Find a doctor who understands MTHFR
The Physician Directory has a new home:
What happened to the old listings?
To be listed in the Physician Directory, Dr. Lynch now requires all health professionals to complete training in MTHFR and clinical methylation through the Seeking Health Educational Institute (SHEI).
Those listed must:
1. Complete one or more of Dr. Lynch’s online methylation and nutrigenomics courses.
2. Become Professional Member of Seeking Heath Educational Institute with a verified health professional license.
What is SHEI?
Seeking Health Educational Institute (SHEI) was created to train health professionals in clinical methylation and nutrigenomics, which includes MTHFR.
On the Physician Directory, you will find doctors who have attended conferences and completed clinical methylation and nutrigenomics training through SHEI.
You can search for a doctor based on location, licensing, and their areas of expertise. A number of these providers offer phone consultations if there are none in your area.
Disclaimer: Please note the providers listed and their practices operate independently and are not affiliated with Dr. Lynch or SHEI. Dr. Lynch and SHEI cannot be held liable for any treatment or advice you receive from these providers.
A Note of Caution: When looking for a physician to help you, it is incredibly important to understand that the basic needs for health be met – not just recommending methylfolate – as many times, once basic needs are met and addressed, health is restored:
- Proper dietary choices
- Eliminating as many environmental exposures as possible
- Optimizing lifestyle choices
Critical Point: It is imperative that one must start low and work up with the potent form of folate, L-5-MTHF also known as l-methylfolate.
Many physicians receive lab results identifying one or more of the MTHFR mutations and readily prescribe 7 to 15 mg of l-methylfolate. For some, this can be life-changing in a positive manner. For others, it can be life-threatening. Knowing how one is going to respond to high doses of l-methylfolate is nearly impossible for most physicians – so it is important to start low and work up.
MTHFR is only one gene out of tens of thousands. There are interactions between genes and if one supplements with high doses of l-methylfolate, certain gene-to-gene interactions can prove very hazardous. In particular, but not limited to:
If you undergo treatment for MTHFR and you feel worse, something is not right and you likely need to step back with your doctor and re-evaluate.
Here are some resourceful articles on MTHFR for you and your doctor:
- MTHFR Basic Protocol
- MTHFR and Methylation Presentation: 1.5 hr Video
- MTHFR Mutation? So What.
- Overmethylation and Undermethylation: A Case Study
Interact with Others via the MTHFR Forum
There are over 2,000 posts on the MTHFR forum. Should you have a story to share or question to ask, do participate. There are some very insightful posts, experiences and helpful individuals here.
Disclaimer: Do know that the forum is not moderated by a physician so the information you receive must be taken purely as that – information – not medical treatment or advice. Use at your own risk.
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