How Blood Sugar Influences Dopamine/Adrenalin Levels – COMT and MAO

How Blood Sugar Influences Dopamine/Adrenalin Levels – COMT and MAO

I meet patients every day who have a good diet, but they are not getting better.  Despite their healthy diet and avoidance of many foods, […]

MTHFR and Acid Reflux: the Cause and the Cure

MTHFR and Acid Reflux: the Cause and the Cure

Have you ever heard that we eat first with our eyes? Its true! The sight of food activates a series of neurological reflexes and pathways […]

Genotype – Haplotype – Phenotype

Genotype – Haplotype – Phenotype

In the world of methylation and genetic testing things can become complicated very quickly.  I speak to patients on a daily basis who are more […]

Research Articles on Methylation

Research Articles on Methylation

Good Morning, Today I am posting two published research articles about methylation that I have written in the last couple of years.  The first article […]

A Primer on Methylation

A Primer on Methylation

Ever heard of Methylation? Its okay if you never have…most doctors haven’t either! It is a big subject and connects the dots between your genes, […]

Physical Signs of Methylation Problems

Physical Signs of Methylation Problems

Have you ever wondered how to find out if someone has a methylation problem? Well you have probably heard to doing saliva or blood tests […]

Methylation. Whether you are a seasoned expert or learning about it for the first time, it is a biochemical process like no other. No other system in our body has the ability to impact so many others, to create or destroy health, to protect or injure our bodies. Learn More >>


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Hello! I want to personally thank you for taking time out of your busy day to visit my site BeyondMTHFR.com. And if you don’t mind, I would like to ask you a few questions: Why are you here reading and learning about methylation? Do you have a sick family member, a child or loved one? Or are you sick yourself, searching for answers to your problem that so far have been elusive? Are you a doctor or caregiver motivated to learn more? Well, you have come to the right place. Although we may not have met, we both have something in common; we both have a reason for learning more about methylation!

I started looking into methylation issues because I wanted to understand what makes people sick, what causes the body to stop functioning and decline in health. BeyondMTHFR™ is a project designed to help me answer that question. The reason we must look at genes has to do with the fact that our genetics influence every cell in our body. Not only are our genes powerful, but they are also malleable and programmable – they are never static! If you learn one thing at BeyondMTHFR™, you must realize that your genes are not your destiny, but they are your tendency. For when we optimize our genes, we optimize our lives!

Yours in Health,

Andrew L. Rostenberg, DC


Treating COMT and MAO: the Hormonal Cause of Stress and Anxiety

Introduction Optimizing methylation pathways means going further than just deciding how much B12 or folate a person needs. Seeking to optimize methylation pathways means you

Treating COMT and MAO: How COMT Influences the Brain

Everyone has felt the negative effects of stress in their lives, yet not everyone responds to stress in the same way.  While our life experience

Adrenal Fatigue: The 7 Signs of Adrenal Stress

Adrenal fatigue is the most over-looked and unrecognized health condition in our society. Join Dr. Rostenberg for this information-packed presentation on how to identify the

Hectic Hormones: How to Optimize Hormone Levels Naturally

Hormones are the most powerful molecules in our bodies.  They influence how we feel, how we think, how we digest, how we look and how

The Cholesterol Connection: Learn the Hidden Truth Behind this Amazing Molecule

Whether you have methylation problems or a chronic disease of some kind, making sure your cholesterol levels are optimized is key for the healing process. 

How Blood Sugar Influences Dopamine/Adrenalin Levels – COMT and MAO

I meet patients every day who have a good diet, but they are not getting better.  Despite their healthy diet and avoidance of many foods,

Optimizing Genes, Optimizing Lives – January 2015

There is a reason why people in this society are chronically ill and sick.  We all know that there is no shortage of drugs and

MTHFR and Acid Reflux: the Cause and the Cure

Have you ever heard that we eat first with our eyes? Its true! The sight of food activates a series of neurological reflexes and pathways

Fire in the Belly – The 7 Steps to Healthy Digestion

Digestive problems are among the most common health problems in our society.  Many people suffer daily from bloating, gas, pain, acid reflux, and abdominal discomfort. 

