115 Methylation And Molecular Details Matter – Walsh
Walsh, Measures, Nutrients & The Molecular Brain - 2
More than two-thirds [66%!] of persons diagnosed with a behavior or mental disorder exhibit a measurable methylation imbalance. A person’s methyl status is established during the first few months of in-utero development and this condition tends to persist throughout life.
~ William Walsh
Dr. Bill Walsh - Now, more than one year from our first CBJ Episode launch in April '16, it's actually ten months ago from our first Nutrient Power interview with Dr. Walsh. Our team thinks this foundational methylation interview bears repeating. Do forward it to your colleagues, the links here in these show notes offer additional resources that take the molecular mind discussion to even deeper, more interesting, more actionable destinations.
Why Send Out A Methylation Replay?
While we won't share replays often, this meeting with Dr. Bill Walsh sets a standard here at CBJ, a big record. Today, with thousands of downloads in 112 [updated] counties, Bill sets our record with this methylation interview for total Episode downloads - an important landmark regarding a significant shift in the public interest for the growing molecular wisdom with measured applications for improved mind science.
Details and data are in, guesswork is out.
Our Laboratory Measurement Partner - Direct Health Access
Global curiosity for understanding these essential measures of synaptic molecular physiology today set new maps to address the complexity of treatment failure on multiple levels. In addition, our new CBJ Sponsor/Partner, Direct Health Access Laboratory has served for years as our respected laboratory resource to measure that collection of metabolic variables for our direct clinical work. With an international focus and over three million testing reviews, they provide reliable data - almost anywhere. My articulate colleague in Nigeria will soon weigh in here at CBJ on the evolution of testing and mind-science there.
To change your mind, details matter. And thanks, DHA Lab for your support and partnership with our CBJ efforts for more informed care, globally.
Next steps require an informed team to successfully navigate this challenging Path.
Methylation Overview: Two-Thirds, 66%, Is A Remarkable Number
[caption id="attachment_2860" align="alignright" width="300"] Parker & Walsh at our first meeting: ACAM 2013[/caption]
Molecular measures change the rules of the diagnostic and treatment game. Why? Improved target recognition for contributory molecular mind variables offers increased precision and more predictable outcomes. It's a terrific honor for me, and for our serious team at CoreBrain Journal, to welcome Dr. Walsh for this second/replay in this special series of three one-hour CBJ indispensable interviews.
Why one hour?
Because Bill's message is important for many reasons:
Fresh, Relevant Data in a rapidly rising sea of excellent biomedical insights improves mind measurement and treatment initiatives for many who suffer from treatment failure.
Cost-Effective Measures now reveal molecular patterns of previously under-appreciated brain functions that look on the surface as untreatable - e.g. personality disorders, autism, mood disorders, schizophrenia, cognitive deterioration, "ADHD."
Cost Note:Brain SPECT scan results cost ~ 4000$ often not covered by insurances - helpful, but not as specific as is now possible with molecular testing. I'm experienced with using SPECT diagnostically for the last 14 years. It's helpful for overcoming denial, and macro brain imbalances from results based upon the rate of metabolism, not as targeted for specific, correctable, molecular imbalances.
Walsh Biomedical Testing with DHA Labs is often covered by insurance = out of pocket for testing in the range of 120$ and reading from $300-450 depending on time/number of tests.
Understandable insights that lead to specific biomedical resolution strategies. Read Dr. Walsh's book. His molecular view arrives in different language packaging, and yet is quite easily translated into informed, effective clinical care by many.
