Using Genetic Testing in a Functional Practice

Using Genetic Testing in a Functional Practice

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About this course

Chad  Yarbrough,  Ph.D.,  discusses,  The Role and Importance of Genetic Testing for Patient Care in the Integrative wellness space.  He describes various testing panels and their meaning toward myriad clinical indications. 

Dr. Chad Yarbrough is a functional medicine practitioner and Licensed DC practicing in the north Nashville area.  He has been in practice for 4 years and has had the privilege of working with Olympic level athletes and people from coast to coast.

After taking hundreds of hours of clinical nutrition, functional medicine and applied for kinesiology courses he became interested in nutrigenomics surrounding MTHFR and the methylation cycle. Taking courses under methylation expert Ben Lynch, he has furthered his understanding of genetic and epigenetic influences on the human body.  Since then, he has branched out into detoxification and neurotransmitter pathways. Combing forces with some of the leading practitioners in the country, he formed to help guide patients into a better state of health and preventing disease tailored to their genetics.

Training under Dr. Datis Kharrazian, author of “Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms When My Labs Are Normal?” Dr. Walter Schmitt, author of “Stop Your Pain Now.”  He is well versed in nutritional and functional support for fatigue and thyroid type patients.

Dr. Chad enjoys the challenge of complicated cases and utilizes functional testing, including neurological, structural, genetic and laboratory analysis to help form an individualized care plan for each person. Treating the person, not the disease, is his goal.

Chad Yarbrough, D.C.

Co-owner, Maximized Genetics

Topic(s) of Interest

Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness.