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Physical Signs and Symptoms of Methylation Problems


Methylation might sound like a complicated word, but it’s actually an easy and common process occurring in your body happening constantly. It involves adding a methyl group -- one carbon atom and three hydrogen atoms -- to a chemical compound, giving it the power it needs to be utilized by the body. It’s an essential process that our bodies can’t do without. To dig a little deeper into the topic, the methyl group is provided by a donor known as S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe). The donor will only do its job effectively if the body is producing methylfolate, which acts as a switch for the system that makes SAMe available.  Due to our busy lifestyles and poor eating habits, it’s quite common...
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Alcohol Use and Folate Deficiency: When and How to Make Changes


While alcohol use is certainly not a new phenomenon, in recent years, the alcohol lifestyle--bourbon goes with everything, “wine mom,” craft beer culture--may be an indicator that there are more individuals drinking more than they should when it comes to their overall health. On MedicineNet, Dr. William C. Shiel, Jr., defines alcohol abuse as “the use of alcoholic beverages to excess, either on individual occasions (binge drinking) or as a regular practice. For some individuals, children or pregnant women, for example, almost any amount of alcohol use may be legally considered 'alcohol abuse.' If you fall into any alcohol overuse category, or even if you don’t--because our bodies are unique and tolerate alcohol differently from person to person--your health is...
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3 Reasons “Eating Right” Doesn’t Always Cut It


If you pay much attention to medical news, or to general wellness/nutrition/exercise news, you’ve likely heard, at one point or another, that vitamin supplements aren’t necessary when you’re eating a balanced diet. There is some truth to that. Whole, natural, organic foods can pack in loads of health-optimizing vitamins and nutrients to keep you feeling, looking, and performing at peak conditions. The problems with the message “vitamin supplements are not necessary if you eat right” That little sneaky word “if.”  Consider these numbers from a May 2016 poll that NPR conducted with Truven Health Analytics, which surveyed a nationally representative sample of 3,000 U.S. adults. More than 80 percent of Americans fail to eat the recommended amounts of fruits and...
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What are the Causes, Symptoms and Signs of Cerebral Folate Deficiency?


Cerebral folate deficiency usually develops in the first year of a baby’s life. The causes of this serious medical condition are not yet determined, but it is very likely that the immune system is involved. We absorb folates through food but the problem occurs when the folates need to be transported from the blood into the brain. Choroid plexus, which is known to be an interface between the blood and brain, doesn’t transport the folates to the brain properly. Lower levels of folate lead to neurodegenerative symptoms. Some are very benign, like irritability, while others are very severe, like brain damage. The Causes When the body needs more folate and the intake of folate through food is inadequate, deficiency of...
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Folic Acid Deficiency – Causes and Prevention


Folic acid deficiency is a situation whereby the folic acid levels in the body become very low. Folic acid is a type of B vitamin that helps to repair the DNA of the body. (1)(2) Also, it helps in the production of red blood cells (RBCs). When the folic acid level in one’s diet is low, that person can end up with folic acid deficiency. To get enough folic acid for the optimal functioning of your body, certain foods that are good sources of folate are recommended. Such foods are dark green vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, grain products, and more. When folic acid levels in your body are low, it can result in a deficiency in just a few short...
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