Methylation therapy for mental health, like found in the Epigenetics theory of healing, has determined that nutrient therapy can be beneficial to mental health. One form of nutrient therapy is Methylation therapy. This is the use of certain nutrients, in optimal dosages, for the specific individual symptoms and traits.
There are one of two outcomes for methylation therapy. These are:
1.) uncoiling DNA from histones to enhance and increase gene expression.
2.) A tighter compact of DNA and histones to actually reduce expression.
For every drug that benefits a patient, there are natural substances that can produce the same effect.– Carl C. Pfeiffer, MD, PhD
Epigentics has proven the importance of methylation therapy for mental health.
William Walsh, PhD determined that methyl status in an individual is a dominant factor in mental health, and not just histamine status as previously thought.
He states that important neurotransmitters are continuously produced in the brain from nutrient raw materials that may be in improper balance. Some of these neurotransmitters include serotonin and dopamine. The same neurotransmitters that conventional treatment tries to approach with modern medicine.
It is found that nutrient imbalances can alter gene expression of proteins. These proteins rule the neurotransmitter acitivity at synapses.
A side note is that any deficiency in a nutrient or antioxidant can break down the brain’s protection against toxins including toxic metals.
Neuroscientists have found that nutrients are needed for the synthesis of neurotransmitters, gene regulation and antioxidant protection. There are specific blood, saliva and urine tests that can identify deficiencies and imbalances in specific nutrients.
There are two common methylation status’s associated with poor mental health. These are undermethylation and overmethylation. Undermethylation and overmethylation deal with your individual methyl status.
Let’s take a look at these two methylation conditions to better understand mental health and consider your healing options.
Seek a nutritionist that is knowledgeable in methylation therapy. You may find a nutritionist at mytelemedicine.
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- Rabinowitz D, et al. (2016). Methylation-related genetic variants in psychiatric disorders: A review of the recent literature. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet, 171(2):137-59.