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December 27, 2015
So, you’ve heard the word methylation but are unsure exactly what that means? It is definitely the hottest topic in health care today. Not just in the natural health care world but also in mainstream medicine. Information that comes from having your genetic test done is providing incredible information about who we are and how we think, how we respond to the environment, how we detox, how we repair our bodies and our susceptibility to diseases. Drugs companies are making use of our genetic data to determine appropriate drugs for patients based on their genetic ability to process those drugs.
The ability to form methyl groups and use those methyl groups in the body is an incredibly interesting and somewhat complicated topic. Genetic defects in the methylation pathway are the underlying cause of a tremendous number of health issues today. Overlooking the importance of methylation can leave you spinning in trying to get to the root of chronic health issues.
As a natural health care practitioner of 27 years, I can speak to this topic. I spent years thinking I was getting to the root of health issues when I was really just treating the symptoms. Since I have begun analyzing genetic data from such sources as 23andme, and Doctors Data, I have come to realize that there was a whole layer of disease cause that I had not even considered.
Thanks to pioneers such as Dr. Amy Yasko and Richard Van Konynenberg, we have begun to go much deeper in our quest for answers in health care. Combining this knowledge of how the methylation pathway works along with Wholistic Kinesiology has allowed us to explore uncharted areas of health care and forge new pathways in our search for answers.
We will be taking a journey through the methylation pathway in an effort to find answers to some of our most confounding health care issues. It is a symphony and must be considered as a whole. Thus the name Wholistic Methylation.
This is the beginning of an incredible journey through the human genome and the origins of disease and dysfunction in the body. It is a fascinating journey that includes forays into our ancient ancestors, epigenetics, changes in dietary practices, mental health issues, the origins of our personalities, why we do the things we do and so much more.
I hope you will join me on this journey as I begin the blogging process. This is a new venue for me but I think it is an important topic. I am lecturing around the united states for a supplement company, Nutri-West but I also want to bring to the public the exciting new information as it develops in the hopes that it will change lives. I know that the results I and my colleagues are getting are tremendous and I want others to have access to this information as well.
I have seen a tremendous amount of misinformation presented in blogs, seminars, webinars etc. So I have to speak to this. One thing I want to make very clear is this: Taking supplements to balance just one of the genetic variants in the pathway is shortsighted and will not bring lasting results. I want to bring clarification to the subject so that it will be used correctly. I have seen many people dabble in this topic without sufficient understanding of the material and give up too easily. The rewards are incredible for those that forge through the material and begin the correct application of the information.
This blog is designed for doctors, patients, practitioners of all kinds to help you along the way toward optimal health. I think there are some great answers here. Stay tuned!!
Dr. J Dunn
With Methylation becoming a real buzzword in the natural healing world, lots of practitioners are jumping on board. There are many opinions out there about how to handle methylation defects and how to evaluate them. What I have learned in the last two years is that it is a complicated and very individual process. One thing that is certain is that you cannot treat each genetic variant in the pathway by itself. The variants all have an effect on each other, so to say that you should take methylfolate if you have a MTHFR defect is very short sighted. I consider it a symphony where all parts of the pathway need to be working together to make the cells and the body sing!
We have been using the MTHFR Support reports to go beyond the genetic genie report. This has given us some insight to the other genetic variants that can affect the balance of hormones, enzymes and detoxification ability of our health. All of which can impact the methylation pathways. It is important to determine as many variants as possible and address all that we can together.
Using the methylation vial kit and kinesiology, we can begin to determine which areas of the pathway are being affected. If you find a substrate (such as folic acid) weak with the vials you can begin to suspect a genetic variant in the conversion of folate to methylfolate (MTHFR). If your patient tests weak to vitamin D, adding vitamin K2 and vitamin A with it and they test strong, then we suspect a variant in the Vitamin D receptor gene. (VDR) These particular variants are very detrimental to our overall health. Not being able to absorb Vitamin D as you can imagine will lead to susceptibility to cancers of all kinds, chronic infections, immune system dysfunction, not to mention osteoporosis and bone mineral density issues.
