Hello AIP Community,
Have you heard of the MTHFR gene mutation? Kat has, and Lori hasn’t. After discovering she in fact has this, Kat wanted to share this information with all of you to raise awareness, and maybe help you understand why certain things are happening to you and your health.
“An MTHFR mutation is a problem associated with poor methylation and enzyme production. MTHFR mutations affect every person differently, sometimes contributing to hardly any noticeable symptoms at all, while other times leading to serious, long-term health problems.” – Dr. Axe
It is estimated that 45% of people suffer from a MTHFR defect, which causes gene deficiencies. This leads to poor cellular health, hormonal imbalances, decreased immune function and mitochondrial dysfunction.
This crappy gene inhibits Glutathione production, which makes you more vulnerable to toxins. The accumulation of these toxins leads to disease and premature aging.
What are some things we can do to battle this mutation?
- consume more leafy greens, asparagus, romaine lettuce, broccoli, avocado and bright fruits to boost Natural Folate, b6 and b12!
- treat leaky gut
- reduce anxiety and stress
- heart health – work on it, keep up those natural supplements and AIP foods
- detox – Lori uses her Bulletproof coconut charcoal relgiously
Knowing is half the battle – this is certainly something worth knowing when you’re battling autoimmune diseases. I know I’m emailing my Dr now to test for this gene during my September bloodwork!
Keep it clean! ~Lori