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Join Us at IAACN

Vaccines are a hot topic, and we’ve written about this in an earlier post here. With recent developments in disease outbreaks and legal measures that have ramped up the emotions in this debate, this year’s annual IAACN conference comes at just the right time! “Immunization, Inoculation or Vaccination; Navigating the Consequences with Clinical Nutrition” is…

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Global Workplace Wellness Summit

Relationships are at the heart of what drives and motivates us. When relationships at work are less than optimal, it can impact both personal and business well-being and success. Would you like to learn how to improve relational well-being in your life and your workplace? Join us at the Global Workplace Wellness Virtual Summit May…

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The Power of Nutrigenomics

In this Ignite Talk, Dr. Kline shares the power of nutrigenomics with attendees at the Healthcare Revolution conference, and how it brings real world results and lasting benefits to people and the companies they work for.

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Integrating Genomics into Functional Medicine

In this podcast Dr. Joe Veltmann discusses a new way to approach genomics with Dr. Ruscio on Ruscio Radio. He shares how Genoma International’s advanced approach goes far beyond the limited utility of “entertainment” genomics. Clinical genomics can help functional medicine practitioners hone their approach to make it truly personalized in addressing the root causes…

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Join Us In Orlando October 2018

Join Genoma co-founder Dr. Kline at the HEALTHCARE ЯEVOLUTION conference Oct 28-30 2018 as she presents an engaging and informative Ignite! Talk on the power of genomics. The Power of Nutrigenomics: Real World Results. Lasting Benefits Why Genomics and Why Now? The one-size-fits-all, crisis-driven approach to health is failing us all – costing money and costing lives.…

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What Genomics Can Do For Your Practice

Genomic medicine is transforming healthcare, and enabling an entirely new business model for physicians and nutrition professionals. Typical one-size-fits-all, trial and error, and crisis-driven approaches to healthcare are expensive, inefficient, and out-of-date. Effective prevention strategies are limited. More personalized approaches to healthcare are growing, but they still often lack precision. Patients are becoming more involved in…

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Vaccinomics: A Personalized Approach

Many factors can play a role in determining the effectiveness of vaccines, including the interplay between genomics, epigenetics, and the microbiome. The study of how these factors influence how a person develops immunity from a vaccination is called Vaccinomics, and may help revolutionize our approach to this approach to population-based health. Twin studies have shown…

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Genomic Testing for Health

Listen in!  Dr. Bobbi Kline joins Sarajean Rudman on the East West Functional Medicine podcast to talk about genomics – what it is and what it isn’t, how genomics differs from genetics, the power of learning about your genome, and how Genoma International’s Genomic Medicine Certification Program is training clinicians to lead the way in…

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Genomics and Personalized Wellness: Setting the Record Straight

If you are a corporate executive, medical or HR director who is considering or interested in providing genomic testing to your employees and have concerns, you might be confused or need clarity about which DNA-based testing will provide your company and employees the most value. We can help. Having pioneered genomic testing in the corporate…

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Pharmacogenomics

Adverse drug reactions, over prescribing, under prescribing, and trial-and-error attempts to identify appropriate medications puts patients at risk and wastes billions of dollars every year. Half of the U.S. adult population uses at least one medication on a regular basis, and 15% are using five or more. Adverse drug events among adults are estimated by the…

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Talking With Your Genes: The Food-Gene Conversation

Here is a little-known fact: the food we consume at each meal “talks” with our genes. Yes, as improbable as it seems—a vibrant “conversation” occurs every time you eat or drink. While it has been known for centuries that food can be healing medicine, it was not until the completion of the Human Genome Project…

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Genomic Testing & Personalized Medicine Support Workplace Wellness

You may have noticed the terms personalized medicine, individualized or personalized dietary plans, nutrigenomics, and precision medicine cropping up in the news, at professional conferences, or even among conversations with family and coworkers. All these refer to a new technology called genomics, developed as part of the Human Genome Project. But what do they mean?…

