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Undermethylation protocol - weight loss??

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by olivia94, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. olivia94


    Hi all,

    I was diagnosed with heterozygous gene C677 about 4months ago and have been on a compound for the last 3 months.

    My major symptoms are inability to loose weight, lack of good quality sleep, extreme fatigue, depression and list goes on.

    I have been through periods of good and bad on the protocol. I would think this is a part of my body turning its processes back on.

    I also have thyroid issues which I have been on medication for a year for and have not lost any weight.

    Has anyone had success of loosing weight by correcting methylation? I eat very very well, Paleo and absolutely no sugar. Exercise well too.

    How long have people waited until they have seen results on a protocol?
    I have read about 9 months.

    Many thanks :)
  2. Victronix

    Victronix Senior Member

    What do your thyroid labs look like? Depression and fatigue could suggest low thyroid. And the levels change a lot over time so you need to check them a lot more than the typical doctors will. What you eat can also block thyroid from working, like soy. Taking calcium or iron anytime around when you take medication can effect things, etc.
  3. ahmo

    ahmo Senior Member

    Northcoast NSW, Australia
    Yes, thyroid. If you're on thyroxine, it might not work for you. It wasn't until I got onto T3 alone that I began to improve. Do you have the co-factors for methylation? see the links in my signature for Freddd Protocol. Even if you're following something else, it's worth understanding the roles of AdB12 and L-Carnitine fumarate. There's also some evidence that lithium helps enhance B12 transport. It might help with your depression, particular for specific snps MTR, I'm not sure which others.

    Re weight, methylation has not reduced my weight. In fact, since I've added seeds and nuts back into my diet, my weight's been creeping up. I've now begun the 5:2 diet, promoted by Dr. Michael Mosley. I like Mosley immensely, have watched his numerous tv health docs. Any 2 days in a week you eat only 4-500 cal. For me that's plenty: 3x spoonsful my seed/nut spred; 3x spoonfuls lecithin; 3x med size carrots. The nuts and carrots are art of my antioxidant protocol, so my bare minimum is met and these fast days seem quite easy.

    5 Lies About Your Thyroid Disease That You’re Likely to Hear Datis Kharrazian Several Hypothyroid vids, incl Dragone
  4. olivia94


    I'm on Natural Desiccated Thyroid - 30mg x2 a day

    My levels are:

    TSH: 0.3
    T3: normal
    T4: low
    Positive for antibodies (a small amount but nonetheless still autoimmune).

    I have tried that diet and hasn't worked for me either.

    I eat with coconut oil.

    I have low cortisol and oestrogen dominance. I have been on an adrenal support and my methylation support is also helping with my estrogen, along with DIM and lifestyle changes.

    Stuck :/

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