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THE NUTRITIONAL GENOMICS INSTITUTE EMPOWERS PATIENTS TO LISTEN TO THEIR BODIES AND DISCOVER WAYS TO COMBAT PAIN AND DISEASES THROUGH A UNIQUE PERSONALIZED NUTRITION TECHNOLOGY

I had always struggled with multiple health issues from early childhood and found life in general, very challenging. When I was 11 years old, I was diagnosed with mononucleosis and missed 3 months of school. When I was 16, I developed an eating disorder and found solace in a hair pulling disorder. Whenever I was vaccinated, my body would ache from head to toe. My frequent childhood stomachaches were dismissed as “ a nervous stomach”. My lifetime of undiagnosed depression and anxiety was masked by competitive sports and rigorous academic achievements. My half-empty glass was periodically filled with vacations, beautiful pieces of jewelry and a very kind, patient, loving and positive husband. At age 40, my body was wracked with pain and I had countless food sensitivities. Conventional

medicine did not provide me with a viable solution since my body had a negative reaction to most medications. I always prayed that God would heal me. He did. Not overnight. Forty-five years later.


Six months ago, I had my first appointment with Dr. Chrissie Williamson, a

biochemist, Doctor of Clinical Nutrition, owner and CEO of the Nutritional Genomics Institute (NGI). Her practice is unique, effective, and personal. “Biochemical Individuality” is her modus operandi. Dr. Williamson is a non-pareil clinician. She blends functional testing with genetics and nutrition. Her knowledge and expertise in biochemistry

and nutrigenomics is unrivaled. Her wisdom and ability to discern and determine the nutritional genomic solution for ALL my health issues is truly unprecedented and has been life changing.

Today, I wake up happy and pain-free; I feel joy and I delight in every new day. Being on top of the world is an entirely new experience. 

Thank, you Dr. Williamson, for making my wellness a reality.

Miracles really do happen!

~Patricia, ND

The Future of Personalized Medical Nutrition

The Nutritional Genomics Institute was born out of an idea from acclaimed specialist Dr. Christy Williamson: 

What if we could bridge the gap between alternative and modern medicine to revolutionize personalized nutrition? 

Dr. Christy Williamson’s Nutritional Genomics Institute (NGI) and its innovative OmicsDx Genome Panels prove that medicine and nutrition are truly personal—and alternative & modern medicines can work together for the best results. NGI focuses on functional nutrition as it relates to biochemical nuances within the genome, epigenome, metabolome, and microbiome.

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. With her groundbreaking research and work, Dr. Williamson is changing the way we understand how our genetics, nutrition, environment, and experiences work together to affect our health. 

NGI is changing lives with personal genomic analysis and is at the forefront of emerging technology and medicine.

Dr. Christy has dedicated her life’s work to NGI as its owner and founder. She is also the owner of OmicsDx, a software startup and state of the art nutritional genomics analysis company that produces epigenetically validated genome panels; and SNPed, a practitioner education platform for nutritional genomics.

Christy earned her DCN (summa cum laude) from MUIH, her master's degree (summa cum laude) in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is also a Certified Nutritional Specialist. She was active in the 2016 Virginia General Assembly in the passage of legislation which established a statutory definition of nutritional genomics. Christy has also published journal articles, textbook chapters and developed courses in nutritional genomics for Maryland University of Integrative Health and other organizations. 


Dr. Christy "Chrissie" Brooke Williamson 

DCN, CNS, MS


Christy Williamson graduated with honors from the University of Bridgeport’s functional nutrition master’s program, is a Certified Nutritional Specialist and is a candidate for the Doctor of Clinical Nutrition at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Christy has a bachelor of science in Biology with concentrations in both chemistry and psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Christy is the co-owner of the Nutritional Genomics Institute and Zebra Diagnostics. Her companies focus on functional nutrition as it relates to biochemical nuances within the genome, metabolome and microbiome. Zebra Diagnostics is designed for state of the art research in genomics and houses SNPed, a webinar based educational series in nutritional genomics for nutrition and medical professionals. Christy is also an adjunct faculty member at Maryland University of Integrative Health and teaches Introduction to Nutritional Genomic Counseling. 


