December 3, 2017
It is a mind-blowing fact that 40% of our DNA is considered “parasitic” DNA. This non-human DNA, which occupies 40% of our entire genetic code,
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 >>
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
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