Would you like to have improved clinical results and decreased medical expenses for your patients, as well as increased patient referrals? Identifying and treating common genetic mutations is one of medicine’s fastest growing area clinically. Genetic testing unveils your patient’s unique biochemistry allowing you to optimize treatment. The problem is: are you and other health professionals approaching it properly? Do you know where to start? Does your patient routinely know more than you in this area?
Hear what those attending the conference had to say about the quality of information presented – and clinical usefulness:
Dr. Benjamin Lynch originally presented this conference at Bastyr University in October 2013. The video recording and PowerPoint presentation were combined to create this distance learning course. Select health care professionals can earn 13 CEUs/CMEs/PDAs.
Whether you work in primary care, oncology, environmental medicine, mental health, autism or midwifery, to name a few, this information will greatly enhance your practice and your own personal health. It focuses on methylation along with the various genetic mutations found along various critical pathways – and how they affect one’s health.
The course will cover the following topics:
- the clinical significance of nutrigenomics, introducing methylation and the importance of healthy diet, lifestyle and environment
- the pathways of folate metabolism, B12, transmethylation, transsulfuration, SAMe, mitochondrial function, detoxification pathways and cell membrane functions
- common genetic polymorphisms along with their effects and interactions with diet, xenobiotics, nutrients and medications
- genetic testing, how to take a clinical nutrigenomic history, signs and symptoms and lab testing
- how to begin optimizing various genetic polymorphisms with diet, lifestyle, environmental changes, detoxification, medications and targeted supplementation
- identification of problems with research, ‘natural deselection theory’ and empowering your patients with clinical nutrigenomics
- talking with the patient to determine the pros and cons of knowing one’s own genetic propensity for disease
Upon completion of this distance learning course, you will be able to:
- discuss the various biochemical pathways affecting folate, B12, SAMe, methylation, detoxification, mitochondria and cell membranes
- list various common genetic polymorphisms and how they interact with each other
- explain how to order and interpret various laboratory tests relating to this topic
- explain the effects of diet, environment and supplementation on the various biochemical pathways
- establish an individualized treatment program based on history, physical exam, lab testing and genetic polymorphisms
Presenter: Benjamin Lynch, ND Dr. Lynch received his bachelors degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Washington and his ND from Bastyr University. His passion for identifying the cause of disease directed him towards nutrigenomics and methylation dysfunction. He currently researches, writes and presents worldwide on the topic of MTHFR and methylation defects. He lives in Seattle, WA with his wife, Nadia, and three boys, Tasman, Mathew and Theodor. You may learn more about Dr Lynch and his work at www.MTHFR.Net. Dr Lynch is also the President & CEO of www.SeekingHealth.com, a company oriented towards disease prevention and health promotion.
Delivery Method: This eLearning course is made possible through a collaboration between Bastyr University and Seeking Health Educational Institute (SHEI). The original presentation was video/audio recorded, and the presentation slides have been imbedded into the video. The original 12-hour presentation is divided into 21 “chapters” based on major topics. Each can be accessed individually as often as you wish, and at your convenience. You can watch/listen to Dr. Lynch’s presentation and follow his slides simultaneously. Once you register and pay for this eLearning course, you will receive an email with detailed instructions. The course is accessed via the Internet on your computer, tablet or smart phone. It is password protected, and resides on the SeekingHealth.net webpage. The original PowerPoint presentation is also accessible on the webpage. You only need connectivity via Internet browser to play this presentation.
Certificate of Completion: Any health care provider who has purchased the health professional course can earn a Certificate of Completion issued by SHEI after completing the quizzes at SHEI:
- There are 10 Quizzes for a total of 58 questions, each quiz varying from 3 to 11 questions.
- Quiz questions are either Multiple Choice or True/False.
- Each quiz must be passed with a score of 100% before continuing on to the next section.
- If an answer is incorrect, it will display as incorrect and you may try again.
- Once your answers are 100% correct, you may continue to the next section.
Once all videos are watched and quizzes passed, you will receive a Certificate of Completion by email from SHEI.
Continuing Education (CE) hours through Bastyr University (CEUs, PDAs, CMEs, CPEUs): Health care professionals in some states can earn CEUs, PDAs, CMEs or CPEUs after completing all of the quizzes. (However, CE hours are not currently available in the following states due to the state’s distance learning authorization requirements. These include: AL, AR, Wash.DC, KS, KY, MD, MN, NM and WI). Those eligible for CE include:
- CEUs available for NDs (including CA & OR)
- CEUs available for ARNPs and RNs licensed in WA
- CEUs available for DCs licensed in WA
- Category II CMEs available for MDs and PAs licensed in WA
- NCCAOM PDA points approved for LAc’s
- ADA CPEUs approved for RDs
If you are a health care professional and do not fall into one of the categories listed above, you should consult with your state’s agency that governs continuing education (CE) to determine if this course would qualify for CE for your profession in your state. If you are eligible for a CE certificate from Bastyr University (per the list above), once you complete the quizzes you can contact them to request a certificate. Please state which type of certificate you require (CEU, PDA, CPEU, or CME).
One License per Registrant: Purchase of this educational material is intended for one learner. The password to this course cannot be shared with another without the express permission of Bastyr University and Dr. Benjamin Lynch.
Warning/Disclaimer: This material is published for the purpose of information and education. The information presented herein is in no way intended as a substitute for proper medical treatment and/or medical counseling. Bastyr University and the presenter of this material are not liable for the misconception or misuse of the information provided. It is not meant to diagnose and/or treat illness, disease, or other medical problems and should not be substituted for professional medical treatment or replace the services of a physician.
Reproduction Rights: The educational content of the audio/video materials as well as the presentation slides are the intellectual property of Dr. Benjamin Lynch, and can not be reproduced without his written permission.