Dr. Ben – Are CBS/BHMT/MOA A etc. beyond the intended scope of this website?

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  • #2676 Reply

    Jack

    Dr. Ben,

    As I learn more about how my genetic mutations impact the methylation cycle in my body, my focus has expanded well beyond the MTHFR gene itself. My first order of business is to address the CBS/BHMT piece of the puzzle.

    Since the website is called mthfr.net not methylation.net, I was wondering if you preferred that we do not post question that are non-MTHFR on the site? One idea I have was to set up another forum topic called “Post CBS questions here” or “Post Detox questions here” like you have for MTHFR.

    Since the volume on the site is growing, this might make it easier for new people to get useful data quicker. People with C677T ++ may be initially confused with posts about “CBS Drains”, etc.

    You site has been invaluable to me, mostly because of people like you and Lynn that take the time to address questions. It has accelerated this process for me by months! Thank YOU!

    #2681 Reply

    Lynn_M

    Jack,
    I have a friend I’m trying to help that is hetero A1298C plus homozygous for both CBS mutations. She had started on methylB12, adenosysB12, metafolin, and other supplements. Her chiropractor recently muscle tested her and told her she needed to discontinue the methylB12 and adenosysB12 because her body didn’t like them.

    Now I don’t know how reliable muscle testing is. I have encouraged her to do the methylation pathway panel, but her chiropractor won’t order it for her. She’s going to ask her PA next. But I know you have written about needing to address the CBS component before fixing methylation.

    I have a keen interest in anything you want to share about the CBS mutations. Since they may interfere with MTHFR protocols, I think discussion of them deserves a place on this website.

    #2690 Reply

    Jack

    Lynn,

    I will continue to post my progress. That’s why I would like Dr Ben to add additional forums so the site does not become dificult for new users with a MTHFR focus.

    You cannot fix Methylation until you have CBS under control. IT’s like trying to build a house starting with the second floor. The foundation is CBS and the first floor is detox path. Your friend is creating problems exactly as I did. I was so eager to see benefit of methyl-anything, that I jumped the gun.

    #2692 Reply

    melinda

    Can you share what protocal you do to correct the CBS first??

    #2696 Reply

    Tara

    Are CBS mutations affiliated with both 1098 mutations and 677, or just 1098? And does Dr. Ben’s MTHFR test indicate the presence of a CBS mutation?

    #2698 Reply

    Lynn_M

    Tara,
    CBS mutations are a different entity than MTHFR mutations. They both affect methylation though. The Spectracell test Dr. Ben offers now only tests for C677T and A1298C. He plans to offer soon a test of more methylations SNPs, and that test will include the CBS SNPs.

    Dr. Yasko’s genome testing and 23andME both test for CBS.

    #2724 Reply

    Debbie McQueen

    My son and I have the CBC mutation and are successfully using the following protocol pending individualized treatment recommendations from a specialist he\’s seeing here locally. He is 1298 homozygous and I am a 677/1298 compound heterozygote. We also both have COMT, SOD2, GSTM1, and GSTP1. We have seen profound improvement since starting treatment for CBC/SOUX.

    http://www.heartfixer.com/AMRI-Nutrigenomics.htm#CBS:%C2%A0%20Cystathionine%20Beta%20Synthase

    #2982 Reply

    freshveggies

    I have a CBS and BHMT mutation plus others. My doctors protocol is like the heartfixer. Wants me to take acetly L -Carnitine, TMG, Yucca and gaba. How have these worked for you. I am afraid of starting not knowing how the carnitine and tmg will affect me. Did you take these and if so how did you feel. Thank you

    #2983 Reply

    freshveggies

    HI, I have a cbs and bhmt mutations along with some others. My doctor wants me to start on acetly L caritine, TMG, Yucca and Gaba. How did you feel on these?

    #492973 Reply

    Heather

    I recently had a genetic report created for me as my extended family tends to have MTHFR mutations that we believe have led to MS, bipolar disorder, etc. My report says “1298A>C AC and 677C>T CC “No increased risk of Hyperhomocysteinemia”. But then it says “The patient MTHFR function is slightly reduced and no significant hyperhomocysteinemia is expected”. Can you tell me what this means? Thanks.

    #495590 Reply

    ladrhesa ash

    Hello Dr. BENN I HAVEC677T AND A1298C gene mutation i wanted to know a few other questions as well thank you for answering some major question now i know why i miscarried and why i have depression. Along with fibromyalgia. I want help i also have asthma and come from s family that has heart disease. Please help. Thank you in advance

    #526825 Reply

    Maxine

    Dr Ben. I have tried to do two post here, in some length and don’t think they went through. How Can I send you a email, to give you some details so I know what test to get done, and how to proceed? I did have a clotting test done, came back with a high Homocyst(e)ine, plasma. I am also a woman 59, many cardiac issues of top of several others. I have felt I have a clotting problem in my arteries causing the chest pains, MI, trips to Er and it scares me to death. I live in a area where the care is awful and trying to get a Dr get to the bottom of it is almost next to impossible. On this recent lab, of the homocyst(e)ine, all I got was a email from the nursre stating it is a little elevated and the Dr wants you to get your VIT B 6 checked! He thinks I am low on this Vit. Ok, no mention of a cardiac marker. No mention of the other Vit Bs. I am so frustrated here. I am not sure if he is willing to do a genetic test for me. Seems this area also, no one wants to run genetic testing? I am chronic and a multitude of problems. I am pretty debilitated at this point with no quality of life. Can you please respond if you get this and let me know how I can ask you some questions. I have every reason to think I had a PE, (test and everything was pointing that way) ER Released me even so. So that is what lead to ask this Dr for a test on Thrombosis, and then the results led me in research and to the gene and you! Appreciate it.

    #531864 Reply

    Sharon Olson, DO

    I have a bunch of abnormalities on my 23&me testing and it makes me who I am and I am delighted to find the answers I need! Your methylation education is great & I can’t thank you enough for being dedicated to your work. Every day I study the information I have received from you and it helps immensely in caring for my patients/clients who also need help. Were you aware that NY made it illegal for patients to obtain the 23&me test on their own? I was a bit outraged when I found out that NY prevents people access to this info because knowing the abnormalities in methylation is essential to helping people get better from the inside out. I no longer have any of the instability I have felt all my life prior to knowing about my MTHFR, CBS, VDR, MAO A, BHMT & COMT abnormalities! I no longer look for external causes throwing me out of balance, instead I question what did I do to throw myself out of balance? The answer is usually easy to discover now….
    Thank you Ben from the bottom of my heart, I now can truly help my patients feel better & live happier!

    #531865 Reply

    Sharon Olson, DO

    I have a bunch of abnormalities on my 23&me testing and it makes me who I am and I am delighted to find the answers I need! Your methylation education is great & I can’t thank you enough for being dedicated to your work. Every day I study the information I have received from you and it helps immensely in caring for my patients/clients who also need help. Were you aware that NY made it illegal for patients to obtain the 23&me test on their own? I was a bit outraged when I found out that NY prevents people access to this info because knowing the abnormalities in methylation is essential to helping people get better from the inside out. I no longer have any of the instability I have felt all my life prior to knowing about my MTHFR, CBS, VDR, MAO A, BHMT & COMT abnormalities! I no longer look for external causes throwing me out of balance, instead I question what did I do to throw myself out of balance? The answer is usually easy to discover now….
    Thank you Ben from the bottom of my heart, I now can truly help my patients feel better & live happier!

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