Calling MTHFR Doctors

Finding MTHFR Doctors

Looking for MTHFR Doctors

Dear Healthcare Professional:

MTHFR mutations affect a significant amount of the population and the effects of MTHFR mutations are significant.

Those with MTHFR mutations have no referral network to find a physician who effectively works with all forms of MTHFR mutations.

If you work with MTHFR mutations, test for it, understand all the nuances and effectively improve the life of your patients and clients with MTHFR mutations, please comment below.

In your comment, please provide ALL of the following:

  1. Your Clinic Name
  2. Your Name
  3. Your Website URL
  4. City, State
  5. Paragraph of how you work with patients living with MTHFR mutations
  6. Your most used and recommended resources for MTHFR (websites, urls please)
  7. If you’d like to do a 20 minute recorded Podcast with Dr Ben and have it featured on MTHFR.net and your own website (at no cost).
  8. If you’d like to write articles, make videos or additional podcasts for MTHFR.net. (increased referrals for you).
  9. If you would like to advertise on MTHFR.net

Benefits to you:

  • Increased referrals
  • Knowing you are providing a much needed service for those with MTHFR mutations

Please email this article to all your colleagues and medical associations.

Thank you

Respectfully,

 

 

 

 

Benjamin Lynch, ND
Founder, MTHFR.net

12 Responses to “Calling MTHFR Doctors”

  1. Lana September 20, 2011 at 4:02 am # Reply

    Dear Dr.Lynch,
    I would like to e-mail you my questions about MTHFR. I was researching literature for several months in order to start testing and treating my patients. What is the best way to contact you?Thanks,
    Lana.

    • Dr Ben September 20, 2011 at 4:11 am # Reply

      Lana –

      Best way to reach me is via the contact form on this site – that works well.

      I will send you over an email as well.

      Best
      Ben

  2. Dr Ben September 21, 2011 at 10:44 pm # Reply

    Hi Ben,

    Thanks for putting this together! Please let me know if you have questions about what I have listed below.

    Clinic address: 459 N 36th St. Seattle, WA 98103

    Web url: http://www.pugetsoundintegrative.com

    Phone number: (206) 920-3359

    How I work with MTHFR:
    MTHFR genetic anomalies can be present in many instances of chronic fatigue, chronic anemia, depression, hypothyroidism and fertility issues. I begin with testing for MTHFR anomalies by DNA analysis. If a patient does have MTHFR genetic anomalies I begin by explaining how this particular anomaly effects their body’s systems and their ability to process toxins in their environment. I begin treatment by introducing methyl-folate in lower doses and building over the course of 4 weeks up to the full dose. During this process I also have the patient begin taking methylated Vitamin B-12 and liver support herbs. I find this technique allows the body to process released toxins more slowly and is more tolerable for the patient. At the end of 4 weeks we discuss the best maintenance dose of methyl-folate and methyl-vitamin B-12 for the patient and begin to discuss how common food intolerances associated with this condition to further help the body heal.


    Sabrina Kimball, N.D., L.Ac.
    Puget Sound Integrative Medicine
    Phone (206) 920-3359
    Fax (206) 420-6171
    http://www.pugetsoundintegrative.com

  3. Dr Ben September 22, 2011 at 9:34 pm # Reply

    We do homocysteine and MTHFR testing in our office, and supplement based on results of testing. I learned about it when I had fertility issues, so know an awful lot about it. Nothing like your own issues you to prompt further professional research!

    http://www.tilianaturalhealth.com/

    Laura Walton, ND
    Tilia Natural Health
    105 NE 56th St.
    Seattle, WA 98117
    206.257.5817

  4. Pejman Katiraei October 6, 2011 at 8:26 am # Reply

    Hi Ben,

    I am glad you are trying to get some of this information out there. This is a huge problem that is not being looked at. I have two practices

    main:
    LifeSpan Medicine
    Santa Monica, Ca 90403
    wwww.lifespanmedicine.com
    (310) 453-2335

    When our parents lived in this world, there were few environmental toxins and other things to stress the human body. Many people could have lived with genetic defects or mutations that never became a problem because the human body was not taxed. In today’s toxin laden world the same mutations are becoming an increasing problem. The MTHFR and other methylation pathway defects can manifest in almost any matter – such as depression, anxiety, strokes, heart attacks, and various kinds autoimmune disease (asthma, allergies, inflammatory bowel disease….). The problem is that we are not yet very good at making the connection between these mutations and the various diseases to which they can contribute. My job as a clinician is to keep my eyes and ears open to a personal or family history that raises suspicion for the genes and then test when appropriate. If they are found, it becomes important to support the body with various methyl donors (methyl B12, activated folate (5-MTHF), TMG…). It is also important to reduce the stresses placed on these pathways by reducing the toxins that enter the body. We are starting to enter an autoimmune epidemic, and MTHFR gene mutations are one of many important gene mutations we need to be mindful of.

    I don’t have any particular websites
    I’d be happy to talk further if you would like.

    Sincerely,
    Pejman

    • Dr Ben October 6, 2011 at 10:05 pm # Reply

      Pejman –

      Thank you for sharing your clinic information and how you approach MTHFR mutations.

      The epigenetic burden we are putting on our children is huge. We can limit the damage if we clean up our internal systems and have a healthy womb for developing children.

      MTHFR mutations are one mutation which I believe can be greatly reduced epigenetically. All that it requires is proper methylation and education before – and during – pregnancy.

