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What is Methylation?
DNA methylation plays an important role for epigenetic gene regulation in the development of disease. A defect in the methylation process reduces a person's ability to properly detoxify, repair damage and fight infection. This is the reason some patients have such hard to treat illnesses and experience nasty detox symptoms when working with their practitioner.
Methylation Defects are Tied to Many Hard to Treat Conditions!
Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Insomnia
Cancer Autism Bipolar Disorder Autoimmune Disorders ADD/ADHD Dementia Schizophrenia Anxiety Chronic Viral Infections
The ability to methylate allows the body to process toxins and hormones. If there is a genetic inability for the body to go through this process it can lead to deficiencies in methylfolate, methyl-B12, glutathione, etc. Low levels of glutathione may be misdiagnosed as various autoimmune issues including Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease.
Some of the Methylation SNP's You Should Know About!
1. MTHFR defect is known to cause copper toxicity which means zinc levels will fall. And since the ratio of these two metals is highly important, correcting the problem is crucial, since high copper can be related to hyperactivity, depression, headaches, acne, lowered immunity, hypothyroid, adrenal stress and more.
2. CBS Mutation when doing it's job correctly converts homocysteine into cystathione and removes toxins. When it is not sulphur levels may go sky high damaging kidneys and blocking methylation.
3. COMT gene controls estrogen and toxin elimination. A higher IQ is often prevalent along with anxiety, mood disorders, alcoholism, and insomnia.
Other Things That May Interfere with Methylation Include:
* Poor Diet ( A diet low in mycotoxins is essential for proper methylation )
* Drinking Alcohol
* Heavy Metals
* Anxiety and Stress
People who have methylation difficulties have trouble eliminating poisons, which in turn build up in the body and lead to various health issues. Opening up the methylation roadblock clears the body of poisons and symptoms can slowly be reduced.
What Options Do I Have?
At Abundant Life Wellness Center we specialize in affordable DNA saliva testing to look for methylation defects that may be at the root cause of your health issues. With these results we design a comprehensive treatment plan and begin opening up the roadblock from years of storing up toxins. Phone consults are available for patients not able to visit our office. Call Dawn Strohm NHP with your questions at 417-337-2213