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Folic Acid Awareness Week 2014: 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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Folic Acid Fortification, Increase in MTHFR and Rise in Autism?

If we sit back and evaluate the dates when folic acid fortification began and the fast rise of autism – do they correlate? “In Spain, the prevalence of the MTHFR 677TT genotype has reportedly approximately doubled in the population since the introduction in 1982 of folic acid supplements for women in early pregnancy”… “Folic acid [...]

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Give Folic Acid with MTHFR Mutations? Question to Dr Ben – MTHFR.net

Question:  My husband recently started seeing a psych nurse after it was suggested by a family counselor. Our marriage was/is in serious trouble and the counselor thought it might be ADD. The psych nurse says it is MTHFR and that he absolutely cannot have any folic acid. In the very little that I have found on [...]

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Can a homozygous MTHFR gene mutation can be managed by diet alone?

Question: Can anyone speak definitively on whether a homozygous MTHFR gene mutation can be managed by diet alone, diet + juicing greens, diet + greens powder? Does this mutation in its homozygous form require the fancy supplement? In other words, can it be managed with nature? The story in my head is that this mutation [...]

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L-Methylfolate Not Needed? Come On

I received an email from Breanne who kindly sent me a link to a blog post along with her comments: Dr. Ben…..You said you were looking for people that were also knowledgeable about MTHFR. I found this post on another blog that was downplaying 5-mthf and its ability to help and the reply that was [...]

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