Beyond methylation is the importance of epigenetics [spp-timestamp time="6:08"]
*Methylation is the dominant factor in neurotransmitter activity [spp-timestamp time="7:15"]
Examples of treatment failure in the office relevant to methylation [spp-timestamp time="9:11"]
The controversy, popularity, and limitations of MTHFR genetic testing [spp-timestamp time="11:15"]
MTHFR details relevant to methylation [spp-timestamp time="11:42"]
*We can have up to 10 mutations [SNPs] with MTHFR itself [spp-timestamp time="14:00"]
Specifics on the limitations of genetic testing [spp-timestamp time="15:13"]
Presynaptic transporter proteins relevant to over and undermethylation [spp-timestamp time="16:11"]
*Nutrient therapy is different regarding those transporter proteins [spp-timestamp time="19:20"]
What's amazing is that some neurons fire several times a second [spp-timestamp time="24:04"]
The important clinical implications of overmethylation [spp-timestamp time="27:35"]
*The absolute relevance of understanding methylation balance [spp-timestamp time="31:18"]
Advantage of the SAMe/SAH Methylation Profile plasma test [spp-timestamp time="33:30"]
*The value of retesting [spp-timestamp time="40:51"]
Most CEOs and Doctors are undermethylated [spp-timestamp time="44:22"]
Walsh personal notes "It's not just mental" [spp-timestamp time="45:02"]
Genetics create methylation challenges from birth [spp-timestamp time="47:38"]
Correcting methylation imbalances over a lifetime [spp-timestamp time="48:17"]
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Further Methylation Notes From Dr. Walsh In This 'Transcript'
Our Perspective On Details and Change
...misunderstandings and neglect create more confusion in this world than trickery and malice. At any rate, the last two are certainly much less frequent.
~ Goethe - 1774
Don't assume bad intentions over neglect or misunderstanding.
~ Hanlon's Razor - 1990
N.B.: Dr. Walsh has conducted chemical analysis of more than 25 serial killers and mass murderers, including Charles Manson, Richard Speck, James Oliver Huberty, Patrick Sherrill and Arthur Shawcross. He has assisted medical examiners, coroners, Scotland Yard, and the FBI in these forensics studies. He has designed nutritional programs for Olympic athletes, NBA players, major league baseball players, a heavyweight boxing champion, PGA and LPGA golfers, and others.
Listen Up To This Interview: MTHFR Genetic Testing Controversy Clarified
In this CBJ/025 interview, Dr. Walsh very carefully breaks down clinical/treatment limitations associated with the impressive rise and considerable attention regarding the qualitative findings of MTHFR SNPs. The bottom line: if the results include MTHFR mutations one should not rush to judgment, to the result of using l-methylfolate to address SNP polymorphisms. L-methylfolate treatment can prove unpredictable without knowing the underlying overall quantitative methylation findings through either Whole Blood Histamine or SAMe/SAH ratio measures.
Why? Because it's methyl - folate that was added, not just folate. I've personally seen many patients who have become seriously over-methylated by missing the underlying overmethylation process and adding methylfolate without that awareness. Measured genetic changes don't always indicate undermethylation as many other factors are at play Whole blood histamine using the Walsh/Pfeiffer protocols as described herein is a more accurate, predictable measurement tool. Details matter.
Specific Folate Notes Relevant to Methylation
Folate lowers serotonin, therefore will likely add to depression and anxiety if the person suffers from undermethylation - in brief undermethylation is more common - Listen to his details for a complete explanation:
Undermethylators/high histamine/"histadelia" = with this presentation added folate creates/aggravates symptoms by dropping synaptic serotonin
Overmethylators or low folate/low histamine/"histapenia" = here folate helps reduce symptoms by reducing increased synaptic levels
Start With This Important Methylation Finding:
Methylation is a biochemical process of extraordinary importance in human functioning. It may be defined as the addition of a methyl group (CH3) to an atom or molecule. Methyl groups participate in dozens of chemical reactions in the body and brain that are essential to physical and mental health. In addition, methylation status is a major factor in a person’s personality and traits. For example, undermethylation is associated with perfectionism, strong will, high accomplishment, OCD tendencies, and seasonal allergies. Typical features of overmethylation include excellent socialization skills, many friendships, non-competitiveness, artistic or musical interests, chemical and food sensitivities, and a tendency for high anxiety. 
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