Methylation is one of the body’s most important and most common chemical processes. Methylation processes occur in hundreds of essential chemical reactions in our bodies and play an important role in many critical processes. In this podcast, Dr. Paul Anderson explores how the understanding of methylation status beyond MTHFR gene variations can help to guide therapy and improve health.
MTHFR is an enzyme that adds a methyl group to folic acid to make it usable by the body. The MTHFR gene produces this enzyme that is necessary for properly using vitamin B9 and is also important for converting homocysteine into methionine, which the body needs for proper metabolism and muscle growth and which is needed for glutathione creation . The process of methylation also involves the enzyme from the MTHFR gene, so those with a mutation may have trouble effectively eliminating toxins from the body. In this podcast, Dr. Paul Anderson answers the questions: What is methylation, how does it relate to the MTHFR defect and how does this affect our health?
The winter months are a time to focus on the health of our kidneys. There are a number of delicious and healthy foods that you can prepare to maintain the health of your kidneys, maintain your energy and vitality, and keep your hormones in balance. In this podcast, Dr. Nina Walsh shares these nutritious and delicious recipes.
Researchers are finding new evidence that suggests genetics play a role in immune response, affecting our ability to fight off disease. There are also recently discovered mechanisms that regulate the expression of our genes and are influenced by environmental factors. In this podcast, Dr. Paul Anderson answers the questions: How do genes work and what can affect them after we are born? How do they “code” for immune function and what can you do about your genes?
As our understanding of genomics grows, we are beginning to see the role our genetic makeup plays in our general health. In this podcast, Dr. Paul Anderson answers the following questions: How does our emerging understanding of genetics and health affect our choices of treatment, diet and lifestyle? How can modern testing help guide prevention strategies?