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The Missing Piece to Your Dietary Healing Puzzle: The Methyl Group

The Missing Piece to Your Dietary Healing Puzzle: The Methyl Group

Methylation.  It is one of my very favorite topics to talk about!  You have probably heard of the MTHFR enzyme, or methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase.  Maybe you have even heard of CBS (cystathionine beta synthase) or some of the other enzymes in the Methylation Pathway that are less talked about but equally important.

Have you ever wondered why eggs, liver and leafy greens are cherished by those on a healing diet?  Phosphatidylserine, phosphatidylcholine, B12, folate – these are a few of the nutrients most integral to methylation and you will find them in these foods, which makes them integral to healing. Is it enough to just get these nutrients from food?  You tell me.  How long have you been doing this?  How damaged is your gut?  How well are you absorbing your food?  Are you getting better?

Dr. Nancy Mullan’s new e-book, available for free on her website is a great place to start. It is a little technical, but let’s face it, we are dealing with advanced medicine here.  If you believe in healing with food, but think you have to take your nutrition to another level, this book may be the answer to your prayers.

Learn about how you

  • need methyl groups to make DNA and RNA in order to turn over cells, from cells needed for your immune system to the cells that line your gastrointestinal tract.
  • need methyl groups to deactive histamine as I explained in Could Histamine Be Sabotaging Your Digestive Health?
  • need methyl groups to balance neurotransmitters such as dopamine and norepinephrine as well as serotonin and melatonin.
  • need methylation for healthy nerve cells.
  • need methylation for detoxification of heavy metals and other toxins.
and more!  

Methylation is the missing piece for many of you.  It was for us, and I feel blessed to have the privilege of witnessing my clients benefit from it on a daily basis.

So what are you waiting for?  Go download her book now!  Let me know what you think in the comments! 🙂




  1. Elisabeth says:

    Oh, thank you! I’ve actually been looking for more information on this topic. I’m downloading the book right now…

    I’m an RN, so I’m not worried about it being too technical, but you would be appalled by how little nutrition is actually addressed by most in mainstream medicine. (I’ve never been accused of being very “mainstream” by my colleagues, though… LOL)

    • Dawn Tasher says:

      Hi Elisabeth! You are very welcome! I hear you on the lack of importance placed on nutrition. It really is appalling. Thank you for having an open mind. We really need practitioners like you! I hope the e-book helps you and many others!

  2. Kristie says:

    I am reading it now! My dr. recently told me that my homocysteine was too low. She thought it might mean that I didn’t need to take methylated forms of the b vitamins. I have been taking b 12 shots and a b complex (also has b12). I would like to stop taking b12 shots for a little while and retest, because I am curious if that alone would make my homocysteine come into normal ranges. I was originally put on b vitamins by a different dr because of metametrix testing. I had high adipate, high histidine, and a bunch more, and can email them to you if you would be interested. I feel like this could be a piece of the puzzle, of how to help my body detox. On my last blood tests my liver enzyme was elevated again. Thank you for your insights!

    • Dawn Tasher says:

      Hi Kristie! Have you run your genetics through 23andme or Dr. Yasko’s panel? There are genes on there that could help explain your test results.

      • Kristie says:

        I haven’t had that testing done. I already take a quality b complex and mineral. I am working on detox. Do you know if testing would change anything that I am doing?

        • Dawn Tasher says:

          It sure could. Your B complex could have the wrong form of folate, or the wrong amount of folate or other B vitamins. Your form of detox may not be ideal. It is rather complex.

  3. dtbrents says:

    Good advice. I have had my egg for the day. Food is so important to us.

  4. SHERRI Dockstader says:

    Find it very interesting have a mild case of silent reflux (no heart burn) and watch what I eat carefully. Any suggestions.? Really enjoy articles on health.
    Miss all the family

  5. Gentle Joy says:

    This is good info…..also find that eggs for breakfast, or other good protein, leads to more energy during the day. Thanks for sharing…….
    Gentle Joy

    • Dawn Tasher says:

      Protein in the morning gives me energy throughout the day as well! For my daughter, it keeps her moods very even. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Kristin says:

    Great info! Thanks for sharing!

  7. culturedsf says:

    I am fascinated by methylation. Unfortunately I ordered my 23&me test right when the FDA was giving them such a hard time and I didn’t end up getting my results. However, I eat and supplement as though I may have a methylation defect to see if I heal. I’m also wondering a lot about histamines because I am having more and more histamine reactions. Hives, watery eyes and other allergy symptoms the day after drinking wine. I would dearly love to heal from or at least stop the progression of my slight histamine intolerance. Do you still recommend getting DNA testing from 23&me even though they no longer give you any analysis of the data? Once I get the raw data from 23&me how does one get it analyzed? Thanks for any help or direction you can give me.

  8. Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

    Hope your week is great!

  9. Hi Dawn,
    Knowledge is power so it’s so wonderful to read your informative article about the importance of the methyl group to our health.
    Thank you so much for sharing this valuable post on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

  10. We tested for Pyroluria (urine test) and mthfr was our next step! This is fascinating stuff!

  11. Good to have you back. I have missed your contributions at Healing With Food Friday.

  12. Very informative…thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

  13. Thank you so much I didn’t know Dr. Mullan had a book, downloading now! Thanks for Linking Up at Wellness Wednesdays!

    • Dawn Tasher says:

      You are so welcome! I hope you enjoy it and learn something new! 🙂 Dr. Mullan and Dr. Amy are coming out with a new book any day now…and it is going to be AWESOME!!!

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