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Nutrigenomics Specialist

Essential Nutrition -  - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Essential Nutrition

Registered Dietitians, Nutritionists, Emotional Eating & Eating Disorder Specialists located at Foothills and Arapahoe in Boulder and Federal Heights in Denver, CO.

Your genetic makeup impacts the way your body uses nutrients. Nutrigenomics studies that intersection. Lisa Lanzano, MS, RDN, and the team at Essential Nutrition offer nutrigenomic testing to their patients in Boulder and Denver, Colorado. With this advanced but affordable testing, they help you better understand your body. At the same time, they get the information they need to tailor a nutrition plan that’s ideal for your specific genes. To learn more, call the office nearest you or make your nutrigenomics appointment online today.

Nutrigenomics Q & A

What is nutrigenomics?


Nutrigenomics — or nutritional genomics — looks at the relationship between your unique genes and the nutrients you consume. 

You already know that your body reacts to certain foods differently than others. Some people are lactose intolerant. Some people have specific food allergies. 

With nutrigenomics, the Essential Nutrition team has a way to delve into the nutritional needs of your body, looking at how the foods you eat impact your genes and your overall health. 

Nutrigenomics leverages the latest scientific advancements — including the Human Genome Project — to give you insights that simply weren’t available just a few years ago. 

What are the benefits of nutrigenomics?

With nutrigenomic testing, your Essential Nutrition provider can analyze your food-gene relationships, identifying risk factors and gene variations that affect the way your body receives nutrients. 

With this specialized testing, your dietitian has a way to understand how your body uses macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, and fat), as well as micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) to best tailor a nutrition plan for you.

Using the results from your nutrigenomic testing, your dietitian builds dietary recommendations for you. This way, they can ensure your body is getting exactly what it needs to thrive based not on some generic meal plan, but on your unique genetic makeup. 

If you want to better understand your body and be sure you’re making the right nutrition choices for it, ask your Essential Nutrition provider about nutrigenomics. 

How do I get nutrigenomic testing?

Nutrigenomic testing is available at both Essential Nutrition offices. In fact, the team prides itself on offering this test without price markups. Their goal is to make nutrigenomics available to anyone who has interest in it, helping all of their patients best understand their bodies. 

If you’ve looked at nutrigenomic testing before but wrote it off because of a high price, ask your dietitian about having this testing performed. Without markups, this test may be much more affordable than you expected. 

To learn more about nutrigenomics or to schedule your nutrigenomic testing, call Essential Nutrition or make an appointment online today.