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Many thanks to Mrs. Igwebue for this great information!!
THANK YOU, Florence! You are WONDERFUL, as always.
Paige's note: This is understandably confusing to many people, including myself, who seek to understand the terminology involved: Methylation, Sulfation, Glucoronidation, SNP, DNA, RNA, rs#s, gene coding, gene sequencing, expression, active/inactive, gene SNPs, enzyme SNPs and enzyme pathway SNPs.
And please correct me of I'm wrong with anything in my own "glossary."
I am NOT a geneticist. I study epigenetics and nutrigenomics. And that's how I help people optimize their health by applying their app data (from @Livewello) to their life an lifestyle.
Big difference! :-)
#Methylation is a key biochemical process that is essential for the proper function of almost all of your body’s systems. It occurs billions of times every second; it helps repair your DNA on a daily basis; it controls homocysteine (an unhealthy compound that can damage blood vessels); it helps recycle molecules needed for detoxification; and it helps maintain mood and keep inflammation in check. To keep methylation running smoothly you need optimal levels of B vitamins. Without enough B vitamins methylation breaks down, and the results can be catastrophic. In these cases we see more birth defects like spina bifida (as with the Chinese babies), more cases of Down’s syndrome, and more miscarriage. A breakdown in methylation also puts you at higher risk for conditions like osteoporosis, diabetes, cervical dysplasia and cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, depression, pediatric cognitive dysfunction ( mood and other behavioral disorders), dementia, and stroke. And... you may be at higher risk for cardiovascular disease. To avoid all of these problems, the key is to maximize methylation. That means avoiding the things that cause your methylation to break down, testing to find out how well your methylation is working, and including the things that support proper methylation. THEY ARE: Genetics – Like an estimated 20 percent of us, you could be genetically predisposed to high homocysteine Poor diet – The word “folate” comes from “foliage.” You need to eat plenty of leafy greens, beans, fruit, and whole grains to get adequate levels of vitamins B6 and B12, betaine, and folate. Egg yolks, meat, liver, and oily fish are the main dietary sources of vitamin B12 — so long-term vegan diets can be a problem. Plus, certain compounds can raise levels of homocysteine and deplete the B vitamins. These include excess animal protein, sugar, saturated fat, coffee, and alcohol. Irradiation of food depletes nutrients, so foods treated this way may be lower in B vitamins, too Smoking – The carbon monoxide from cigarette smoke inactivates vitamin B6 Malabsorption – Conditions like digestive diseases, food allergies, and even aging can reduce absorption of nutrients Decreased stomach acid – Aging and other conditions can reduce stomach acid — and therefore absorption of vitamin B12 Medications – Drugs like acid blockers, methotrexate (for cancer and arthritis and other autoimmune diseases), oral contraceptives, HCTZ (for high blood pressure), and Dilantin (for seizures) can all affect levels of B vitamins (Consider Pharmacogenomic testing: https://www.facebook.com/notes/livewello/coming-soon-for-your-23andme-or-acestrydna-raw-data-pharmacogenomics-health-repo/1083318768362620 ) Other conditions – These include hypothyroidism, kidney failure or having only one kidney, cancer, and pregnancy Toxic exposures – Some toxins can interfere with vitamin production " If you have done your 23andMe or Ancestry DNA test you can learn about your results for some Genes involved with methylation by going to: https://livewello.com/library/livewello-standard-gene-report-methylation?author=demo Article source: http://drhyman.com/blog/2011/02/08/maximizing-methylation-the-key-to-healthy-aging-2/#openModal Thank you for this Dr Hyman! — with Kwame Iwegbue-Md and Paige Adams.
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