Many of our patients already have had genetic testing done in order to understand their own SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms or “snips”). We can use this information to more easily tailor our plans for hormone balancing in women, ‘cutting to the chase’ so that each plan conforms to the individual we’re working with.
In this talk, we’ll be reviewing the steroid pathway, liver enzymes and other genetic variations involved in hormone production and breakdown. The best points of leverage will be discussed, along with specific supplements, foods and botanicals to use for manipulation of someone’s genetic predispositions. We’ll also do a review of current testing strategies available on the market.
We will not specifically be discussing hormone therapy, though the impact of any one individual’s genetic propensity and how that might impact a hormone prescription will be discussed. The bulk of this presentation will be aimed at what steps can be taken PRIOR to instituting hormone replacement, achieving the best balance possible with the minimum amount of intervention.
This is a very practical discussion of steps you can institute immediately after the conference!
- Participants will be able to explain the steroid hormone pathway and points of leverage in hormone balancing.
- Participants will be able to discuss specific gentic snps and how they impact hormone production and breakdown.
- Participants will be able to assess specific foods, botanicals and supplements that impact these genetic snps.
- Participants will be able to discuss genetic testing strategies currently available on the market.