Overmethylation, which refers to a higher-than-normal level of methylation in the body, has been associated with certain imbalances in brain chemistry that can cause the brain to panic, leading to a range of confusing symptoms. Methylation is involved in the regulation of neurotransmitters in the brain, and imbalances in methylation can lead to changes in neurotransmitter activity that can affect mood, behavior, and other brain functions. (Read more on methylation.)
By adopting a proper diet, taking supplements as needed, and engaging in the right activities, you can balance your methylation and reduce the following symptoms:
The severity of these symptoms depends on how much you are overmethylating, with the severity ranging from adaptive (0 to +1 on the methylation scale) to uncomfortable, disruptive, restrictive, paralyzing, and finally to clinical (around +8).
You can reduce these symptoms through dietary changes and lifestyle modifications, such as reducing and managing stress. It's important to note that sequencing your DNA is essential for determining which foods not only help you balance your methylation but are also safe for you to consume. If you have issues with histamine, for example, this list may not be suitable for you.
Foods that add histamine to the body, thereby lowering methylation
Foods that cause the body to release histamine, thereby lowering methylation.
Find out which foods lower your methylation, by hour, and for how long by getting your own methylation profile.
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Methylation balancing is unique to each person, but can be done through diet and lifestyle changes.