Nutritional Medicine Specialist and Bredesen Protocol Certified

Apart from being a person with a passion to help our clients in clinic, a nerdy scientist at times, someone that enjoys/ enjoyed running, road cycling and playing lacrosse (even played in the 1998 World Lacrosse Championship in Baltimore USA in the German National Lacrosse Team) and someone busy doing all the other ‘things’ we do and think are so important in our lives, I’m really and most importantly a father and husband and lastly a friend to all the people in my life.

I have to remind myself of this importance, when things get busy and I don’t stop to enjoy what I have

Ok, so why did I get to this place in my life.

The short story is when I met my wife I was introduced to her dad, Umberto Martino.

He was a man who I never truly got to know and not because he was difficult or hard to understand but because he actually had undiagnosed Alzheimer’s and for many years had probably being experiencing slow cognitive decline. At first you might have been able to label it SCI (subjective cognitive impairment, only really noticed by the person themselves and may be other close friends or family) and then MCI (mild cognitive impairment, measureable and can be noticed by many of the people around them) but it was passed off as ‘getting old’.

So you see I never got to meet the funny, inventive, high skilled, stubborn and gentle man he actually was or had been for most of his life and so a singular event and date marked what would become the moment I would change how I thought and what I wanted to do in my life.

On the 20 August, 2010 and a meeting with a caring neurologist made me stop and finally start to read that book on Alzheimer’s I had bought 2 years before, and the rest, as they say, is history.

I started reading and I never really stopped, as well as reading up on Alzheimer’s, specifically, I started to read everything and anything that was related to health, so here we are now a qualified Nutritional Medicine Specialist with a bent for science and a realisation that there is so much more and that there is no one. singular absolute answer.

We are all our own N=1 experiment, all individuals and that’s where we at Natural Health Medicine come in.

We are your bridge, your coach, your nutritionist, your naturopath, your technical support and your very own research scientist.

As you can guess I specialise in treating cognitive decline but we all work on many other body systems including digestion/ gastrointestinal function/ SIBO, autoimmunity, fatigue, hormones and CVD (cardiovascular disease).

Please join us, take care, Tim Jaeger.

Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor of Science (Pharmacology; Microbiology & Immunology) (University of Adelaide)
  • Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine (ACNT)
  • Bredesen Protocol 3.0 Certified Practitioner (Institute of Functional Medicine/ MPI Cognition)
  • Graduate Diploma in Communication (Public Relations) (University of South Australia)
  • Diploma of Therapeutic Massage (Resonance Healing Academy)
  • Certificate III in Public Safety
  • Association Member: ATMS

Reversing Cognitive Decline Programs using the Bredesen Protocol

Reversing cognitive decline requires a multifaceted approach aimed at assessing your health and addressing various lifestyle aspects. Tim Jaeger will direct you through your assessments and journey to better health.*

These packages represent the start of your cognitive health treatment, but require continuing maintenance. We offer a variety of packages.

The Bredesen Protocol is  for anyone who:

  • Wants to prevent cognitive decline
  • Has a family history of any cognitive issue including Alzheimer’s
  • Is suffering from brain fog
  • Has noticed subjective cognitive impairment (SCI)
  • Has noticed or has been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
  • Has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia
  • Has a history or family history of neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Is feeling fatigued
  • Wants to focus and become more productive
  • Wants to learn how to meditate and live in the moment
  • Wants to develop healthy living habits
  • Wants support on their journey to health

1) Cognoscopy – Getting Started Cognitive Assessment Package

Dr Bredesen calls it a ‘Cognoscopy’ a bit like a colonoscopy that you get when you turn over 50 that checks for colorectal cancer. Here the cognoscopy starts to evaluate all the potential contributors and risk factors that are associated with cognitive decline. You will get in person initial and review appointments but it also includes time spent by the clinic team reviewing and assessing of your entire case history, new pathology and framework for your individualized treatment plan. Reversing cognitive decline is multifaceted and also requires a multi-person team approach to maximize all areas needed to be addressed.

This package offers you the bare minimum needed to make a scientifically validated assessment on how to start and what to change to optimize your brain health. Further clinic appointments can be made to continue your own individualized program but are not part of this packaged costs.

Includes

  •  1 x Initial 90 to 120 minute appointment (with Tim Jaeger)
    •  MoCA (Montreal Cognitive Assessment)
    •  DASS Score
    • Intake questionnaire
    •  AQ-21 (Alzheimer’s Questionnaire, filled by spouse)
  •    1 x Review appointment (with Tim Jaeger)
  • Access to a personalized ‘Lifeboard’ Trello communication and collaborative platform – there is a monthly service fee of $45.00 for continuing access to this essential resource and communication tool.

Pathology Testing

  • To make a thorough initial assessment pathology testing as below in the Comprehensive program is recommended but not included in this package cost.
  • Pathology testing is essential in determining the major contributing factors or ‘holes’ that need to be addressed.

Investment

  • $595.00 + ongoing monthly service fee of $45/ month – please note this does not include any of the essential pathology testing *

While not having general and functional pathology testing is not optional – if you are able to have your pathology tests done through your doctor or have been tested in the last month then you may not need to pay or run these tests again (these tests must still be morning fasted between 8 to 12 hours and no excessive exercise 24 hours prior to them being done).

