Ethyl to Methyl, Come In Methyl

Remember those Lucy episodes- Loved Ethyl

Now to more serious business- the business of Methylation- those  little carbon and three hydrogen groups that are responsible for

New cell synthesis and repair of all cells and tissues which require DNA to build themselves,for example, bone marrow, red cells, white cells, and platelets and nerve tissues.

With problems in folic acid metabolism and methylation it is harder to overcome damage from stress on tissue because you may not produce the amount of DNA you need to do the repair.

This methylation issue is also related to heart disease and energy production as seen in chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.

Methylation is also associated with mood problems due to poor dopamine production- as seen in attention problems and other mood issues.

The methylation cycle can be investigated by a physician once certain DNA tests are ordered and it may help solve or treat autoimmune conditions, allergic reactions, environmental toxin and even aging.

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Brocolli- the dinosaur tree- Lowers blood pressure, helps arthritis

You can make food more appealing to children by calling broccoli the dinosaur tree and by calling cauliflower the snow tree.

It sometimes takes multiple tries and different presentations of foods to make it appealing to children and adults alike.

Some children will like the idea of eating dinosaur trees or snow trees, it can be steamed, or stir fried to give it different tastes and textures.

Broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower are all parts of the cruciferous family of vegetables that contain a high amount of sulfur. The sulfur in broccoli and cruciferous veggies help prevent inflammation of the joint cartilage in those with arthritis

Sulforaphane ( a sulfur derivative) kills cancer cells early in their development

Sulforaphane also helps to lower blood pressure and reduce the stress to the body that is associated with aging

Sulforaphane is also protective against some of the damage that is done to the blood vessels in patients with Diabetes.

A high fiber food such as those in the cruciferous veggies can also play a role in improving the constipation in those with Irritable Bowel.
The fiber can also play a role in improving high blood sugar levels in those with diabetes.
Eating half of your plate as fresh vegetables can also be a part of healthy weight loss plan, providing you with a nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins and minerals with minimal amount of processing.