We have developed a number of aids in assisting with trying to evaluate the methylation process. Using the kits mentioned above and the methylation charts either static (available on this sight) or interactive chart (available for sale) we can really get a good idea of where the blocks are and develop supplement regimens that help the body function normally. We also have guides to the genetic variants (SNiPs) and vial tester guides available on request. (see email below).
When all variants are either bypassed or helped with cofactors, many symptoms begin to disappear rapidly. The first things we see happen are mood begins to lift, focus and concentration are better, energy is better. Over time, pain in joints lifts, digestion improves, leaky gut repairs, food and environmental allergies improve or disappear, chronic infections of all kinds resolve (I’ve even seen Lyme and EBV clear up!)
We are truly getting deeper than ever to the real causes of disease instead of treating symptoms or the results of genetic variants. This is a very exciting time for natural healing!
Dr. J Dunn
If you would like a consultation and analysis of your genetic reports email DrJADunn@gmail.com (Standard hourly fee will apply).
Emotional Freedom technique is sweeping the country! It is the most profound technique to come out of natural healing and energy medicine to date. With this technique many have been able to overcome limiting beliefs, phobias, traumatic events and anxieties very quickly and permanently. This stunning discovery in how the body works sound almost too good to be true. What has been discovered is that “The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system”, according to discoverer Dr. Roger Callahan.
Dr.Callahan, a psychologist with over 40 years experience, developed Thought Field Therapy. TFT was further refined by Gary Craig a Stanford Engineer who became interested in personal improvement. He developed the technique known as EFT, which is changing the practice of psychology. You no longer have to spend years in talk therapy to achieve results. You can achieve amazing results and progress with emotional issues sometimes within minutes. There is no long drawn out “tell me your life story” feature to EFT. There are no pills. There is no painfully reliving past traumatic events. By correcting the energy imbalances created by emotions you can take the charge out of them.
Our electrical systems are vital to our physical health. When energy stops flowing, we die. About 5,000 years ago, the Chinese discovered a complex system of energy circuits that run throughout the body. These energy circuits or meridians are the core of many healing techniques today. EFT uses this knowledge to unlock the trapped emotions in the body and release there hold on the conscious and unconscious mind. Once the energy meridians are balanced the emotional intensity goes away. This is the most powerful thing you can learn about your emotions, they are caused by energy disruptions. If a memory can no longer cause a disruption in the body’s energy system, the negative emotion can no longer occur.
These techniques can give you the freedom that allows you to blossom. They allow you to rise above whatever hidden hurdles keep you from performing to your capacity. Freedom to earn that greater income, make those business calls, start a new business, improve your golf score, lose that weight, approach people with ease, get rid of that phobias that keeps you from living your life fully.
Can you imagine freedom from years of self doubt and torment? We see consistent results using this technique. Most problems vanish in minutes, a few problems take longer, maybe two or three brief sessions. The most difficult ones tend to require anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. However, these are in the minority.
A new innovation such as this technique naturally meets with skepticism because it violates people’s beliefs. EFT contradicts just a about every belief there is about psychology. Quick relief for “difficult” emotional problems are generally considered impossible. If your reaction to the claims in the previous paragraph sounds a little too good to be true, I’m not surprised. This is a common response to these techniques. But I urge you to try it out before you pass judgment. I have seen these techniques perform true miracles right before my eyes. And people make improvement despite their skepticism.
One other advantage of this technique is that once you learn it (it’s easy to learn) you can perform it on yourself. You can continue to work on your emotions at home on a continuous basis. (I do this technique on myself almost daily!) And according to Dr. Mercola, one of the biggest fans of EFT, “Perhaps the biggest limit you will encounter in using EFT is not recognizing how much you can do with it. “ You’ll never know how good you can be until you try!!
