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Genomic Medicine and COVID-19

Genomic Medicine and COVID-19 The Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19 for short, is here to stay for a while. And the devastating impact is only just starting. According to the CDC, 2,213,005 people have been infected, and 119,204 people have died so far making the U.S. the largest “hotspot” in the world. Why COVID-19 Mortality Will …

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How Is Genomic Testing Done?

How is Genomic Testing Done?   Medicine has advanced to a place where treatments can be tailored to individuals based on their unique genetic profile. That information is obtained through genomic testing. Keep reading to learn more about the testing process, including how it is done and how the results can be used to improve …

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The Power of Nutrigenomics

The Power of Nutrigenomics In this Ignite Talk, Dr. Kline shares the power of nutrigenomics with attendees at the Healthcare Revolution conference, and how it brings real world results and lasting benefits to people and the companies they work for.   Learn more about using genomics in your practice in our Genomic Medicine Certification Program. …

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Integrating Genomics into Functional Medicine

Integrating Genomics Into Functional Medicine In this podcast Dr. Joe Veltmann discusses a new way to approach genomics with Dr. Ruscio on Ruscio Radio. He shares how Genoma International’s advanced approach goes far beyond the limited utility of “entertainment” genomics. Clinical genomics can help functional medicine practitioners hone their approach to make it truly personalized …

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What Genomics Can Do For Your Practice

What Genomics Can Do For Your Practice Genomic Medicine is transforming healthcare, and enabling an entirely new business model for physicians and nutrition professionals. Typical one-size-fits-all, trial and error, and crisis-driven approaches to healthcare are expensive, inefficient, and out-of-date. Effective prevention strategies are limited. More personalized approaches to healthcare are growing, but they still often …

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Vaccinomics: A Personalized Approach

Vaccinomics: A Personalized Approach to Vaccines Many factors can play a role in determining the effectiveness of vaccines, including the interplay between genomics, epigenetics, and the microbiome. The study of how these factors influence how a person develops immunity from a vaccination is called Vaccinomics, and may help revolutionize our approach to this approach to …

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Genomic Testing for Health

Genomic Testing for Health Listen in!  Dr. Bobbi Kline joins Sarajean Rudman on the East West Functional Medicine podcast to talk about genomics – what it is and what it isn’t, how genomics differs from genetics, the power of learning about your genome, and how our Genomic Medicine Certification Program is training clinicians to lead …

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Genomics and Personalized Wellness: Setting the Record Straight

Setting the Record Straight Are you a corporate executive, medical or HR director who is considering or interested in providing genomic testing to your employees? Do you have concerns, are confused or need clarity about which DNA-based testing will provide your company and employees the most value? We can help. Having pioneered genomic testing in …

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Pharmacogenomics

Pharmacogenomics Adverse drug reactions, over prescribing, under prescribing, and trial-and-error attempts to identify appropriate medications puts patients at risk and wastes billions of dollars every year. Half of the U.S. adult population uses at least one medication on a regular basis, and 15% are using five or more. Adverse drug events among adults are estimated by …

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Talking With Your Genes: The Food-Gene Conversation

Talking With Your Genes: The Food-Gene Conversation Here is a little-known fact: the food we consume at each meal “talks” with our genes. Yes, as improbable as it seems—a vibrant “conversation” occurs every time you eat or drink. While it has been known for centuries that food can be healing medicine, it was not until …

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Genomic Testing & Personalized Medicine Support Workplace Wellness

Genomic Testing & Personalized Medicine Support Workplace Wellness You may have noticed the terms personalized medicine, individualized or personalized dietary plans, nutrigenomics, and precision medicine cropping up in the news, at professional conferences, or even among conversations with family and coworkers. All these refer to a new technology called genomics, developed as part of the …

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Genomics and Heart Disease: Case Study

Genomics and Heart Disease: Case Study The power of genomic medicine lies in our ability to connect data from a person’s genomic test, laboratory results, and lifestyle to then recommend disease prevention or treatment strategies that are efficacious and truly personalized. The case report below exemplifies the power and precision of Genomic Medicine. Meet James …

