Genetic testing and nutrigenomics are the future of individualised healthcare. Since 2012 Nordic Laboratories has been offering the dnalife® Certification Course. This intensive 3 day course provides a comprehensive review of our cutting edge genetic tests (DNA Health®, DNA Diet, DNA Sport and DNA Oestrogen), as well as the inclusion and discussion of cases in each profile.
Nutrigenomics and dnalife® Certification
The course covers an introduction to SNPs, why we include those in our panels, how to utilise our panels of tests, and how to interpret the results. Each gene in the different 4 profiles will be reviewed and healthcare practitioners will get insight to the relevant biochemistry and possible lifestyle interventions that may be required to optimise patient treatment and outcomes based on genotype. DNA research is as extensive as it is complex. It is important that all practitioners feel comfortable with both the value and limitations of genetic testing, thereby ensuring appropriate and responsible test usage. The adage is that genetics loads the gun, but the environment pulls the trigger. Our aim is to teach how to combine structural genetics with the functional picture. So there will be further consideration as to which functional tests might be appropriate, we call it test-pairing.
Why is Nutrigenomics Important?
The prime reason for the expansion of Nutrigenomics is the completion of the Human Genome Project that successfully mapped the 25000 genes of the human species. Genomic studies of specific genomes are yielding not only the feasibilities of new drugs but also ways of preventing specific diseases. More than ever before, there is recognition and acceptance of the vital role of nutrition in disease prevention, and further research in this area is receiving widespread attention in scientific circles around the world. Whilst research is ongoing, there exists a wealth of knowledge on the role that many genes play in increasing disease risk, and more importantly, the role that nutrition and lifestyle play in ameliorating these risks. Tailoring a nutritional plan based on nutrigenomics can help in weight loss programmes, athletic performance, preventing cardio metabolic disease, cancers and other lifestyle disease.
Our Educator: Umahro Cadogan
Best-selling Author and Functional Nutritionist Umahro has worked in the field of Functional Medicine for more than 15 years, and is renowned for his lecturing skills. Given his knowledge within genetics and Functional Medicine, Umahro has been a part of choosing and evaluating the dnalife profiles. During the past few years, he has used them extensively in clinical practice on: patients; professional athletes; and people with demanding jobs and careers, who are asking what it takes to perform and function optimally, and prevent disease manifesting itself in the first place. He has a fantastic ability to convey complex nutrigenomics and biochemistry.
“Umahro’s presentation skills are the best I’ve experienced in the nutrition world to date - no slides, just hand-drawn diagrams as he goes along, peppered with memorable (and entertaining) analogies to get the complicated science over.“
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