Immune System Genetics and Epigenetics 

Ep 37
In today's episode, we discuss the immune system and the role of genetics. The immune system has been in the news a lot over the last three years. People are concerned because the immune system is involved in keeping them safe from infectious disease. We’ve been in the midst of a global pandemic and a lot of people wonder why some people are more susceptible to catching diseases than others. Why do some people get autoimmune diseases and others don't? Tune in to learn how you can support your clients to understand the role of genetics and the immune system.


  • [03:00] Genetic SNPs and some of the ways that you can help your clients, your    patients, yourself, and your family members.

  • [05:00] We all cause damage to our DNA every single day from toxic exposures, toxins in the water, toxins in the food.

  • [13:00] Alzheimer’s is affected by toxins and the immune response.

  •  [16:00] People who have the FUT2 SNP are a lot more prone to GI infection, celiac and irritable bowel.

  • [22:00] Considering the effect of gluten is very important in the case of any of the SNPs related to autoimmune disease.


  • Over the last 3 years, due to the Pandemic people are more concerned and curious regarding the role of the immune system.

  •  Some autoimmune diseases can be reversed with the right diet and lifestyle actions.

  • There is no one size fits all. Not everybody can eat the same things. Even with healthy foods, some people thrive and some people perish on the same diet.


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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.