Why is 40% of the population suffering from toxic buildup which isn’t allowing them to digest food properly?
The answer is a gene mutation known as MTHFR.
MTHFR or Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase is an enzyme which converts folic acid into methyl-folate (5MTHFR). (1) Methyl-folate is the primary form of folate in our blood and is an important part of the body’s detoxification process doing so through a process called Methylation. Folate has a role in almost every part of our bodies: supports blood cell production, helps us think logically, rids the body of certain compounds, supports the immune system, supports the protection of DNA, supports energy production, and most importantly supports methylation (which has a role in many of our body’s processes).
MTHFR gene mutations create blockages that don’t allow all the body’s toxins to become detoxified due to being slowed by unmetabolized folic acid. Since our bodies have a hard time converting folic acid to methyl-folate, the unmetabolized folic acid sits in our bodies and so do the toxins. Without the proper detoxification, our bodies tend to react to toxins in a negative way.
· Leaky Gut
· Fertility Problems (2)
· Eczema and skin issues
· Heart disease
· Weight gain
4 out of every 10 people are being affected by this gene mutation and toxins are everywhere. Common toxins include: processed foods such as bread and cereal, antibiotics, sunscreen, household chemicals such as glass cleaner and bleach, pesticides, and heavy metals. 40% of people who encounter these toxins have negative reactions to their bodies. (3)
What can be done to reverse the toxicity?
Fortunately, the symptoms brought on by MTHFR gene mutations are often reversible and highly treatable. Three things must happen in order to reverse the process:
1. The toxin needs to be determined
2. The epigenetic risk factor needs to be identified (which copy of the gene a person has)
3. After all toxic induced effects have been treated. (i.e. leaky gut)
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1. “MTHFR gene – Genetics Home Reference.” U.S. National Library of Medicine. National Institutes of Health, 13 June 2017. Web. 19 June 2017. <https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/MTHFR>.
2. “MTHFR gene mutation.” Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, n.d. Web. 19 June 2017. <https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/10953/mthfr-gene-mutation>.
3. Jaramillo, Amy. “ADD/ADHD.” BodyScience.life. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 June 2017. <http://www.bodyscience.life/add-adhd>.