The Methylation Cycle & Your SNPs: A Note from Dr. Amy
The Methylation Cycle is a pathway that is directly related to a range of health conditions. This is a pathway that, in my 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. Thus, making overall observations about the pathway in addition to looking at specific SNPs can give a sense of some of the larger issues to consider in terms of the pathway as a whole.
I have always felt that it is important for anyone on the Autism spectrum to focus on The Methylation Cycle. 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.
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. 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.
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With Love & Hope for Better Health Always, Dr. Amy
*Methylation Cycle Article Links:This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.