I introduced EFT to the professional athletes and trainers at a Charles Poliquin seminar in Phoenix several years ago. It was incredibly well received by these folks. They saw the true value of clearing underlying belief systems in their clients. Many of these clients are Olympic athletes, trying to achieve their personal best. We all know that our thoughts and beliefs are incredibly important in these endeavors. The mental game is every bit as important as our physical game in achieving the results we are after.
Wholistic Kinesiology Center is located at 7103 4th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM, opened in 1996 by Dr. J Dunn. The center has become the focal point for education in Natural healing in the community. Seminars and lectures are given on a regular basis. Dr. J Dunn is the developer of Wholistic Kinesiology®. Six month courses in Wholistic Kinesiology are taught starting in January. (EFT is taught as part of the course) All of our practitioners are trained in EFT.
Come check it out-you’ll be amazed!!
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Dr. J Dunn
The Line has been drawn and it needs to be erased. Where is it written that you can’t combine natural medicine with allopathic medicine?? It is very rare that you run into a practitioner on either side and get a balanced viewpoint about the other. With all the talk about integrative medicine, there really doesn’t seem to be movement on either side to really do this. I believe it’s up to us as patients or warriors in the battle of preventive health to call the shots and demand that both sides begin to bury the hatchet.
I recently had a brush with death at the hands of a medical intervention. I was infected with a rare and slow growing bacteria in the hospital when there for a routine appendectomy. I eventually had to return to the hospital to get medical intervention again, as I was unable to get on top of this infection through natural means. I was on three different antibiotics. My doctor asked if I was taking any natural supplements and asked me to stop. I refused. They were helping me avoid a yeast infection, reducing the inevitable gas and bloating that occurs with these medications and keeping my energy up. I know not to combine medications with certain supplements, so I am confident in what I was doing.
Really, I am not a self proclaimed medical basher, but I learned a few things through this experience. One very important lesson is that there is a place for both philosophies and they can be used together very effectively. So many people are frightened by their medical doctors into not combining the two because they don’t have any knowledge of natural medicine, and natural health practitioners are equally as guilty of believing that all procedures and medications given by the MD’s are bad, poisonous, dangerous and completely unnecessary.
It’s time for a new paradigm and a blurring of the lines between the two disciplines. We need to start demanding what we want as consumers of health care. It is up to us to make choices and to vote with our feet. I propose the following bill of rights for us medical consumers that want more out of our health care professionals.
Patient Bill of Rights
We demand to be listened to, we demand that you take your time and really understand our complaints and feel our pain.
We reserve the right to choose our own course of medical care with your expert advice to help guide us and we don’t want to be bullied into procedures or medications that we don’t fully understand.
We demand to have every procedure or medication or supplement explained to us in a manner and in language that we can understand. We need to know the risks, outcome and goals of each.
We want to be given choices, where a noninvasive, less expensive procedure will suffice let us be given the choice.
We demand health care providers that will refer us out to others more competent when they are not the right one to take care of our needs. We want practitioners that put our health above their egos.
Using Natural Health Care with modern Allopathic Medicine: What would that look like?
How about a combination of the two that really covered all our needs. What if we could go to a natural health care practitioner that took care of our needs for preventative medicine. They would check us for nutritional deficiencies that would later lead to disease processes. They would make sure we were getting the proper supplements. Our diets, and lifestyles would be evaluated and we would be counseled on ways to improve our chances of remaining well. We would be evaluated, and corrected for structural imbalances that could lead to further injury later in life. We would have basic vital signs measured to be sure there were no signs of dangerous medical conditions impending. We would also see on occasion a medical practitioner that would do a more detailed physical and include occasional blood work to evaluate our path to optimal health. When such an occasion arose for emergency medical intervention, we would be referred to the appropriate health care provider. If medication was absolutely necessary, our natural health care provider would be well enough informed to counsel us on nutritional supplements to reduce the side effects and not interfere with the medication.
What a concept! Let’s demand that now, it’s up to you!!