Wise popular sayings agree that the power of small gestures should not be underestimated, because they are what move the world. And here is the tiny gesture that moves us: the methylation cycle, the magic hidden behind the colossal power that a humble atom of carbon exerts on our health and mood.
Methylation (or the addition of methyl groups) is the biochemical process that prevents rogue cells from becoming cancerous, neurotransmitters that modulate our behavior and mood from becoming misaligned, or the immune system from failing to perform, while protecting neurons and ridding us of toxins and heavy metals.
Arthur Clarke said that
magic is a science we do not yet understand.
Fortunately, the intricacies of it are beginning to be understood.