The Science of Cognition: Assessing Brain Health Through Organic Acid Metabolomics

— Webinar(s) —

Sponsored by

Precision Analytical

Start Date

06/26/2024

Fee

$ 0

Multiple days?

No

CEUs avail?

No

Speakers

Dr. Christina O’Brien, DC, RDN, DACNB, IFMCP

Summary

We will explore the intersection of metabolomics, hormone dynamics, and genetics in understanding cognitive health. Our focus will be on critical organic acids such as Homovanillic Acid (HVA), Vanillylmandelic Acid (VMA), kynurenate, and quinolate, which are key indicators of neurotransmitter activity and brain function. 

We will discuss how these metabolites interact with crucial hormones like estrogen and cortisol, and how their modulation can influence cognitive functions and susceptibility to mental health conditions. This talk will also extend into the genetic predispositions that affect these metabolic pathways, providing a holistic view of individual biochemical variations and their impact on brain health. 

Further, we’ll examine additional metabolites including xanthurenate, pyroglutamate, indican, and 8-Hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine (8OHdG). These compounds provide insights into nutrient balances, gut health, and oxidative stress levels, factors essential for maintaining optimal cognitive performance. 

As we delve into how the DUTCH Test can be used to integrate metabolite and hormonal analysis with genetic data, attendees will gain cutting-edge knowledge on assessing and managing cognitive health through a comprehensive biochemical and genetic approach. This session is designed to empower clinicians with the latest tools and research to better understand and treat cognitive disorders in their practices.