Approximately 50% of Americans & 95% of Autistic (or Spectrum disorder) people have an MTHF-R genetic mutation. A person with this genetic mutation cannot produce the enzyme called Methyl Tetra Hydrate Folate Reductase (or MTHF-R for short). This enzyme is ESSENTIAL for methylation processes to occur in the body, which are critical for detoxification & wellness. These people are not methylating properly. Your body HAS to be able to break down folate (B9) to ultimately produce glutathione in the liver. Without glutathione, these people cannot properly eliminate toxins from their bodies, particularly through the digestive system (AKA: they are chronically toxic, sick & have liver & gut problems). In case you don't already know, MOST chronic health problems tie into the gut. Did you know that ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Atherosclerosis, Autism, Auto-immune disease, Bipolar & Schizophrenia & other mental illness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, IBS, Osteoporosis, PCOS, Hormone Imbalances, and so many other "diagnoses" are primarily inflammatory bowel disorders! Emotions and Spiritual warfare also play a major role that most Doctors are ignoring. I always look at people Holistically. You cannot just focus on symptoms or the location of the pain or symptom. Now add those emotional and spiritual layers to a severely imbalanced gut (and add a genetic mutation that affects nearly EVERY process in the body), and you are now prey for the enemy to turn up the fear, doubt, frustration & hopelessness. Your mind can't work right at this point. BUT... YOU CAN HEAL FROM THIS!! Do not try to do this on your own. You need ask God what the FIRST step is. Ask HIM for a referral to a trusted Holistic Doctor. Adding psychotropic drugs (like anti-depressants or anti-anxiety meds), pain meds or other Pharmaceutical drugs to this mess is a recipe for disaster. It does not HEAL the patient. It essentially tranquilizes & numbs them, adding more insult to injury behind the scenes. Eventually the list of meds gets longer and longer while the patient gets sicker and sicker. Medication does NOT get the the root of the problem, it masks it. You have to actively participate in your health journey to get well. You will have to change your diet and lay down some things you used to enjoy. But if we are being really honest with ourselves... cravings and "bad habits" are just a more palatable way of saying "lusts of the flesh". Jesus is bigger than every craving, habit, addiction, obstacle, imbalance & doubt we have. When you truly want to be well, you will do whatever it takes. When the pain of regret or illness surpasses the pain of change, you will change. And you can! Jesus is your secret weapon. I witness miracles every week! In my office, we help you change without shaming you or ever getting mad at you. We always point you back to the Lord and motivate you through LOVE & GRACE. Fear is not of God, so avoid those who use fear for motivation.
Moving on. 95% of our neurotransmitters are produced in the gut (not the brain!). Our gut & brain develop from the SAME fetal tissue. It's all related. Don't roll your eyes. It's true! Remember, 95% of Autistic children have this (heterozygous or homozygous) genetic mutation. The prevelance of this genetic mutation seems to be one major reason why some people are really susceptible to adverse reactions to drugs, vaccines, GMO foods, processed grains & any other chemical or toxin, while other people do not react so significantly. Toxins literally build up in the body causing severe chronic illness, chronic pain syndromes, a compromised immune system, the inability to heal, microbiome imbalances & psychological issues ranging from mild to severe. Folic Acid, found in grains & most processed foods, builds up in these people's bodies instead of being assimilated, absorbed & utilized for healthy bodily functions. Furthermore, the toxic overload of this Folic Acid often masks dangerously LOW levels of the other B vitamins. I thought a bulleted list would be the easiest way to summarize...
MTHF-R MUTATIONS CAN AFFECT THE FOLLOWING:
A genetic mutation does not mean you cannot be helped. In fact, this means that once you change your diet and provide the CORRECT nutrients, that you will see significant results in the body's ability to heal from all kinds of chronic and "un-curable" conditions!! There is hope! If you are sick or have any serious "diagnoses," there is much more work to be done in the gut and otherwise, so I highly recommend scheduling an appointment so that I can test you or consult with you to customize a plan specifically for you. If you are/were a patient and you were one of the hard cases that we just could NOT figure out why your blood pressure wouldn't heal, or your gut wouldn't completely heal, or we couldn't get cholesterol numbers into range, or you still feel "stuck"... I BET this is one piece of the puzzle, a key that could unlock a lot of healing pathways in your body. I'd love the opportunity to work with you again! Remember, 50% of the population has this, which means those numbers are only going to increase over the next few generations.
