Understanding Methylation, an easy way
Best explanation I have found for a basic understanding of methylation and why it is important, especially in the context of mental illness and health.
Someone directed me to this post last week on the Metabolic Healing blog. Turns out if you read elsewhere on this site, and know our children still have toxic copper levels, krypto, and low oxytocin, looking at DNA, it’s not hard to see we might be fighting methylation vs. disease. I always struggle to really explain the whole mess to people so mostly I just don’t. I pick the easy way and call it autism. Anyway, after reading this, from now on, maybe this is where I will point them for a more in-depth answer!
“Suppose you walked into your doctor’s office and he told you: “you look like you have cancer. We need to put you on chemotherapy medications immediately.” “What? How are you so sure, did you run any tests?”, you ask. “No” replies the doctor, “you just look like you have cancer”. As insane as this situation appears, this is an example of how a diagnosis is made in conventional psychiatry. …”
Methylation is a chemical process that occurs in every cell of the body. Methylation is essential for many critical functions such as DNA and RNA synthesis and expression, glutathione conjugation and synthesis, synthesis of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin, GABA. Proper methylation is also essential for immune regulation, including viral inhibition.
The implications with improper methylation is now being seen as causative triggers in several groups of disease processes, such as neurological inflammatory diseases like parkinson’s, alzheimer’s and autism. Autoimmune diseases such as MS (multiple sclerosis) lupus, and RA (rheumatoid arthritis) are strongly associated with epigenetic methylation mutations. For nearly 30 years, it has been known that cancer involves over and undermethylation.”
It’s worth reading.