Thursday, May 31, 2012

Getting the Most Out of Your 23andme Data (Part 2)


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Getting the Most Out of Your 23andme Data (Part 1)


Sunday, May 27, 2012

These Symptoms Are the Reason I Made This Blog

This video contains the very reasons why I started this blog back in 2007. Here I am in 2012 and still suffering from the same issues. Everything I've done in the past 5 years hasn't helped me much. haha!

Heat intolerance and rapid heart rate upon standing. This is my life in the summer.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Quercetin Decreases COMT Activity

I found this interesting tidbit of information on Dr. Ben Lynch's facebook page today.

 Quercetin is a potent inhibitor of COMT.                                
        Ouch for those with COMT mutations.
                                                                                - Dr Lynch

Huh, very very interesting. He references this study on Pubmed as his source of information.

If some of you may remember, I used to take quercetin during chelation rounds because of the hives and itchiness I used to get. It seemed to help keep me from getting hives, but as soon as I did, it was worthless.

I wonder if it was in fact doing more harm than good. You figure, while chelating, you probably don't want to slow down your methylation system any more...Nor do you want to be dumping more dopamine, NE and epinephrine into your already weakened body.

This is why I am very happy to have tested for these SNP's. It helps me to get a better understanding of what is good for my unique individual body. I still don't think it's the CAUSE of my problems, but it does help me understand why I react to the things I do and why I tend to be "different" than many people in the chronic illness community.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Determining Your Yasko Methylation Results from 23andme Data

I no longer subscribe to this stuff, so everything has been deleted from my blog. Take care. If you want to know what I am doing now, then please see this video.

Methylation SNP's and other 23andme Genetic Results

Since getting my results back from 23andme, I have been digging into my results looking for some clues or some ideas or things to look out for. One of the things that interested me were Dr. Yasko's methylation SNP's. Now that the cost of genetic testing is coming down each year, its popularity is increasing in the chronic illness communities.

Do the answers to our chronic health problems, lie within our genetics?