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The “Omics” Revolution is Changing Healthcare

The “Omics” Revolution is Changing Healthcare The “Omics” revolution represents truly personalized, precision medicine. The term “omics” has penetrated virtually every field of medicine – from cancer treatment, to medication management, to personalized diet and lifestyle interventions for chronic disease treatment and prevention. In this article, we will provide an overview of some of the …

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Genoma’s Co-founders Author Orthogenomics Chapter

Genoma Co-founders Author Orthogenomics Chapter Dr. Veltmann and Dr. Kline joined more than 30 experts in regenerative and integrative medicine to create a comprehensive compilation of cutting edge approaches and new technologies in the field. Metabolic Therapies in Orthopedics, Second Edition by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. Orthogenomics is an emerging area of genomic medicine. …

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Beginner’s Guide To Genomic Medicine

Beginner’s Guide to Genomic Medicine Genomics studies the interactions of the environment and our DNA. With 20,000–25,000 genes that contain over 3 billion base pairs of DNA, our genome provides the blueprint for everything that happens in our bodies. Genomic Tests Genomic testing starts with collecting a small DNA sample with a simple cheek swab. At …

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Genomic Medicine Is Precision Medicine

Genomic Medicine is Precision Medicine Each patient’s unique DNA profile provides detailed insight into the root causes of disease, guiding an individual’s path to optimal health. Genomics is revolutionizing an ever growing number of medical disciplines, leveraging vast amounts of previously unavailable data to improve diagnosis, prevention and treatment strategies tailored to each individual’s unique …

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Nutritional Genomics

Nutritional Genomics: Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics Have you ever asked or been asked these questions, and have been uncertain as to the answer? Why are some people more susceptible to diabetes or obesity? Why do certain foods help some people more effectively than others? Why do nutritional requirements vary from person to person? The answer lies …

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Introduction to Genomics

Introduction to Genomics A genome is a complete set of genetic instructions. With 20,000–25,000 genes that contain over 3 billion base pairs of DNA, our genome provides the blueprint for everything that happens in our bodies. Genomics identifies and analyzes variations in the DNA called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs, pronounced “snips”). Over time, a small change …

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Migraines

Migraines Migraine headaches are one of the most common neurological disorders worldwide, affecting between 10–20% of the adult population. Migraines are caused by an interaction between environmental and genetic factors. Genomic studies have dramatically increased our understanding of migraine pathophysiology. Evaluating a person’s genomic profile identifies susceptibility to developing migraines, and enables evidence-based, personalized prevention and treatment …

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Weight Management

Weight Management Obesity is a growing public health concern both in the U.S. and worldwide: One out of every three U.S. adults are obese Nearly 20% of U.S. children struggle with obesity Genetic contribution to obesity is estimated at 40–70% Eating fresh, whole foods, reducing consumption of sugar and processed foods, exercising regularly, and drinking plenty of water all …

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Men’s Health

Men’s Health Heart disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases rank at the top of men’s health concerns. A multitude of factors are involved, and the fact that every person is genetically different adds to this complexity. Analyzing a patient’s unique genomic profile is a highly-effective first step in being able to personalize prevention or treatment. Cumulative estrogen exposure can …

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Comprehensive Testing For Personalized Answers

Comprehensive Testing for Personalized Answers Our genomic testing can evaluate predispositions for hundreds of health conditions, and processing of more than 200 medications. We design our Ultimate Wellness nutritional genomic test to target a wide array of biological areas and metabolic pathways associated with health and disease. Our comprehensive, gender-specific reports provide DNA-directed guidance for …

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Women’s Health

Women’s Health Estrogen metabolism is one of the most important factors influencing a women’s health. The majority – 70% – of breast cancer cases are estrogen-induced. Only 10-15% of all cases are due to hereditary gene mutations such as BRCA1 or BRCA2. Understanding a woman’s genomic profile associated with estrogen detoxification can provide personalized strategies …

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Depression, Anxiety & Addictions

