Proof Human Beings Are Becoming Mutants
Over the course of human history, human beings have undergone physiological changes that have produced many new genetic expressions.
For instance the dark skin of blacks, and others, can be attributed to the increased production of melanin in people groups who live close to the equator.
Likewise it’s known that Nepalese sherpas have a greater lung capacity, as well as the increased ability to extract more oxygen out of the air than those who live at lower elevation.
And while these mutations generally serve a purpose (helping people adapt to their environment) there are some mutations that actually hurt your health.
One of those mutations is known as the MTHFR mutation.
MTHFR is a gene that regulates the methylation cycle.
The methylation cycle is in charge of many of the bodies fundamental processes.
For instance, vitamin B12 is ingested in the body and is then methylated into a final “end-form” that is used for energy, cognition, brain activity, and more.
When the MTHFR gene is mutated then the body is then unable to perform the process of converting vitamin b12 into its usable “end form.”
This can leads to some serious health deficiencies.
To get a basic explanation of the methylation cycle, Dr. Wiggy Saunders shows how the inability to methylate folic acid can have serious health consequences.
The MTHFR gene produces an enzyme which is known as MTHFR enzyme (what a coincidence).
Now this enzyme works with the folate class of vitamins. These are the same vitamins recommended for pregnant mothers as they’re incredibly necessary for the formation of children in the womb.
In a perfect world, MTHFR enzymes will works with folate and breaks down 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate to 5-methyltetrahydrofolate. When there’s a corruption in the MTHFR gene 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate does not get broken down.
This is a problem because your body needs for 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate to be broken down. That’s because 5-methyltetrahydrofolate is necessary to convert an amino acid called homocysteine into yet another essential amino acid called methionine.
Too much homocysteine in your body can cause some serious problems. In fact, it’s believed to be one of the biggest contributing factors to heart disease, as well as some other serious health conditions.
However, when homocysteine is broken down into methionine, the body is then free to make use of antioxidants, help to fashion amino acids into usable proteins, as well as working with the liver to process fats.
Ultimately methionine works to reduce inflammation, help relieve depression, and works to convert the hormone estradiol (E2), into estriol (E3).
Once in the liver, methionine undergoes another transformation and is turned into SAM-e (s-adenosylmethionine).
SAM-e being an end product of methionine is known to give the immune system a much needed boost, as well as being anti-inflammatory, and helps to break down serotonin, dopamine, and melatonin for higher brain function.
The way this gene mutation is passed on is through reproduction.
The parents pass down the mutation, and the child can inherit either a single copy, or double copies of two different MTHFR gene malfunctions.
Unfortunately there’s nothing that can be done to prevent passing down this relatively common genetic mutation.
MTHFR mutations can have some seriously negative health effects.
It can increase the risk of certain cancers (breast cancer and prostate cancer being the most common).
Likewise MTHFR mutations can lead to congenital defects, miscarriages, migraines, depression, irregularities of the heart, an increase in homocysteine (which can lead to cardiovascular disease) and more.
MTHFR mutations have even been known to produce Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Alzheimers, Parkinson’s and a variety of other disease affecting cognition.
The good news when it comes to MTHFR is you can supplement to reverse the ill effects of the genetic mutation.
What you read above covers just one of the aspects of MTHFR mutation.
Essentially what happens when the methylation cycle is what’s disrupted is many of the essential nutrients your body needs are never fully formed. Though your body received the right nutrients originally (a variety of common vitamins), it never got to break them down and turn them into their end forms.
Fortunately many of these end-form nutrients are available at health food stores and from integrative physicians.
With a simple DNA test, you can find out and if you suffer from an MTHFR mutation.
Keep in mind that even if you do manage to “fix” a MTHFR mutation, you can still harm your body based on the food you eat.
One common food has been proven to cause heart disease in many of those who eat it.