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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Treating Lupus, Autoimmune Disorders, Depression,Anxiety and Psychological Disorders

Article By: Trae Dawn

Many of you may know me as a photographer and writer, but read on to learn more :

Background: For many years I have suffered different ailments that seemed to have no cure. The symptoms would wax and wane, and sometimes they were debilitating. At some point during this time, when some of these ailments were at an all-time high, I decided to go to the doctor to see if they could help me with a resolution. (I have had some bad experiences with doctors over the years so my faith was limited.)

I explained to the doctors ( more than 1), that these problems were there constantly, but sometimes I would have extreme "problems" that I would call episodes. To make a long story short the doctor I saw had no clue.  I'm not the type to go to another doctor, so I ended that there that day!

So, with all of my ailments; including unresolved kidney issues, I decided to look for a cure for this mystery illness (turned out to be Lupus), on my own. Through hours and hours ( thousands and thousands) of research and returning to school to further my knowledge; I came to my own conclusions on how to treat myself and many others. I studied genetics, epigenetics, psychology, and nutrition; I continue to this day. And disclaimer- I am not a doctor- YET! ( You know what they say, once you hit 10,000 hours of research, you may just be an expert- So, I'm definitely getting close! )
But, Through this, I came to an overwhelming consensus for not only my issue, but other issues that plague many others. I even tested out my ideas on many that have autoimmune disorders and other ailments and with their hard work and my advice, it paid off!  Continue on to read what I found out-

( This is one of the vitamins I use- and highly recommend)

I decided to work on methylation to help myself and others and it has really paid off!

Methylation is a complex subject, but  I will try to keep it simple for this article.

 Now, most of you may not know about DNA methylation or what it actually means to you and your physical and mental ( oh yes! mental) health! But, it is an extremely important process in the body.

Methylation is extremely important to gut health, brain health and turning genes on and off.

According to Wikipedia, "DNA methylation is a process by which methyl groups are added to the DNA molecule. Methylation can change the activity of a DNA segment without changing the sequence. When located in a gene promoter, DNA methylation typically acts to repress gene transcription".

To make it more clear, Methylation is an epigenetic mechanism that can turn genes off and on. With proper methylation, the proper genes can be turned on and improper off. 

It is a metabolic process that happens in every organ and cell in your body. It takes place about a billion or so times per second in your body. WOW!!

It is, also, important in making many things in your body and contributes to the production of others.  Methylation even influences the production of ATP; just to name another important job. 

It helps in the production in neurotransmitters, detoxification(glutathione), and molecules that rid your body of oxidative stress. If you are not sure what these terms mean check out my other articles. But these processes help with energy in the body, help you feel happy/mood,  and just so many important things.

Lack of proper methylation is seen in autism, depression, autoimmune disorders( diabetes, lupus, Graves disease, thyroid disorders,etc)  cognitive issues and psychological disorders, just to give you a basic idea.

More on what is does and why it is so important!

A big one:: Methylation also helps break down histamine in your stomach!! This is so important; especially because many people have a problem with histamine anyway and don't realize that! (Histamine Intolerance or Mast Cell). Many times the main cause of histamine intolerance is improper methylation. What is histamine intolerance? 
Many people who react to foods, environment, have allergies, sinus, stomach issues ( GERD, IBS), and more- are having histamine issues. Check out my article for more on that: https://www.thedaily-life.com/2018/07/can-histamine-intolerance-be-causing.html

Gene Expression - Turn on and Off
Methyl group binds to gene and changes the way the gene is expressed= DNA Methylation.

For many years science/people have thought that the genes you inherited from your parents were completely permanent; that it doesn't change. Over the decades, we have learned there is so much more to your DNA, than just the basic encoding you are born with and that it can change. There are environmental factors; your diet, toxins, etc that contribute.
This can lead to changes that you are not born with or change things you were born with. 

Epigenetics has really come far in the past several decades and so much has been learned that changes the way most people understand DNA and can help us with our health.


 This means that with proper methylation you can rid yourself, or at least make it remissive, of ailments and some diseases. I have tested this "hypothesis" on several people, including myself, and it does work. By making proper methylation important in your life, you too can live happier and healthier. Now, you are wondering how do you do this. It's not magic and it's not as hard as you think.

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Thanks for reading! Please leave a comment if you have any specific questions.

**** Also, please do not start just taking vitamins and minerals because google says so! *** You are risking making a problem worse. Consult your doctor, nutritionist or someone who knows about methylation.-- I will have a follow-up blog with suggestions and possible protocols to help. **

Until Next Time,

Here are some of my favorite vitamins that have helped me! 


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