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Folic Acid Awareness Week 2015: Want Awareness? Here You Go

Optimizing the health of unborn children is my passion. I am pleased to state that January is named National Birth Defects Prevention Month by the National Birth Defects Prevention Network and the CDC. This month is broken down into four parts with each part focusing on a key component of birth defect prevention. While I […]

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Methylation Inhibited by Candida’s Toxin

Repairing the digestive system and optimizing the flora should be one of the first steps in correcting methylation deficiency. There are countless reasons for this; however, the focus here is the relation between methionine synthase and acetylaldehyde. One must first understand what methionine synthase is and why it is important. Methionine synthase: What is it? […]

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Elevated Homocysteine Level or Laboratory Error?

Having MTHFR mutations increases the likelihood of elevated homocysteine levels. Monitoring your homocysteine level is critical especially if elevated. The issue is homocysteine testing is fraught with issues. Properly prepare yourself to get your homocysteine level measured. Ensure the lab handles your blood sample properly. Caution of Home Test Kits for Measuring Homocysteine: There are […]

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Dr Lynch Family: Myriad of MTHFR Mutations

[podcast][/podcast] [Press the ” > ” button above and turn up your volume.] Listen to Dr Lynch discuss his recent findings of how his entire family has MTHFR mutations – and some severe forms. How is that the path we take in life is somehow absolutely appropriate and fitting for us? Becoming a naturopathic physician […]

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Metafolin Knock Offs – Caution

With any craze, crazy things can happen. I am seeing MTHFR mutation information skyrocket (which is awesome!) and new supplements designed for MTHFR mutations appear overnight (which is also awesome!). However, I am a bit uncomfortable: Merck, the patent holder of Metafolin, does not allow dosing of Metafolin to be greater than 1,000 mcg and […]

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