MTHFR & Methylation
MTHFR is a gene that has a big influence on our overall health. About 40% of people have at least 1 gene variation on MTHFR, which can make us more susceptible to a variety of chronic issues. Dr. Doni covers everything you need to know about MTHFR.
MTHFR (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) is a gene that specifically codes for turning folic acid and folate. It activates a B vitamin, and has a big influence on our overall health. About 40% of people have at least 1 gene variation on MTHFR, which basically means they can’t as effectively turn folic acid into folate. If we can’t do this, we become more susceptible to everything from migraines, heart disease, blood clots, miscarriages, abnormal pap smears, etc.
It used to be thought that our genes directly and absolutely resulted in certain health issues. We now know that just because our relatives suffered certain medical conditions, this doesn’t mean we will definitely experience those same conditions. That’s because our genes are turned on or off, so to speak, by influences in our environment – our diet, exposure to toxins, exposure to stress in general, nutrient levels, hormone balance, blood sugar levels, INFLAMMATION, OXIDATIVE STRESS, and so much more.
I have a few resources on this page that can help you. I’d recommend that you get started with the MTHFR Masterclass. It’s FREE, and in it I cover all the basics:
- What is MTHFR?
- How much of an effect MTHFR can have on your health
- How to know if you have an MTHFR gene variation
- What to do once you find out you have the gene variation
- Ongoing ways to address and monitor MTHFR
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