Ending the Confusion of DNA Testing in Clinical Practice

In these two 90 minute presentations, including Q&A, Dr Denise Furness discusses the latest on genetic testing utilising a Functional Medicine approach to nutrigenomics in your clinic.

Part 1

  • DNA Composition
  • DNA Synthesis
  • Amino Acids and Enzymes
  • What to Look for in a DNA Test
  • Terminology of DNA Testing
  • Recorded Q&A with Denise

Part 2

  • Case Studies
  • Practical Application of DNA Testing
  • Recorded Q&A with Denise

Learn the latest on genetic testing utilising a Functional Medicine approach to nutrigenomics in your clinic.

In this 2 part series, Denise provides an overview of genetics and how genes may
influence health and why DNA testing is essential for personalised medicine.
She covers DNA composition, DNA synthesis, amino acids and enzymes, what
to look for in a test, terminology and highlight how to utilise this test in clinic to
improve patient outcomes.

Denise will run through case studies and treatment plans for getting results and
improving patient outcomes. She will explain the beneficial use of DNA testing as
part of a preventative treatment plan and how DNA testing can be an integral part
of a Functional Medicine approach to treating your patients. Further to this, she will
also cover how to utilise other relevant pathology testing and functional testing
alongside DNA testing, using case studies to highlight.


Learning Outcomes:

  1. A greater understanding of the basics of genetic testing, and more clarity on the science and importance of nutrigenomics.
  2. Gain clinically relevant tools so you are able to use genetic testing for preventative and proactive care as part of a Functional Medicine approach in clinic.
  3. By the end of this series you will understand how to use DNA testing in clinical practice.


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Course By

Dr Denise Furness

PHD, BSC (HONS), RNUTR, Founder and Principal of Your Genes & Nutrition, Noosa, Australia. Dr Denise Furness PhD is a pioneer in the field of nutrigenomics and personalised health with almost 20 years experience in the area. She is a CSIRO trained Molecular Geneticist but considers herself to be a more of a Holistic Geneticist. She has published her work in peer reviewed journals and has won numerous awards for her research and conference presentations. In 2012, she founded Your Genes and Nutrition and began applying her knowledge in private practice. Denise provides education for health practitioners drawing on her own clinical trials, the latest evidence-based research, as well as government and peak health body guidelines in relation to nutrigenomics, lifestyle, and environmental medicine. Denise previously worked in the fitness industry and is a certified in various modalities ranging from Tai chi to HIIT style training. Combining these unique skills, she aims to help patients overcome health challenges, improve quality of life and reduce the burden of disease.