MTHFR is an important genetic SNP, meaning a single nucleotide polymorphism. One of many important SNPS involved in methylation processes, it’s effects are far-reaching. MTHFR can affect fertility, creating a condition of autoimmune infertility or recurrent miscarriage, and affect embryo health, and implantation. MTHFR is also implicated in mental illness and neurological disease, metabolic processes, clotting, cardiovascular diseases and more. That being said, although MTHFR is certainly the most well known genetic SNP, there are multiple relevant SNPs, each of which may have different applications to disease in humans.
We are certified in the identification and treatment of nutrigenomic concerns. We can review your 23andme genetic reports during consultation time with you, and provide information on which genes may be influencing your health. Be aware that that there are specific orders to approaching genetic issues, which may take some patience and time to work through. We can also analyze methylation function profiles, from HDRI or other labs. These are a valuable tool – and often are more meaningful than the genetic tests. Please contact us prior to your appointment as you’ll have to run your raw data through a reporting system prior to seeing your ND. It’s important to realize that genetics themselves and the expression of the genes are two different things altogether.