2) Our Comprehensive Programs

  • 1 x Initial 90 to 120 minute appointment (with Tim Jaeger)
    • MoCA (Montreal Cognitive Assessment)
    • DASS Score
    • Intake questionnaire
    • AQ-21 (Alzheimer’s Questionnaire, filled by spouse or close partner)
  • 9 x Review appointments (with Tim Jaeger)
  • 1 x Exercise needs assessment appointment & Home exercise program (with iNfor
  • m Health and Fitness or MyPhysioSA )
  •  Access to ‘RevitaMind‘ recordings – meditation on ‘steroids’ well may be an overstatement but this is a passive way of ‘entraining‘ the brain to better function and connectivity.
  •  Pathology testing listed below (interpretation by Tim)
  •  Individualized food plans & recipes
  •  Email support (we typically reply quickly, if you don’t hear from us within 24 hours during a working week, assume we haven’t received your message).
  • Better than email you also have included access to a personalized ‘Lifeboard’ Trello communication, resource and collaborative platform – normally a $45/ month service fee applies.
  • Invitation to participate in a exclusive closed/ private Facebook group specifically for patients and carers undertaking treatment.

Pathology Testing

  • Biochemistry (including fasting blood glucose)
  • Haematology
  • Vitamin B12/ folate
  • Homocysteine
  • Cortisol (serum)
  • hs-CRP
  • ESR
  • Iron studies
  • Zinc (plasma) /Copper (serum)/ ceruloplasmin
  • Selenium
  • ANA
  • Vitamin D
  • PTH
  • Insulin
  • HbA1c
  • Lipid profile
  • serum Mercury/ Lead/ Cadmium
  • betacross laps
  • TSH, fT4, fT3, thyroid antibodies (TPO, TG)
  • DHEA-S
  • SHBG
  • free cal Testosterone (free & total)
  • Estradiol (E2)
  • Prolactin
  • Progesterone
  • total IgE
  • total IgA
  • Mould IgE
  • Gut Pathogen PCR (faecal) screen
  • Coeliac Serology Screen
  • Coeliac HLA

Please note whilst we have included all the initial general blood pathology testing required in the cost of the program, other functional pathology testing will be needed.

These include:

  1. Hair Mineral Analysis (HMA) Mediscan – $165.00
  2. CDSA (poop test) from Complete Microbiome Mapping (GI MAP) – $430.00
  3.  DNA Life – Health SNPs – $350.00
  4. VCS testing- visual contrast sensitivity – free online
  5. GPL Mycotox (urinary test for mycotoxin from mold) – $550.00
  6. MARCoNS testing (will need to go to doctor for collection)
  7. ERMI (House Mold testing) – variable
  8. Lyme and Co-infection testing (DNA Connexions) – variable
  9. Premiere Viral Panel via RN Labs – $775.00
  10. CIRS Blood Panel via Nutripath – $490.00
  11. SIBO Basic Lactulose Breath testing – $220.00
  12. H. pylori breath testing – referral by your G.P.
  13. Sleep Study – referral by your G.P.

Our recommendations will not necessarily include all of the above but will also not be limited to the above, as you proceed through your program you will be advise on what will be required and is assessed on an individual and progress basis. 

  • Testing is completed between the initial and first review appointment.
  • Please note, prior to blood testing you MUST fast between 8 to 12 hours (no more and no less) water is permitted, we also recommend that you do not undertake excessive exercise 24 hours prior to the testing.
  • We insist on fasting for all tests even though some markers do not require a fasted state, this is so we can compare past and future tests with as few variables as possible.

Investment

  • WITHOUT TESTING  $1925
  • WITH ABOVE GENERAL PATHOLOGY TESTING INCLUDED  $3315

Please note, testing is not optional but if you are able to have your pathology tests done through your doctor or have been tested in the last month then you may not need to pay or run these tests again (these tests must still be morning fasted between 8 to 12 hours and no excessive exercise 24 hours prior to them being done).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the duration of the Comprehensive Program?

On average this package will take approximately 6 months, but we know that some people run through it quicker and some longer depending on your style of learning and time commitments. You have 12 months to complete it if needed.

Why should I take a package?

Because whilst making lifestyle changes are simple, we know it’s not always easy to change habits and learn new ways. We want your changes to continue on so education and support is a big part of this program.

Are supplements included?

No because supplementation is based on many factors, and are dependent on your results and your genetics/family history. These where and when needed incur an additional cost.

Are all the tests done at the beginning?

Yes these tests are done mostly at the start of your journey with us, there may be some exceptions. We will let you know when you require more.

What happens if I start the Comprehensive Program and then decide this isn’t the right fit for me?

You have the option after your second appointment to opt out, this will still provide you with a great initial appointment, review appointment and results interpretation, and you will be refunded all money’s less these two appointments and testing ($1330).

What options do I have for payment arrangements for the Comprehensive Program?

  • Payments made in full will attract $100 DISCOUNT ($3215), this must be made at least 1 week prior to the initial appointment.
  • Otherwise a deposit of $1,985 (includes testing) is required at least 1 week prior to your initial appointment and have 4 weeks after your initial appointment to pay the balance of $1,330.

Why is there a cost without testing is this optional?

Testing is not optional but if you are able to have your bloods done through your doctor or have been tested in the last month then you do not need to pay for these tests (please note: tests must be morning fasted between 8 to 12 hours and no excessive exercise 24 hours prior to them being done).

Can I claim through private health funds?

Yes you can, please advise us at the end of your sessions and we will provide claimable receipts. It important to ensure that you check with your own health fund, as it differs depending on the health provider and your cover. Some allow you to claim group sessions and others do not.

More Questions?

Please email us on tim@jaegerhealth.com if you have any further questions, or want to discuss any aspects of the package.

Bookings are made through 08 83322271 or admin@jaegerhealth.com.

 

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