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Methyl magic : maximum health through methylation
Cooney, Craig.
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Kansas City : Andrews McMeel Pub., [1999]

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xviii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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QP624 .C66 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Methyl Magic presents a set of simple, understandable, and ready-to-use guidelines -- that can be used by both_ men and women of all ages -- to regulate their methyl metabolism. Methylation takes place in our bodies more than a million times a second as one molecule passes a methyl group (a carbon atom linked to three hydrogen atoms) to another. Methylation is like a control dial, the setting can either make you sick in a variety of ways, or keep you in great condition for the rest of your life. A detailed, easy-to-follow set of dietary, dietary supplement, and exercise strategies will allow the reader to tap and regulate their own methyl power. Deep inside the body a more profound and longer lasting magic will be working to keep the body healthy, optimistic and energized for the rest of your life.The Methyl Magic program consists of a diet designed to maximize methyl metabolism. The key to the program is a short, but absolutely critical list of prescriptions for dietary supplements that are known to boost methylation. A scheme of moderate exercises shows the reader the positive feedback between physical activity and methylation. A special section for women explains how methylation can help ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby, how to use it to soften the effects of PMS, problem periods and even menopause.The second half of the book details the many rewards of healthy methylation such as the prevention of heart disease, strokes, arthritis, depression, osteoporosis, and dozens of other diseases -- even chronic fatigue syndrome. Finally it includes a layout for the intriguing possibility that methylation may well slow aging and increase longevity. Unlocking the methylation puzzlecan help improve your physical, mental and emotional health and well-being.

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Biochemist Cooney sees the chemical process of methylation as the "central control dial" of life, and a simple test can determine whether one needs to improve it. Unfortunately, many physicians are unaware of the importance of methylation, so they need convincing about what a vital role it plays and why their patients need to have the test done. Proper foods (potatoes are out) and vitamin supplements encourage proper methylation, and with proper methylation, one can avoid heart disease, birth defects, autoimmune diseases, allergies--even depression, Alzheimer's, and schizophrenia. Memory can be improved, and aging and the signs of aging staved off. Cooney and his writing collaborator give the brand names of helpful vitamins and where they can be obtained. The first appendix discusses good, medium, and bad foods for assisting methylation, citing brands; the second contains "Methyl Magic Recipes"; and the third lists sources for more information. Methylation seems an up-and-comer in health and nutrition. Libraries, be prepared. --William Beatty