Originally Posted by tanyalynn
Oh. Oh my. Cause I don't think DS has ever dealt with illnesses particularly well, I threw enough nutrients at him that he didn't get seriously ill, but it's not really the same as properly responding to an illness... wonder what's lurking?
I hope I can get lots of research time in while we're on vacation, maybe we can come home at the end of the summer and I'll know what to do.
Yeah, welcome to my biggest "....oh, shit...." moment when learning the Yasko stuff. However, I've been so impressed with how he is dealing with whooping cough now that his methylation is working better (and your kids are probably easier to get "moving" than he was). So I suspect his body will deal reasonably easily now with all the stored up garbage - it's not a big strain IF methylation is working (there are a few exceptions, like strep, that people seem to find very stubborn, and Yasko has special protocols for).
The challenge is just to get methylation going smoothly enough. This is actually one place again where I approached things differently than Yasko recommends. She talks about layering in support, one supp at a time, moving slowly. Makes sense, so you can see what each one does. However, I figured that if you were thinking about methylation as a cycle, and if you have 4-5 mutations on the cycle, you kind of want to try to get them all moving together. Otherwise you get one part of the cycle moving and get a logjam somewhere else (or see no impact, because the cycle is still stuck). So what I did was:
1) put in the step 1 supportive supps
2) put in the pancreatic/digestive supps suggested by his genetics (I was already bringing those onboard before I got his results, since he had reacted so strongly to the digestive enzymes that were part of step 1)
3) put in all the methylation cycle related supps all at once, but at very low doses for all. Then I've been slowly increasing amounts across the board.
With this approach, I don't really know what had which impact. But, with her new compounded supps, I don't think you really know that anyhow. I figured there wasn't much difference between adding a compounded supp with 15 ingredients and adding 6 different supps with 30 ingredients. I also trust the zeolite we have on board to take care of any released metals, so I'm not too worried about mobilizing stuff at this point. As a result, I think DS is up to speed a lot faster than most people on her program, with less pain than most folks seem to report.
Guessing you could take a similar approach with your son. Get the pancreatic stuff in place, and take a look at her step 1 supports, see if anything jumps out as missing. Then do her basic methylation supports (which include all the right folate forms), and B12 - her basic dose would be 3-5mg, and then work up from there if you still aren't seeing "good" methylation.
If you want to do a test for your son at some point, I'd do the metabolic analysis profile over the genetics, and I'd do it after you have basic methylation cycle supports and 5mg or so of B12 in place. That's the one with most of the methylation cycle markers, and also kreb's cycle markers. It tells you if you need more B12, more folate, more krebs/mito supports. With the coupon I posted in the main chat thread, it would be $240 through directlabs. Guessing that would get you more actionable info than anything else. The urine amino acids test (the other main test Yasko uses) is more about the digestive & cbs related mutations, and I think those ones are easier to work out through trial and error.