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LOOKING VITAL THROUGH DIET

Above is an image of two different versions of me that I often see in the mirror, or a progression / degradation between the two. I know I probably could have taken much more professional photos (that didn't include me in a onesie), but bear with me for a minute.The reason I feel upset when…

THE IMPORTANCE OF A GLUTEN-FREE DIET WITH THE MTHFR MUTATION

So you're not a coeliac and your doctor told you it's okay to eat glutent.  What I am proposing is that you take the time to look at some of facts and information I have gathered about what gluten can do to the body, even if one has a sensitivity that is too small to…

COFFEE METABOLISM & THE MTHFR MUTATION

A study conducted in 2006 found that those of us that are slow at metabolising coffee are at greater risk for a non-fatal Myocardial Infarction. This is just a finding for one very dire consequences in our heart. But think of the daily cumulative damage that could be happening, and what effect it might have on numerous systems of the body. In Chinese medicine, the heart governs our intuition, and the very seat of our consciousness. When it is not balanced it can cause insomnia, mania, depression, anxiety and affect other organs in the body, do you really want to mess with that energy if you know you could be at risk?

MTHFR (UNDERMETHYLATION): VEGANISM AND VEGETARIANISM

I have been through many stages with my diet, vegetarianism, veganism, and raw foodism. although I always felt excellent to begin with, probably due to the detoxification effect, I always started to degrade after about a year. Now, if I don't have meat weekly, I start to feel the difference in my energy levels and my mood. The strong ethical beliefs around veganism usually involves us all thinking we aren't doing the diet "strict enough", or that we are doing something wrong, and these strong beliefs stop us from listening to our intuition in regards to the path we need to take for our optimal health.

THALLIUM TOXICITY AND POTASSIUM UPTAKE

Thallium exhibits some similarities with Potassium (due to similar ionic radii). It can thus enter the body via potassium uptake pathways. Potassium ions have a number of roles in the body, including the transmission of messages through nerves; however, the body cannot distinguish between thallium and potassium, and the incorporation of thallium ions in the body instead, means that these roles cannot be carried out. Wendy Myers talked about Thallium blocking the uptake of Potassium in our bodies, so even if we are eating a diet high in this mineral, we are still likely to to become deficient and require supplementation.

WHAT IS THE MOTHER FUCKER (MTHFR) MUTATION? MTHFR

As I have been diagnosed with homogeneous MTHFR (or, mother-fucker) mutations, one from mum and one from dad, I have started to absorb as much literature, research and information I can about it. This vital piece of information is going to become a very important part of my healing journey, and opens me further up…