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Understanding the Importance of Methylation

Methylation can injure and/or completely destroy our health and it also can protect us. So it’s proper function is essential and foundational to good health. This is achieved by optimizing genes through methylation pathway. If one pathway is hindered, such as in the case of MTHFR mutations, other pathways, which are reliant on it, will also be hindered.

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The Mold-Histamine Link

24% of the population is genetically susceptible to getting very sick from biotoxins. This can be determined by a very simple HLA-DR blood test. Dr. Shoemaker, leading expert in CIRS, explains that for these genetically susceptible individuals, biotoxins can’t be “tagged” by the body, and so the body then responds the only way it can: with fierce inflammation.

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Avoiding Chemicals in food on a budget

It’s no secret that our food contains pesticides that are really bad for our body. And it’s also no secret that many patients and families are flat out broke from trying to take care of medical expenses.

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