FUNCTIONAL HEALTH SOLUTIONS FOR THE QUALITY OF LIFE YOU DESERVE!
The greatest medicine of all is to teach people how not to need it.
Already have some blood work but you don't know what it means for your health?
Here’s what you need to know:
-Methylation has become a hot topic in the functional health world with both good and bad information being presented everywhere.
-Methylation is just one of limitless biochemical pathways that can be influenced by lifestyle and diet.
-Although methylation can’t be fully controlled, we do now have plenty of evidence on how to positively influence it.
-Genetic and lifestyle factors can inhibit your ability to methylate in the body.
-Being a key feature of many crucial biochemical processes, impaired methylation can severely impair health, fertility, detox, neurotransmitter balance, DNA repair and much more.
-We all have genetic variations, some significant, some not. Genetics may load the gun, but environment and lifestyle pull the trigger.
We all know the brain is the master control center of the human body, so it only makes sense that brain activity and chemistry is one of the most powerful factors on overall health. I think what fires me up so much about this topic is the fact that WE HAVE A LOT MORE CONTROL OVER IT THAN MOST REALIZE! Also, with psychiatric medications being dispensed like Halloween candy and a society that centers around stimulation and quick fixes…we’ve found ourselves in a mental health crisis.
Is ketosis the holy grail of health and fat loss? Or one more bandwagon to disappoint?
Let’s take a gander shall we?
Due to an overwhelming amount of information constantly available to us via the small computers in our pockets, it has become nearly impossible to determine what information could help us reach our health and fitness goals. Keto. Carb cycling. Flexible dieting (IIFYM). Nutrient timing. Paleo. Calorie counting. Intermittent fasting. Eat for your blood type. Eat for your body type. Where is a health enthusiast to begin?
In the fitness world everyone loves to throw around the words anabolic and catabolic. Anabolic meaning growth and catabolic meaning breakdown. “Looking pretty catabolic bro” has become a stinging insult in gyms somehow. Cute. What these gym junkies are really referring to is the idea of muscle anabolism versus catabolism, or growth versus breakdown. Now of course growth and breakdown can refer to any tissue type (skeletal muscle, adipose, nervous, connective). So in the context of the ever popularly sought after muscle growth versus fat loss formula, the “anabolic/catabolic teeter totter” must be considered.
Ya’ know when I was writing this article I almost titled it “Your Personality isn’t Unique”, but who would want to read that??? That’s just mean! I assure you your personality is very unique. You know, just like everyone else. Kidding aside, although it may be unique, it probably isn’t as random as previously thought. Now how your parents met might be completely random. Such as if your mother was from Brooklyn and found herself stranded in the wilderness of Alaska and just so happened to stumble across your father in the freezing air while he happened to be setting the world record for longest amount of time spent in subzero temperatures…..nude……
When I first started getting serious about building my own website, I obviously began brain storming different ideas for content, design, structure, etc. that would capture who I am and what the website would be all about. On the one hand you certainly want to develop material that will appeal to a wide variety of people. On the other hand you should still have a focused demographic that you’re trying to draw in and not get too generic in trying to please everyone. On the other, other hand that you’ve always wondered why you had until you started reading my articles on genetic mutations, you have to stay true to yourself. Otherwise what’s the point?! Hey, it’s alright, we’re all genetic mutants. Nothing to be ashamed of!
Have you ever wanted to get something done but didn’t have the mental energy or clarity to do so? Have you ever struggled with shutting down your mind at night in order to get a restful sleep? Have you ever found yourself reaching for your fourth cup of coffee at 3 pm to power through the rest of your work day? Or maybe find yourself laying around endlessly scrolling through Netflix because you don’t have the “get up and go” to do anything else?
If you are from this planet, you probably answered “HELLZ YEAH” to at least one of those.
Thanks to the good ol’ World Wide Web, we as a society have officially launched into a PermaCyberWar, or PCW if you will. Apparently these days you can get rich and famous doing just about anything whether it’s educational based or entertainment based (insert latest YouTube star). I’m sure it’s probably similar in other industries, but at least in the health and fitness industry it is all about “I’m right and you’re dumb unless you agree…..obvy”. You can’t particularly blame us of course. I mean our careers and financial stability depend on our abilities to be right(er) than the next person.
In the never ending pursuit of “mad gainz brah” bodybuilders and fitness freaks alike are searching for all the information they can find on how to improve performance and results. This has led to some awesome paradigm shifts and some downright stupid ideas (“it’s okay! This muffin fits my macros”). I’ll be the first to admit that early on in my bodybuilding days and fitness career, I definitely was more concerned about getting all my grams of protein than I was living as clean as possible. That being said, I think it’s time to close the gap between Naturopathic medicines and smashing that iron. Enter methylation.