Dr. Serle is one of only a few doctors in Florida that can read genetic markers (Genetic Defects also known as Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms)
Genetic markers provide early clues to the role of methylation, which is the second most important function of the human body.
Methylation is the process of controlled transfer of a methyl group (one carbon atom and three hydrogen atoms) onto amino acids, proteins, enzymes, and DNA in every cell and tissue of the body to regulate healing, cell energy, genetic expression of DNA, neurological/brain function, hormone biotransformation, liver detoxification, immunity, etc.
This process is one of the essential metabolic functions of the body and is catalyzed by a variety of enzymes.
Many case histories and several scientific articles have demonstrated that this methylation process is responsive to environmental conditions (toxic metals, organophosphates, infectious agents, etc.) and degrades with age, a process associated with a large variety of age-related disorders.
Thus, with respect to the effect of methylation, it is a continuous struggle in life to adapt to the ever-changing environment.
In fact, health and quality of life are highly dependent on the methylation process.
Defective methylation processes can lead to a number of serious health conditions. A simple abnormality in the methylation pathway, compounded with further assaults from environmental and infectious agents (including Lyme disease), can lead to a wide range of conditions including
cardiovascular disease, neurotransmitter imbalances, cancer, diabetes, abnormal immune function, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), multiple sclerosis (MS), cognitive dysfunction in patients with dementia, neurological and psychiatric disorders, Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Down syndrome, autism, neural tube defects, and chronic inflammation.
The diagram below shows the biochemical process of methylation
People with certain conditions with specific genetic defects are either
Over-Methylating or Under-Methylatingwhich causes a person to have symptoms
There are specific vitamins that help support specific genetic defects so one does not over or under-methylate
Dr. Serle’s fee for interpreting one’s genetic markers is $150 (which includes a comprehensive report).
To order a genetic test (over 3,000 markers), just go online to www.23andme.com. The fee is only $99.00. It takes about 5 weeks to receive the results.