Course overview

Functional Medicine & Epigenetics Workshop

Participants will learn about methylation, the function of single-nucleotide polymorphism, common patient archetypes, and core patterns and treatment options.

Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS, IFMCP

Bridget Briggs, MD

Moira Fitzpatrick, ND, PhD

 Board Review Series

AIHM 2017 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

6 hours

 Non-CME Eligible*

0 Credits 

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • Epigenetics is the ability to turn genes on and off. Knowing a patient's genetic profile enables the practitioner to guide the patient in lifestyle and nutrition choices for both disease prevention and optimal health. This workshop will provide an overview of methylation and its significance in the metabolic pathway. You will discover the function of core SNP's (single-nucleotide polymorphism) and their co-factors. Core patterns will be described and treatment options presented to optimize underlying genetic vulnerabilities. You will begin to recognize common patient archetypes including methyl craver, methyl sensitive, sulfite sensitive and vascular sensitive. Case studies will demonstrate how to integrate SNP pattern solutions in to a wholistic treatment plan.

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • Certificate of Completion

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Bridget Briggs, MD

About Bridget
Dr. Bridget Briggs is a board certified Family Medicine Physician who specializes in functional medicine, bio-identical hormones, lipidology, women’s health, and detoxification. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychobiology at the University of California at Los Angeles and obtained her Medical Degree at the University of California at San Diego. Dr. Briggs pursued her love of women’s health in an internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas. She then completed a three-year residency in Family Medicine at Riverside County Regional Medical Center.

 In 2001, Dr. Briggs went into private practice enjoying caring for patients of all ages in Temecula California. In 2005, after her four-year-old son was diagnosed with brain cancer, Dr. Briggs pursued her certification in Integrative Holistic Medicine where she learned how to incorporate lifestyle medicine into her own life and her patient’s lives. Today, her adult son Nolan, continues to inspire Dr. Briggs to strive to change Western Medicine to incorporate a more integrative and preventative medicine approach.

Moira Fitzpatrick, ND, PhD

About Moira
Moira Fitzpatrick, PhD, ND, FICPP, CHT is licensed both as a Clinical Psychologist and a Naturopathic Doctor.  She has been with Pacific Pearl La Jolla since it opened doors in January of 2014. She also is Program Director of the Naturopathic Residency Program at Pacific Pearl La Jolla.

She has practiced multiple forms of transformational psychology for over 30 years.  During mid-life she returned to school to obtain a degree in Naturopathic Medicine to integrate a more holistic approach to healing. Dr. Fitzpatrick’s journey has been to discover the essence of healing both within herself and as a facilitator for others.  Currently, she practices from an integrative systems perspective and incorporates mind, body, emotions and spirit to support each person break through to a new level of health.

Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS, IFMCP

About Deanna
Dr. Deanna Minich is an internationally-recognized teacher, author, scientist, speaker, and artist. She has more than 20 years of diverse, well-rounded experience in the fields of nutrition and functional medicine, including clinical practice, research, product formulation, writing, and education. Her doctoral (Ph.D.) research focused on essential fatty acid absorption and metabolism, and her Master of Science degree (M.S.) allowed her to explore the health benefits of the colorful, plant-based carotenoids. She has authored six books on health and wellness and over forty scientific publications. Currently, she is Faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine and the University of Western States. She has developed an online certification program for health professionals so that they can apply the color-coded 7 Systems of Full-Spectrum Health in their practice. Her lectures are heard by patients and practitioners throughout the world. Dr. Minich’s passion is teaching a whole-self approach to nourishment and bridging the gaps between science, spirituality, and art in medicine.

*CME/CEU Credits

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

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