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Genomics and Breast Cancer: Case Study

Meet Alicia. She’s 67, vibrantly healthy, and loving life. But 12 years ago she lived in constant fear. That’s when her mother died from estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer. Alicia was told it was not the hereditary kind, so not to worry and there was nothing she could do except to get regular mammograms…

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Genomics and Heart Disease: Case Study

Connecting the Clinical Dots Using Genomic Testing The power of genomic medicine lies in the ability of the clinician to connect data from a person’s genomic test, laboratory results, and lifestyle to then recommend disease prevention or treatment strategies that are efficacious and truly personalized. The case report below exemplifies the power and precision of…

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The “Omics” Revolution is Changing Healthcare

The “Omics” revolution represents truly personalized, precision medicine. The term “omics” has penetrated virtually every field of medicine – from cancer treatment, to medication management, to personalized diet and lifestyle interventions for chronic disease treatment and prevention. In this article, we will provide an overview of some of the ways genomics is being used today…

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Genomics and Weight Loss: Case Study

How do you help your patients lose weight to improve their health? This is a challenge for many, and the one-size-fits-all approach often falls short. Genomics can provide the added insight you need to help them succeed in obtaining and maintaining a healthy weight. Weight is a very complex issue, involving genes along with emotional,…

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Genoma’s cofounders author chapter

Jan. 10, 2018 | Dr. Veltmann and Dr. Kline joined more than 30 experts in regenerative and integrative medicine to create a comprehensive compilation of cutting edge approaches and new technologies in the field. Metabolic Therapies in Orthopedics, Second Edition by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. Orthogenomics is an emerging area of genomic medicine. In the chapter Orthogenomics:…

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Beginner’s Guide To Genomic Medicine

Genomics studies the interactions of the environment and our DNA. With 20,000–25,000 genes that contain over 3 billion base pairs of DNA, our genome provides the blueprint for everything that happens in our bodies. Genomic Tests Genomic testing starts with collecting a small DNA sample with a simple cheek swab. At our certified laboratory, we detect…

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Genomic Medicine Is Precision Medicine

Analysis of a patient’s unique DNA profile provides detailed insight into the root causes of disease, guiding individual paths to optimal health. Genomics is revolutionizing an ever growing number of medical disciplines, leveraging vast amounts of previously unavailable data to improve diagnosis, prevention and treatment strategies tailored to each individual’s unique biochemistry. This is precision…

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Nutritional Genomics

Have you ever asked or been asked these questions, and have been uncertain as to why? Why are some people more susceptible to diabetes or obesity? Why do certain foods help some people more effectively than others? Why do nutritional requirements vary from person to person? The answer lies in our genes. Genomic analysis unlocks…

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Genoma Awarded LANL Grant

Sep. 20, 2017 |  Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has awarded Genoma International a grant for the development of an artificial-intelligence-based, big data, health analysis model. During the duration of the grant, Genoma International will work with LANL on developing the framework for a self-learning, multiple, interdependent algorithmic model, able to process relevant “hard” and “soft”…

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Introduction to Genomics

A genome is a complete set of genetic instructions. With 20,000–25,000 genes that contain over 3 billion base pairs of DNA, our genome provides the blueprint for everything that happens in our bodies. Genomics identifies and analyzes variations in the DNA called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs, pronounced “snips”). Over time, a small change can have a…

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Migraines

Migraine headaches are one of the most common neurological disorders worldwide, affecting between 10–20% of the adult population. Migraines are caused by an interaction between environmental and genetic factors. Genomic studies have dramatically increased our understanding of migraine pathophysiology. Evaluating a person’s genomic profile identifies susceptibility to developing migraines, and enables evidence-based, personalized prevention and treatment strategies.…

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Weight Management

Obesity is a growing public health concern both in the U.S. and worldwide: One out of every three U.S. adults are obese Nearly 20% of U.S. children struggle with obesity Genetic contribution to obesity is estimated at 40–70% Eating fresh, whole foods, reducing consumption of sugar and processed foods, exercising regularly, and drinking plenty of water all can help…

