In recent years, advances in testing procedures of genetic markers have led to easier screening for mutations in the MTHFR genes. Variations of these genes affect up to 35% of the population. These genetic errors may be associated with a range of long-term conditions from anxiety and depression, to inflammation, reduced ability to break down estrogens, reduced fertility, heart disease, and dementia.
The MTHFR genes are all about your capacity to absorb folate from green veggies and other sources in your diet. Folate is part of the Vitamin B group and is essential for a major metabolic process called Methylation. Methylation is a foundation to detoxing everything from your hormones to your medications, breaking down cholesterol and producing energy. Your well-being is influenced by the balancing of neurotransmitters and hormones such as histamine, melatonin, estrogen and their excretion via the Methylation process.
Other issues that may influence Methylation include a diet high in fats, sugars, coffee and alcohol, disturbed digestion (leaky gut, food reactivity), smoking stress, low thyroid function, and vegetarian diets (due to low Vitamin B12).
I can arrange for screening of your MTHFR genes, and can help you achieve better health if any issues are uncovered.