This talk will review the effects of inheritance, diet, toxic exposures, and the gut microbiome on mitochondrial functions. It will explore urinary organic acids as a diagnostic tool to evaluate these environmental effects. It will also provide lifestyle and nutritional strategies to correct and support mitochondrial functions.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Andrea Gruszecki received a Doctoral degree in Naturopathy from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Upon her graduation from SWCNM, she worked at the Wellness Center in Norwalk, CT, before starting her own naturopathic practice. She has worked with a variety of patients and has pursued additional studies to ensure the skills necessary to treat the “whole person” using nutrition, physical therapies, education, and mind-body therapies. Her experiences in private practice evolved into an inclusive model of medicine for use by conventional and CAM providers, designed to allow cross-specialty communication among health care providers. This model has been published online (Forward Into the Past: Reclaiming Our Roots Through an Inclusive Model of Medicine NDNR eNewsletter June 2013). She has presented continuing medical education on a variety of subjects, including the gut microbiome, methylation, neurotransmitters, and toxic exposures. Dr Gruszecki serves as a consulting physician for US Biotek. She draws upon years of experience and the latest research during allergy and organic acids consultations and is often able to provide novel insights for clinicians.
*Certified by the WANP for 1 Category 1 continuing education credit for Washington NDs*
(Originally presented on October 11, 2020)