Nutrigenomics 101

Eating for your Genes

Take a look at yourself from the inside!

Predict your risk. Personalize your plan. Practice your changes. 

Functional Wellness.

Personalized Nutrition

Eating for your Genes is the most personalized approach to preventing and reversing chronic disease and inflammation.

Are you a Tiger, Bear or Deer?

Knowing your genotype can help you know the best diet for your health.

What is APOE? 

  • APOE is a gene that codes the protein apolipoprotein E (APOE) and it plays a significant role in how we metabolize and transport fat, cholesterol, and fat-soluble vitamins.  Since APOE is a gene, you can determine your genotype by doing a simple genetic test. 

  • Just like all genes, we get an allele from our mother and the other from our father to make up our genotype.  Think about the sex genes, for example, males are XY and females are XX, one from each parent.  Now reflect - on the APOE we have 3 of the most common combinations a 2,3 and 4. So, here are the most common possibilities: APOE 2/2, 2/3, 3/3, 3/4, 4/4, 2/4.

Three Main Types of APOE 

  APOE 3

  • 65% of the population has this variant

  • The APOE 3 are like Bears and are Omnivores

  • APOE3 is considered neutral risk and only triggered by poor lifestyle choices 

  APOE 2

  • 10% of the population has this variant

  • APOE2 is considered heart and Alzheimer's protective 

  • APOE2 is considered at risk for diabetes

  • The Tigers are Carnivores and so are APOE2

  • Exercise and Fats are beneficial


  • 25% of the population has this variant

  • APOE4 is considered at risk for heart disease and Alzheimer's

  • Deer are Herbivores and so are APOE4

  • Alcohol and Smoking have the worst outcome for disease with APOE4

  • Exercise is beneficial

  • Lower protein and fat and higher complex carbs benefit these "Deer"

The Instructor - Years of Experience

Dr. Julie McLaughlin

Dr. Julie McLaughlin practices functional and lifestyle medicine in addition to chiropractic and acupuncture. She has mastered the art of educating people as a means of creating healthier, more vibrant and happier individuals. Her approach addresses the patient's ultimate health goals and how to achieve them. Wellness is not just her career it is her passion and it can be witnessed through her constant pursuit of knowledge in the latest research to help her patients reach their full health potential, saving one heart at a time.


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