Do you want to jump into the area of nutrigenomics and functional medicine, but become overwhelmed with information about MTHFR, methylation, supplements, and how to treat clients' genetic variants using nutrigenomics?

If so, this webinar is your ticket to clarity! Ashley Besecker is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with advanced training in genetics and genomics from Stanford University, actively practicing in the field of functional medicine and nutrigenomics. In this webinar you will learn to evaluate a clients' biochemistry for MTHFR and related pathways, and how to tailor their nutrition plan based on their genes and goals in a functional and actionable way.

Methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is one gene involved in a cascade of biochemical reactions that support the processing of amino acids.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Describe what MTHFR is to a client or colleague of any education level.

  • Evaluate nutrigenetic reports that include MTHFR and other genetic results.

  • Identify an appropriate food and/or supplement regimen to support MTHFR and related risk alleles.

  • Identify at least 3 other genes closely related to MTHFR.

  • Add useful resources within the nutrigenomics field to your dietitian toolkit to continue learning and growing in your practice even beyond this webinar.
Live Event Date: Feb 01, 2018
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 2050, 2100, 3100, 5280
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 1.2.3, 4.1.2, 6.2.3, 9.3.1
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Ashley Besecker, RDN, CD
Ashley Besecker

Ashley Besecker, RDN, CD is the owner and founder of Crave Health, currently practicing and specializing in Nutritional Genetics and Genomics.

She attained her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science from Pepperdine University, and completed her dietetic internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital. She is currently enrolled at Stanford University completing her specialization certificate in Genetics and Genomics.

She has completed continuing education in Genetics and Epigenetics from the University of Maryland, the University of Melbourne and Stanford University.

Ashley is a member of several functional medicine and genetic specialty groups including Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine and the International Society of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics.

She guest lectures at Pepperdine University and Is currently awaiting the publishing of her first study on genetically modified organisms in infant and toddler foods.

Other Webinars by this Presenter/Organization:
Ethical Considerations in Genetic Testing

Ethical Considerations in Genetic Testing: Protect Your Patients and Yourself!

On Demand
Live Date: (Apr 05,2018)
Expiration Date: (Apr 04,2021)

Rating: 4.83 out of 5

Instructor: Ashley Besecker, RDN, CD

Duration: 1 hour


Implementing Nutrigenomics in Clinical Practice

On Demand
Live Date: (Oct 19,2017)
Expiration Date: (Oct 18,2020)

Rating: 4.73 out of 5

Instructor: Ashley Besecker, RDN, CD

Duration: 1 hour