Nutrigenomics refers to the molecular understanding of how common dietary chemicals influence health by altering the expression of an individual?s genes. On the leading edge of genomic and proteomic science, nutrigenomics is expected to play a pivotal role in directing twenty-first century nutritional therapies. Dr. Bland will teach science-based, application-oriented nutritional strategies that positively affect molecular level processes in the body through nutrition, and clarify how nutritive and non-nutritive dietary phytochemicals variably affect the onset, severity, and duration of chronic inflammatory conditions.
This seminar will employ clinical case histories to demonstrate how nutrigenomic-focused therapies can help support chronic health conditions, such as heart disease and prostatitis, which may result from activation of specific components of the inflammatory process. The syllabus that accompanies this seminar contains more than 600 current references from recent peer-reviewed literature, and includes a comprehensive description of the evolution of nutrigenomic-based therapies and how specific nutritional treatment options can be implemented to effectively manage inflammation-related disorders. Walk away with a deeper understanding of how genetics and nutrition affect chronic inflammatory diseases, and gain practical skills necessary to treat associated health conditions by applying leading-edge nutrigenomic therapies.
Attendees will learn how to:
1) Identify inflammatory signal pathways and their evolution.
2) Develop advanced methods for assessment of inflammatory-related health conditions linked to diet.
3) Construct dietary and lifestyle recommendations pertinent to each patient?s unique metabolic profile.
4) Treat disorders associated with inflammation by implementing personalized nutritional support tools.
5) Select new tissue-specific nutrients for managing inflammation.
6) Apply current knowledge of nutrigenomic technologies to help improve overall health.