Our diet and lifestyle also has a profound affect on our ability to methylate as well. Our stress levels, gut health, our diet, our exposure to chemical toxins and heavy metals (especially Mercury for those with the genetic mutation).
Symptoms of Methylation problems include :
muscle and joint pain,
Autism spectrum disorders,
increased chemical sensitivity,
Irritable Bowel Syndrome,
cramping pain in the belly,
and many more.
People with Methylation problems are at a much higher risk of Cancer and Cardiovascular disease including stroke.
The good news about Methylation is that Dr Alice can assess you for the likelihood of Methylation pathway dysfunction, (even without the genetic tests), and provide you with nutritional supplementation to minimise the risk of these biochemical problems becoming the pathological problems we see with chronic illness and disease.
This is a very simple description of the concept of Methylation. You can find more about Methylation and MTHFR on my website by reading ‘More on Methylation’.
*1 MTHFR 5,10-Methylenetetrahydro-folate Reductase enzyme
*2 MTR Methionine Synthase
*3 MTRR Methionine Synthase Reductase