Optimizing your methylation cycle and mitochondrial health is essential for both men and women in the preconception period. Nutrigenomics is the practice of optimizing our genetics through lifestyle factors such as nutrition, exercise, and toxin exposure. Through these changes you can optimize your genetic expression (epigenetics) for enhanced fertility.
The methylation cycle is a biochemical pathway that influences detoxification, immune function, inflammation, healthy DNA, neurotransmitter functions and energy production. This dramatically affects the health of ovaries and sperm and may lead to infertility if not optimal.
When our methylation cycle starts to break down, we have a harder time filtering environmental stressors needed to detoxify and rebuild. This is why lowered methylation function can contribute to miscarriages, infertility challenges for women and men, problems in pregnancy, autism spectrum disorders, mood and psychiatric disorders, cancer, immune system, digestive problems, allergies, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, neurological conditions, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease and suboptimal aging.
Mitochondria are the powerhouse of our cells and provide energy to the cells in the form of ATP. As we age and are exposed to more oxidative stress and environmental toxins, our mitochondria becomes damaged. This accumulation of mitochondrial DNA damage in eggs and sperm will ultimately reduce our fertility as we age.
The Functional Fertility Method is a method developed to help men and women conceive and have a healthy baby.