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How can I stimulate my vagus nerve

  2 years, 6 months ago

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Introduction to The Vagus Nerve

In people with fatigue, food sensitivities, anxiety and gut problems, brain fog and depersonalization, the vagus nerve is almost always at play. These people have lower vagal tone, which means a lower ability of the vagus nerve to activate.

The only question is what aspect of the vagus nerve is malfunctioning and how much the vagus nerve is a problem vs. other aspects of your biology.

The vagus nerve is part of the parasympathetic nervous system, referred to as the rest and digest system. It’s not the only nerve ... ..more

You have been diagnosed with a chronic health condition. Your genetic information will help you determine which genes or biochemical pathways were altered to result in that health condition. Getting to the root cause, will help facilitate recovery by tailoring any treatment plans and lifestyle changes your Doctor recommends specifically to your body.

Several members of your family live with one or several chronic health issues. Genetic information will help your family uncover the inherited Gene sequence patterns that contribute to the chronic illnesses plaguing them.

You plan to have a baby: Research is implicating certain genetic mutations in a ... ..more

When a genetic disorder is diagnosed in a family, family members often want to know the likelihood that they or their children will develop the condition. This can be difficult to predict in some cases because many factors influence a person’s chances of developing a genetic condition. One important factor is how the condition is inherited. For example:

Autosomal dominant inheritance: A person affected by an autosomal dominant disorder has a 50 percent chance of passing the mutated gene to each child. The chance that a child will not inherit the mutated gene is also 50 percent (illustration).

Autosomal ... ..more

The MTHFR gene provides instructions for making an enzyme called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. This enzyme plays a role in processing amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase is important for a chemical reaction involving forms of the B-vitamin folate (also called folic acid or vitamin B9). Specifically, this enzyme converts 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate to 5-methyltetrahydrofolate. This reaction is required for the multistep process that converts the amino acid homocysteine to another amino acid, methionine. The body uses methionine to make proteins and other important compounds.
How are changes in the MTHFR gene related to health conditions?
homocystinuria - caused by mutations ... ..more

8 Factors that Affect Your Methylation Process

--Genetics – Like an estimated 20 percent of us, you could be genetically predisposed to high homocysteine

--Poor diet – The word “folate” comes from “foliage.” You need to eat plenty of leafy greens, beans, fruit, and whole grains to get adequate levels of vitamins B6 and B12, betaine, and folate. Egg yolks, meat, liver, and oily fish are the main dietary sources of vitamin B12 — so long-term vegan diets can be a problem. Plus, certain compounds can raise levels of homocysteine and deplete the B vitamins. These include excess animal protein, sugar, saturated fat ... ..more

Annonymous

Why do I need to run a genetics test?

  3 years, 11 months ago

1) You have been diagnosed with a chronic health condition.
Your genetic information will help you determine which genes or biochemical pathways altered to result in that health condition. Getting to the root cause, will help facilitate recovery by tailoring any treatment plans and lifestyle changes your Doctor recommends specifically to your body.

2) Several members of your family live with one or several chronic health issues.
Genetic information will help your family uncover the inherited Gene sequence patterns that contribute to the chronic illnesses plaguing them.

3) You plan to have a baby.
Research is implicating certain genetic mutations ... ..more



1) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...

2) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...

3) Beard, C. Mary, Laurel A. Panser, and Slavica K. Katusic. (2011). “Is Excess Folic Acid Supplementation a Risk Factor for Autism?” Medical Hypotheses77(1): 15–17.http://www.sciencedirect.com/.../pii/S0306987711001150(February 9, 2014).

4) DeSoto, M. C., & Hitlan, R. T. (2012). Synthetic folic acid supplementation during pregnancy may increase the risk of developing autism. Journal of Pediatric Biochemistry, 2(4), 251–261. doi:10.3233/JPB-120066

#Homozygous #MTHFR #Heterozygous #health #Livewello #23andMe #SNPs #Genes #Methylation #Autism ..more

Leaky Gut Syndrome affects millions of people worldwide. While some people show antibodies in their blood indicating an immune system response to the presence of various foods, others merely show signs and symptoms of sensitivity and intolerance. Both of these conditions, and many more, are indicators of leaky gut syndrome.

WHAT IS LEAKY GUT?
Leaky gut syndrome is an un-fancy name given to increased or excessive intestinal permeability. Essentially, the walls of our digestive tracts are compromised - more porous than is healthy and normal, and as a result, particles of food, toxins, bacteria and viruses all “leak” into the bloodstream ... ..more

MTHFR C677T Mutation: Basic Protocol by Dr Lynch on February 24, 2012 in C677T MTHFR Mutations
Have one or two copies of the MTHFR C677T mutation? Don’t know what to do?

After working with 100′s of individuals with this defect, I’ve developed a protocol which may help a significant number of people.
I want to make it absolutely clear that while the MTHFR C677T mutation may be common across a number of individuals, the outcome of supplementing with various nutrients can vary tremendously due to other genetic defects, dietary and lifestyle choices and environmental exposures.

Some of ... ..more

Research Articles:
1) Beard, C. Mary, Laurel A. Panser, and Slavica K. Katusic. (2011). “Is Excess Folic Acid Supplementation a Risk Factor for Autism?” Medical Hypotheses77(1): 15–17.http://www.sciencedirect.com/.../pii/S0306987711001150(February 9, 2014).

2) DeSoto, M. C., & Hitlan, R. T. (2012). Synthetic folic acid supplementation during pregnancy may increase the risk of developing autism. Journal of Pediatric Biochemistry, 2(4), 251–261. doi:10.3233/JPB-120066

#Homozygous #MTHFR #Heterozygous #health #Livewello #23andMe #SNPs #Genes #Methylation #Autism ..more

1. BEFORE reading the articles to help prevent miscarriages below PLEASE Keep this in Mind:
Whenever reading articles about folic acid supplementation.. the MOST important thing is to ingest the RIGHT FORM which is FOLATE:
AKA. ... L-Methyl Folate [5-MTHF].------NOT SYNTHETIC = folic acid.
Some of the names for the GOOD L-methyl folate include:
1. 5-L Methyltetrahydrofolate
2. L-methylfolate
3. 5-MTHFR
4. N5-methyl FH4 ----------All of the four terms mean exactly the same thing.

Here's the LINK discussing the RISK of CANCER when taking excess FOLIC Acid.---and why it's so important to get FOLATE instead. http://chriskresser.com ... ..more

Yes: A world-leading neurologist has found autism can be prevented if parents make a series of lifestyle changes.

Paediatric neurologist and Harvard University assistant professor Dr Martha Herbert has been studying the disorder for 16 years.

#Autism study gives hope for #cure : http://au.news.yahoo.com/th...

Autism 'patchwork' could begin during #pregnancy : http://au.news.yahoo.com/th...

She believes it all starts with the mother’s health before pregnancy.
“There are #genetic contributors, but it looks like environment is playing a big role,” she told 7News.

“Watch out for household products with #toxins … you’re just going ... ..more

MTHFR C677T Mutation: Basic Protocol by Dr Lynch on February 24, 2012 in C677T MTHFR Mutations
Have one or two copies of the MTHFR C677T mutation? Don’t know what to do?

After working with 100′s of individuals with this defect, I’ve developed a protocol which may help a significant number of people.
I want to make it absolutely clear that while the MTHFR C677T mutation may be common across a number of individuals, the outcome of supplementing with various nutrients can vary tremendously due to other genetic defects, dietary and lifestyle choices and environmental exposures.

Some of ... ..more