Case Study.

Online anxiety treatment.

Meet Mary, a patient since 2023.

Mary (female, 70’s) came to Index Health struggling with anxiety, depression, and several chronic conditions. Within 5 months we helped her achieve clearer thinking, better renal function, and were able to reduce the rest of her symptoms — giving her renewed vitality and the ability to enjoy her life.
While this patient’s name and photo have been changed to protect her anonymity, she agreed to share her results here so that future clients can see what to expect from working with Index Health.

Results After 5 Months.

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Medical Data.

Initial Result
Improved Result
Healthy Range




< 2




> 90

Total Prescription Meds




Symptom Score



< 50

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Results Summary.

  • Significant reduction in insulin resistance.
  • Significant improvement in renal function.
  • Reduction in symptom score by 50%.
  • Successfully weaned off of two medications entirely, uses Pantoprazole as needed​.
  • Endorsing much clearer thinking and higher stress threshold, better efficiency with teaching special needs, particularly visually impaired students.

Initial Diagnosis.

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  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • GERD
  • Sleep apnea
  • Seasonal allergies
  • 2 bouts of breast cancer HER2+
  • Chronic sinus infections
  • Initial Symptom Score = 100
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Meds & Supplements.

  • Ropinirole
  • Buspirone
  • Valrex
  • Pantoprazole
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Health Goals.

  • Improve energy levels
  • Improve sleep
  • Optimize brain health

Treatment & Personalized Plan.

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Lab Results.

  • Gut Health findings: Evidence of malabsorption of phospholipids (cell protection, transport), very low SCFAs/low n-butyrate, Presence of potential pathogen (Klebsiella pneu.), also yeast growth (rhodotorula spp.)
  • Vascular markers significant for elevated total chol / LDL / TGs / ApoB / sdLDL / hsCRP / insulin / HOMA-IR, elevated homocysteine and sat fat index, low omega 3 index
  • Suggested CNS Vital Signs/Brain HQ for cognitive testing
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Meds & Supplement Changes.

  • For insomnia, added honokiol
  • Encouraged her to complete the already prescribed ciprofloxacin to treat Klebsiella
  • Th1 support, d/t Th2 dominance symptoms, significant allergic symptoms
  • Ketotifen for allergic symptoms
  • Nystatin for rhodotorula
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Lifestyle Changes.

  • Limbic Retraining to address anxiety
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Nutrition Plan.

  • Whole unprocessed foods, with an overall plate breakdown of 50% veggies/fruits, 25% protein, 25% resistant starches: beans / oatmeal / banana / quinoa / squash
  • 1 tbsp of ground seeds every day (flax, sesame, pumpkin, sunflower) for hormone regulation
  • 3 full meals per day, without ongoing snacking
  • PPI weaning protocol discussed, and also discussed DGL plus option for gut soothing relief, in anticipation of PPI weaning
  • Nutrition plan overall focused on lower histamine, lower glycemic index foods
  • Discussed sleep hygiene approaches
  • Discussed stress management strategies

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