Jennifer had always been health conscious. She’s active, she eats well, she’s even completed the Seattle-to-Portland bike race seven times! However, Jennifer felt unclear if her hard work was actually having an impact on her wellness. She’d try different approaches and follow new health regimes, but, as she put it, it often felt like throwing darts at the wall.
When a friend recommended Arivale, Jennifer decided to try it out. Initially, she started off with some weight loss and fitness goals in mind. When the results from her blood draw came in, they showed she was mostly healthy overall but needed to fine-tune a few things, like inflammation. While her second test results showed that she had made great strides in her prioritized areas, one liver enzyme—GGT—was alarmingly high.
Her Arivale Coach, Kristie, immediately recommended she speak to her doctor and started researching ways to support Jennifer’s treatment. “I felt like, wow, Kristie is my true partner in this,” Jennifer says, “What blew me away is when she checked in with me to be sure I had been to the doctor. She was at home burning the midnight oil on my behalf.”
Jennifer was diagnosed with a fatty liver, a serious but reversible condition. When blood travels through the liver, it often stores extra triglycerides—the most common form of fat in the body. Usually, this is fine, but when those triglycerides make up more than 5-10% of the liver’s weight, it increases risk for many serious conditions. Jennifer’s genetics showed she might have an additional risk—a “G” allele for the APOC3 (rs5128) gene. People with this G allele can have an increased risk for high blood triglycerides—but they can also be very responsive to dietary intervention.
“Arivale may have saved my life,” she says.
Jennifer and Kristie collaborated to find ways to adjust her daily regime to support her treatment and meet her other wellness goals. They discussed eliminating things that are hard on the liver, like alcohol, Tylenol, and sweetened beverages, taking a specific multivitamin to improve Vitamin D and homocysteine levels, and creating a consistent physical activity plan. Jennifer explains that she felt like she had a clear plan instead of shooting darts—making her goal of retiring healthy that much more achievable.
Jennifer is determined to improve her health, and I have enjoyed helping her achieve her goals. I look forward to celebrating with her when she completes the STP race!
— Coach Kristie
I notice a difference in how I feel when I don’t follow Kristie’s recommendations. I have all the information I need to feel great.
— Pioneer Jennifer
As a result of her hard work and tailored action plan, Jennifer began to see results. When we last checked in with Jennifer, her GGT levels were officially back to a normal range, she’d lost weight, and her biomarkers showed consistent improvement.
“I am very pleased with my results!” she says.
Jennifer has now completed the first chapter of her Arivale journey, and is looking forward to continuing her journey for another year. Jennifer’s goal for the next year? Complete the Seattle-to-Portland (STP) ride in one day!
*The power of Scientific Wellness is that each story is unique. No one else has your genes, your environment, and your lifestyle choices. The improvements in clinical labs and biometrics referenced above are specific to each individual and represent the close, often hard, work they’ve done with their Arivale Coach. They are not necessarily indicative of your journey. Your journey to optimized wellness will always be unique to you.