MTHFR and other SNPs (gene mutations) that impact methylation.
At Alignment Natural Medicine we are able to test for and effectively support MTHFR and related gene mutations. MTHFR is one of many gene mutations that can impact your overall health. Gene mutation such as MTHFR have been with you your entire life, but can take many years to manifest into a symptom or condition. For some it begins early and can impact development in children. MTHFR and related gene mutations are linked with cardiovascular disease, chronic inflammation, detoxification impairment, neruological symptoms, brain chemistry imbalance, and developmental delays in children.
If you have already sequenced your geneome through 23andme, Dr. Zeller can interpret the results and give you access to a wealth of knowledge about your DNA and what it means for your health, including how to heal from and prevent disease knowing your unique genome. Once optimized with proper support, the body experiences improved vitality and anti-aging benefits.
Customized Nutrition Based on Your Genome
Genetic testing help us identify where your body may be lacking in the production of antioxidants and nutrients, and allows us to customize a nutritional program based upon your individualized genome.
Your body is made up of DNA, and this DNA is essentially instructions that make enzymes. These enzymes are what make antioxidants and many other molecules that restore and rebuild the body. Most of the time, the DNA properly makes the enzymes; however, quite often we have what are called variants, which we inherit from our parents, where the DNA may not function 100%. When this happens, the desired action may not be performed as efficiently as possible. Lack of antioxidants or lack of the nutrients that rebuild us, may cause us to age faster and increase our susceptibility to breaking down.
Genetic testing at Alignment Natural Medicine examines the DNA that makes antioxidants, which neutralize the harmful free radicals, and other important nutrients like folate, B12, SAMe, choline, and the enzymes that help the body rebuild and restore itself. When we are able to identify where your DNA may not be working at 100% efficiency, we are able to determine what supplementation may be necessary to fill in the gaps. This groundbreaking research, now enables you to supplement with the nutrients you need based upon your own unique genetic makeup.
The methylation process is a critical one in the body. Methylation turns on and off genes and regulates just about every body function and the rebuilding and repairing of the body. Therefore, it is crucial that you methylate properly.
Many genes control the production and breakdown of the neurotransmitters that control our mood. The neurotransmitters, serotonin and GABA, may be relaxing and help you feel good, while dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine give you drive and may cause anxiousness when too high.
This is an important development because everyone has some level of genetic variation in their DNA, even though it was once thought to be a rare occurrence. Variants in DNA can impact your ability to make and use different nutrients critical for reducing inflammation, a healthy circulation, promoting a strong immunity, supporting emotional health, and slowing the aging process.
MTHFR – (Methylation)
MTRR – (Methylation)
MTR – (Methylation)
FOLR – (Methylation)
DHFR – (Methylation)
SHMT – (Methylation)
CBS – (Methylation)
BHMT – (Methylation)
MAT – (Methylation)
HLA – (Gluten intolerance)
MCM6 – (Lactose intolerance)
FUT – (Gut Health)
ABP1 – (Histamine Intolerance)
HNMT – (Histamine Intolerance)
SLC22A5 – (Mitochondrial Dysfunction)
ACAT – (Mitochondrial Dysfunction)
SOD – (Oxidative Stress)
CAT – (Oxidative Stress)
GST – (Glutathione Production)
CYP – (Liver Dysfuction)
PEMT – (Brain Chemistry Imbalance)
COMT – (Brain Chemistry Imbalance and Estrogen Dominance)