This story is dedicated to young adults who want to prevent disease.
But what is disease? The answer is in the word itself: dis-EASE. It means not feeling your best. It means to not be at “ease”.
You are reading this because you are health conscious and proactive. You believe in avoiding health concerns before they happen. You are, in essence, smart.
But, you are also thoughtful and don’t want to waste your efforts on solutions to prevention that are unsupported by good science.
What if I were to tell you that every cancer has as part of its genesis problems related to a crucial part of your biochemistry?
What if I told you that this part of your biochemistry could be analyzed through genetic testing and biochemistry testing?
What if I told you that this part of your biochemistry could lead to illnesses such as autism if the mother has problems with this piece of biochemistry?
You might say, how could I not know about this? Why didn’t my doctor tell me about this? What is this biochemistry?
I”m glad you asked. This biochemistry of which we speak is called methylation. It’s also called one-carbon metabolism. It has to do with the attachment of a single carbon atom (or a methyl group) to molecules in your body. And, that includes attaching methyl groups to your genes to determine if that gene will be turned on or off.
Methylation! There are 70,000 articles on methylation and disease. One of the most crucial strategies for prevention is to see if you are at risk of or have methylation biochemistry disturbances using a cheek swab test. If you do, we can treat the problems we identify and put on on a path of a lifetime of wellness.
Moving on there is more you can do, and that has to do with inflammation, especially inflammation from food. With a simple finger prick test, we can see what foods cause inflammation in your body. Inflammation, like methylation, is a driver of disease.
Moving on there is, even more, you can do to avoid disease and here we can choose foods to eat based on your genetics. Science has connected the dots between diet and genetics, and we can now generate a report to guide you in your food selection.
Another strategy to avoid disease is not to allow your body to be in a state of oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is well known to cause damage to the cells in your body, setting them up for disease. What is oxidative stress? Think of it like metal rusting away. Smoking causes a great deal of oxidative stress. Do not smoke.
If you are over the age of 40, there is another potent strategy to avoid disease, and that has to do with the changes that occur in hormones as you age. It is a fact that as we age our hormones decline or become out of balance. Restoring proper hormonal levels is not only safe; not restoring hormonal levels is unsafe and the benefits are enormous. They include all of the abilities we have when we are young such as energy, a healthy libido, sexual function, and healthy skin. Who wants to get old and put up with age-related diseases? Hormones are an integral part of prevention of disease. Beleive it. Pay no attention to those who question this wisdom.
So there you have it. The most healthy life is a life where mother did not have methylation pathway and took care of herself during your creation in the womb. This was a crucial time where your genes were turned on and off by way of methylation to create you. After birth, any methylation genetic errors could have been diagnosed and treated. Your nutrition would avoid inflammatory foods and foods problematic based on your genes. With healthy methylation, low levels of inflammation and low levels of oxidative stress your ability to perform in the classroom and the playing field will be at their best possible levels – giving you the advantage to succeed in life, feeling and looking your best. As you enter your 40’s, you do not allow the decline that happens in your hormones further allowing you to live life to its fullest.