Methylation Basics

Dunn Methylation ChartMethylation Basics
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

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