Leading Genomic Nutritionist: 

Michelle Gottfried

 CNS, MS


Jessica Pizano graduated with honors from the University of Bridgeport’s functional nutrition master’s program, is a Certified Nutritional Specialist and is a candidate for the Doctor of Clinical Nutrition at Maryland University of Integrative Health.

Jessica is the co-owner of the Nutritional Genomics Institute and Zebra Diagnostics. Her specialization with in the Nutritional Genomics Institute is mast cell activation disorders.  Zebra Diagnostics is designed for state of the art research in genomics and houses SNPed, a webinar based educational series in nutritional genomics for nutrition and medical professionals. Jessica is also an adjunct faculty member at Maryland University of Integrative Health and teaches Introduction to Nutritional Genomic Counseling. 


Genomic Nutritionist, Neural Retraining Specialist: 

Laura Kelly 

CNS, LDN, MA, MS

Jessica Pizano graduated with honors from the University of Bridgeport’s functional nutrition master’s program, is a Certified Nutritional Specialist and is a candidate for the Doctor of Clinical Nutrition at Maryland University of Integrative Health.

Jessica is the co-owner of the Nutritional Genomics Institute and Zebra Diagnostics. Her specialization with in the Nutritional Genomics Institute is mast cell activation disorders.  Zebra Diagnostics is designed for state of the art research in genomics and houses SNPed, a webinar based educational series in nutritional genomics for nutrition and medical professionals. Jessica is also an adjunct faculty member at Maryland University of Integrative Health and teaches Introduction to Nutritional Genomic Counseling. 


 Nutritionist:

 Lisa Fouladi 

MS, dip ion fdsc, 

BANT, CNCH


Jessica Pizano graduated with honors from the University of Bridgeport’s functional nutrition master’s program, is a Certified Nutritional Specialist and is a candidate for the Doctor of Clinical Nutrition at Maryland University of Integrative Health.

Jessica is the co-owner of the Nutritional Genomics Institute and Zebra Diagnostics. Her specialization with in the Nutritional Genomics Institute is mast cell activation disorders.  Zebra Diagnostics is designed for state of the art research in genomics and houses SNPed, a webinar based educational series in nutritional genomics for nutrition and medical professionals. Jessica is also an adjunct faculty member at Maryland University of Integrative Health and teaches Introduction to Nutritional Genomic Counseling. 

 

Wellness and Fitness Director, Nutritionist,

and Dr. Williamson's Interim Executive Assistant:

Thomas Prather

CNSc, MS, CPT


Jessica Pizano graduated with honors from the University of Bridgeport’s functional nutrition master’s program, is a Certified Nutritional Specialist and is a candidate for the Doctor of Clinical Nutrition at Maryland University of Integrative Health.

Jessica is the co-owner of the Nutritional Genomics Institute and Zebra Diagnostics. Her specialization with in the Nutritional Genomics Institute is mast cell activation disorders.  Zebra Diagnostics is designed for state of the art research in genomics and houses SNPed, a webinar based educational series in nutritional genomics for nutrition and medical professionals. Jessica is also an adjunct faculty member at Maryland University of Integrative Health and teaches Introduction to Nutritional Genomic Counseling. 

 

Christy's Specialties

Christy enjoys legislative process, advocacy and finding creative solutions to complicated problems. She also likes finding the needle in the haystack. On weekends, Christy can be found hiking or kayaking with her two daughters or catching up on the latest nutritional genomics research. Omics is Christy's newest project blending technology and big data- Contact us if you'd like to contribute!

