MTHFR – Easier to Say than Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase!

The MTHFR gene, technically referred to as Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, is a key enzyme required to metabolise homocysteine. Mutations of the MTHFR gene may cause elevated (and toxic) blood levels of homocysteine. Read below for more information on this important chemical. We are all born with 2 MTHFR genes, one inherited from each parent. Some people have a genetic mutation […]

Are You a Mutant? Anxiety and MTHFR

Ongoing research implicates MTHFR genetic mutations for not only mood disorders such as anxiety and depression but also in cases of multiple miscarriages, fibromyalgia, strokes, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, migraine, ADHD, Alzheimers Disease and even autism. In a honest and insightful article, journalist Elisa Black chronicled her journey with anxiety. With a life- long experience of crippling anxiety and poor […]

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 […]

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