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Methylation, MTHFR, and Histamine with Chris Masterjohn, PhD

Methylation is a process vital to both mental and physical health. It has many roles, but most powerfully affects phosphotidylcholine, which is needed for liver and gall bladder health; creatine, needed for strength and muscularity; for dopamine, important to movement and motivation; for histamine, important to anxiety, alertness, digestive health, and symptoms of allergies; for many less appreciated roles in mental health, digestion, skin health, and more.

Chris Masterjohn, PhD joins us for Methylation, MTHFR, and Histamine.

Methylation centrally uses vitamin B12, folate (vitamin B9), and choline, with additional roles for thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), and niacin (vitamin B3) and for several minerals. The lesson will cover common polymorphisms in the MTHFR enzyme and the underappreciated role of riboflavin status in the outcome of these polymorphisms. Chris will field questions on these topics as well as on histamine more generally.

Learning Objectives:
• Identify the most important purposes of the methylation pathway;
• Identify the vitamins and minerals used by the pathway;
• Recognize signs and symptoms that could be impacted by methylation;
• Develop nutritional strategies to help people with methylation-related signs and symptoms.

Chris Masterjohn earned his PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut in the summer of 2012. Chris served as a postdoctoral research associate in the Comparative Biosciences department of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and also served as Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York. Chris now works on his own, conducting independent research, consulting, working on information products, collaborating on information and technology products, and producing tons of free content to help people gain better health. He has a deep and personal experiences with the power of food, movement, and mindfulness to support health and well being. He wants to take what he’s learned and pay it forward.

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