The Mother F**ker Gene aka MTHFR Gene

on April 4, 2015 by: Dr. Stacey Richards 0 Comments

OK, so you may have heard of the MTHFR gene . There are numerous research done exposing this gene as the hidden cause of most health concerns that exist today.  The Abbreviation of its name – Methyl Tetrahydrofolate Reductase – has given it some interesting interpretations.  Like being referred to as the Monday, Thursday, Friday gene or the MotherF**ker gene.  Now, if you have had any of the following diseases or medical conditions listed below or know someone who has, then this gene could very well be the culprit to your misery and that is why theMotherF**ker monoker  is very fitting.

Dementia/Alzheimers
Addictions – Alcohol, drugs, smoking
Schizophrenia
Parkinson’s
Bipolar Disorder
Coronary Artery disease
Stroke
Blood clots
Low HDL
Atherosclerosis
Heart Attack
Heart murmurs
Essential Hypertension
Complications in Pregnancy
Placental Abruption
Miscarriage
Preeclampsia
Spina bifida
Congenital Heart Defects
Ischemic Stroke in Children
Down’s syndrome
Tongue Tie
Anencephaly
Autism
Oral Clefts
Chronic Fatigue SyndromeFibromyalgiaMultiple Sclerosis
Unexplained Neurologic Disease
Epilepsy
Esophageal cancer
Acute L LeukemiaRectal cancer
Meningioma
Glioma
Gastric Cancer
Bladder Cancer
Post menopausal:
>Depression
>Breast cancer
Cervical Dysplasia
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoporosis
Idiopathic Male InfertilityProstate Cancer Type 1 Diabetes Behcet’s Disease
Chemical SensitivityMigraines w/ AuraAsthmaShortness of breath Decreased telomere lengthPremature death Tight Anal Sphincter

 

 

Why is this gene so powerful?

This gene is responsible for ensuring over 200 reactions in the body occur. It does this by activating:

  •  Vitamin B12 and
  • Folate (NOT Folic Acid)

It activates these nutrients by adding a methyl group.  This methyl then goes on help build important substances like DNA and neurotransmitters (dopamine – Serotonin) or remove the yucky stuff from our body.

When there is a defect in the gene our bodies don’t function as well and the result is a myriad of health concerns.

Can you test if you have this defect?

Yes. There are several genetic labs available to check your unique genetic makeup not just MTHFR gene. The lab I use is a Canadian company called Younique Genomics. Consult your healthcare provider if you are interested in knowing how your genes can affect your health.

 

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