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Pregnancy: How to prepare?

If you’re planning to get pregnant, it gets overwhelming when you see there is so much to learn and so many things to do – in short, you can’t decide where to start or who to turn to. It’s sad that most people think it’s only the woman who needs preconception care. Remember that the […]

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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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How does MTHFR affect your fertility?

As soon as you plan to get pregnant, it’s pretty normal that you want to know as much as you can about the whole process – conception through to delivery. While you’re browsing through the internet, you come across the term folate or folic acid quite often and the more you read about it, the […]

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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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Key toxins that affect our biochemistry

Toxins are the poisonous substances which, when introduced into the body of any organism can cause adverse effects or disturbances in the body. Various toxins which are freely available in the environment are known to cause several toxic effects on our body. These are also known as xenobiotics. As stated by WHO (World Health Organisation), […]

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Are You Suffering From B12 Deficiency?

Are You Suffering From B12 Deficiency? I believe one of the most overlooked deficiencies in Australia, and probably worldwide, is B12 deficiency. Our reference ranges are too low and so people don’t really notice when they’re B12 deficient. Just this morning I saw a beautiful couple for fertility issues. Their B12 was so low, it was below 100umol/L. […]

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We’re Moving!

We are excited to announce MTHFR Support Australia is moving premises in January 2015! From Monday 5th January 2015, we will be expanding and relocating to our our new premises in Neutral Bay, Sydney, Australia. Please update our contact details to: Address: 50 Yeo Street, Neutral Bay NSW 2089 Mailing Address: PO Box 1265 Neutral Bay […]

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