Nutrigenomics in Clinical Practice

Genes, Food and Specialty Diagnostics

Deanna Minich, PhD


The human genome is comprised of approximately 3 billion base pairs of DNA. Many people mistakenly assume that the presence of a certain gene or single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) means they are destined to experience the associated disease. However, most genes have flexible expressions and complex interactions among multiple genes and the environment affect gene expression.

These interactions – known as epigenetic influences – include diet, chemical exposure, stress response, and the presence of other SNPs. A specialty diagnostic panel, which assays functional nutritional status, along with genetic SNPs, such as MTHFR, COMT, APOE, and TNF-a, aids the clinician in personalizing diet, lifestyle, and supplementation recommendations to positively impact physical and biochemical function

This presentation will focus on the understanding of genetic predispositions and personalized nutritional needs.

In this webinar we will focus on the following:

  1. Developing a general understanding of nutrigenomics
  2. How to combine the basics of genetics with nutrition
  3. Applying nutrigenomics through various examples
  4. Learn about specialty lab testing for specific SNPs

Deanna Minich, Ph.D.Nutrigenomics in Clinical Practice: Genes, Food and Specialty Diagnostics by Deanna Minich, Ph.D.

Dr. Deanna Minich is an internationally-recognized teacher, author, scientist, speaker, and artist. She has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of nutrition and functional medicine, including clinical practice, research, product formulation, writing, and education. Dr. Minich's passion is teaching a whole-self approach to nourishment and bridging the gaps between science, spirituality, and art in medicine.

Genova Diagnostics offers webinar sessions that are designed to answer your most pressing questions about test profiles and popular topics in functional medicine.

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