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Men’s Health

Heart disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases rank at the top of men’s health concerns. A multitude of factors are involved, and the fact that every person is genetically different adds to this complexity. Analyzing a patient’s unique genomic profile is a highly-effective first step in being able to personalize prevention or treatment. Cumulative estrogen exposure can increase the risk…

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Comprehensive Testing For Personalized Answers

Genoma International’s genomic testing can evaluate predispositions for hundreds of health conditions, and processing of more than 200 medications. We design our Ultimate Wellness nutritional genomic test to target a wide array of biological areas and metabolic pathways associated with health and disease. Our comprehensive, gender-specific reports provide DNA-directed guidance for diet, exercise and nutritional…

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Women’s Health

Estrogen metabolism is one of the most important factors influencing a women’s health. The majority – 70% – of breast cancer cases are estrogen-induced. Only 10-15% of all cases are due to hereditary gene mutations such as BRCA1 or BRCA2. Understanding a woman’s genomic profile associated with estrogen detoxification can provide personalized strategies to improve…

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Depression, Anxiety & Addictions

Mental health issues are a silent epidemic. Drug and alcohol addiction afflicts one in ten Americans. Major depressive disorder and anxiety disorder impact 6–7% of the U.S. population. Emotional health involves complex interactions between an individual’s neurogenetic chemistry and the environment. Contributing factors include neurotransmitter imbalances, mood disorders, inflammation, exaggerated stress response, response to trauma, cognitive flexibility, and…

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Personalized Nutrition

What Does My Body Really Need? Certain general guidelines apply to a healthy lifestyle—eat lots of fresh foods, reduce the intake of sugar and processed foods, and drink plenty of water. But any one-size-fits-all dietary program will inevitably fall short of providing the nutritional needs unique to your personal genetic makeup. Humans are 99% genetically identical. It’s…

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Healthy Aging

Human longevity is a polygenic trait, meaning multiple genes are responsible for overall health. The Human Genome Project advanced medical science in the understanding of which genes are involved in specific metabolic or disease processes. Genomics has improved our understanding of the aging process and enabled the development of personalized interventions that help people lead longer, healthier, more vibrant and active lives. Environmental…

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Athletic Performance

Aerobic Performance, Nutrition, Injury + Recovery People who are physically active tend to live longer. Regular exercise is important for stress reduction, weight management, brain functioning, detoxification, and much more. There are more than 70 genes linked to athletic performance for both the elite athlete as well as the weekend warrior. Genes can impact the risk of…

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Cancer Susceptibility

1.5 million people are diagnosed with cancer in the United States every year. By 2020, this number is expected to increase to 2 million, overtaking heart disease as the leading cause of death in America. The National Institute of Health identified that—without ever being aware of the threat—individuals resist an average of 6–7 cancer attacks…

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The Path To Personalized Medicine

This interview with Karen Rider initially appeared in The Progressive Physician. If doctors could magically peer into the genomics of each patient to prescribe the right treatment, at the right time, in the right amount, delivering personalized medicine would be easy as it is effective. Genomic testing and analysis, and translation of that data into…

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Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes & Stroke

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women worldwide, responsible for the deaths of 600,000 American every year. Heart attack is popularly considered a men’s health issue, but women are just as likely to be affected, and are more likely to die within a year of the attack. For most people, the…

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Detoxification

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, more than 80,000 toxic chemicals have been developed in the last century. These toxins in our food and the environment can overwhelm the natural detoxification process. When this happens, disease can result. Conditions including heart disease, cancer, autoimmune disease, behavioral problems, and obesity have been linked to poor detoxification.…

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Genomics and Anxiety: Case Study

A Genomic Medicine Approach to Anxiety Jessica felt helpless, hopeless and alone. She had just turned 18, realizing her dream of living in the big city, yet something was getting in the way. She struggled with worsening anxiety, felt exhausted, was not eating well, and couldn’t focus in school. She felt her dream slipping away,…

