Improve Your Body's Ability To Detoxify, Especially If You Are MTHFR Positive.
Karen Fitzpatrick-Dame, ChhC, AADP
Epinutrients are these incredible compounds that have the remarkable ability to regulate gene expression.
It is this ability, that drives all the extraordinary downstream beneficial effects of whole natural foods, including their anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and bio age reversing properties.
There are many, epinutrients, these are just some of the key players, especially for those with MTHFR and have difficulty detoxifying:
✅ Folate is one of the most important epinutrients involved in genetic expression, making it essential for DNA synthesis and repair. Food sources: green leafy vegetables, asparagus, mushrooms, eggs, poultry, sunflower seeds, rosemary, sage, cilantro, and more.
✅ Vitamin B12 is a key player in folate metabolism and the methylation cycle; it’s also essential for mitochondrial energy production and neuronal cell membranes (known as myelin sheaths), among many other roles. Food sources: seaweed, shiitake mushrooms, liver, fish, beef, eggs, poultry, nutritional yeast, and more.
✅ Betaine is used in the methylation cycle to convert homocysteine back to methionine by donating a methyl group, and can also be converted into folate. Food sources: beets which are the #1 source for betaine, spinach, egg yolk, liver, sunflower seeds, and more.
✅ Choline is involved in the synthesis of neurotransmitters and healthy lipid membranes and is essential for cognitive development and brain function; it is also a precursor to betaine. Food sources: cauliflower, seaweed, shiitake & maitake mushrooms, egg yolk, liver, flaxseeds, fish, and more.
✅ Vitamin D is an important regulator of the expression of hundreds of genes, making it essential for overall health and optimal aging. Food sources: salmon, sardines, liver, egg yolk, turkey, chicken, and sun-exposed mushrooms.
Methyl-Donor Food and Methyl-Adaptogen Food Contain Many Of These Foods and Nutrients. They are a quick and easy way to get the nutrients you need to influence gene expression and improve MTHFR and your body's ability to detoxify properly.