Past 30 years old the average person loses 10% of their mitochondrial function per decade. This loss of function combined with inheritance, poor nutrition, stress, and environmental exposures, can dysregulate biochemical pathways and immune responses, and promote inflammation. Up to 30% of North Americans will be diagnosed with type II diabetes, and up to 70% may be diagnosed with a chronic inflammatory disorder. Adjusting diet, nutrition, and lifestyle, as indicated by Organic Acids results, may help decrease inflammation, improve the use of dietary macronutrients, and minimize inflammatory responses associated with chronic inflammatory disorders. Most diseases have a strong metabolic component. Organic Acids assessments can evaluate the status of mitochondria and primary biochemical pathways that contribute to either health or disease.
The webinar will include:
-Organic Acids as indicators of enzyme and pathway function
-Enzyme and pathway functions regulate immune-inflammatory responses
-Inflammation affects enzyme functions and health risks
-Review OA interpretation and case study
-Review lifestyle and nutrient supports as indicated by OA analysis
Dr. Andrea Gruszecki received her Doctorate in Naturopathy from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SWCNM). As a practicing ND, she worked with a variety of patients and has pursued additional studies to ensure the skills necessary to treat the "whole person" using nutrition, physical therapies, education, and mind-body therapies. Her experiences in private practice evolved into an inclusive model of medicine for use by conventional and CAM providers, designed to allow cross-specialty communication among health care providers. She has presented continuing medical education on a variety of subjects, including the gut microbiome, methylation, neurotransmitters, and toxic exposures.
Dr. Gruszecki serves as a clinical consultant for US BioTek Laboratories, writing, researching, and presenting interpretations and information on a variety of health-related subjects. She draws upon years of experience and the latest research during her consultations and is often able to provide novel insights for clinicians.