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Functional Medicine...so that's what I'm doing!

Yesterday, as I was looking through my Facebook news feed, I came across a link to a TED talk that so validated what I am doing with regards to treating my MS, that I wanted to share it with you, in the hopes that you would share it with others...and they would share it...and so on...and so on! LOL This is what our medical system needs to be...right now! 


MTHFR Mutations & the Case for Genetic Testing

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Last year I ran across a program aimed specifically for MS, called the Beat MS Program.  I briefly blogged about it (It's Been Awhile).  It's a great program and I'd probably still be doing it if it wasn't for one of the disease drivers that I identified as a result of this program: Improper Methylation Pathways & B12 Deficiency, and what I did with the information gleaned from addressing it.

Many people with MS cannot metabolize folate and B12 into the active forms required for the body, which can lead to elevated homocysteine levels (homocysteine is neurotoxic).  Long story, short...I had elevated homocysteine  levels on the last two lab tests I had done...despite using the recommended supplements.  Long story, even shorter...I got tested for the MTHFR gene mutation because this was implicated in efficient methylation.  MTHFR is the acronym for Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase.



To say I had discovered the tip of a HUGE iceberg, is an understatement!…