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Category: Podcast Season 1

As we wrap up Season 1 of our show and prepare for a great Season 2, we wanted to take this episode to highlight and recap Episodes 1-7 and give you an inside look at what is on the horizon.

In season one, we created an entry point for practitioners new to Nutritional Genomics, from understanding how our genetics influence our mood, immune resilience, and our weight, to exploring what it really means to “eat right and exercise”. In our first season, we also talked about the four models of pricing and provided a detailed list of pros and cons for each payment model.

Thank you so much to our listeners! We can’t wait to see you again in Season 2 and continue the work together to reimagine the functional medicine journey.

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We’ve all heard the advice, ‘eat right and exercise’, but it’s often not clear cut what exercise is best for each individual needs, how long we should exercise, and timing of exercise. In this week’s episode, we discuss practical ways to keep patients exercising safely and effectively. We talk about things to look at on genetic reports, such as inflammatory markers and polymorphisms that can serve as a predetermination for a higher chance of response and injury. We correspond examples of exercise with certain genetic findings and give our own personal examples of how our lives changed for the better once we applied them to our daily routines….

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  Why is the generic advice ‘eat right and exercise” bad advice? As practitioners, you all know it is never this simple-eat right and exercise. What works for one client can completely fail for another. Even those who “follow all the rules” or adhere to proven programs like Paleo or Keto often struggle to lose…

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This is the second of a 2 part appetite and satiety series. This episode featuring Dr. Penny Kendall-Reed explores how clinicians can use genetics to inform patients in their weight management. We discuss how certain hormones and SNPs can determine the best diet and what eating healthy really means for each individual. We share practical advice for providers to identify which variants to reference that has a part in regulating the 2 metabolic hormones, ghrelin, and leptin that influence hunger and satiety. …

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  Why do some people seem unaffected by – or even able to thrive under – stress, while others suffer with depression, anxiety, or turn to unhealthy coping strategies like overeating? While no one factor can explain these differences entirely, emerging research about genetic variations can provide a big clue. Understanding the link between genetic…

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In the first of this two-part series, we explore how environmental and emotional factors such as stress and fear can highlight and exacerbate unhealthy eating patterns. We discuss the connection between neurotransmitter production and function and mood, sleep, weight management, and cravings. We look at two of the most important neurotransmitters, serotonin and dopamine, and what role each one plays on our behaviors that drive our habits. Then, we welcome certified nutritionist, Morgan Knull of Feed Your Genes, to talk about how she works with the genetic variations of her clients to empower them through custom supplementation and meal plans. …

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In this episode, we address pricing and how to create a reasonable pricing model for long term viability. We discuss four models of pricing and give the pros and cons for each, along with tips for transitioning and growing your functional medicine practice. This topic is a passion of ours because we often see doctors with an immense amount of knowledge, and skills who are unsure of which pricing model is right for them. This decision will shape their practice, and help them understand how to transition into private practice, create a business model that allows them to fulfill their calling, and finally translate the calling to making a quality living….

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This week, a renowned expert in functional immunology, Dr. Sam Yanuck joins us to share a variety of ways that genetic testing can give us insight into chronic inflammation and better understand how to control the drivers of susceptibility to Covid-19. We discuss lifestyle changes and supplementation that may help lessen chronic inflammation, how genetics can serve as an indicator for a predisposition towards cytokine storm, and more about Dr. Yanuck’s online functional immunology course for clinicians, Cogence Immunology. …

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  Dr. Greenblatt shared a fascinating case study during our podcast interview. The case study was not included in our First Things First, Mental Health Episode #2 podcast. I had heard Dr. Greenblatt lecture on a patient named Larry. Larry had adopted exceptionally clean nutrition and lifestyle changes. He was eating all the right things,…

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