We hear a lot about vitamins and minerals such as B12, folate, magnesium, vitamin C, and so on, but there seems very little talk these days on the importance of dietary lecithin and choline. Are you consuming an adequate amount of acetylcholine, or other phospholipids? The odds are that you are not.
A little bit about choline
The human body produces choline by methylation ...
The first thing to realize when you are using genetic data is that you are not the result of your genes (most of the time anyway). You are the result of your gene expression and heritable changes in your gene expression. This is also known as epigenetics.
What does this mean? You can't look at a piece of paper (or a website) and ...
Science goes a process of discovery and de-discovery (when a discovery is proven to be a false discovery). People and physicians also fail to remember that we also go through a process of rediscovery as well.
Independent researchers, doctors, and even patients are researching, writing articles, creating podcasts, and uploading their presentations to YouTube about MTHFR and methylation. But much if not most ...
Folinic acid (a derivative of Folate) was found to be effective according to a study (PDF).
Folinic acid was used at 25 mg a day for 1-2 months. Because there was already an established association between ME/CFS and Folate deficiency, this study did not look at the folate status of their participants. Nevertheless, 81% of patients reported significant improvement in pain and energy ...
Managing stress with relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, or biofeedback are things we sometimes ignore when facing a chronic illness. After all, how much can these relaxation techniques really help? I know that question goes through my mind at times. Even though practicing relaxation techniques can feel like a waste of time, practicing them can actually turn genes on and off.
Order your kit from 23andMe and send them a saliva sample
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Vist geneticgenie.org to see your free methylation and/or detoxification profile
First, using the methylation and detox profile features on this site require a 23andMe test. 23andMe saves close to a million pieces of genetic data from your DNA. The test is easy, and there is no doctor needed. Just go to 23andMe.com, order a kit, spit in a tube, and they run your DNA through their lab. 23andMe has a database of over 400,000 people and provides comprehensives ancestry reports.
Unfortunately, because of recent concerns from the FDA, 23andMe is not currently able to provide health-related related data. However, 23andMe still provides you full access to your raw data. This means that when you order your kit, you will be able to use Genetic Genie for methylation and detox profiles.
This website looks at your methylation genetics just by reading your 23andMe raw data. After you receive your results from 23andMe, click on the Methylation Analysis link, follow the simple instructions, and you’ll see some of your methylation-related genetic polymorphisms.
Studies have shown that DNA Methylation can be altered with vitamins such as B12, Folate, SAMe, and other methyl donors.
The detox profile looks at gene SNPs of the Cytochrome P450 detox enzymes, amongst others. Certain genetic polymorphisms have been shown to impair detoxification of drugs, hormones, environmental toxins, xenobiotics, and more.
Simply click on the Detox Profile link, follow the simple instructions provided on the website, and you’ll see a a list of relevant genetic polymorphisms.
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