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Meet Mark Hay of The Guardian Of Health in 4444 Lankershim Blvd

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mark Hay.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
My name is Mark Marat Hay. I am the Founder and Managing Director of “The Guardian of Health” Clinic for Bio-individual and Genetic Wellness in Toluca Lake, CA.

My story:
From an early age I was surrounded by a family of scientists and medical doctors. I shadowed my family and observed many aspects of medicine ranging from herbalism and natural medicine, to public health and hospital management, surgeries and medical treatments.

My maternal grandfather was a scientist, professor of physics, author of numerous books in physics, as well as a self-taught herbalist. He had an apothecary in our home where we would dry medicinal plants, process berries and roots to make teas, and use oils and balsams when having health issues. I would go to gather those herbs together with my grandpa, from unpolluted and wild areas, forests and mountains.

My paternal grandfather was a distinguished medical doctor and public health official who managed benefits for disabled citizens.
My godfather was the Minister of Health of Armenia for many years and currently is the General Director for a group of the most prominent hospitals.
In addition, my parents’ godfather was a medical doctor, doctor of pharmacology, and the President of the Armenian State Medical University for three decades.

All of these family influences gave me a unique inside perspective of the conventional medical model as well as an extraordinary privilege to get together with the most prominent doctors and authorities in the field, directors of scientific research institutes, academicians, chief medical specialists of the country, heads of departments and medical directors of hospitals to discuss topics of my interest.

I’ve traveled and pursued an education in natural and conventional medicine. I gathered and combined information about bio-individual nutrition, nutrigenomics, genetics, and holistic approaches from all over the world by meeting with world-renowned experts, scientists and doctors who shared the best of their knowledge with me. All of this fueled my passion for making holistic health my life’s work. I’ve transformed my own health, cured myself of various diseases I had since childhood, and lost over 70 pounds of fat.

I came back to the United States and started to work in a Medical Weight Loss Center in Toluca Lake. I consulted patients of the clinic and supported them with natural weight loss and nutrition for several years. After seeing dramatic improvements that I facilitated using deeply individualized approaches with the patients of the clinic, I was further inspired to help others experience those life-changing results with their weight and health. Therefore, I decided to take over the center and convert it into a completely natural holistic center.

Certificates and Awards:
I hold a title of Academician as an Elected Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (Russia and USA branch) and an Elected Member of the International Hall of Fame of Scientists (USA).
I’ve dedicated much of my life to contributing to the spiritual and physical wellbeing of the communities where I’ve lived and visited. I was given a Distinguished Service Award from the Republic of Honduras.
I hold Certificates of Gratitude from the Red Cross Society (Armenia) and the U.S. Department of Justice.
I’ve received Certificates of Recognition from the United States Congress (Congressman Adam B. Schiff) and the California State Assembly (Assemblyman Mike Gatto and Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian).
I received Certificates of Recognition from the California State Senate (Senator Anthony Portantino, Senator Bob Hertzberg, and President of Senate Kevin De Leon).
I’ve received 3 Mayor’s Commendation from the Mayors of City of Glendale (city where I live), California (Mayor Z.Sinanian, Mayor A.Najarian and Mayor V. Gharpetian).
Additionally, I received a Certificate of Blessing & Appreciation from the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America as well as other medals and certificates from my community.
For my practical contribution towards strengthening the health of the nation, I received an Honorary Medal of the immunology and microbiome research pioneer, Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine Élie Metchnikoff.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It hasn’t been a smooth road. I was pretty sick and weak kid since my birth, struggling with chronic illnesses. I started to research and study nutrition, herbs and natural medicine to be able to help me first and then my loved ones. I completely changed my diet and lifestyle, lost over 70 pounds of fat and got in shape, got rid of all illnesses and became very healthy. I pursued education all over the world from the authorities of the field of natural medicine. I traveled a lot and faced both financial and emotional challenges on my way but my dedication and passion to find the truth and be empowered with knowledge of self-healing was much stronger.

Please tell us about The Guardian of Health.
Our motto is – “One man’s food is another man’s poison”
The Guardian of Health is a Clinic for Bio-Individual & Genetic Wellness that helps you get to the root causes of your health problems.
We use a natural, holistic and individual approach, based on specifications of your blood, body and genes. ​

There is more misinformation about nutrition and food than ever before…
And it’s seemingly impossible to truly know what you should and shouldn’t be eating to benefit your health…
But we are here to guide our clients through the labyrinth of dietary misconceptions, empower them with knowledge and make them guardians of their own health.

​One diet and lifestyle are not going to work for everyone, that’s why we tailor our clients diet and healing protocols to suit their individual needs. Understanding our genetic profile and its implications on our unique response to the food and beverages we consume will provide us with the tools needed to make the best dietary choices. ​

Our Approach To our client’s wellness:

  1. Detoxify body (from parasites, yeast, pesticides, heavy metals, allergens, environmental pollutants and other toxins)
    2. Replenish nutrient deficiencies (vitamins, minerals, electrolytes)
    3. Naturally balance hormones with superfoods and herbs.
    4. Help body to heal itself with specific protocols (based on unique health conditions)

We Offer:

​Nutritional Consultations
Individualized Diets (based on multiple tests)
Natural Weight Loss Programs​
Custom Nutrition Counseling
DNA and Lab Testing and Interpretation
Colon Hydrotherapy (Closed and Open Systems)
Infrared Jade Sauna​
4 in 1 Speleo & Halotherapy (in Himalayan Salt Room)
NIR (near infrared) Light
FIR (far infrared) Heat
Grounding / Earthing Mats

Products:

Vitamins
Minerals
Enzymes
Probiotics
Prebiotics
Protein powders
Superfoods
Medicinal herbs, teas and tinctures and etc.

We Provide Detailed Genetic and Lab Tests, Including:

DNA Analysis
Genetic Predisposition
Nutrigenomics
Food Allergy
Herbal Intolerance
LAB Blood Work
Urine
Blood Type
Genetic Archetype
Body Composition

These latest and most advanced tests provide us decisive information on which food, eating style, natural remedies, exercise and lifestyle will be the best for the long term.

Our partner Laboratories use state-of-the-art genetic testing procedures to analyze DNA from saliva sample. By analyzing genetic codes we decipher how genes can influence our recommendations related to weight management, eating habits, body composition, nutrient metabolism, cardio-metabolic health, food intolerances, fitness performance and injury risks.

Our therapists analyze test results together as a team to look at our client’s individual health profile & nutritional needs, to determine the causes of imbalances and develop personalized – one of a kind WNF plan (Wellness, Nutrition & Fitness). We create this WNF plan to maximize our client’s genetic potential and overall health. We please to provide our clients with this plan so they can start to eat according to their genes.

We use a combination of nutrition, supplementation, herbs, homeopathy, colon irrigation, full spectrum infrared jade sauna, Traditional Chinese Medicine, speleo & halo therapy, NIR (near infrared) lights, FIR (far infrared) heat, grounding/earthing mats as tools to help our clients achieve optimal health once again.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
One of my favorite memories from childhood was gathering medicinal herbs together with my professor grandpa, from unpolluted and wild areas, forests and mountains. As a kid I was participating in children’s theatrical performances, and one of the main roles I played was a Doctor “Aybolit” (Aybolit translated as “Ouch [it] hurts”) which is a fictional character from children’s fantastic novel Doctor Aybolit by Korney Chukovsky. The origins of Aybolit can be traced to Doctor Dolittle by Huge Lofting.

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