the drain on vitamins my body doesn't need.
2) Feeling my digestive system heal and thrive on recommended foods.
3) Being secure in Emily's deep, current knowledge in her field. She sorts through the "hype" and is clear on proven studies.
4) Feeling my sinus' clear and stay clear with the removal of wheat from my diet, a suggestion from Emily. The previous year, I was on medication 4 times for sinus infection! No more!
My blood pressure is an all time low, I have lost 4 lbs., my body feels balanced and all with a few additions or exclusions to my diet.
I highly recommend Ms. Brown's nutritional services!
-Heather O, Hermosa Beach CA