Category Archives for MTHFR

Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

Why getting a health check up should be at the top of your list The beginning of a new year is prime time for many people to set their health related resolutions and goals for the year ahead. Common health goals include things like; losing weight, quitting smoking, introducing an exercise regime or just aiming […]

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Coping with Christmas

How to manage depression and anxiety over the festive season It’s supposed to be ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, but for many people Christmas can be one of the most stressful periods of their year.   If you suffer from depression or anxiety you may experience more emotional triggers than usual. Things like; family […]

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The Antibiotic Resistance Crisis

This is the first of two articles about the antibiotic resistance crisis. Part 2 will discuss strategies to manage the crisis and new agents for the treatment of bacterial infections. Go to: INTRODUCTION The rapid emergence of resistant bacteria is occurring worldwide, endangering the efficacy of antibiotics, which have transformed medicine and saved millions of […]

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Neutralising a Methyl Reaction: Niacin Antidote Instructions

When supplementing with methylated supplements (e.g. methylfolate or methylcobalamin) there is potential to react to them. A reaction to methylated products can be for several reasons, the most common being: Further genetic mutations that impact the passage or metabolism of methyl products in the body, thereby leading to a ‘block’ and build up of methyls. […]

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How do you know if you have a methylation problem?

Methylation can be defined as a vital biochemical process which is required for the proper functioning of our body. It involves the addition of a methyl group to a molecule which acts as a biological switch for certain activities like energy production, detoxification, DNA repair, regulation of gene expression, detoxification and synthesis of several neurotransmitters. […]

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Homocysteine: What is it and how is it related to disease?

Homocysteine (Hcy) is a sulphur-containing amino acid, which is derived during methionine metabolism and this is  the only way it is produced in the body. An enzyme, S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM) synthetase, catalyses this process and is also a methyl donor for the synthesis of different compounds, such as proteins, nucleic acids and polyamines. Therefore it’s essential […]

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