Genetic links to infertility for women.

The statistics on infertility are astounding. The CDC estimates that 12% of women overall in the US have impaired fertility. For women over age 30, that statistic rises to 25%! [ref][ref] Your genes may be playing a role in your infertility — and knowing which…

Should you take folic acid?

There is a lot of buzz online about MTHFR variants and the need to avoid folic acid. I’ve seen recommendations ranging from avoiding all processed foods that are fortified with folic acid — to recommendations that people with MTHFR variants need to take extra…

CBS Genetic Variants: Should you eat a low sulfur diet?

When you are getting started with learning about the methylation cycle, it is easy to jump on board with whatever is being parroted by the experts who have pretty websites (and supplements to sell you). This was true for me when starting off learning…

MTHFR and Migraines

The MTHFR C677T variant increases the risk of migraines. Learn how to check your genetic data and how to mitigate the risk.

Dads matter: MTHFR variants in fathers affect miscarriage risk

Dads matter – MTHFR variants affect sperm quality and infertility risk. They also affect the risk of miscarriage.

‘MTHFR Coffee’ with Eggs and Kale for Breakfast

Quick post this morning to recommend a good podcast to anyone looking into MTHFR variants.  Chris Masterjohn put out a well balanced and well-researched podcast a few weeks ago titled Living with MTHFR.  For those of you who don’t have two hours to listen…

Should you vaccinate your kids if they have the MTHFR mutation?

I recently read (for the millionth time) that anyone who carries MTHFR variants should not be vaccinated.  The reason given is that those with decreased MTHFR enzyme activity cannot detoxify or ‘handle’ vaccinations, often with references to mercury in the vaccines. This article reviews…

Choline – An Essential Nutrient

I just finished listening to an interesting podcast featuring Dr. Zeisel, a researcher at the NC Nutrition Research Institute.  The interview discussed the body’s need for choline and the impact of some genetic variants on our ability to produce it in the body.  So…

Your need for riboflavin (B2): MTHFR and other genetic variants

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) is a water-soluble vitamin that is a cofactor for many enzymes in the body.  To put it in simpler terms: riboflavin is vitally important! Riboflavin is a ribose sugar bound to a flavin molecule.  It is the precursor to FMN (flavin…

MTHFR, Depression, and Homocysteine Levels

An interesting study looking at MTHFR and depression was recently published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.  The study, Correlation of Clinical Response With Homocysteine Reduction During Therapy With Reduced B Vitamins in Patients With MDD Who Are Positive for MTHFR C677T or A1298C…