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You have been diagnosed with a chronic health condition. Your genetic information will help you determine which genes or biochemical pathways were altered to result in that health condition. Getting to the root cause, will help facilitate recovery by tailoring any treatment plans and lifestyle changes your Doctor recommends specifically to your body.

Several members of your family live with one or several chronic health issues. Genetic information will help your family uncover the inherited Gene sequence patterns that contribute to the chronic illnesses plaguing them.

You plan to have a baby: Research is implicating certain genetic mutations in a ... ..more

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Why do I need to run a genetics test?

  4 years, 9 months ago

1) You have been diagnosed with a chronic health condition.
Your genetic information will help you determine which genes or biochemical pathways altered to result in that health condition. Getting to the root cause, will help facilitate recovery by tailoring any treatment plans and lifestyle changes your Doctor recommends specifically to your body.

2) Several members of your family live with one or several chronic health issues.
Genetic information will help your family uncover the inherited Gene sequence patterns that contribute to the chronic illnesses plaguing them.

3) You plan to have a baby.
Research is implicating certain genetic mutations ... ..more

There is little known about the A1298C MTHFR mutation. Or so it seems.
Research seems to ignore it almost completely while the C677T MTHFR mutation gets all the attention and glory.
For those who have the A1298C MTHFR mutation, this is frustrating.
Symptoms exist and doctors are saying there is no correlation between the MTHFR A1298C mutation and your symptoms – right?

I’d like to prove them wrong – at least for the symptoms which do correlate with the A1298C MTHFR mutation.

The MTHFR A1298C mutation may affect you if you are either:
--Homozygous A1298C MTHFR mutation
--Compound heterozgous A1298C + C677T ... ..more

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From: http://www.stopthethyroidma...
"As explained well in the revised STTM book, which you should have on hand and bookmarked at the doctors office. The book is in English, Spanish, German and Swedish.

TSH: for diagnosis of hypopituitary, NOT to diagnose or dose your hypothyroidism (unless it’s high). If you allow a doctor to diagnose or dose you by this lab test and range i.e. to say you are normal simply because it’s in range or below 10…you’ll could still be hypothyroid.
Free #T4 and Free #T3 (note the word “free”–important since it measures ... ..more


It produces a defective MTHFR enzyme of different varieties i.e. it functions less than optimally, such as performing at only 40% of its capacity, or 70% of its capacity. It can mean you won’t break down toxins or heavy metals well i.e. you could find yourself with high iron, or high copper, or high mercury….etc. High copper can also cause low iron.
The defective enzyme doesn’t break down folate vitamins properly (of which folic acid is the precursor to), which can cause high homocysteine, which can increase your risk of coronary heart disease (arteriosclerotic vascular ... ..more

Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) supports one's health, well-being and detoxification and can be defective in a fairly large percentage of our population. About 45% of Caucasians, 70% of Hispanics and about 30% of southern Italians have a genetic defect.

The MTHFR gene produces the MTHFR enzyme. This enzyme is responsible for the circulating form of folate. Folate is very important in homocysteine regulation. The MTHFR enzyme metabolizes folic acid into 5-MTHF, which is needed to combine with homocysteine to break it down and to facilitate methylation (detoxification) processes in the body. The MTHFR enzyme is essential for the body to ... ..more

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1. BEFORE reading the articles to help prevent miscarriages below PLEASE Keep this in Mind:
Whenever reading articles about folic acid supplementation.. the MOST important thing is to ingest the RIGHT FORM which is FOLATE:
AKA. ... L-Methyl Folate [5-MTHF].------NOT SYNTHETIC = folic acid.
Some of the names for the GOOD L-methyl folate include:
1. 5-L Methyltetrahydrofolate
2. L-methylfolate
3. 5-MTHFR
4. N5-methyl FH4 ----------All of the four terms mean exactly the same thing.

Here's the LINK discussing the RISK of CANCER when taking excess FOLIC Acid.---and why it's so important to get FOLATE instead. http://chriskresser.com ... ..more