If you cannot get to the bottom of your health issues, assume you have this until you learn otherwise and take proper action (see below). Also, I would NOT VACCINATE your kids IF YOU or YOUR SPOUSE has this or any auto-immune condition. Get your child tested for this genetic mutation before making a decision that changes your child's life forever. If you have this or suspect you have this, then your kids are at even higher risk. Read my blog "Educate Before You Vaccinate" for more information.
Watch: The Animated Genome to understand what a genome is and why it matters to each of us. This is an excellent 5-minute video in genetics and genomics.
WHAT CAN YOU DO NOW?
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METHYL COMBO is methyl-folate AND methyl-cobalamin... a great product for ALMOST everyone, with or without this genetic mutation. You DO NOT need much of this product. Too much can make you really sick. Use 1/day with breakfast.
NOTE: Nature's Sunshine Products, the supplement line I use, is in the process of removing Folic Acid from ALL their products and replacing it with methylfolate, (methylated B9), a very bio-available form of Folate (Vitamin B9), the form that most everyone can assimilate, with or without this genetic mutation.
SEVERAL WAYS TO GET TESTED FOR MTHF-R MUTATIONS:
BRYCE'S AUTISM HEALING TESTIMONY >>> HOPE!!!
I'm SO EXCITED to share this story with you guys!! I got to interview Careen, my dear friend, sister-in-Christ & Office Manager, about her son, Bryce & what God has miraculously healed since May of 2016. I have the privilege of being his Doctor & God has blown our minds!! There is HOPE for Autism and all "diseases". God has showed me how truly simple it can be. God can do the impossible!
I have to add: This is Bryce's story. This is not a "protocol to heal autism". What we did for him was HIS CUSTOM PLAN. I prayed for him and muscle tested him. His protocol will not necessarily work for someone else with autism. Each patient's plan will look quite different. Each Autism case will be different. All of our bodies have different layers of toxins and factors affecting it, and we will all differ in the natural remedies that will work for each of us. I am not claiming to heal autism. If you or someone you know needs help/hope, please pray before you make any health decisions. The Lord will show you who can help/where to go :)
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The best time to do this test is the first thing in the morning as soon as you wake up (though it will likely show up in your saliva any time of day). Before you rinse, spit, or put anything in your mouth, go get a glass of water (in a clear glass). Build up a mouthful of saliva (just mouth saliva, do not cough up anything) and spit it into the glass of water. Observe what happens.
If your saliva contains thin projections extending downward into the water, it is a positive sign for candida overgrowth. The projections may look like hair, or small strings, like a jelly fish or spider legs, moving down into the water from the saliva floating on the top. Other positive indications are very “cloudy” saliva that will sink to the bottom of the glass within a few minutes or particles that slowly sink or suspend below the saliva glob. What you are seeing are colonies of yeast which band together to form the strings.
ADDITIONAL SELF-ANALYSIS QUESTIONS:
Do you have cloudy urine??
Do you have any skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis, rashes, acne)?
Do you have body odor or bad breath?
Do you battle respiratory infections, asthma, or allergies?
Do you have a lot of random symptoms that Doctors can’t figure out?
Do you have bowel problems (IBS, constipation, Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulitis, gas/bloating, acid reflux, etc)?
Do you have food allergies? (all starts in the gut!)
Do you have hormone imbalances or thyroid disease?
Do you have trouble losing weight?
Do you have lots of signs of inflammation or chronic pain that didn't result from an obvious injury?
YEP…over 90% of the time, Candida overgrowth is at the ROOT of these things. Stop running to Medical Doctors who want to medicate you and CANNOT help you. Don’t try to conquer this on your own. But be grateful you are getting close to the answer!! HAVE HOPE friends. We DO NOT serve a God of hopelessness, AMEN?! Everything is fixable, God willing!! And He gave us PLENTY of medicinal foods and powerful natural medicine to win the battle!
For more information type "Candida" into the search box on any page on my website.
Check out more of my blogs on Candida Overgrowth
WHAT TO DO ABOUT CANDIDA OVERGROWTH
BALANCING YOUR MICRO-BIOME
HOW KOMBUCHA HEALED MY GUT