Methylation Support For Lyme Disease
The process of methylation is responsible for numerous critical functions in our bodies including fighting infections, helping us detox environmental toxins, turning on or off certain genes, repairing DNA, and thinking. When this process isn’t working correctly, it can lead to a variety of illness, including persistent Lyme disease.
Other conditions linked to methylation abnormalities include fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, addictive behavior, insomnia, Autism, Down’s syndrome, diabetes, cancer, Bipolar or manic depression, allergies, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Autoimmune Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, dementia, Alzheimer’s, Schizophrenia, pulmonary embolism, chronic infections (like chronic Lyme disease), to name a few.
The Methyl Cycle, or methylation, is determined by your DNA, which we cannot change. However, if we know where the cycle is faulty, we can supplement or restrict certain nutrients to ‘correct’ for any abnormalities in the Methyl Cycle. Correcting methyl cycle abnormalities can greatly improve your health, especially when you are treating chronic Lyme disease. It is the Methyl Cycle abnormalities that predispose us to ill health.
Methyl Cycle abnormalities are not genetic mutations, and are not disease specific, but play a role in redisposing you to ill health. When and how these abnormalities express themselves depends on many factors, such as the amount of toxins you are exposed to or when you are exposed to them.
Our resistance or susceptibility to environmental toxins and microbes is partially controlled by our Methyl Cycle. This cycle is confusing at best, but the important thing is the fact that any abnormalities in this complicated cycle can affect your overall health and can be the reason why certain people suffer from chronic illness, such as chronic Lyme disease, and others don’t.