The Methylate or not to Methylate? – Introduction

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Please note: The content of this post is my own, unless the technical terms is too hard to explain, then the content is copied and pasted. I am not a medical professional and thus the post is my point of view. But the content is science-based and credible. Just because it is a new science, does not necessarily make it quackery.  

That is a good question

What is Methylation all about?

If you followed the link in the “One Year Later post”, you would have found a very interesting bit of science.

Simply put, the methylation process is necessary for the body to effectively detox, to prevent harmful build-up of toxins in your cells which can cause the cells not to function optimally which then leads to various health conditions.

Over 50% of the global population has a methylation issue, but not everyone has symptoms that affect their daily life.

Why do I think it is important?

Knowing whether you have the gene mutation will help you find a way for your body to function close to 100%. It will tell you what foods to eat and medicine would work more effectively.

With a person who has Autism, it will not cure them, but it will help you to keep them as healthy as possible – body, mind and soul.

Alex’s results:

Six genes were tested – MTHFR C677T and A1298C,  MTRR, MTR, CBS and COMT.

The MTHFR C677T and A1298C have an impact on his folic acid metabolism (how well the body absorbs and processes folic acid or Vitamin B9 (Folate)). Folate is the natural vitamin while folic acid is the synthetic form.

MTRR has an impact on the Vitamin B metabolism.

MTR provides the instructions for making an enzyme called methionine synthase.

CBS this gene is the connection between Methylation and Transsulfuration/ Glutathionine.

COMT this enzyme regulates the levels of stress hormones and hormones from the environment (food).

Crazy stuff?! Right?

Now here is where it gets interesting: MTHFR and MTRR were both homozygous.

Homozygous means from both parents.

CBS and COMT were both heterozygous.

Heterozygous means from only one parent.

Yip, MTHFR gene mutation is genetic.

This is not the full result as the doctor still needs to explain what it all means health and lifestyle-wise. We will have a meeting with her on the 28th of August.


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