Have you ever wondered how to find out if someone has a methylation problem? Well you have probably heard to doing saliva or blood tests to see which genes a person was born with. And that is certainly one way to figure out if someone has a methylation problem. Tests like that are valuable but they can be time consuming and a bit expensive as well. So I’d like to share with you a better and faster way to figure out if someone you know has a methylation problem.
First, allow me to quote one of my favorite pieces of research:
“Folate metabolism can influence the final form of any growing tissue due not only to its participation in nucleic acid synthesis, but also to its known function in regulating DNA and protein methylation.” – Bio Med Central Medical Genetics. 2011 May 26;12:75.
Folate, ie mother nature’s #1 methyl donor, can impact the final form of any growing tissue in the body! That is proof positive that the methylation cycle can not only afffect how you FEEL but it can also affect how you LOOK. In fact, as the video below explains, there are all kinds of physical signs that point to methylation problems.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNjU7V8-1Cs&w=640&h=480]
Each of the following health conditions and physical characteristics suggests a methylation problem is at play:
- Epicanthal folds, hypertelorism, low set ears
- Neural tube defects of all kinds, incl. spina bifida
- Down’s Syndrome
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
- Klienfelter’s Syndrome
- Marfan’s Syndrome
- All other trisomies and anueploidies
- Cleft palate
- Austism spectrum
- Arnold-Chiari Malformation
- Short limbs
- Any midline defect present at birth
- Essentially all congenital abnormalities
Do you know anyone in your life who has some of the issues discussed in that video or listed in this article? If so, they need to work on balancing their methylation cycle and should be working with a professional who is knowledgeable about this type of health concern. Contact our office today 208-322-7755 for help with this complex health issue.