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Nutrigenomics in Practice: Methylation - Edinburgh
Fri 18 November 2016, 09:30 – 16:30 GMT
Nutrigenomics In Practice: Methylation
The seminar is designed for nutritional therapists, functional medicine practitoners and other healthcare specialists and professionals to learn more about the genes, variants and nutrient interactions that impact methylation and to gain the confidence to use this knowledge in clinical practice.
1. Genetics, genomics and nutrigenomics - foundational principals of nutrigenomics in a functional medicine context. Chromosomes, genes and variants. Genetic susceptibilities and resiliance. How nutrients impact gene expression and how genes impact nutrient metabolism.
2. Methylation and health - symptoms of methylation dysfunction. Dysfunctions of the folate, homocysteine/ methionine, neurotransmitter, transsulphuration and urea cycles and their effect on immunity and allergy, mood, stress resiliance and insomnia, metabolism and energy, detoxification, cardiovascular health and gene expression.
3. The nutrigenomics of methylation - genes, variants and nutrient interactions. The function of the MTHFR, DHFR, MTR, MTRR, BHMT, BH4, BH2, CBS, COMT, VDR, SUOX, SOD, NOS genes and the potential impact of variants. The role of nutrients and cofactors such as folate, protein, choline, betaine, zinc, iron, magnesium, B Vitamins, Vitamin D and their different forms - including methylated/ activated supplements and the key differences between dietary folate versus folic acid.
4. Genotype testing and analysis in practice - *case studies. Hands on session to equip practitioners to use nutrigenomics in practice. Linking genetic variants to relevant functional tests and personalised naturopathic nutrition plans.
5. Methylation and nutrigenomics resources and support. What next? Websites, specialist groups and meetups, tools and analysis, how to keep up with the latest research.
*If you would like to review your own methylation genotypes during the seminar you may order our methylation report in advance using the Ingeneius app.
We are offering a £70 discount off the Methylation Report to seminar attendees! You will receive a discount code for the report when you register for the seminar.
**Note: a 23andMe genotype test is required in order to run the report and this will have a lead time.