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Big thank you to those who came to our Vitamin Deficiency workshop! If you missed it, don’t worry- we're going to break down an essential but often overlooked aspect of vitamin deficiencies: Methylation.

You can also view the presentation from our Vitamin Deficiency Workshop here

This biochemical process, involving the addition of a methyl group, profoundly influences numerous bodily functions, impacting everything from DNA production to detoxification.


Understanding methylation and its effects on the body can empower you to make informed choices for your health and well-being. 

Make sure to check out our NEW Chiro Corner section after the article to get the latest tips, tricks, and news from Dr. Gina!

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The Importance of Methylation

Optimal methylation plays a critical role in regulating various biochemical reactions within the body. From cardiovascular health to neurological function, reproductive health, and detoxification, methylation impacts a wide range of systems. Here's a glimpse into some key areas affected by methylation: 

  • DNA Production: Methylation is essential for proper DNA synthesis and repair. 

  • Neurotransmitter Production: It influences the synthesis of neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. 

  • Histamine Production: Methylation helps regulate histamine levels, crucial for allergy responses. 

  • Estrogen Metabolism: Proper methylation is vital for maintaining hormone balance. 

  • Cellular Energy: Methylation contributes to the production of molecules essential for energy metabolism. 

Impact of Methylation Dysfunction 

When our body is struggling with the methylation process, it can lead to deficiencies in vital molecules, including glutathione, Coenzyme Q10, and melatonin. These deficiencies can have far-reaching consequences, affecting energy levels, antioxidant defenses, and overall health. 

Essential Nutrients for Methylation 

Fortunately, specific nutrients can support and enhance the methylation cycle, even in individuals with genetic mutations affecting methylation efficiency. These include: 

  • 5-MTHF (active folate) 

  • Methylcobalamin (active vitamin B12) 

  • Pyridoxal 5’-Phosphate (active vitamin B6) 

  • Riboflavin 5’-Phosphate (active vitamin B2) 

  • Magnesium 

  • Betaine (trimethylglycine) 

  • Vitamin D 

Improving Methylation Through Lifestyle and Diet 

In addition to supplementing with essential nutrients, certain lifestyle and dietary choices can optimize methylation: 

  • Whole Foods Diet: Emphasize foods rich in methylation-supportive nutrients, such as asparagus, avocado, and leafy greens. 

  • Regular Exercise: Engage in physical activity to support overall health and metabolic function. 

  • Moderate Alcohol Consumption: Limit alcohol intake, as excessive consumption can impair methylation. 

  • Tobacco Cessation: Quit smoking to reduce oxidative stress and support methylation. 

  • Moderate Caffeine Intake: Limit coffee consumption to avoid excessive stimulation of the nervous system. 

By incorporating these strategies into your daily routine, you can support optimal methylation and promote long-term health and vitality. 

If you feel that this could be the answer to any of your health concerns or struggles, schedule a nutrition consult with Dr. Gina at Health 1st

Chiropractic Corner

 At Health 1st, our goal is simple: we're here to help families thrive in both health and neuroadaptability. We know it's not just about what happens in our clinic – it's about everything else in your life too. 

Sure, our adjustments are great for boosting your body's ability to adapt to stress. But let's not forget about what's going on outside our doors. Your diet, for example, plays a huge role in how well your body copes with daily challenges.

Bucket Analogy Diagram

Think of it like a bucket. Every day, we fill it with stuff – like sitting too much, eating junk, dealing with work or family stress. Our nervous system must deal with that, constantly adapting and healing. 

So, while our adjustments help your body handle the load, it's just as important to try and lighten the load in the first place. That's where taking control of things like diet and lifestyle comes in. By tackling both sides of the equation, we're helping you build a healthier, happier life.

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