Mar 15, 2015
I was in treatment for candida for over a year. Over a 3 - 6 month period during treatment I noticed that my nerve pain was getting increasingly more painful and more frequent. My husband was having problems with his asthma getting gradually worse. I happened to stumble upon an article "Methylation Problems Lead to 100s of Diseases" by Suzy Cohen.
We had our genes tested through 23 and me and then went through genetic genie to have our raw data deciphered. Genetic genie sent us a panel on our methylation profile as well as our detox profile. It helped us to understand a lot of what was going on for the past 10 yrs or so.
We both have many defects including a defect in our CBS enzyme and this prevents us from braking down sulfur. It also causes us to produce to much ammonia along with histamine. All of the sulfur based supplements we were taking were slowly destroying us. Sulfur is suppose to be good for you but not when you have these active mutations.
We went on a strict low sulfur low protein diet. We take molebdenum (which we were already taking not knowing this was helping quite a bit), yucca to lower ammonia, L-carnitine to help lower ammonia and help with ATP energy, CoQ10 helps with the energy starved mitochondria, D-Ribose 3 times a day for energy, Hydroxy B12 because this is the only b12 we can tolerate until the sulfur and ammonia levels come down (we are deficient in b12), PQQ to help regenerate cells also an antioxidant, Reversotrol - antioxidant, Pyridoxal 5' - phosphate B6, vit E, vit. D 5000, vit C, manganese, magnesium and potassium for electrolytes that are depleted, Creatine everyday, charcoal daily to help remove excess ammonia, bentonite clay and fiber to help remove ammonia and other toxins, Dandelion rt. in small amounts because it is a high in sulfur ( cannot take milk thistle because it is higher in sulfur than dandelion rt.) and histame or DOAsin to help lower histamine. We have other supplements but the ones I listed are the most important.
We have seen many benefits with the diet and supplements. It will take some time before we can actually start supplementing with methyl b12 and methyl folate. Once we are able to do this most of our health problems will go away. You can read more about these genetic conditions on DR Ben Lynchs Web site or go to Amy Yaskos web site on the methylation pathway.
I found out about this just when I was getting a little discouraged. Having the knowledge and treating these conditions has really improved my outlook on getting better . I hope everyone who has any kind of illness looks into this. We were very depleted in our nutrients. Treating this condition is going to turn it around for us as it can for many of you. Nerve pain, blood sugar instability, insomnia, fatigue, indigestion, migraine headaches, muscle sorendess, viruses, candida infection or other infections can all be signs of B vit. deficiency along with deficiency in other vitamins. Treatment of the methylation pathway is the future in medicine.