The gene mutation known as MTHFR affects more than half the US population, but most people don’t even know if they have it or not. Whether you’ve taken the time to test for it or just suspect it, I’ve got tips for you to support MTHFR in your body regardless.
What is MTHFR?
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Today, we’re going to talk about MTHFR. If you’ve not heard about that, I’m going to really encourage you to Google it. We kind of call it the Mother F-r Disease, because scientists have a sense of humor, too. I mean, you have to admit that’s what it looks like when you see it on paper.
But in a nutshell, this is your liver’s inability to break down certain chemicals, and certain vitamins, and certain prescriptions. If you happen to have this — which they’re saying anywhere between 60% and 80% of all Americans happen to have this — then when we take certain supplements or vitamins, folic acid being the biggest one, it actually turns very toxic in our system.
Why is this important? Well, if you happen to be a woman with MTHFR and you happen to be given prenatals, that actually can cause miscarriages. One of the biggest issues that I see is that women who have repetitive miscarriages, we’ve got to get them on a different form of the B vitamins because what they’re taking to help them may actually be causing the issue itself.
There’s a lot of research. There’s a lot of genetic DNA testing. People come to me with concern about the research or DNA testing that reveals a diagnosis. Regardless of what you have, here is the simplest way to take care of yourself. Number one, get rid of the toxins. Get rid of the toxins in your food. Get rid of the toxins in your environment.
Learn to love cruciferous vegetables. Have one every single day. Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, beets. Those are going to be the things that rebuild that process in your liver, that rebuild that mechanism and allow that detox. It’s the only thing that we know that rebuilds the system and makes it work again.
I hope this has been helpful. I just gave you a little bit into the MTHFR. If you have this, and you’re struggling with this, and you really need more help and really need more direction, I’m going to invite you to do a consultation with me because I absolutely love this subject. And I look forward to helping you.