Integrative and Functional Medicine has laid significant groundwork for providing a format to apply metabolomics in practice, though it has been slow to incorporate newer findings. As the clinical application of metabolomics gains support clinicians must ensure they understand the level of evidence of individual markers, of key pathways, nutrient-cofactors, enzymes, genes, and key patterns of disease. This talk will review newer findings in metabolomics research such as patterns of metabolic disease and impacts of physiologic functions. A metabolomic signature is the combination of metabolites that describe an individual’s core metabolomic state combined with the impacts of lifestyle, medications, physiology, and other key factors.
- Identify the timeline of metabolomics in clinical practice.
- Recognize metabolomics patterns of disease and impacts of physiologic functions.
- Review the complexities of using metabolomics to identify nutrient needs.