2 Special Genes Related to Cardiovascular Disease, Alzheimer’s and Iron Metabolism with Dr. Christy Sutton

Series 5 Episode 38
In this week’s episode we are joined by special guest Dr. Christy Sutton. Dr Sutton is the author of the book Genetic Testing, Defining Your Path to a Personalized Health Plan and creator of the Genetic Detoxification Report, a report that analyzes SNPs that correspond to the book. Tune in to hear our discussion on the role of genetics as well as other factors like education, diet and lifestyle, which may also predetermine the outcome of diseases including Alzheimer’s, cholesterol and blood sugar imbalances.


  • [03:00] What prompted Christy to create the genetic detoxification report.

  •  [10:00] Christy’s book is based on clinically based research.

  •  [13:00] Different genes and how to interpret charts correctly.

  •  [16:00] If a client has a specific gene but abnormalities aren’t showing in tests, is it worth focusing on?

  •  [22:00] Anyone with the Alzheimer’s gene needs to be educated and do their research.

  • [30:00] What could you do from a diet lifestyle perspective to adequately protect yourself from Alzheimer’s?


  • Testing for a specific gene means you may have a predisposition to diseases, but other factors are involved when testing positive, like lifestyle and diet.

  • If you test positive for the Alzheimer’s gene, it is best to get educated and do the research into all factors of the disease.

  • When talking to your patients, it is important to not overwhelm them with a lot of information at once. Find a few key takeaways and a couple actionable items to present to them instead of digging into everything at once. Then, after a while you can start to build on what they’re already doing.


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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.