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.
Important to note
We do not offer is simple treatment protocols based on your genetic SNPS alone.
We treat YOU, as you are presenting, with your entire health in mind – we look at your hormonal systems, your digestive systems, sleep patterns, lifestyle factors, and we take your genetics into account when considering what health concerns you are expressing. We’ll prescribe what may be needed if one of your genes is impacting your health in a particular way however we do not treat a gene alone. As such we need to complete a full health intake visit before we can treat you for any genetic results you may have done previously and how we will treat your genes will depend on what you are presenting with. Although we are skilled in interpreting genetic panels, we view genes as only ONE part of human health – they are important but regaining health involves many other factors.
Epigenetics is the study of he effect of environment and external factors on your genetics. For example, inflammation, infection, or toxicity can alter the way that a gene is expressed and we take this very seriously.
With that in mind, we will review your entire case history and look for epigenetic factors that may interact with your genes, producing the health concerns that you are experiencing. We have extensive experience on the application of MTHFR to reproduction, implantation, autoimmunity, thyroid and hormonal health. As such, patients with these concerns, and particularly with complicated reproductive health cases may find this analysis helpful and relevant.