Education

NutriGenetic Research Institute is committed to providing resources to educate both the public and practitioners about genetic variants and how they may impact overall heath and wellness.

General Public

For more information about genetic variants or to find a health professional who can interpret your genetic information from 23andMe®, please visit www.GettoKnowYourDNA.com

Health Practitioners

ONLINE CERTIFICATION COURSE

A MethylGenetic NutritionTM online certification program is now available at nutrigeneticresearch.talentlms.com.

• This 11-module course is designed to give practitioners the information needed to begin their journey becoming a nutritional genetic consultant. It highlights the basic premise of MethylGenetic Nutrition as well as the fundamental principles behind nutritional supplementation to compensate for genetic variants. The course is based upon the Pyramid approach, developed by Robert Miller utilizing his research findings and the MethylGenetic Nutrition AnalysisTM proprietary software.

Module # 1 - The Basics: Fundamental Principles, Enzymes, DNA, Genetic Testing, Urine Organic Acid Testing, Comparing SNPs to Labs and Symptoms and an Introduction to the Software
1A:   The fundamental concepts behind MethylGenetic Nutrition and the NutriGenetic Research Institute
1B:   Enzymes and their function overview
1C:   Genetic Basics, DNA, SNPs, heterozygous, homozygous, co-factors
1D:  Using genetic testing to get the DNA and how computer software can help you find the SNPs
1E:  The importance of comparing SNPs to labs and symptoms to see if they are “expressed” or potentially causing problems
1F:  Urine Organic Acids
1G:  Brief Introduction to the MethylGenetic Nutrition Analysis™ software

Module # 2 - Gut/Digestion, Food Sensitivities, Gluten, Histamine, Dairy, FUT2, ABP1, HNMT, Zonulin, Gentle Detox/Getting Started
2A:  The importance of gut health
2B:  Gluten
2C:  Dairy & Peanut Genes
2D: FUT2 Genes
2E:  ABP1, HNMT and the issues with high histamine & zonulin
2F:  Zonulin
2G:  Oxalates
2H:  Gentle Detox
2I:  Practicum

Module # 3 - Free Radicals, Antioxidants, Glutathione, SOD, Catalase, Nrf2, PON1, NOS Uncoupling, Iron Oxidation and Excess Glutamate
3A:   Free Radical Damage
3B:  Glutathione
3C:  SOD & Catalase
3D: Nrf2
3E:  PON 1 Paraoxonase
3F:  NOS Uncoupling & Peroxynitrite
3G: Fenton Reaction & Iron
        Part 1: Fenton Reaction
        Part 2: Fenton Reaction – Iron Genetics
        Part 3: Copper & Fenton Reaction
        Part 4: Copper Genetics
        Part 5: NADH & Clearing Hydrogen Peroxide
        Part 6: Supporting Fenton Reaction
3H:  Glutamate
3I:  Practicum “What to Do“

Module # 4 - Digestion of Fats, Carbs, and Proteins, Mitochondrial Function, Ammonia, Methionine and Transsulfuration Cycle, Sulfites, Sulfates
4A: Digestion of Fats
4B: Digestion of Carbs & Proteins
4C: Krebs Cycle & Electron Transport
4D: Methionine & SAMe
4E: Homocysteine
4F: CBS, Sulfites and Sulfates
4G: Ammonia & the Urea Cycle

Module # 5 - Neurotransmitter Basics, Measuring Neurotransmitters, BH4, Supporting Healthy Neurotransmitters
5A: Neurotransmitter Basics
5B: BH4 – Tetrahydrobiopterin
5C: Neurotransmitter Genetics
5D: Testing Neurotransmitters
5E: Avian Extract
5F: Protocols

Module # 6 - Nitric Oxide, Circulation
6A: Nitric Oxide
6B: Nutrients Supporting NOS
6C: Misc. Genetics for Circulation
6D: Practicum

Module # 7 - Vitamin A & D, ATM, CYP/NRF2, Herbicide/Pesticide, PON1, Electrical Sensitivity, CACNA1C
7A: Vitamin A & D, ATM
7B: CYP, Pesticides & EMF Sensitivity

Module # 8 - Methylation-Under/Over, Prepare & Support, B12, Folate
8A: Methylation - Under/Over Methylators
8B: Preparing for Methylation
8C: B12
8D: Folate
8E: Folate Production
8F: Methylation Supplementation

Module # 9 - mTOR and Autophagy
9A: Part 1 – mTOR
9A: Part 2 – mTOR
9B: Autophagy
9C: Eating, Amino Acids and mTOR
9D: Exercise, Pesticides, Nitric Oxide and mTOR
9E: Iron and mTOR
9F: Insulin & mTOR (EMF, HFCS, Glutamate)
9G: Estrogen/Xenoestrogens & mTOR
9H: Folate & mTOR
9I:  Balancing/Supporting mTOR/Autophagy

Module # 10 – MethylGenetic Nutrition AnalysisTM Pyramid Practicum Part 1

Module # 11 – MethylGenetic Nutrition AnalysisTM Pyramid Practicum Part 2

• Practitioners need to listen to each module in the order they are presented and answer the questions at the end.

• After completion of the online course, and the submission of two case studies, practitioners will receive a “Certification” from the NutriGenetic Research Institute. This course does not provide CEU’s and has no credit towards any degrees or licensing, but just shows that the non-accredited course was completed.

• In addition to the online course, practitioners have free access to a live webinar held every other Thursday evening, where we bring new educational information and a case study to learn together.


The first three modules are offered at no cost, and the cost to complete modules 4-11 is $495, which includes videos and tests. Upon completion and passing all the tests, practitioners receive certification and will be listed on www.gettoknowyourdna.com,  a website for the general public to learn about genetic variants and how they impact and find a health care professional who understands supporting genetics as part of their overall health care.

For additional information on our comprehensive genetic nutrition training program, please download our brochure.

LIVE CLASSES

Live classes, available to practitioners instead of the online course, are held in major cities across the country. Visit www.methylgeneticnutritionclasses.com for a list of upcoming two-day classes. Additional information on our comprehensive genetic nutrition training program, is available by downloading our brochure.

DYNAMIC ONLINE GENETIC INTERPRETATION SOFTWARE

MethylGenetic Nutrition AnalysisTM is an easy to use, inexpensive software that enables practitioners to assess, analyze and design supportTMfor clients/patients using their raw genetic data. To learn more about this cloud based software, please visit www.dnasupplementation.com or download our software brochure.

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