The Methylation Cycle

The Where, What’s and Why’s of Health Balance

Zander and Nate

Zander and Nate

When we see a group of symptoms, we need to find out where the body is not doing its job well. Symptoms are our signs that somewhere inside, the body is not performing the right steps in sequence necessary to maintain health.

Once we know where that is happening, we can begin to learn more about exactly why and what to do about it.

Our program, developed by Dr. Amy Yasko, zeroes in on where the body is not doing its job optimally: in a major, extended biochemical pathway, called the Methylation Cycle.

The Nutrigenomic Test helps us understand why by pinpointing the exact SNPs located on that Pathway that undermine the body’s ability to perform certain health tasks, and account for the symptoms we see. The Yasko Protocol features recommendations about what to do to manage those SNPs—so that the whole Methylation Cycle  works well.

Why is the Methylation Cycle Important?

The Methylation Cycle is a biochemical pathway that manages or contributes to a wide range of crucial bodily functions, including:

  • Detoxification
  • Immune function
  • Maintaining DNA
  • Energy production
  • Mood balancing
  • Controlling inflammation

All these processes help the body respond to environmental stressors, to detoxify, and to adapt and rebuild. That’s why lowered methylation function may contribute to many, major chronic conditions, including:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Adult neurological conditions
  • Autism and other spectrum disorders
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Miscarriages, fertility, and problems in pregnancy
  • Allergies, immune system, and digestive problems
  • Mood and psychiatric disorders
  • 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 Cycle can better  perform its tasks contributes to health improvement, and reduce symptoms.

Dr. Amy Yasko

Baxter and Isaac

Need More Information?

Learning about the Methylation Cycle is a gradual process. You’ll become more familiar with it—as well as your child’s SNPs—when you follow the program. Dr. Amy suggests that the following information products: the Autism ESP, Neurological Inflammation DVD set, and the Putting it All Together DVD.

Or please sign up for our bi-monthly ezine and ask your question.

See an illustration of Methylation  and SNPs in Action.

Get a Close-up Look of the Cycle — Methylation Diagrams

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