Methylation

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Methylation: an organic chemistry term that refers to the addition of a methyl group [CH3] to to a substrate [another chemical structure.]

Overview

METHYLATION: controls gene expression.  Methylation is the foundation of how epigenetics influences gene, expression.  Methylation is the addition or removal of a CH3 methyl [a CH3 molecule with one carbon and three hydrogen atoms.]  When a methyl is added or removed from a gene, gene expression, changes.

Methyls switch genes ON and OFF.  Methylation controls metabolism and how organs, tissues and cells respond to commands issued by DNA sequence.  Methylation is central to millions of reactions from enzyme synthesis and digestion, to tissue repair and ROS [reactive oxygen species] neutralization, every minute of every day.

Methylation is a CRITICAL aspect of genetic activity responsible for gene regulation and expression.

The body uses methyls for neutralization of free radicals and toxins, reduction of inflammation and formation of primary metabolites.

Methylation is critical for maintenance and regeneration.  Methylation can be used to dissolve brain tangles associated with dementia, avoid Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, help autism, skin disorders, bowels and anything else that may be haunting you.

Methylation is a form of alkylation where a methyl group replaces a hydrogen atom on reactive oxygen species [think, FREE RADICALS!]

Alkylation has nothing to do with alkalinity or pH, so do not confuse these different concepts.  Know that methylation is central to health, longevity and avoidance of the sick-care system.

See Icelandic Phenomenon for a useful discussion of how methylation affects genes and how the body functions.

Suggestions

  1. Change your lifestyle and your diet.
  2. Embrace Young Again Club Protocols.
  3. Ask for help and be open to new ideas.

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