The Future of Personalized Nutrition



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The Future of Personalized Nutrition 

NGI specializes in the complex case. We take the extra time and have the expertise required to assess the "medical mysteries" or the "undiagnosable".

An Idea Is Born

Personalized Nutrition was once considered the science of the future. Concepts such as testing metabolites (Metabolomics) and checking interactions between prescription drugs and genetics for potential adverse effects (Pharmacogenetics) can now be part of everyday care. NGI was born out of Christy and Jessica's desire to bridge the gap between alternative and modern medicine. This bridge is called integrative or functional medicine. NGI focuses on functional nutrition as it relates to biochemical nuances within the genome and microbiome. Functional nutrition concentrations that Christy and Jessica focus on include connective tissue diseases (including Ehlers Danlos Syndrome), dysautonomia/POTS/orthostatic intolerance, mast cell activation disorders, autoimmune disease, PANDAS, Lyme disease, cardiometabolic syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's diseases, chronic fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia, autism spectrum disorder, cancer, mood disorders, food allergies,  inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome, gastroparesis, flouroquinolone toxicity, immunodeficiency, multiple sclerosis, hormonal imbalances (including thyroid, sex hormones, cortisol), assessment of inborn errors of metabolism (biochemical imbalances associated with disease) and many other medical conditions.

How it Works

Nutritional Genomics encompasses the complex world of functional  or systems medicine. Functional testing looks at metabolites which are biochemicals that are consequences of metabolic processes. By evaluating these metabolites, NGI can assess either impairment or optimal function of these enzymes which are controlled by genetics and nutrition. This approach allows NGI to provide an unprecedented level of precision and personalized nutrition. 

Personalized Nutrition

Advanced nutritional care begins with a thorough assessment of medical history, daily habits and chronic exposures. 

Personalized Nutrition is an approach to health where rather than focusing on disease-specific approaches, the practitioner instead uses a systems or functional approach. This includes a more complete investigation of signs and symptoms relying heavily on clinical presentation and laboratory assessments.    When someone’s results are outside of normal laboratory ranges, this indicates a frank disease state and will typically be treated by a traditional doctor. However, in our practice, we look at optimal health ranges versus the standard evaluation. This allows for the optimal environment for disease prevention and correction.  

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Nutritional Genomics

Nutritional Genomics encompasses the complex world of functional or systems medicine. This means that once you have your genomic data, it will need to be validated. This most often occurs through bio-individualized functional testing. These are non-invasive tests that are performed by certified labs such as Quest Diagnostics, Lab Corps, Genova Diagnostics or Great Plains Laboratory. Nutritional genomics is the process of identifying SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) that are associated with increased risks of certain conditions and outcomes and actively intervening by altering one's diet and possibly adding very specific supplements. Our approach to managing chronic diseases consists of using the  latest nutrigenomic analyses to personalize nutrition programs and improve health. Nutrigenomics allows NGI to look at each person’s genome and execute a program that specifically addresses individual and  unique metabolic challenges.

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Practitioner Education

SNPed is our brainchild.

Necessity is the root of all inventions and in a field that has no textbooks and very few experts, the public is desperate for sound knowledge. SNPed provides the practitioner with a solid foundation in nutritional genomics, detailed examples and real-world applications in this exponentially growing field. SNPed is in an easy to use web-based platform that can be easily incorporated into a practitioner's busy schedule. SNPed also offers CEU's in nutritional genomics for qualified practitioners.

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The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists℠ designates this activity for a maximum of 1 continuing education credit per 1 hour lecture for the Certified Nutrition Specialist®.


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OmicsDX

OmicsDX houses decades of research and clinical experience. As an internal clinical tool, the database allows NGI practitioners to easily analyze and compile genomic reports. As an external teaching tool and resource, the database serves as the ultimate guide to nutritional genomics clinical applications. 

Included in the data for each query

are the following potential

associations:

Gene name in ClinVar

Genetic abbreviation(s)

Description

Pathway

Co-factor

Related nutrients

Related diseases/conditions

Antagonists

Correlating laboratory data

Organic acids

Amino acids

rs numbers

Pathogenic rs numbers

Nutrigenomic vs. Nutrigenetic SNP

Nutritional intervention(s)


OmicsDX is scheduled to launch in late 2018. 


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