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Gene Expression and Understanding the “Fat” Agouti Gene

Is your “Fat” gene turned on? There are studies on the subject of epigenetics that sparked my interest because I have been writing about it for quite some time - people don’t get sick from their bad genes, but from bad life styles and living in a toxic world. The science backed this concept and gave a better understanding of how gene expression actually occurs and more importantly how to change back the bad gene expression for good. There are a number of cases that do not respond to protocols that had previously helped so many. Based on this research, even if one can have the best protocol, diet and intentions, and if a bad gene of susceptibility is turned on and expressing an unhealthy condition, it must be turned off for true healing and a lasting change.


A stressor of any type can turn on a bad gene, and oftentimes, it gets triggered during emotionally stressful times such as divorce, separation, the death of a loved one etc. Many thyroid and autoimmune conditions start shortly after pregnancy and will not resolve until the gene is turned off. These same conditions can be triggered following a toxic exposure such as amalgam fillings being drilled out without proper protection, or being in a house that develops mold after water damage. Many case show up with saying; “this all started after my flu shot” or “my son was normal until he got his vaccinations."


How is the “Fat” Agouti Gene Triggered?

A study took identical twin mice and separated the brothers and sisters into two groups and exposed one group of twins to a common toxin found in plastics, cosmetics and many other sources including canned foods. The agouti gene when turned on will cause obesity, heart disease and even the hair to turn dry and yellow. Their offspring were not exposed to the BPA, but were born doomed for obesity because their “agouti gene” was turned on from their parent’s toxic exposure. They became fat teenage mice despite exercise and the same diet as their thin twins. The best part of the study was they gave the mice something called methyl groups, which methylate DNA to turn off the fat gene. They became thin again and even their new offspring remained thin as well. Methyl groups is a product that is great to utilize for every person.

The methylation cycle is very complex with many rate-limiting factors that can cause methyl depletion. Using certain active forms of methyl donors that are utilized directly in the cell without being converted to another form, such as methyltetrahydrofolate, is important because many people genetically do not have the enzymes to make the conversion and are predisposed to methyl depletion (this is known as an MTHFR genetic snip).


There is a hierarchy of importance in the body for all things needed, and survival is always at the top, therefore your body’s innate intelligence will utilize methyl groups for survival first at the expense of other needs for methylation such as protecting the DNA and gene expression. If other needs are not met, new problems will arise such as DNA damage (cancer) or genes of susceptibly being turned on. This is a new understanding of how stress can lead to a host of different diseases.


Larisa Belote, Health Practitioner & Certified Detox Specialist is a strong believer that your body is a smart machine and can heal itself given a chance with the right set of tools. Call/Txt 732.996.6963 or email: larisa@stepbystep-wellness.comto inquire about the most complete methylation product available today.






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