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Natural Awakenings Greater Boston - Rhode Island

Dr. Gary Kracoff Attends First Annual 
Environmental Toxins & Genomics Conference

Last month, Pharmacist and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Gary Kracoff, of Johnson Compounding & Wellness, in Waltham, recently attended the first annual Environmental Toxins & Genomics Conference in Denver. The conference looked at how genetic weaknesses can have a profound effect on health, how functional genomic analysis can help identify how our genetic makeup can make us more susceptible to toxins in the environment and how we can support our body to deal with these exposures.

  The event hosted the most prestigious and knowledgeable figures in functional medicine along with the NutriGenetic Research Institute staff to help attendees understand how to find potential genetic nutritional weaknesses and compensation methods in detox pathways and autophagy, the body’s way of cleaning out damaged cells in order to regenerate newer, healthier cells. 

Support of metabolic pathways, taking each of our unique genetic makeup into consideration, was discussed in-depth. Analyzing DNA helps explain why many people have multiple chemical sensitivities. Understanding the “why” some people have severe health issues due to toxins in the environment and why the body may be having issues processing these chemicals due to our unique genetic makeup was extensively discussed, as well as thoughts on how to help people with compromised detoxification due to their exposure and genetic makeup. 

Kracoff offers 15-, 30- or 60-minute consultations to talk about symptoms and problems with the goal of understanding where the imbalances in an individual’s systems lie and unraveling the underlying causes(s) of one’s current condition. He also provides genetic testing to help people find answers to their health issues. Clients are eligible for 10 percent off supplements purchased at the time of the consultation.

Location: 577 Main St., Waltham. For more information, call 781-893-3870, email [email protected] or visit