While reading this blog post, or rather, rant by me, listen to this 10 minute explanation of why I started MTHFR.net
Listen to the Podcast: MTHFR Mutation? Help is Here. (opens in new window)
I know many of you with MTHFR mutations are frustrated. Lost. Confused. Scared.
I understand completely.
I went to naturopathic medical school because I was lost, confused and tired of the ineffective standard medical treatments.
I am not bashing medical doctors – far from. I am bashing the system of medicine itself.
Medicine is profit driven. Period.
The reason MTHFR is not at the forefront of awareness right now is because there is no money in it.
If MTHFR was at the forefront, think how many billions of dollars would be saved by preventing cancer, embolisms prevented, strokes prevented, schizophrenia and bipolar and depression drastically reduced and mothers not losing their infants to placenta previa or eclampsia.
I’m frustrated just like you.
I happened to stop my highly paid six-figure salary a year company to attend medical school. My parents thought I was nuts.
I didn’t. My wife didn’t either.
We both knew that if we want to get anywhere in terms of health, we need to know how our bodies work inside and out.
So – I invested over $200,000 on my medical education at Bastyr University. I walked off that beautiful campus ready to open a clinic and help 8 to 12 patients a day.
Then I woke up a few years later and realized how many millions of people are receiving inadequate health care. In fact, you are not receiving health care at all.
You are receiving ill care.
You are receiving ill care.
When did you go to the doctor last to prevent a disease or optimize your health??
Let me make my point clear.
- Is your doctor doing anything for you besides giving you aspirin and coumadin?
- Are they just giving you high dose folic acid or actually 5-MTHF? If they are giving it to you at all.
- They telling you all the risks with MTHFR mutation?
- They telling you to test your relatives and close family members?
- Are they telling you that your mental and physical ailments may be due to the MTHFR mutation? If so, they telling you how to reverse those physical ailments?
- They telling you to test your children since you have the MTHFR mutation? Then to take action to protect your children?
Now let me make one more point solidly clear.
It is not the doctor’s fault. Not by any stretch.
Your doctor wants the best for you.
The issue is there is no training yet for MTHFR. There are no lectures being given for doctors about MTHFR (I am actually preparing a 90 minute MTHFR lecture right now for an oncology association to make them aware of how cancer can be prevented by identifying MTHFR mutations in people early on – and even during treatment).
The bottom line is there is not one place for anyone to obtain effective information regarding the MTHFR mutation.
The information is either way over your head with all the scientific jargon or it is totally frantic as you are reading a blog or forum post from a distressed mother with MTHFR.
My goal with MTHFR.net is to provide an outstanding resource for you so you – and your doctor – have all the tools needed in order to make the right decisions and choose the right treatments.
My goal with MTHFR.net is to prevent MTHFR mutations from killing and/or ruining millions of people’s lives.
My goal is to get you motivated, educated and inspired to take charge of your situation.
I need your help.
MTHFR.net is brand new.
It takes a movement to get something like MTHFR out in the media and into public health policy.
I’m reading research which clearly says basically, “There is not enough benefit to screen the population for MTHFR mutations.”
The genetic test for MTHFR costs only $150! That’s it!
How much does one breast cancer patient spend? About $50,000 to $100,000?? I believe that is in the ball park.
Cancer is the number 2 killer for women. Cardiovascular disease is number 1.
Cardiovascular disease is #1.
Let me say that again.
Cardiovascular disease is #1
Combine estrogen with a MTHFR mutation and you have a breast cancer and a cardiovascular disease time bomb.
Something you can do about it? Absolutely.
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I’m on your team when it is difficult to find someone to be.
It starts with one person – and from there – can become a global movement.
I’m the crazy guy dancing.
You’re the first person to join me.