MTHFR
UNDERSTANDING MTHFR: TESTING, FOOD AND SUPPLEMENTATION
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 has been in clinical practice for over 10 years and is passionate about scientific literacy, nutrigenomics, and real life application of nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. She founded Crave Health, a private health practice in Bellevue, Washington in 2009, which has grown to include 6 RDN's and 2 Mental Health Counselors.

She is currently completing her Advanced Certificate in Genetics and Genomics through Stanford University's Center for Professional Development, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science from Pepperdine University. She completed her Dietetic Internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital.

Ashley uses both Nutrigenomics and biochemical lab analysis in her practice, and pulls her expertise from multiple models of care. She has most recently shifted her speciality in nutrigenomics to professional athletics and works with professional athletes around the world.

Other Webinars by this Presenter/Organization:
Applying Nutrigenomics in Practice

Applying Nutrigenomics in Practice

On Demand
Live Date: (Apr 16,2019)
Expiration Date: (Apr 15,2022)

Rating: 4.73 out of 5

Instructor: Ashley Besecker, RDN, CD

Duration: 1 hour

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