The Gut Origin of Methylation Problems

Have you ever considered that gut bacteria can influence your genes?  That thought might sound strange, but that is exactly what the latest research is

Years of Insomnia and Adrenal Fatigue Fixed By Healing the Gut

Samantha called my office for help because she has been dealing with symptoms of yeast and adrenal fatigue for 40 years. She is a grandmother

A Genetic Cause of Pain and Anxiety – COMT, MAO and MTHFR

Do you find yourself worrying excessively about the future,  about money or about fearful things in general?  Does a small amount of stress cause you

MTHFR and SIBO Part II – The Three Causes of SIBO

Have you ever heard that before you treat your methylation problem, that you must heal the gut first?  Well I am here to share with

MTHFR and SIBO – Part I

The health of the gut determines the health of the body.  This is a well-known fact.  There are roughly 100 trillion cells inside our bodies,

Genotype – Haplotype – Phenotype

In the world of methylation and genetic testing things can become complicated very quickly.  I speak to patients on a daily basis who are more

Pain from the Grain – Going Gluten Free

Check out this video produced by Dr. Rostenberg where he explains the complex issues of gluten sensitivity in easy-to-understand language.  Gluten is not a fad,

MTHFR and the Stress-Gut Connection – Part II

Stress in our lives creates stress in our guts.  That is a known and predictable fact of science. What is less clear, and what is

Are You Tired or Toxic? The 5 Steps to Natural Detoxification

Are you tired or toxic? That is a fair question since many symptoms of toxic overload are commonly mislabeled as digestive issues, insomnia, chronic fatigue

MTHFR and Homocysteine – Part III

Part III of the video series MTHFR and Homocysteine picks up where the parts I & parts II leave off.  In those previous videos, I’ve

MAO-A – Understanding the SNP

One of the best parts of researching methylation is meeting people who ask very good questions.  One very good question came up the other day

MTHFR and the Stress-Gut Connection – Part 1

This is a video series dedicated to answering two very important questions.  The first question is “How does our gut health influence the health of

Research Articles on Methylation

Good Morning, Today I am posting two published research articles about methylation that I have written in the last couple of years.  The first article

MTHFR and Homocysteine – Part II

In the first video the groundwork was laid in understanding where homocysteine comes from and how it impairs methylation, esp. in the brain. In Part

Adrenal Fatigue – How to Beat and Treat the Effects of Stress

This 2014 Memorial Day post is not exactly a methylation-based presentation, but still worth your thoughtful consideration.  Adrenal fatigue is a plague that impacts everyone

MTHFR and Homocysteine – Part I

If you are reading this blog its likely that you have heard of homocysteine and know that is related to the methylation cycle.  And maybe

Blood Sugar, Digestion and Methylation

Listen to what Dr. Rostenberg has to say about how blood sugar and digestion impact the methylation cycle.  If you ever suffer from anxiety, depression,

Estrogen, Choline and the Gallbladder

Ever wonder why so many people are getting their gallbladder surgically removed?  What is causing all these gallbladders to fail?  Listen to Dr. Rostenberg expose

How to Balance COMT and MAO in the Brain

In our last video Dr. Rostenberg laid out the fundamentals of how COMT and MAO polymorphisms affect our brain.  This video expands on these ideas

COMT and MAO in the Brain

Have you ever noticed that people with methylation issues are usually very smart? It has a lot to do with having difficulty breaking down neurotransmitters.

Methylation: Optimize Your Genes, Optimize Your Life

In this video Dr. Rostenberg explains some of the very important basics of methylation, epigenetics and the value of genetic testing.  Whether you are young

Estrogen, Methylation, and Choline Deficiency

Estrogen and Choline Deficiency Given the connection between low lipids and choline deficiency, it would be tempting to think that as long as someone has

Low Lipids, Low Cholesterol and Choline Deficiency

Low Lipids as a Common Cause of Choline Deficiency Choline is an amazing molecule and one that is very important for optimum health.  It has

A Primer on Methylation

Ever heard of Methylation? Its okay if you never have…most doctors haven’t either! It is a big subject and connects the dots between your genes,

Physical Signs of Methylation Problems

Have you ever wondered how to find out if someone has a methylation problem? Well you have probably heard to doing saliva or blood tests

Understanding Methylation: Genotypes vs. Phenotypes

Phenotypes vs. Genotypes In order to understand methylation problems, we need to clarify the differences between genotype and phenotype.  When we talk about genotype we