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According to the Genetics Home Reference Library, MTHFR is a gene that provides the body with instructions for making a certain enzyme called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. In fact, “MTHFR” is the shortened name for this enzyme.
There are two main MTHFR mutations that researchers focus on most often. These mutations are often called “polymorphisms” and affect genes referred to as MTHFR C677T and MTHFR A1298C. Mutations can occur on different locations of these genes and be inherited from only one or both parents. Having one mutated allele is associated with increased risk of certain health problems, but having two increases the risk much more.
An MTHFR gene mutation can change the way some people metabolize and convert important nutrients from their diets into active vitamins, minerals and proteins. Genetic mutations can also alter neurotransmitter and hormone levels. In some cases, although not all, changes in how this enzyme works can affect health parameters, including cholesterol levels, brain function, digestion, endocrine functions and more.
Below are the natural treatments for MTHFR Mutation. 👇
The common biochemistry of UNDERMETHYLATION is:
1. High blood histamine
2. High basophil count
3. Low plasma zinc
4. Elevated serum copper
5. Low homocysteine
6. High heavy metals
7. Low levels of the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine and norrpinephrine.
Low in carbs can be just as detrimental as too high in carbs and the same goes with protein and fat.
I’ve heard these phrases before too, “Too much strength work can overburden tendons.” “Too much power training can deplete hormonal levels.” “Too much cardio can give you a heart attack.” “Too much yoga can destabilise your joints.”
Too much of anything is not good, and too little is not good either – balance is probably one of the most inescapable universal laws.
What is Folate?
Folate is Vitamin B9 and is not the same as folic acid. (Folic acid is synthetic and is not found in nature. It must undergo various transformations to become active and be utilised by the body.)
Folate is required for the following:
1. Synthesis of DNA, RNA and SAMe which are needed for optimal cell health. Proper cellular function is critical for our good health.
2. Single carbon metabolism or methylation. Various critical reactions in the body require the donation of methyl groups to become active.
3. Amino acid metabolism (for neurotransmitter, serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine production and detoxification).
4. Formation and maturation of RBC (red blood cells), WBC (white blood cells) and platelet production.
5. Essential for detoxification of homocysteine.
For all the above functions to happen the body needs to convert folate to the active 5-MTHF (5-methyltetrahydrofolate) with the help of co-factors.
Source: MTHFR Support Australia
What you drink impacts your MTHFR gene.
We all know that tap water is not ideal.
Arsenic levels are a concern as is chlorine, jet fuel, pesticides, fracking, fluoride to name a few.
Whatever foreign you put into your body, your body has to filter out.
Full article is at the link below.
From time to time, we all become engulfed with the newest diets, the most advanced supplements or the latest research on how to get leaner, more muscular or faster. If we are experiencing a health issue such as fatigue, insomnia, bloating, weight gain or digestive issues, we are quick to research the latest pill, weight loss diet or fitness protocol that will address our symptoms. We turn a blind eye to the cause.
So you’re taking all these supplements, but are you getting enough sleep? Drinking enough filtered water? Eating a wholesome diet? Getting enough exercise and chill time? Our modern way of life affects your requirement to rest and repair, create new proteins, hormones and detoxify.
There is a huge array of cellular damage from our toxic environment which damages cellular function. Mobile phones, planes, radiation, water pollutants, industrial wastes, pesticides, chemicals, plastics, radiation, cosmetics and stress. These build up to a point where our body’s self-regulatory processes break down and chronic disease results.
“Several case-control studies were investigated MTHFR C677T polymorphism as risk for recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). These studies rendered contradictory results, some indicating that the polymorphism is associated with the risk of RPL whereas others concluded there is no association.”
Dr. Ben Lynch of mthfr.net
Methylation master session with Dr Ben Lynch which is well-known in the MTHFR world. It would be very helpful. 💪
The alternative health industry is widely broadcasting that so-called dangerous genetic variation is lurking in the human population, causing a public health crisis that is ignored by the medical community.
What lowers core body temperatures?
- Chronic orthorexia (symptoms of obsessive behavior in pursuit of a healthy diet)
- Lipolysis (breakdown of free fatty acids)
- Endotoxins (toxins released by bacteria in the intestines due to undigested foods and slow transit times)
How are core body temperatures raised?
Carbon dioxide, ATP and Water formed by the consumption of digestible carbohydrates, adequate rest and correct breathing mechanics.
See more here at http://undermethylation.com/gut-health-cellular-energy/