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MTHFR GENE MUTATION

Methyl-TetraHydroFolate Reductase is an enzyme responsible for methylation of every cell in the body. Faulty methylation, which may occur in 70% of the population is responsible for nutritional deficiencies at the cellular level. This means, that although BLOOD LEVELS of vitamins and minerals (especially the B-vitamins) may be normal, your body may not be able to utilize them.

Normal methylation is responsible for:

Cellular repair

Detoxification and Neurotransmitter production

Healthy immune system function

 

Here are some conditions that may be associated with MTHFR gene mutations:

Autism

Addictions: smoking, drugs, alcohol

Down’s syndrome

Frequent miscarriages

Male & female infertility

Pulmonary embolism and other blood clots

Depression & anxiety

Schizophrenia

Bipolar disorder

Fibromyalgia

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chemical Sensitivity

Parkinson’s disease

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Stroke

Spina bifida

Migraines

Hyperhomocysteinemia

Breast cancer

Atherosclerosis

Alzheimer’s

Multiple Sclerosis

Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)

Methotrexate Toxicity

Nitrous Oxide Toxicity

Fortunately, testing for MTHFR deficiencies are easy and we now do this in the office, along with other micronutrient testing. And treatment is just as easy!

 

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