23 & Me: Genetic Map to a Healthier You: Dr. James M. Tighe, Director of Hilltop Healing in Sewell offers 23 & Me results explained in a simple fashion.
Apr 30, 2017 05:16PM
Methylation, a cellular biochemical process where the human body undergoes detoxification, and the MTHFR genetic variants, the most well-known of the methylation genes that human beings all possess, are a hot topic in genetics.
Upward of 50 percent of the U.S. population has a defective gene from one of their parents and 30 percent have defective genes from both of their parents. Inheriting one defective MTHFR gene impairs an individual’s ability to remove poisons from the body at a cellular level. Inheriting defective genes from both can cripple the detox process, making these individuals prone to chronic degenerative diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s.
While there is no cure for defective genes, physicians knowledgeable in biochemical methylation pathways can develop specific nutritional plans that allow the cells to release the accumulated poisons that are being held hostage, helping to reduce the risk of disease.
Dr. James M. Tighe, Director of Hilltop Healing in Sewell offers 23 & Me results explained in a simple fashion.
For more information, call Hilltop Healing at 856-468-3509 or visit HilltopHealing.com.