Can It Be More Than MTHFR?

Can It Be More Than Genetics?

You wake up and decide that you are sick and tired of chronically feeling lousy. You make an appointment with your doctor and blood tests are performed. They come back negative, and you go on your way feeling frustrated. You see another doctor, then another, and another. The answer is always the same: Nothing. You finally are referred to a psychologist as there is no medical answer and you walk away with a prescription for antidepressants or other mood altering medication.

MTHFR, Nutrigenomics and Epigenetics

Epigenetics, MTHFR and Nutrigenomics

Being told that you have an MTHFR gene mutation can be a scary thing. It is now well established that MTHFR mutations have potentially numerous negative health implications in epigenetics. The variant that is most problematic is the C677T variant. This variant produces a thermolabile (unstable in heat) enzyme with reduced activity (a much less efficient and effective enzyme.) The degree of enzyme thermolability is much more exaggerated when a person has two abnormal alleles as opposed to one abnormal allele.

What is MTHFR Gene Mutation

What is MTFHR Gene Mutation?

MTHFR Gene Mutation – Some families have a history of heart diseases or miscarriages. Others suffer from migraines or irritable bowel syndrome or depression. All these health conditions may share a common element: the presence of a faulty gene in your body known as methylenetetrahydrofolatereductase (MTFHR).

There are as many as 50 known variants of MTFHR,