Listen to this video where I present my latest information to a sold out crowd in Portland, OR. Learn about the genetics involved with anger, anxiety, pain, and insomnia and how the gut microbes influence our genes and our behaviors. This presentation is the result of years of work and thousands of hours of study. You will see why I consider myself a true “world class nerd”.  I think you will agree this presentation is packed full of insights that will help you better understand your body and your genes.

The question has come up about when I will offer methylation-related seminars, lectures, and learning opportunities.  As you can see from my website and youtube channel, I take teaching very seriously.  It is the true meaning of the word doctor.  This video represents the first step in that process – reaching 50 doctors and clinicians in a packed house on a Tuesday night. I will be working on putting together longer learning opportunities for interested parties starting in mid-2016.  As we continue to build awareness about methylation, gut-health and chronic health problems, the ideas I’ve shared at BeyondMTHFR will become ever more in need.

As always I appreciate your feedback so please leave a comment, and sign up for my BeyondMTHFR newsletter!

Yours in Health,

Dr. Rostenberg

If you or someone you know is struggling with challenging methylation-related symptoms like anxiety, insomnia, depression, chronic pain, panic, worry, paranoia and more, please share this video with them! For help optimizing your genes, your gut and your methylation cycle, so you may experience more abundant health in your life, you may contact Dr. Rostenberg at 208-322-7755 or


  • January 1, 2016 Reply

    Taube Becker

    Is the transcript of the video available. ? I watched it last night and it was very good but very time consuming and there are parts I don’t want to watch again. I would like to share parts of the presentation. Many people don’t want to watch a video this long. It would be very helpful to have a transcript or slides with notes. Thank you !

    • January 4, 2016 Reply


      Hello Taube,

      Thank you for your comment. At this time we do not have a transcript or slide available to the general public. We put our videos up online to share the information and research free of charge. Just write down the time in the video you want to share and people can skip right to it. That is easy!

      Yours in Health,

      Dr. Rostenberg

  • August 17, 2016 Reply

    cathy Parrish

    Hi my twenty year old son has been told he is an overmethylator. He has had to have surgery when he was eighteen to fix his scholiosis which evidently from your video is an outward sign of a methylation problem. He is having problems with his heart feeling weird and uncomfortable. What protocol do you have for an overmethylator? And what helps with heart issues from a methylation problem?

    • August 28, 2016 Reply


      Hi Cathy,

      Thanks for your comment! Overmethylation vs undermethylation is a difficult subject to get our heads wrapped around. In many ways the terms are overly simplistic – we cannot reduce our biochemistry to just too little or too much methylation because of the complexity. But its a common question. Scoliosis is related to many things, methylation issues being one of them. I talk with patients probably every single week about their heart problems – arrhythmia, palpitations, chest pain, difficulty breathing, etc. Over 90% of the time these issues are not actually caused by the heart; instead these issues are caused by the stomach. Anatomically the stomach and heart are very close together, and many people suffer at all ages from a problem called silent GERD – acid reflux that causes unusual symptoms like heart pain, back pain, etc. So with the limited information I have on your son so far, I suggest you first rule out a stomach and upper gastrointestinal problem. These issues are extremely common and are capable of causing the symptom profile you mention. Overmethylation can be assisted by using niacinamide and other nutrients that help to balance out the methylation cycle. For more help contact my office 208-322-7755 or and we can get you set up with a personalized plan for your son. Hope that helps!

      In Health,

      Dr. Rostenberg

  • October 8, 2016 Reply


    Hi! My fiancé was diagnosed with a very mild case of epilepsy and when he was a baby he had to have surgery beacause his esouphagus didn’t close all the way. Are these signs of a methylation problem?

    • October 10, 2016 Reply


      Hi Amy,

      Thanks for your comment. Yes, epilepsy is related to elevated levels of homocysteine, a known marker for methylation imbalances. MTHFR and related issues makes us more likely to be inflamed, brain fogged, and toxic with chemicals. It means the body is slower at removing garbage and slower at repair. That being said, its important to realize your genes are not your destiny but they are your tendency, esp. when you are under stress. Realize that the genes have been with us for thousands of years, but the problems we see today have never been seen in such high amounts. Epilepsy is directly related to inflammation, and methylation imbalances makes it more likely we will be inflamed. Also, being born with malformed tissues like heart, spine, mouth, esophagus, etc. highlights the fact that during gestation inside of mom’s womb, the cells didn’t divided fast enough to reach maturity. Hope that helps!

      In Health,

      Dr. Rostenberg

  • April 2, 2017 Reply

    tahira sufi

    hello dr rostenberg i have a 12yr old son who suffers from seizures since he was one yr old. at 5 weeks he developed a bronchiolitis which was treated with very heavy antibiotics. his growth charts were falling in head circumference aswell as his weight very clearly from whemn he was 5 months old. he is comt ++ also mtrr++ . the practitioner has who is trying to help him is a functional medicine nutritionist and has recommended a high calorie milkshake to uincrease his weight which at 12 yr old is well below average. he has since 5 months of age as a baby also had very sever constipation.if we stop his supplements for constipatrion it comes back very quik. in trying to help his methylation the njutritionist has recommended ultravitamin a product of quiksilver which he responded to the very first low dose with a strong and long seizure. then we tried neuroimmune stabiliser a prodt of neurobiologix however this wa s transdermal and still caused the same reaction. i am a mum who ha s been on this journey for years. please if you have any suggestions or point me in right direction. i know u mentioned the gut bacteria pooping folates. he has clostridia too and even now his head circumference is small aswell as his weight.

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