Category Archives for MTHFR

Neutralising a Methyl Reaction: Niacin Antidote Instructions

When supplementing with methylated supplements (e.g. methylfolate or methylcobalamin) there is potential to react to them. A reaction to methylated products can be for several reasons, the most common being: Further genetic mutations that impact the passage or metabolism of methyl products in the body, thereby leading to a ‘block’ and build up of methyls. […]

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How do you know if you have a methylation problem?

Methylation can be defined as a vital biochemical process which is required for the proper functioning of our body. It involves the addition of a methyl group to a molecule which acts as a biological switch for certain activities like energy production, detoxification, DNA repair, regulation of gene expression, detoxification and synthesis of several neurotransmitters. […]

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Homocysteine: What is it and how is it related to disease?

Homocysteine (Hcy) is a sulphur-containing amino acid, which is derived during methionine metabolism and this is  the only way it is produced in the body. An enzyme, S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM) synthetase, catalyses this process and is also a methyl donor for the synthesis of different compounds, such as proteins, nucleic acids and polyamines. Therefore it’s essential […]

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Key toxins that affect our biochemistry

Toxins are the poisonous substances which, when introduced into the body of any organism can cause adverse effects or disturbances in the body. Various toxins which are freely available in the environment are known to cause several toxic effects on our body. These are also known as xenobiotics. As stated by WHO (World Health Organisation), […]

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Fresh Ham with Red Pepper Glaze

Ingredients: Brine & Ham 5.67 litres / 6 quarts water 2 cups light brown sugar 1 cup salt 12 whole cloves 12 allspice berries 4 bay leaves 2 cups ice cubes 1 4.5 – 5.5 kg  / 10 – 12 lb shank-end fresh ham For Roasting 5 cloves garlic, chopped 3 Tbsp minced fresh thyme […]

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Roasted Turkey with Thyme Gravy

Ingredients: 1 fresh turkey (12 to 14 lbs.), neck reserved and giblets saved for another use 1/2 bunch fresh thyme 1 1/2 sticks (6 oz/170gms) unsalted butter, softened coarse salt and pepper 1 lemon, halved 2 inner ribs celery with leaves, halved 1 onion, halved 3 tablespoons flour Method: Let the turkey stand at room […]

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