Most Common Questions Clients and Practitioners Ask About Genetics

Ep 42
This week's episode of ReInvent Healthcare is the final in the Nutrigenomics and Epigenetics series. We cover some of the questions which may be on your mind, including ‘what's the best genetic test?’ A lot of people were concerned, and rightly so, when the popular company 23andMe was bought out by a drug company. Would their information not be private? Would the genetic information from testing be shared with drug companies for research? Tune in to learn how to use 23andMe, compared to other genetic tests, as well as top books and resources, and how to explain genetic findings to clients.


  • [03:00] How to use a 23andMe test anonymously.

  • [10:00] Using other genetic tests compared to 23andMe.

  • [13:00] Which tests to take when there is no single test which has everything you need.

  • [16:00] Explaining things to clients in a way that’s empowering.

  • [18:00] Studying the big picture of folate and B12 when it comes to the MTHFR gene.

  • [22:00] Using nutrigenomics properties and balancing epigenetics as part of your assessment, but not as the be all and end all, or only using supplements.



  •  It’s possible to use a 23andMe test anonymously.
  •  It’s important to explain things to clients to empower them.
  •  It’s important to use nutrigenomics and epigenetics as part of your assessment, but not as the be all and end all, or only using supplements as your treatment.



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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.