Methylation is a biochemical process that takes place in nearly all of your body’s functions. When a single carbon and three hydrogen atoms are together, that is called a methyl group. So, methylation is when a methyl group is added to another molecule.
Methyl groups are responsible for:
- Your body’s fight or flight response
- The inflammation response
- The repair of DNA
- Balancing the brain chemistry
- Producing energy
- Recycling Glutathione
- Fighting infections and other illnesses
- Managing Immune Response
- AND SO MUCH MORE!
Obviously, methylation is a crucial metabolic process that occurs in every organ and cell of your body. So, if the methylation cycle is interrupted, then all the processes listed above can be weakened and you can get sick.
While factors such as genetics, food, and environmental factors can affect the methylation process, chiropractic care has been shown to also affect methylation, in a good way! Studies have shown chiropractic treatment can alter genes and help get the methylation processes back working how they should be!
Methylation deals with the genetic component of your health. While the environment can affect your health, so can your genetics. In fact, methylation cycle mutations can lead to chronic health problems like thyroid issues, blood pressure issues and more!
Here at Healthy Back Chiropractic, in Albion, Nebraska, we can help you take the guesswork out of your health with our methylation services. We will get a thorough health history and create a program that is unique to you and your needs. This program will modify how your genes are expressed and even help reverse disease and help you get optimal health! Get started today by giving us a call at (402) 395-6957!