      For now, we all try to educate and help those with MTHFR and then…only then…can we begin to reduce the risk of MTHFR mutations to their unborn children.

      • Pam September 29, 2013 at 5:49 pm # Reply

        Dr. Ben,

        If you compile a list of these physicians, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!

        Feeling like I was given hope, only to have it dashed. The ‘experts’ here in St. Louis seem to be shockingly clueless.

        My hematologist actually sent me my lab result with a consult note which read, “compound heterozygous for the C677T and the A1298C methylenetetrahydrofolate mutation. Attached to this was a sticky note which read, “Not seeing MOTHER genetic mutation.”

        OMG! $!#$!

        I was prescribed 2000mcg Folic ACID/day which I have been taking for over 2 years until finding this website.

        I have a history of chronic IBS, chronic migraines, chronic Fe-deficiency anemia, hypertension/tachycardia/arrhythmia since age 20 (now age 51), recent diagnosis of Stage II CKD Chronic Kidney Disease (only 1 functioning kidney at 69%), chronic kidney stones, UTIs, chronic pain and chronic fatigue, 2 miscarriages, hemorrhagic ovarian cysts w/recent hysterectomy and left ovary removed, OAG glaucoma (age 40).

        I was diagnosed years ago with fibromyalgia which I have always resented and dismissed as I have degenerative joint and disc disease which resulted in my first total hip replacement (Left) at age 43, my second total hip replacemennt (Right) at age 50, and three (3) neck fusions (1st at age 45). The fatigue, I have always attributed to my chronic Fe-Deficiency anemia, which required IV Iron infusions.

        I have constant pain and fatigue, but I’ve always felt the reasons were more concrete than fibromyalgia. I am the bionic woman after all… with none of the benefits, just full of metal and still can’t move! Sux!

        I need Dr. Lynch’s or a like-minded physician’s help, as certainly MANY OF US DO!
        Where are the other Dr. Lynches???

        Sick of being Sick, of being Dismissed, of Hurting…

        Pam

  5. Kelly Richards March 4, 2013 at 10:37 pm # Reply

    Hi Dr Ben,

    I am a compound hetroxygous with my daughter being hetroxygous c677. I am treated by a Naturopath/Nutritionist in Adelaide Australia – Maria Harpas 08 83572553 and there is a treatment centre in Melbourne – Melbourne Natural Wellness 03 9662 1311. When I find more centres in Australia I will post them.

    I can only recommend getting tested and treated for this condition. It has made a huge difference in my life and my daughters. It may even save your life.

    I am studying a Diploma of Population Health and intend to campaign for the awareness of Genetic typing and treatment. Sure would make a difference to the health of our nation as a whole. I also believe it would lower crime, as the reference to addiction and mental illness.

    Love your good work.

  6. Kelly Brogan MD ABIHM July 19, 2013 at 7:18 pm # Reply

    Hello!
    I am a holistic/functional medicine psychiatrist in Manhattan, specialized in pregnancy and postpartum…thus, I am very interested and, I’d like to think, well-researched in this are.
    I would be happy to collaborate.

    Best,
    Kelly

  7. Mary September 1, 2013 at 9:13 am # Reply

    And so where is the resulting list of practitioners – or, like so many other things in the field of medicine, is that information that the general public is not permitted to see? I’m throwing my hands up.

    • Pam September 29, 2013 at 5:41 pm # Reply

      Mary,

      If you find that list, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!
      Feeling like I was given hope, only to have it dashed. The ‘experts’ here in St. Louis seem to be shockingly clueless.

      My hematologist actually sent me my lab result with a consult note which read, “compound heterozygous for the C677T and the A1298C methylenetetrahydrofolate mutation. Attached to this was a sticky note which read, “Not seeing MOTHER genetic mutation.”

      OMG! $!#$!

      I was prescribed 2000mcg Folic ACID/day which I have been taking for over 2 years until finding this website.

      I have a history of 2 miscarriages, chronic IBS, chronic migraines, chronic Fe-deficiency anemia, hypertension/tachycardia/arrhythmia since age 20 (now age 51), Stage II CKD Chronic Kidney Disease (only 1 functioning kidney at 69%), chronic kidney stones, UTIs, chronic pain and chronic fatigue, hemorrhagic ovarian cysts w/recent hysterectomy and left ovary removed, OAG glaucoma (age 40).

      I was diagnosed years ago with fibromyalgia which I have always resented and dismissed as I have degenerative joint and disc disease which resulted in my first total hip replacement (Left) at age 43, my second total hip replacemennt (Right) at age 50, and three (3) neck fusions (1st at age 45). The fatigue, I have always attributed to my chronic Fe-Deficiency anemia, which required IV Iron infusions.

      I have constant pain and fatigue, but I’ve always felt the reasons were more concrete than fibromyalgia. I am the bionic woman after all… with none of the benefits, just full of metal and still can’t move! Sux!

      I need Dr. Lynch’s or a like-minded physician’s help, as certainly MANY OF US DO!

      Where are the other Dr. Lynches???

      Sick of being Sick, of being Dismissed, of Hurting…

      Pam

  8. Myles Suehiro MD November 8, 2013 at 6:35 pm # Reply

    Hawaii Institue for Health and Healing
    Ala Moana Pacific Center
    1585 Kapiolani Blvd #1645
    Honolulu,HI. 96814
    Test and treat MTHFR defects
    cell: 808 372 5111

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