Nutrigenomics is a growing area of functional medicine and nutrition, and part of the ongoing movement towards increasing personalization of healthcare. Nutrigenomics can play an important role in uncovering metabolic barriers that may be driving symptoms, or risk factors for certain diseases, that may be addressed through diet and lifestyle.
In this podcast you’ll learn
- What is nutrigenomics?
- What does it mean to have a genetic SNP (“snip”)?
- What are some common genetic SNPs and what impacts can they have on my health?
- How might my functional medicine practitioner use information about my SNPs to design personalized nutrition and lifestyle recommendations?
- How do I go about getting my genes tested?
- What caveats should I be aware of when interpreting my genetic data?
Jessica Pizano MS CNS, practices and teaches in the field of nutrigenomics. Jessica is the owner of Fit to You, LLC, which offers clinical nutrition, nutrigenomic counseling and personal training. Her concentrations include nutrigenomics, food allergies/sensitivities, autoimmune disease, mast cell activation disorders, nutrition for medical conditions, obesity intervention, and pre- and post-natal exercise and nutrition. She earned a Master’s degree in human nutrition at the University of Bridgeport. She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) through the Board for the Certification of Nutrition Specialists. She is continuing her studies at Maryland University of Integrative Health where she is pursuing a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition (DCN) and is also an adjunct faculty member teaching nutritional genomics. Jessica practices in Avon, CT, and can be reached at (860) 321-7234, [email protected] and www.fittoyouct.com .