Module 1 of the MTHFR, METHYLATION, & BIOCHEMISTRY MASTER COURSE. Buy the MODULE 1 & MODULE 2 bundle here and save $100.
The premier course for clinicians, health care practitioners, & nutritionists who want to stay on the cutting-edge of 21st century nutrition and healthcare by integrating genetic testing into their practice.
- The real benefits and uses of genetic tests in your practice
- How to incorporate genetic tests with other functional lab tests
- Clear and concise breakdown the MTHFR gene mutation
- Uncovering and understanding the methylation cycle
- How to develop practical and functional nutritional therapies
Section 1 – Introduction
Introduction to Genetic Testing. Are genetic tests really as important as we are led to believe? Direct –to- consumer genetic testing has entered the market, and with it has come a fury of misconceptions and misunderstandings, but also the opportunity to learn inherited strengths and weaknesses. I also Discuss:
•Many of the myths and truths regarding genetic testing, such as the problem of treating the part (a single genetic SNP) instead of treating the whole (the person with the genetic defects)
•The role of DNA versus the functionality of RNA
•What a mutation is, and some of the Environmental factors that cause genetic mutations
•The essentiality of epigenetics (diet, toxicity and lifestyle) on gene expression
Section 2 – Methylation
Methylation plays a vital role in how your body functions. In fact, numerous health issues today involve various problems in how well we methylate or don’t. However it isn’t only about the MTHFR gene, or for that matter any single gene or enzyme
In videos #2 and 3, we present the methylation cycles (methionine & folate cycles) in an animated and easy to follow fashion.
•Additionally, we highlight each of the major gene/enzymes in the methylation cycles. These include: MTHFR, MAT, AHCY, BHMT, MTR, MTRR, CBS, SUOX, COMT, MAO-A, NOS, SHMT, GAMT, PEMT, SOD, DHFR, GAD1.
•We discuss the importance of glutathione and the role of homocysteine.
•We discuss the connection methylation has on the brain, via neurotransmitter synthesis and degradation
•We discuss the importance of methylation on cardiovascular health, via the formation of nitric oxide & homocysteine.
Section 3 – Testing & Nutritional Protocols
Without identifying the proper functional testing, nutritional protocols based solely on genetic testing is incomplete, and possibly incorrect and unnecessary. What is needed is a holistic analysis, which includes the utilization of certain functional lab tests. You will learn what many of these functional lab tests are, and why they are potentially important. Additionally, you will learn how to identify and understand the various language used on a genetic test. This includes:
•Nucleotide base pairings
We will provide 3 distinct case studies, the functional testing used, as well as protocols that were recommended. We will elaborate on the varying levels of methylation dysfunction found in each case study.Additionally featured is a section on Mood, Behavior and Mental Health, and the role of certain key biomarkers on brain biochemistry. Some of these biomarkers include:
•Whole blood histamine
The Clinical Genetics & Methylation Quick Reference Guide:
- This Quick Reference Guide is a phenomenal complimentary tool to your video presentation. It is an excellent resource guide to enable you to learn the finer points of methylation enzymes and what nutrients promote their function.
- Additionally your QRG will feature an entire section on the most essential laboratory tests for assessing methylation from a functional, biochemical perspective.This includes:
- Urinary organic acids test
- Blood chemistry markers
- Plasma amino acids
PDF Reference of the Presentation Slides:
- We are including the 50 slides featured in the presentation for your reference