Genetic Testing as a Tool for Creating Results-driven Health Restoration Plans

Ep 34
In this episode is the first in our series on Epigenetics and Nutrigenomics. We’ll be discussing the five most motivating SNP’s (single nucleotide polymorphisms.) Learning in depth your patients’ genetics is one of the most motivating factors in getting clients and patients to follow through on health recommendations. Tune in to learn how understanding genes will assist you in seeing the weaknesses clients may be prone to.


  • [03:00] The variations in what we look like, how we behave, and how our metabolic functions are happening are single nucleotide polymorphisms. 

  • [05:00] Understanding genes will assist to see the weaknesses clients may be prone to.
  • [10:00] Gut health and bifidobacterial.

  • [13:00] A client example of gluten sensitivity.

  • [16:00] High risk clients and the intake of hydrogenated oils and animal fats.

  • [22:00] People are currently very interested in genetics, which assists them with this process.


  • Learning clients’ genetics will assist you in in seeing the health weaknesses they could be prone to.

  • People vary in their genetic makeup, causing different sensitivities specific to their genes

  • Currently people are very interested in genetics which will make it easier to get them on board with the testing process.



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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.