It’s time that we, practitioners, re-consider the approach that ‘pushing’ methylation reactions with supplementation alters epigenetic methylation expression. In their new eBook, Fitzgerald and Hodges explain how to support epigenetic and metabolic methylation. Learn how to support methylation the RIGHT WAY with The Methylation Diet and Lifestyle — a smart, safe plan that includes diet, exercise, gut health, stress, resilience, sleep and ways to limit “methyl donor drain.
“Kara has written and produced the most comprehensive, organized, and yes, dare I say WISE, guide to methylation that I have seen. I am so impressed with this e-book. As I was reading it, I kept thinking, ‘Here we have, in Kara, one of the next leaders of Functional Medicine’. Read this ebook, study it, and apply it. Your patients and your practice will be changed for the better.”
Robert J. Hedaya, MD, DLFAPA | Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Hospital | Founder, the National Center for Whole Psychiatry | Faculty, The Institute for Functional Medicine
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The “dance of methylation” extends far beyond supplementing with B12 and methylated folate. Indeed, long term outcome studies using this approach are lacking, and research suggests caution is advised with regard to imbalanced hypermethylation. However, much can be done to safely support methylation balance.
Sparing “methyl donor drain” through appropriate lifestyle interventions, including reducing total body inflammation, augmenting the microbiome and promoting exercise, stress reduction and sufficient sleep, along with a careful dietary prescription that supports methyl donor reserve is a safe, nuanced approach which allows the complex, homeodynamic process of methylation to take place.
In The Methylation Diet and Lifestyle, you will find:
- 140 Pages with over 150 References
- An explanation of the functions of methylation in the body, as well as its biochemistry and nutrient requirements
- A description of the clinical problems surrounding methylation, including MTHFR and other gene SNPs and nutrient deficits
- A comprehensive discussion of the pros and cons of supplemental methylation nutrients (including folic acid vs 5mTHF), as well as a review of the literature that strongly suggests we should proceed with caution in pushing enzymatic reaction rates, to avoid hypermethylation states
- How to approach methylation assessment in a more comprehensive manner, including genetics, metabolic markers, nutrient status and more
- What foods provide safe forms of methylation-related nutrients, and dietary patterns that support healthy methylation
- How lifestyle factors such as stress and exercise, and other physiological conditions such as inflammation, oxidative stress, toxin exposure, microbiome imbalance and malabsorption can impact methylation status and what to advise
- Two 7-day menu plans (one gluten- and dairy-free, one Paleo) with over 40 recipes, and detailed nutrient analysis so you know how much of each methylation nutrient is provided
- Practitioner checklists for assessment and intervention options
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The central role that methylation plays demands more careful attention than simply reaching for supplements. That’s why I’m excited to incorporate the ideas from the new eBook for cliniciansThe Methylation Diet and Lifestyle into my own practice. In this book, Dr. Fitzgerald and Romilly Hodges explain how to use a broader and safer approach to healthy methylation expression, including diet, limiting methyl donor drain, stress response, exercise and gut health. It’s a must-read!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new ebook, Methylation Diet & Lifestyle! It’s brilliant! Kara and Romilly make a complex biochemical subject easy to understand. I love your explanation of methylation, the nuance and distinctions like considering the complex interplay among the SNPs, the needed nutrients, and the food recommendations! It’s a must read for practitioners and patients.” – Certified Nutrition Consultant and Author of Nourishing Hope for Autism.
These days, methylation is a ‘hot’ topic in functional medicine: everyone knows it’s important, but there is debate about which is the most effective clinical protocol is for the best outcome. What I like about the Methylation Diet and Lifestyle E-book is that it takes a whole-self, lifestyle-medicine approach to this complicated area of clinical medicine and makes it actionable for the millions of us with variability in our ability to detoxify through methylation. This 140-page report is grounded in practical steps to get those with methylation deficits on their way to feeling empowered and healthy.
Dr. Fitzgerald’s book is an extraordinary integration of a vast amount of diverse information that makes practical sense of the complex interplay between our genes, the folate/vitamin B12 cycle, homocysteine, and the clinical importance of methylation.
The Methylation Diet and Lifestyle Book contains “news to use” that makes the very complex human biochemistry story of methylation reader friendly. It is a wonderful introduction to how nutrition and lifestyle can influence the epigenetic regulation of gene expression.
Finally, an easy to read and understand explanation of methylation that is suited for both clinicians and the public. In Methylation Diet and Lifestyle, Dr Kara Fitzgerald demystifies the genetics and offers a rational approach that steers away from high dose supplementation as the answer, and instead focuses on using food as medicine. Thank you for bringing balance to this conversation!
It takes a special skill to be able to make the complex understandable and accessible without losing the original essence. Kara has that skill in abundance and her Methylation book is a latest shining example. She has a rare gift to impart the tenets of Functional Medicine and produce brilliant guides and case studies, and in this field I have been fortunate to learn more from her writings and lectures than from any other professional. I have been involved with nutrigenomics professionally for a number of years, and I can honestly recommend this book wholeheartedly no matter how experienced the reader. This is a book that works on many different levels and is representative of standards that all writers in the genre should aspire to.
A methylation masterpiece! This comprehensive, user-friendly guide covers the methylation landscape from nutritional biochemistry to application in practice. The methylation assessment checklist, whole foods menu rich in methylating nutrients and delicious recipes are essentials for your clinical toolkit. A ‘must-have’ educational resource that provides the ‘much needed’ clarity we’ve been searching for!
This book provides the tools you need to make an important contribution to your health, by understanding and applying the nutritional and lifestyle factors that impact the methylation process in every cell of your body.
I have known Kara Fitzgerald, ND for many years. She is generally the smartest person in the room. Dr Fitzgerald is a deep and inclusive thinker. With this eBook on methylation she is bringing a rational, no nonsense approach to a complex topic. Brushing aside the mostly nonsense on this topic from across the internet, Dr Fitzgerald gives clear and science-based advice for methylation abnormalities.
Kara has written and produced the most comprehensive, organized, and yes, dare I say WISE, guide to methylation that I have seen. I am so impressed with this e-book. As I was reading it, I kept thinking, ‘Here we have, in Kara, one of the next leaders of Functional Medicine’. Read this ebook, study it, and apply it. Your patients and your practice will be changed for the better.
Want to learn more? Get access to the training webinars given by Dr. Kara Fitzgerald and Romilly Hodges to the team at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine on the Methylation Diet and Lifestyle.
Dr. Fitzgerald is a Certified Functional Medicine Clinician, with a focus on chronic disease. She is well-known for her background in laboratory science and her role on the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine. She treats a wide variety of conditions, including, but not limited to those listed below.
Romilly Hodges, MS CNS, holds a Master’s Degree in Functional Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, CT, and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS). She is passionate about the power of food to nourish and heal the body.