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Do you have problems with methylation?

Methylation is a very important process in the body that is vitally key if you want to be well and stay healthy.  If your methylation process has problems as does approximately 50% of society then you have serious problems on your hands in terms of health problems and disease.

What does methylation do?

In short, methylation processes many of body’s important functions by supplying the body and its various system with what they need to do their job at optimal levels, here are some of the important jobs of methylation:

  • They turn genes on and off such as making repairs and building DNA and RNA
  • They reduce the aging process by protecting telomeres which have an effect on how our cells age
  • They help detoxify chemicals and heavy metals
  • They process hormones
  • They help to build immune cells
  • They turn the stress response on and off
  • They provide us with energy
  • They reduce histamine such as allergies
  • They help balance homocysteine
  • They repair cell membranes and produce myelin to protect and insulate nerves
  • They support neurotransmitters to prevent depression, anxiety, insomnia and aid brain function.
  • They help produce powerful antioxidants needed by the liver

Things that affect methylation

The are many things that can interfere with methylation, lifestyle and genetics play a big role in how well you methylate or not.  The main causes of methylation problems include:

Methylation Imbalances

When methylation becomes unbalanced you can end up usually in one of two categories, you can have symptoms of undermetylation from not making enough metylation and or you can have symptoms related to overmetylation, here are examples of symptoms to look out for…

Undermethylation Symptoms

ADD/ADHD

Addicitive behaviour

Allergic reactions

Ageing

Anorexia

Alzhelmer’s disease

Anxiety

Asthma

Autism

Autoimmune disease

Bipolar disorder

Bulimia

Cancer

Chronic degenerative diseases

Cardiovascular disease

Chronic fatigue

Cleft palate

Diabetes

Down’s syndrome

Delusions

Depression

Poor detoxification

Fibromyalgia

Headaches

Infertility

Joint stiffness, pain, swelling

Insomnia

Muscle pains

Low neurotransmitters

Obesity or weight gain

Obsessive compulsive disease

Oppositional defiant disorder

Pain

Phobias

PCOS

Psychosis

Schizophrenia

Recurrent pregnancy loss, miscarriage

Thyroid dysfunction

Overmethylation Symptoms

Headache

Migraine

Rashes

Irritability

Increase in anxiety

Joint pain

Muscle pain

Insomnia

Depression (May be suicidal)

Nausea

Seizures

Vomiting

Stomach pain

Sweating

Rash

Hypokalemia

Palpitations

Methylation action steps

If you have identified that you may have a methylation problem what should you do about it?

The first step to take is to find out is you have any of the following problems:

Take the methylation test, this test can help you discover if there is a methylation problem and help you correct any imbalance.

Do you have a the MTHFR gene alteration that affects over 50% of society?  A simple home MTHFR test can tell you if you have the gene problem that may be causing your methylation imbalance.

Check your homocysteine levels, this can tell you if your methylation is functioning properly.  A homocysteine test score below 6 is an indication of undermethylation and a score of over 8 can indicate overmethyation.  Both are considered to be serious methyation problems.  Take the homocysteine test here.

Check yourself for metabolic problems & environmental pullutants.  These markers are great for finding out if your methylation cycle is being disrupted and the effect that it is having on your body.

An organic acids & environmental pollutants test is an effective way to discover metabolic problems and toxicity problems that cause methylation problems and assists in developing a personalized detoxification program to reverse methylation problems.

Find out if you are genetically programmed to have poor methylation, this is not bad news, in fact, it can give you a major advantage, this is because those who test positive for a genetic methylation problem can customize their life style to their genetic disposition effectively working toward improving methylation on an individual level.

Have any questions about methylation problems?  Ask one of our qualified health practitioners here.

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