ADHD & MTHFR

ADHD is a very complex disorder. MTHFR is a genetic abnormality that’s sometimes occurs in individuals with ADHD. ADHD is a complex disorder that isn’t likely caused by one certain genetic abnormality or environmental factor. Like autism, the disorder comprises a spectrum of symptoms varying in severity. We know that parents with ADHD are more […]

ADHD & Vitamin D

A recent major Finnish study offers strong evidence that a low level of vitamin D during pregnancy is related to ADHD in children: Please check this link. Other studies have found low levels of serum Vitamin D in children with ADHD compared to healthy controls and suggest that supplementation with Vit D may be useful. […]

What is the difference between Folate, Folic Acid, Folinic Acid and Methyl Folate and the relationship to mutations of the MTHFR gene?

The term ‘folate’ encompasses several different vitamins with varying activity, metabolic pathways and absorption. Naturally occurring folates are richest in green leafy vegetables. These natural folates are easily damaged by storage and cooking processes. Folate Folate, or vitamin B9, is found naturally in food as tetrahydrofolate derivatives. Folate is metabolized to THF in the small […]

How a vitamin cured my anxiety: Elisa Black’s story of lifelong struggle and new hope for the future

Elisa Black, SA Weekend March 9, 2015 9:00pm MY anxiety is a wild beast. It has destroyed relationships, clawed at my insides until I was sick, left me cowering under blankets, plagued me with panic attacks and tipped me into post-natal depression following the birth of my first son. more I was nervous from the […]

The Gut-Brain Axis (GBA): The Missing Link in Depression

There is growing evidence that the trillions of microbes inhabiting our gastrointestinal tracts (commonly referred to as microbiome or gut microbiota) play a mysterious yet significant role in many aspects of our mental health—ranging from psychological resilience to neuropsychiatric disorders Research shows that the gut microbiota affects your mood, sleep and stress levels. The term microbiome refers to all microorganisms and […]

Do you suffer from, or have a family history of, anxiety, depression, migraine or related problems?

The good news is that a simple DNA test can tell you about your MTHFR gene. If you are interested in knowing more or in having the DNA test please contact me. MTHFR – Easier to Say than Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase! We are all born with 2 MTHFR genes, one inherited from each parent. Some people have a […]

Melatonin

(With thanks to my colleague and good friend Mike Cushman from Pharmaceutical Compounding New Zealand  -RIP) Melatonin – the sleep hormone – is produced in the pineal gland towards the front of the brain. The pineal gland is the key to maintaining one’s internal clocks and works closely with the hypothalamus and pituitary glands situated […]

The Gut-Brain Axis (GBA): The Missing Link in Depression

There is growing evidence that the trillions of microbes inhabiting our gastrointestinal tracts (commonly referred to as microbiome or gut microbiota) play a mysterious yet significant role in many aspects of our mental health—ranging from psychological resilience to neuropsychiatric disorders Research shows that the gut microbiota affects your mood, sleep and stress levels. The term microbiome refers to all microorganisms and […]

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