Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising
How To Improve Methylation
- The stress (fight-or-flight) response
- The production and recycling of glutathione — the body's master antioxidant
- The detoxification of hormones, chemicals and heavy metals
- The inflammation response
- Genetic expression and the repair of DNA
- Neurotransmitters and the balancing of brain chemistry
- Energy production
- The repair of cells damaged by free radicals
- The immune response, controlling T-cell production, fighting infections and viruses and regulating the immune response
Below are a few all-natural tips to improve your methylation pathways:
1. Eat healing greens.
Eating dark leafy green veggies daily provides you with natural folate (a methyl donor), necessary for proper methylation. Make sure to get a minimum of two cups of these healing foods daily.
2. Get B vitamins and folate.
B vitamins are methyl donors, especially folate, B6, B12 and riboflavin. Sources of B vitamins include fish, eggs, dark leafy greens, asparagus, almonds, sunflower seeds and walnuts.
3. Support methylation with supplements.
Make sure you get adequate amounts of magnesium and zinc, which support methylation.
4. Take probiotics.
Remember, the good bugs help produce and absorb B vitamins and folate.
5. Reduce stress, booze, smoking and toxins.
These toxic "splinters" burden your liver and use up methyl groups.