The Yasko Protocol:
A Unique Approach
A Program Tailored to Each Unique Individual
While it may take a bit to get your arms around The Yasko Protocol, the results are truly rewarding in the long run as it is a customized program based on data. This program allows you to make choices with your health care professional based on noninvasive test data and DNA Nutrigenomic SNP data. Unlike other programs that rely on descriptions of symptoms that may have numerous causes, The Yasko Protocol adjusts with your ongoing test results to address your specific needs and imbalances over time. In comparison to other programs that use a couple of supplements that have every possible ingredient to try and make them applicable to everyone, The Yasko Protocol uses information from your personal test results (with or without Dr. Amy’s client file review), to help you choose from a range of supplements that are tailored to your needs.
Through her protocol, Dr. Amy’s goal is to share the information you need to take your health into your own hands, creating a paradigm shift in how we deal with chronic conditions. The idea is to make you the expert on your own path to health, gathering tools so that you (with the assistance of your health care professional) can make informed health decisions and have a customized program designed just for you and your needs. Dr. Amy believes that knowledge is power and that the more you understand and the more data you have in terms of your own unique health, the better equipped you will be to make informed health decisions in the future. For this reason, Dr. Amy provides her resources at no cost so that you and your doctor can access the knowledge you need, giving you power over your own health.
The Methylation Cycle & Your SNPS
This program helps you to understand a central pathway in your body: The Methylation Cycle, a pathway that is directly related to a range of health conditions. This is a pathway that, in Dr. Amy’s opinion, is the key pathway to health. The Methylation Cycle is critical for survival, leading to potential health issues if this pathway cannot function or is severely compromised.
The Yasko Protocol considers overall observations about The Methylation Pathway in addition to looking at specific SNPs, which can give a sense of some of the larger issues to consider in terms of the pathway as a whole. When considering support for imbalances in The Methylation Cycle (called SNPs) the goal is to look at the composite of SNPs and how they impact the function of The Methylation Cycle. Dr. Amy looks at the interaction of the 30 SNPs in this pathway; this is unlike other programs that instead only focus on one or two SNPs.
In spite of one or more serious imbalances in the pathway, an individual’s unique combination of SNPs can be viewed as the body’s effort to have The Methylation Cycle function. When more significant/serious SNPs are present, additional SNPs may help to compensate and ensure The Methylation Cycle flows properly or that problematic compounds do not build up in the pathway. While this may seem counterintuitive, having additional SNPs actually may help to normalize the pathway when it is compromised by a more significant SNP. This is yet another reason why it is important to look at the overall pathway versus solely focusing on one or two individual SNPs. Furthermore, this should help to allay fears for those with multiple SNPs in The Methylation Cycle, knowing that more SNPs is not necessarily cause for alarm.
Autism & The Genetic Pool
According to current statistics, the rate of Autism ranges from 1 in 35 to 1 in 59. In other words, there is the potential that every one of us has a relative that may be on the Autism spectrum. Dr. Amy believes that Autism, as well as other chronic conditions such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, ALS, MS, among others, are multifactorial conditions. Underlying genetic susceptibility, along with exposure to infectious agents, toxic chemical and the stress of lifestyle all contribute to complex health issues. As such, Dr. Amy believes that it is important for anyone on the Autism spectrum to focus on The Methylation Cycle along with assessing microbial and toxin imbalances in the body. Understanding the contributing factors gives you the information needed to pick the right tools to get back on a path to health and wellbeing.
In addition, family members should realize that those genetic susceptibilities are inherited, meaning that you may carry that same genetic pool of information. As a result, it is also important for family members to think about their own Methylation Cycle. Even if those same related genetics are not manifesting as Autism, they may be a factor in Parkinson’s, CFS, MS, Lupus, or some other inflammatory condition. It is important to recognize that this is not just about Autism, rather it is about how the genetics are inherited in a familial pattern, meaning every single person in today’s society needs to be thinking about charting their personal Roadmap To Health.
Dr. Amy’s journey into the field of Autism was an organic process that evolved over time. While she began in adult neurological inflammation, life took her in the direction of Autism. Dr. Amy did not plan this path but is so grateful that it found her. She has spent over a decade working to help restore the health of those with Autism and she continues to research in that regard. While there are many children who have benefited from The Yasko Protocol, Dr. Amy feels her work is not yet complete. There are still those with severe apraxia that do not yet have the verbal communication skills she would like to see for them. Dr. Amy continues to read and delve into pathways to look for any pieces of the puzzle of Autism that may have been missed.
While this program has been extremely successful with Autism, it goes beyond autism and is actually about overall health and wellbeing. The Yasko Protocol is based on The Methylation Cycle, which is a nutritional pathway that is important for all of us. Imbalances in The Methylation Cycle can lead to a host of health issues that impact individuals of all ages such as heart disease, miscarriages, and longevity, to name a few. Dr. Amy truly believes that everyone should have the ability to understand The Methylation Cycle so that each individual can make informed choices to support this pathway in their own body. Since The Yasko Protocol is personalized based on each individuals biochemical and nutrigenomic data, this program can be applied to a range of health conditions.
The Yasko Protocol
When The Methylation Cycle does not function optimally, it can result in significant consequences as this particular nutritional pathway has been implicated as affecting all causes of mortality. While this may be alarming, since The Methylation Cycle is a nutritional pathway, the use of supplementation may actually help to restore its activity. In terms of supplements, I want to clarify that you do not have to add every single supplement in a given category or every single supplement I may suggest within a client file review. The lists of supplements are options; as always, consult with your health care professional. I offer my expertise and knowledge as to what supplements may helpful for a given imbalance and leave the choice to you and your doctor to determine which best suits your needs.
With Love & Hope for Better Health Always,