Welcome to Genesnippers.
Why might you choose nutrigenomic testing for clients in your practice?
Specialised applications are now available that report on the gene variants which have relevance to a number of biochemical pathways which can be modified through diet and lifestyle measures, and which can therefore have a direct impact on our nutrition programmes.
Personalised nutrition has always been one of the basic tenets of any functional medicine or nutritional therapy practice. Nutrigenomic testing can allow us to take this a stage further, to help us to gain a better grasp of some of the reasons behind the unique biochemical individuality of our clients.
Some of the benefits of nutrigenomic testing to you and your clients include:
- Provides information on inherited genetic mutations – though it should be noted that these gene mutations are not necessarily a guarantee for disease
- Provides the basis for understanding potential areas of weakness and disease susceptibility. This has great potential for the prevention of disease and for health promotion, by adopting appropriate diet and lifestyle measures
- Genetic expression is regulated by epigenetic controls, such as environmental factors, diet, nutrient deficiencies, toxic load. All can influence the expression of a gene sequence and being aware of these inputs can improve a nutrition programme.
- And perhaps most importantly, nutrigenomic tests can help practitioners to understand what additional testing would be useful. Genetic tests are not functional tests. In order to determine whether a gene is expressing, functional tests need to be carried out, for example, to check for functional deficiencies in nutrients, toxic metals, imbalanced gut flora, compromised immune function and hormone imbalances. It is vitally important not to “treat a SNP” in isolation without considering all aspects of the client’s health profile.
If you are interested in pursuing this further, please go to the nutrigenomics course page for information on what support we can offer you and how the course can help you to make a start on using nutrigenomic tests to expand your current practice. Nutrigenomics is an area that will develop considerably over the next few years, so why not make sure that you are at the cutting edge of these exciting new developments?
Anne Pemberton and Angela Bailey jointly have twenty-three years of clinical experience in Nutritional Therapy. Additionally both have been teaching at Master’s degree level at the Northern College of Acupuncture for a number of years.
Anne has a background in nursing and teaching. Angela’s background is in teaching and pharmaceuticals.
To gain a fundamental understanding of the human genome and the concept of basic genetics.
Course delivery will be classroom based with small groups, allowing the opportunity to fully explore current issues and case studies.
We will be applying Nutrigenomics to the Functional Medicine framework to help you understand just how to incorporate this type of testing into your practice.
The course is credited by BANT and you will receive 22 credits for the four days. The information you receive on the course will help you to develop a range of clinical tools so that protocols become extinct in favour of personalised healthcare.
I just wanted to thank you so much for the course I have just completed with you. I have benefited so much from it and taken so much away with me that will help me in the future and I am sure once I have analysed my own results from 23 and me it will all become much clearer.
“ Thank you for a great course. I appreciate the time and effort you both have put into the preparation of such a comprehensive course. It has been a privilege to spend four days in the company of two dedicated women who have been informative and amusing in equal measure. "
Relaxed learning with no pressure and the discussions and handy tips.Quiz, lively and interesting presentations, using large planner to provide overall view. Personal knowledge in case studies of presenters. Practical clinical discussions Thank you very much for all your hard work and your generosity in imparting information. Enjoyed it! I’m sure I will use it as reference going forward. Thank you for the hard work that was put into the presentation to make a very complex body of information more digestible.