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MTHFR & Genetic Testing

Impact of toxins and heavy metals on methylation

  Many toxins and metals can adversely affect your health, and many are damaging to DNA methylation, particularly if you have a MTHFR mutation.  Growing evidence shows that environmental metal exposure involves changes in epigenetic marks, which may lead to a possible link between heritable changes in gene expression and disease susceptibility and development. Protection…

MTHFR: Genetic mutation may be an underlying cause of weight gain or prevent weight loss

How the MTHFR genetic mutation could be contributing to weight gain or stopping your weight loss attempt If you have an MTHFR genetic mutation you may be experiencing a number of different symptoms, including ineffective weight loss. Other symptoms include chronic fatigue, histamine intolerance, chronic pain, mental health disorders, amongst many others which vary in…

What is Pyrrole disorder and is it the cause of my Anxiety?

Pyrrole disorder is also known as Pyrrole Disease, Mauve Factor, Kryptopyrroluria and Pyrroluria. Pyrrole Disorder is a condition that can contribute and cause many mental health-related symptoms including anxiety and depression. At our Perth clinic, Advanced Functional Medicine, we commonly test and provide treatment of pyrrole disorder.   Pyrrole disorder is a condition that can be treated…

The causes of B12 deficiency and how it’s related to MTHFR

Vitamin B12 deficiency is one of the most overlooked deficiencies in Australia, and probably worldwide.  It is widely underdiagnosed and can cause a myriad of health problems.  Once diagnosed with and treated for a B12 deficiency, many of my patients have an extremely positive change in mood and energy, making a speedy return overall wellness.…

What is MTHFR (Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) and how do you treat a MTHFR gene mutation?

An MTHFR gene test will help you find out if you have a problem with your methylation process and the MTHFR gene. This MTHFR test is becoming more mainstream and will help you identify the root cause of your ill health and enable targeted treatment to lead you back to the path of good health and wellness.

MTHFR Perth – what is methylation?

August 15 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: MTHFR & Genetic Testing, Specialties,

Methylation is a biochemical process in the body that is to some degree involved in almost every process of the body. It is the process of transferring a methyl group (CH3) from one substance to another in the body. A methyl group from a biochemistry view is one carbon atom attached to 3 hydrogen atoms (CH3).