Practitioner Corner: 3 Most Commonly Overlooked Strategies for Helping Clients

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A close up of a blue dna strand in order to assess impaired detoxification pathways.

Have you ever had a client comes to you, and after looking through their health history, it appears they are doing everything right – but they are just not getting the results you would expect?

I get these all the time:

  • They’ve gone gluten free – or so they say.
  • They gave up coffee.
  • They’re drinking green drinks almost every day.
  • They exercise, meditate, and get outdoors, yet still they struggle with excess weight, especially around the middle.
  • They have no energy and their hormones are a mess.
  • If they stray too far from the kitchen, they go into a panic attack.

Sound familiar?

questions-and-food-2There are 3 things most practitioners overlook when attempting to solve the most difficult cases.  I’ll explore one of these subjects today, and continue with more next week.

The first overlooked thing is:

Impaired detoxification pathways

When liver detoxification is sluggish, the liver stores toxins it can't properly metabolize into fat.  Your client may be doing the calories in /calories out equation correctly and still be hanging on to weight because of sluggish phase 2 liver detoxification. There are genetic abnormalities that cause decreased phase 2 liver detoxification impairment in methylation, acetylation, cytochrome function, and glutathione metabolism.

??????????????????Roughly 40 % of the population is found to have a SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) in one of the MTHFR genes. This creates havoc.  Practitioners in my Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner Training certification program are learning all about this via case studies I present.   A site called is a wealth of information about this particular set of SNPs .  Another great resource I’ve been using to assess my clients genetic pathways and have amazing breakthroughs is at 23andme.

We offer  practitioner training in our Insulin Resistance Practitioner Training certification program, and the Clinical Mastery of the Digestive System certification program.  Both the Insulin Resistance Practitioner Training program and the Clinical Mastery of the Digestive System program are included in our in-depth Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner Training program, along with so much else.

Stay tuned for part 2 next week!


What questions do you have about assessing impaired detoxification pathways for your clients? Comment below!

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  1. Ken

    Enjoyed your articles, and found them to be enlightening. I have been managing my high blood glucose levels for more than a decade, using a glucose meter.

    I have found swimming, or exercising in a cool swimming pool being extremely beneficial. I swim an hour every evening before bed. my sugar level consistently is lowered by 2 to 3 mmol/l when measured before and after the swim.

    A Great addition to your daily health activity.


    • Lynn Johnson

      That’s great, Ken! And, since our body is made of water, being in the pool with the water will further relax you in this natural state.

      Keep up the good work!


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