Depression, Anxiety & Addiction Mental health issues are a silent epidemic. Drug and alcohol addiction afflicts one in ten Americans. Major depressive disorder and anxiety disorder impact 6–7% of the U.S. population. They also account for a top cause of disability and associated workplace costs worldwide. Emotional health involves complex interactions between an individual’s DNA, …

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Athletic Performance

Athletic Performance People who are physically active tend to live longer. Regular exercise is important for stress reduction, weight management, brain functioning, detoxification, and much more. High performance athletes demand more from their nutrition and training as they reach for faster times, better performance. Aerobic Performance, Nutrition, Injury + Recovery There are more than 70 genes linked …

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Personalized Nutrition

Personalized Nutrition What Does My Body Really Need? Certain general guidelines apply to a healthy lifestyle—eat lots of fresh foods, reduce the intake of sugar and processed foods, and drink plenty of water. But any one-size-fits-all dietary program will inevitably fall short of providing the nutritional needs unique to your personal genetic makeup. Humans are 99% genetically …

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Cancer Susceptibility

Cancer Susceptibility 1.5 million people are diagnosed with cancer in the United States every year. By 2020, this number is expected to increase to 2 million, overtaking heart disease as the leading cause of death in America. The National Institute of Health has identified that—without ever being aware of the threat—individuals resist an average of …

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The Path To Personalized Medicine

The Path to Personalized Medicine This interview with Karen Rider initially appeared in The Progressive Physician. If doctors could magically peer into the genomics of each patient to prescribe the right treatment, at the right time, in the right amount, delivering personalized medicine would be easy as it is effective. Genomic testing and analysis, and …

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Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging Human longevity is a polygenic trait, meaning multiple genes are responsible for overall health. The Human Genome Project advanced medical science in the understanding of which genes are involved in specific metabolic or disease processes. Genomics has improved our understanding of the aging process and enabled the development of personalized interventions that help people lead longer, healthier, more vibrant and active …

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Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes & Stroke

Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes and Stroke Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women worldwide, responsible for the deaths of 600,000 American every year. Heart attacks are popularly considered a men’s health issue, but women are just as likely to be affected, and are more likely to die …

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Detoxification

Detoxification According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, more than 80,000 toxic chemicals have been developed in the last century. And most of them have not been evaluated for their impact on human health. These toxins in our food and the environment can overwhelm the natural detoxification process. When this happens, disease can result. Conditions …

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Genomics and Anxiety: Case Study

Genomics and Anxiety: Case Study Jessica felt helpless, hopeless and alone. She had just turned 18, realizing her dream of living in the big city, yet something was getting in the way. She struggled with worsening anxiety, felt exhausted, was not eating well, and couldn’t focus in school. She felt her dream slipping away, and …

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Genomics & Oxidative Stress

Genomics and Oxidative Stress Oxidative Stress. A hot topic in helping to address many health issues related to our modern lifestyles. Do you recommend antioxidant supplements for your patients? Which antioxidants are right for them? How much do they need? Can patients get all antioxidants they need from food? How do you know? Genomic testing is able …

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The Truth Behind Cholesterol and Heart Disease

The Truth Behind Cholesterol and Heart Disease In this second interview with Ric Bratton of This Week In America, Dr. Kline continues the conversation about genomics and health. In this episode, she delves into the myths behind cholesterol and heart disease. She shares the story of a patient who benefited from using genomic testing to …

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Your Personal Nutrient Requirements

Personalizing Nutrient Requirements Food is the foundation of healthy living. Now advances in genomic medicine are providing the tools you need to create personalized diet plans – with even more precision. Nutrients promote growth, development, and maintenance of the human organism, a complicated orchestration involving many biological systems. Nutrients can effect gene expressions that influence cell …

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Genomics and Personalized Medicine

Genomics and Personalized Medicine Dr. Eric Grasser of KSFR public radio’s East West Medicine discusses personalized medicine and genomic testing with Dr. Veltmann and Dr. Kline. Learn more about using genomics in your practice in our Genomic Medicine Certification Program. Genomic testing is available only to clinicians with a Professional Membership. Apply for one here. …

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