https://soilandnutrition.org | Jennifer Stagg: The Epigenetic Role of Phytonutrients on Human Health Trajectory
Advances in human genomics in recent years have also helped advance the understanding of the role of nutrition in human health. We once thought our genes were our destiny, but it turns out that human health is more the result of interaction with the environment than a product of our family history.
With the tools now available to us in clinical genomics, we can use laboratory testing to better understand our genetic potential and create targeted and personalized plans to improve our health trajectory, a specialty referred to as Precision Lifestyle Medicine.
1. Basic primer in human epigenetics
2. Establish how phytonutrients affect epigenetic processes
3. Identify the role of SNPs and how foods can modulate DNA expression
4. Discuss specific examples of how plants can alter course of chronic disease
Jennifer Stagg, ND:
Dr. Jennifer Stagg is a practicing naturopathic physician and is the founder and medical director of Whole Health Wellness Center in Connecticut. Dr. Stagg is also the author of Unzip Your Genes and is routinely interviewed and appears as an expert guest in the media on the topic of nutrigenomics. She has always been passionate about science and health and started out as a doctoral student in Biochemistry at the University of Iowa. Dr. Stagg is the former director of the USDA – Agricultural Research Service Medicinal Botanical Program at Mountain State University. She also serves on medical advisory boards and is an industry consultant. Dr. Stagg is a well known authority in precision lifestyle medicine, a medical educator and sought after speaker and has appeared on NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX.