Methylation Cycle Connections to Vitiligo

The number of correlations linking methylation cycle SNPS (single
nucleotide polymorphisms) to various disease is growing.  In this case, researching in Italy found
three gene SNPS in higher frequencies for patients with vitiligo.  This autoimmune attack on one’s skin melanin
cells leaves behind an absence of pigment in coalescing patches.  Stopping its progression across the patient’s
body and reversing the past depigmentation stands as a challenge to
conventional medicine and functional medicine. 

Testing Methylation to Diagnose Autism

I know I will hear from a number of my patient’s parents when this leaks out.  I suspect that many will begin with “I knew it all along”.  In this article, researchers describe their process for using 24 different metabolite markers in an algorithm to separate autism from non-autistic children.  These markers primarily focus on methylation and transulfuration. 

Concussions are more than just a bruised brain…

Functional MD’s like myself often find ourselves in the realm of medical concepts like methylomics, transcriptomics, and genomes when we are researching ways to alleviate our patient’s suffering.  In searching for personalized therapy modalities for my patients, I find myself reading the latest research on a variety of issues. One research topic of late has received much attention in part due to the number of sports stars dealing with neurodegenerative symptoms after head injuries.