The latest research into our genetic makeup has given us great insight into the true causes of chronic diseases. Armed with this information, we can begin to help our bodies work optimally. We do this by giving it support where we may be lacking nutrients due to genetic variants. This simple concept has dramatic effects on overall health.
We achieve this by using specialized testing to tell us which chemical pathways in your body are blocked in combination with your individual genetic make-up results from a saliva DNA testing kit. These nutrigenomic tests help us understand “why” we see certain symptoms by pinpointing the exact SNPs (altered genes) located on each individual pathway that undermine the body’s ability to perform certain health tasks.
The Methylation Cycle is a group of biochemical pathways that manages or contributes to a wide range of crucial bodily functions, including: detoxification, immune function, maintaining DNA, energy production, mood balancing and controlling inflammation.
All of these processes help the body respond to environmental stressors, detoxify, adapt and rebuild. Therefore, lowered methylation function may contribute to many major chronic conditions, including: cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, adult neurological conditions, autism, chronic fatigue, Alzheimer’s, miscarriages/fertility problems, allergies, immune system problems, digestive problems, mood/psychiatric disorders, and aging.
Methylation is involved in almost every bodily biochemical reaction, and occurs billions of times every second in our cells. That’s why figuring out where the cell can better perform its tasks contributes to health improvement and reduces symptoms.
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