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Michelle's Specialties

Michelle holds a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is certified as a CNS by the Board of Nutrition Specialists. She also has training through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). She is a former CPA who uses her research, spreadsheets and data gathering skills to use labs, functional medicine testing, a clients history and genomics to create personalized nutrition plans for a wide variety of conditions. Michelle started in-depth training with SNPed (Nutrigenomic training for practitioners) over four years ago and has whole-heartedly implemented nutrigenomics into the way she practices. She feels this is the missing piece for a lot of people and that this information can finally help them pick the right diet and truly understand how diet and lifestyle affect all aspects of their health. She enjoys helping individuals find ways to reach their wellness potential and understand "why they are the way they are." She is a former Marathon runner who has retired to walking her chocolate lab. In her spare time, she plays the violin, piano and electric guitar in a rock band and lives in Connecticut with her husband and two teenagers.

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Laura's Specialties

As a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, I have the extraordinary opportunity to bring the practice of functional nutrition and nutrigenomics to our NGI clients. Functional nutrition is a highly personalized, evidence-based approach to health where the focus is on biochemical interactions between all body system to identify the underlying causes of disease. Nutrigenomics is the study of the relationship between the human genome, nutrition and health. Both of these practices rely on an advanced understanding of biochemical nuances, genetics and the thorough investigation of clinical presentation, laboratory assessment and functional testing. Through this approach, I work to empower clients by helping them understand their unique biochemistry and how they can take control of their health naturally and sustainably through diet, supplementation and lifestyle changes to create lifelong wellness.

When I am not working, I love spending time with family and friends, being outside, traveling and reading.

Advanced training:

Nutrigenomics, metabolomics, microbiome, autoimmunity and immunology, nutrient metabolism, mood disorders, methylation, mood disorders, cardiometabolic disease, hormone imbalance, connective tissue disease, dysautonomia, allergic conditions and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome.

Undergrad:

George Washington University – BS in Biology

Graduate:

Naropa University – MA in Psychology

New York Chiropractic College – MS in Applied Clinical Nutrition

Board certification:

Licensed Dietician Nutritionist

Certified Nutrition Specialist

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Lisa's Specialties

Lisa Fouladi is a functional nutritionist that helps to manage NGI's European presence. She helps clients to break free from low energy, pain, and long-term health and weight issues so that they can enjoy the freedom that good and vibrant health provides – she feels she has the best job in the World!

Lisa is committed to achieving breakthroughs for each of her clients. What this means is that she listens and watches summits, conferences, and webinars, gets lost on Pubmed doing research on client health and nutrition issues, binge reads health, nutrition, and food blogs, journal articles from various scholarly academic journals, and pours this information into practical action plans for her clients so they achieve the health and energy of their dreams.

She is an eternal student (aka mega nutrition nerd), and has an insatiable curiosity to use this information to help people.

Lisa's approach is unique and science-based, integrating the disciplines of Clinical Nutrition, Nutritional Therapy, Integrative and Functional Nutrition, and Coaching to uncover the root causes and systemic imbalances of health issues.

Whilst it is true that you can’t change your health overnight, with your commitment to a program, Lisa can help you to break free of your health issues, to have more energy and vibrant health, and start to feel better every day.

It really IS possible, but most people need support. Lisa would love to help you! In addition to being a Functional Nutrition Coach at the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, Lisa has a private practice, and is a Clinical Nutritionist at Hintsa Performance. Lisa is based in central Europe and sees clients all over the world. 

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Thomas's Specialties

Thomas is the Wellness and Fitness Director at NGI. Thomas designs fitness programs based on your genes and metabolic markers and is excited to help you attain the next level of your health and wellness goals. He holds a Bachelor's degree of Health Behavior Science from the University of Delaware and a Masters degree in Nutrition and Human Performance from Logan University. He is also a certified nutrition specialist, certified personal trainer, certified massage therapist, and health educator specializing in holistic health and lifestyle optimization. His personal experience and career has produced a special interest in detoxification, physique optimization, men's health, and mindful eating. He emphasizes the critical importance of self-awareness and quality care to make long-term and sustainable improvements to one's quality of life. As such he is devoted to the work of bridging the two by supporting clients along their journey of implementing the personalized nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle programs provided at NGI.  

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