Genes are the body’s computer code which give the instruction for the body to perform an action.
For example, in the Methylation Cycle, a specific gene will give the order to create an enzyme. That enzyme then will perform a specific biochemical reaction which is customarily part of a chain reaction to produce an end product, such as dopamine.
A mutation in a gene which plays a role in methylation, will cause that gene to underperform. A double-mutation will result in significantly increased impairment.
How do we get mutations? We’re born with them. We born with two copies of each gene; one copy each from our mother and father. So, either or both can pass on a genetic variance.
For years, the body somehow manages, until those years take their toll and the body reaches a tipping point when these methylation impairments start to have an impact and lead to chronic conditions.
Can we do anything about it? Absolutely.
If you have Parkinson’s symptoms, it’s a near certainty you’ll have genetic mutations. The first step is to get a read out of your genes. The second step is to work with a doctor to overcome them.
There’s a lot more on this topic in my book, The Parkinson’s Solution, and on the pages of this website – see Parkinson’s Recovery.