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Do Your Genetics Determine Your Destiny?: Rebecca Hunton, M.D.

Feb 13, 2015 03:29PM

In 2003, a genetic study called the Human Genome Project discovered that an important gene towards your health and well-being, called the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR), was defective in a lot of people. The MTHFR defect can have a variety of impacts on your health including how well you break down toxins and increase your risk for a variety of conditions. From Autism to Autoimmune, your genes are influenced by nutrition, environment and lifestyle. Dr. Hunton will discuss how your personal traits can impact your health and lifestyle choices. Learn the latest on personal genomics!

Rebecca Hunton, M.D. is the founder of RHMD LLC, in Melbourne, Florida.  As an integrative specialist, she combines holistic and traditional therapies to ensure optimal wellness. Her passion is to empower her patients to achieve optimal health through a thorough evaluation of genetic-environment-lifestyle interactions.  Dr. Hunton employs a combination of herbal supplements, medical foods, personalized diet/lifestyle plans and vitamin supplements, as well as prescription solutions to treat patients.  Chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, Autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, are just a few of the conditions she treats.  In addition, she and the staff at RHMD believe in a proactive approach to aging and wellness and utilize therapies such as BHRT, IV nutrition and more to help their clients become Radiantly Healthy.

Dr. Hunton earned her undergraduate degree at University of Florida and completed her medical training at the Ohio State University. She is board certified in Family Medicine. Additional Fellowship training and Board Certifications include American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM), American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM), American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM), American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (ABHPM) and more. 

Dr. Hunton brings other unique credentials.  She is a preferred provider of GotProHealth, an organization sponsored by the NFL Football Association and the NBA Legends and has additional expertise on nutritional support for competitive athletes. Dr. Hunton has been a featured speaker in many venues both to professional audiences and the general public. Finally, as a member of the selective TEDActive 2013 community, Dr. Hunton is an advocate for changing healthcare and wellness worldwide. 

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