Attention HEALTH PROFESSIONALS making DIET & NUTRITION Recommendations
The Methylation Diet
Supporting Healthy Methylation and Gene Expression
Webinar – Julie Matthews
together with Kara Fitzgerald and Romilly Hodges
Methylation is an essential process inside our bodies. It helps cells to replicate and repair themselves; aiding detoxification, building healthy immune cells, creating and metabolizing neurotransmitters and hormones, and much more. Methylation is also a key regulator of gene expression; determining which genes get turned “on” and which remain silent. Faulty methylation has been linked to autism and many other conditions including heart disease, stroke and depression.
Historically, clinical focus has been on overcoming methylation deficits through supplemental nutrients alone… but there is more we can do!
Supporting the delicate balance of methylation in the body, and avoiding potentially harmful inappropriate methylation should be an understanding and expertise of leading nutrition practitioners today.
The BioIndividual Nutrition Institute, dedicated to training professionals on individualized therapeutic diet and nutrition approaches, is excited to present The Methylation Diet. In this webinar Dr. Kara Fitzgerald, naturopathic physician, author and IFM faculty member, and Romilly Hodges MS CNS, nutritionist, will share with us the many nutrient, dietary and lifestyle factors that affect methylation and how to embrace a holistic approach to methylation support.
Join this FREE webinar and discover…
- What is the Methylation Diet
- Why methylation is vital for good health and disease prevention
- How to maintain balance in methylation – not too little, not too much
- How genetic SNPs affect methylation & which nutrients help or harm
- 5 tools that support methylation beyond supplements
- Which food and diet choices help methylation
Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant specializing in autism, ADHD, and related disorders. After 15 years of extensive scientific research and clinical experience, she developed the BioIndividual Nutrition® approach. This approach personalizes therapeutic diets to address the unique biochemical needs of the individual.
Her award winning book, Nourishing Hope for Autism, helps families around the world make food and nutrition choices that aid the health, learning, and behavior of their children. Julie presents at leading conferences in the US and abroad. She founded Nourishing Hope and the BioIndividual Nutrition Institute to empower families and clinicians worldwide.
Dr. Fitzgerald received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She completed the first CNME-accredited post-doctorate position in nutritional biochemistry and laboratory science at Metametrix (now Genova) Clinical Laboratory under the direction of Richard Lord, Ph.D. Her residency was completed at Progressive Medical Center, a large, integrative medical practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Fitzgerald is lead author and editor of Case Studies in Integrative and Functional Medicine, a contributing author to Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine and the Institute for Functional Medicine’s updated Textbook for Functional Medicine. She has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Fitzgerald is on faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine, and is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. She is a clinician researcher for The Institute for Therapeutic Discovery, lectures internationally for several organizations, and is in private practice in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.
Romilly Hodges completed her Master’s degree in Human Nutrition at the University of Bridgeport, CT. She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist through the Board for the Certification of Nutrition Specialists, and completed her practice hours under the supervision of Dr. Deanna Minich, PhD and Dr. Kara Fitzgerald, ND. She has published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism on food-based modulators of detoxification enzymes, and has been a contributing author to Sinatra & Houston, Nutritional and Integrative Strategies for Cardiovascular Medicine. She has been teaching assistant to Dr. Minich for the Certified Food and Spirit Practitioner Program and the Food and Spirit Advanced Detoxification Module. She is the staff nutritionist at the office of Dr. Kara Fitzgerald where she advises and supports patients in the implementation of complex, multi-layered dietary and nutritional protocols that are uniquely personalized to each individual’s needs