Genetic Markers & Lab Tests for Inflammation and Immunity Disorders

Ep 84
This week on ReInvent Healthcare, I go in-depth on genetic markers that relate to inflammation and autoimmune conditions. I also go over certain lab tests that can be done in order to discover which genes are expressing as well as things that can be done so that our clients can get the proper care and support they need.


The Relationship Between Genetic Markers and Inflammation
It is important to understand genetic markers that predispose our clients to inflammation and autoimmune conditions. Being able to recognize and understand these genetic tendencies and how they can be linked to various health issues, including autoimmune diseases and gluten intolerance can give you a better understanding of how to better help your clients so you can guide them with the proper diet, lifestyle, and nutrients that they need.

The Role of Lab Testing in Identifying Inflammatory Markers
Doing the proper lab tests and checking for significant markers including Highly sensitive C-reactive protein (HS-CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and homocysteine, in assessing inflammation levels is highly important. These tests provide valuable information for identifying inflammation and potential underlying causes, such as nutrient deficiencies and fatty acid imbalances.

Motivating Clients to Make Lifestyle Changes
Knowing about our clients’ genetic markers, lab results, and what they are predisposed to should help us be able to motivate our clients to make necessary lifestyle changes. By educating clients about their genetic predispositions and showing them tangible evidence through testing, we can empower them to take proactive steps to improve their health, such as adopting specific dietary changes and managing stress levels.

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Ritamarie Loscalzo

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo is a best-selling author and speaker known for her extensive knowledge, infectious energy, and inspirational message that encourages individuals to become their own best health advocate. She is an internationally recognized nutrition and health authority who specializes in using the wisdom of nature to restore hormone balance with a special emphasis on thyroid, adrenal and insulin imbalances. She founded the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology to empower health and nutrition practitioners to get to the root cause of health concerns by using functional assessments and natural therapeutics to balance the endocrine system, the body's master controller.

Dr. Ritamarie is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with Certification in Acupuncture and is a Diplomat of the American Clinical Nutrition Board. She is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist with a Master’s in Human Nutrition, has completed a 2-year, 500-hour Herbal Medicine Program at David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies and has a master's degree in Computer Science, which contributes to her skills as an ace problem solver.