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Biochemical Testing

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One of the first things I did when I decided to try the Yasko protocol was to undertake a slew of tests to get a baseline as to where I was as far as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, gut flora, toxins, etc.  I was feeling a bit guilty about spending so much money on testing ($2000...gulp!), so I cashed in my savings bonds that I had intended to keep for vacation purposes.  Apparently my guilt was definitely one-sided, as my husband didn't seem too concerned about me spending that kind of money. (Go figure??)

To prepare for the tests, the plan was to go off all supplements for 2 weeks prior.  (The idea being that I wanted to see where my body was at sans supplements).  It turned out that I went off supplements for 4 weeks due to Christmas holidays and not wanting to send in tests over that time period.

Going off all supplements wasn't too bad for the first 2 weeks, but I really started to notice slight worsening of my symptoms from week 3 onwards.  I remember thinking that I wa…

Here a SNiP, There a SNiP...Everywhere a SNiP, SNiP

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After I got the genetic test results back from 23andMe, I had to be able to read the raw data, so I used Sterlings App from the MTHFR Support website ($20) to convert the raw data into something that was readable.  This generated a multi-page report on all my genetic mutations (SNPs).   The Yasko Protocol, as do many others, focuses only on the SNPs in the Methylation Pathway, as SNPs along this pathway can be bypassed using supplementation.  Dr. Amy believes in paying it forward, so she has made it possible for anyone with their genetic results to generate a Methylation Pathway Analysis for FREE!  This is a streamlined format, designed to help you choose appropriate supplements tailored to your specific SNPs.  Needless to say I took advantage of this free service and promptly printed out the 45+ page report!


Here's my genetic test results.  The green means no SNPs, the yellow means 1 of the 2 chromosomes has a mutation, and the red means both chromosomes have a mutation.