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Risk Predicting Genomic Models

Polygenic Versus Monogenic Models For The Evaluation Of Health Risks MTHFR (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) is part of the folate pathway implicated in the autism spectrum, neurodevelopmental disorders, mood disorders, cervical dysplasia, cardiovascular disease, several types of cancer, and epigenetic modification of DNA. Genomic research over the last 10 years has primarily focused on MTHFR, however, other…

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Mental Health–A Systems Approach

How Can Psychiatry Address Biochemical, Nutritional & Neurological Issues? Functional genomics is an integral part of personalizing approaches to any health condition, including emotional and mental health. Genomic SNPs and brain circuitry abnormalities are linked. Instead of lumping conditions into broad categories such as depression, or ADHD, groupings are being redefined based on underlying genomics, brain…

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Genetics vs. Genomics

Genetics and genomics sound alike and are often used interchangeably, yet important scientific and clinical distinctions exist between these two scientific fields of study. The classical definition of genetics is the study of heredity, how characteristics and traits (phenotypes) of a living organism are transmitted from one generation to the next. This occurs via deoxyribonucleic…

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Genomics & Oxidative Stress

Oxidative Stress. A hot topic in helping to address many health issues related to our modern lifestyles. Do you recommend antioxidant supplements for your patients? Which antioxidants are right for them? How much do they need? Can patients get all antioxidants they need from food? How do you know? Genomic testing and analysis is able to answer…

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The Truth Behind Cholesterol and Heart Disease

In this second interview with Ric Bratton of This Week In America, Dr. Kline continues the conversation about genomics and health. In this episode, she delves into the myths behind cholesterol and heart disease. She shares the story of a patient who benefited from using genomic testing to reveal the true causes increasing her risk…

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How Genomics Can Transform Your Health

Join Dr. Kline as she chats with Ric Bratton on This Week In America about the science of genomics, and how it is being used to create a more personalized approach to preventing and treating many of the chronic diseases we see today. She’ll share her journey of how she found genomics, and the results…

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Your Personal Nutrient Requirements

Food is the foundation of healthy living. Now advances in genomic medicine are providing the tools you need to create personalized diet plans – with even more precision. Nutrients promote growth, development, and maintenance of the human organism, a complicated orchestration involving many biological systems. Nutrients can effect gene expressions that influence cell biology. Other ingredients…

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Genomics and Personalized Medicine

Dr. Eric Grasser of KSFR public radio’s East West Medicine discusses personalized medicine and genomic testing with Dr. Veltmann and Dr. Kline. (Genomic Solutions Now was the predecessor for Genoma International.)  

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Protecting The Newborn

Their Impact OF Endocrine Disruptors On The Developing Fetus Dr. Thomas Zoeller and colleagues researched how CYP1A1 expression correlated with the expression of genes regulated by thyroid hormone. Cytochrome P450 CYP1A1 is one of the pathways that processes many of the toxins present in our environment today, including PCB’s and tobacco smoke. Some of the metabolites produced in…

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The Effect Of Air Pollution On Developing Brains

A recent study found that the level of prenatal exposure to air pollutants, collectively known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, correlated with the amount of cortical white matter in the  the left side of the brain. The higher the levels of exposure, the greater the shrinkage in the white matter. The resulting impact was…

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Time For One-Person Trials

In Nature’s article “Time for one-person trials” Nicolas J. Schork commented that clinical trials and research studies ought to focus on the individual rather than an average response to a therapy. Nicholas Schork is currently director of human biology at the J. Craig Venter Institute in La Jolla, California, professor at the UCLA (San Diego)…

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Social Bonding Revealed By Science

A study published in Science reveals how dogs connect with their owners. The connection is related to the production of oxytocin, the hormone responsible for social bonding that occurs between a mother and newborn, and between sexual partners. It is also at play when humans bond with dogs, being released when a dog and a person…

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