MTHFR is an enzyme that adds a methyl group to folic acid to make it usable by the body. The MTHFR gene produces this MTHFR enzyme that’s also important for proper metabolism, muscle growth & glutathione production. If you have a mutation in MTHFR, you may have trouble effectively eliminating toxins from the body or balancing hormones.
But if you suffer from bloating, abnormal periods, acne, mood swings, fibroids, blood clots, endometriosis, PCOS or irritability, these symptoms are signs of Estrogen Dominance. And your body removes estrogen through the process of methylation. So if you have a defect in the MTHFR gene/enzyme, estrogen builds up making your symptoms worse.
What can You do to Help?
Though it isn’t possible to change a gene, there are things that can be done to minimize the potential for problems.
Focus on gut health – It’s important to focus on gut health so that the body can absorb the nutrients from food as effectively as possible. This also helps avoid candida, which can make MTHFR related problems worse.
Get your Bs – Supplement w/methylated form of B vitamins so that your body doesn’t have to “deal with the defect” & work around it. And if you’re in the area, stop by my office for a Mega Shot™!
Detox – Give your liver a much needed boost to help with the clearance of hormones quicker. My Detox IV is perfect to help a sluggish liver get the necessary nutrients to eliminate easily and quickly.
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A Simple Recipe to help Alkalize your Body and Heal your Gut
Cabbage is a great bowel cleanser. I use it often as part of my Naturopathic protocols in treating various gut issues and it’s always a happy recommendation for my detox programs. It holds two essential minerals – chlorine and sulfur, which are effective in treating GI problems such as bloating, GERD or acid reflux, and indigestion. It also contains a wealth of anti-inflammatory nutrients such as polyphenols and sulforaphane and vitamins K1 and B-vitamins.
Vitamin K1 is a fat-soluble vitamin most well known for the important role it plays in blood clotting and bone metabolism, but it’s also a known brain nutrient for helping to limit neuron damage in the brain. Most notably, cabbage contains tartaric acid which hinders conversion of sugar and carbohydrates into fat.
When my patients tell me that they are any sort of antacids such as Pepcid or Pepto Bismol, I immediately recommend cabbage juice instead. The reason is that the juice of a cabbage is one of the most healing nutrients for ulcer repair as it is a huge source of vitamin U (which is actually not a vitamin but an enzyme known as S methylmethionine). As a matter of fact, having a few teaspoons of cabbage juice before eating, or better yet, fermented cabbage juice from sauerkraut will do wonders to improve your digestion. So it not only help heal ulcers but also helps to benefit digestion.
The second ingredient in my Detox-Alkaline Juice Shot is honey. Honey is known to mobilize extra fat in the body which it puts into circulation to be converted into energy. Contrary to popular belief, honey is not pure fructose. It contains trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids allowing it to have antibacterial properties as well. One of the reasons you’ll find it in many cough remedies.
And finally, the third ingredient in my Detox-Alkaline Juice Shot is lemon. It’s the perfect way to hydrate and alkalize the body. It has a very high amount of vitamin C which helps to boost the immune system but also minerals such as calcium and magnesium which make the juice alkaline as soon as it comes in contact with your blood.
If you suspect that you have been exposed to radiation, think of sipping ginkgo tea instead of drinking coffee or tea. Antioxidant extracts of the leaves of the Gingko biloba tree may protect cells from radiation damage, according to a study published in the International Journal of Low Radiation. Ginkgo leaf extract contains antioxidant compounds called ginkgolides and bilobalides which help scavenge free radicals. The compounds are thought to protect cells from damage from oxidative stress or “disease” in the body.
This information important for those undergoing radiation treatment, as well as for those who are exposed to radiation from airplanes and every day technology, or work in an environment such as hospitals that put them at risk for radiation exposure.
In an abstract by Ingrid Emerit, “Clastogenic Factors: A Link Between Chronic Inflammation and Carcinogenesis” she states: “Clastogenic factors (CF), also called chromosome breakage factors, were first described by radiobiologists in 1968…It was noted that not only do therapeutically or accidentally irradiated persons show an increased frequency of chromosome breaks and rearrangements in their own cells, but the plasma of these persons contains chromosome damaging material able to induce chromosome damage after transfer into cell cultures. These CF were circulating in the blood stream of the irradiated persons even years after the irradiation event.
The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell, making ATP energy. It is vital that the mitochondrial membrane contains a substance called cardiolipin. Unfortunately, when radiation causes cellular membrane damage it also attacks the mitochondria and its membrane, thus displacing cardiolipin, causing severe energy leaks. Remember that we can’t heal without functioning mitochondria.
Staying Protected Against Radiation
Glutathione’s role is to prevent damage or cell death from happening. The importance of glutathione’s function is illustrated in the fact that every organ system in the body has diseases associated with reduced levels. When levels are low, mitochondria function is impaired; conversely, impaired mitochondria compromise glutathione. Receiving weekly glutathione IVs, can help to boost your body’s natural detoxification and healing process from radiation, while improving the health of the mitochondria.
Lemon Balm has been used over the centuries to promote relaxation, sleep and improved memory.But most importantly, lemon balm has the potential to protect our cells from radiation. A study, using radiation technicians who were being exposed to low levels of daily radiation, revealed that lemon balm had various protective effects. After drinking 1.5 grams/100ml lemon balm tea twice a day for 30 days, cell damage was accessed. The subjects showed a 12% increase in glutathione peroxidase, an enzyme that protects from oxidative damage. It was also established that lemon balm protected DNA inside the nucleus of the cell. (Zeraatpishe A, Oryan S, Bagherri MH, et al. Effects of Melissa offiinalis L. on oxidative status and DNA damage in subjects exposed to long-term low-dose ionizing radiation. Toxicol Ind Health. 2011 Apr:27(3): 205-12)
Astaxanthin, one of the most powerful antioxidants available (65 times more potent than Vitamin C), is derived from a microalgae called Haematococcus pluvialis. Astaxanthin protects our skin from ultraviolet rays, protects our retinas, and crosses the blood brain barrier, protecting our brain from free radical damage. But it too can protect us from radiation exposure.
It is wise to keep these above-mentioned natural radiation protectors on hand. Before flying or getting a CT scan, take a week prior and a week after the trip or procedure to mitigate cellular distress. Your cell membranes and DNA will celebrate your efforts to protect their delicate workings.
If you suspect that you have been exposed to any kind of radiation, please contact the office to schedule an appointment for a glutathione IV as soon as possible.
Holistic Detox Tips to Cleanse your Liver Naturally
The liver is the heaviest and the second largest organ in the human body. It is probably one of the most hardworking organs of the body and performs a number of functions. It is a key player in our body’s digestive system as whatever you eat or drink passes through it.
The most important function of the liver is cleaning the blood by getting rid of harmful chemicals present in the body. It also helps in the production of bile, which, in turn, helps in breaking down the fat in the body. It helps in the storing of sugar (glucose), which provides a quick energy boost whenever required by the body.
The liver flushes out harmful toxins and wastes from the body. Therefore, it is very important to take care of the liver and ensure that it is in good condition. If it’s not taken care of properly, the liver slows down, and toxins start accumulating in the body and tissues. Luckily, whenever there is something wrong with the liver, it displays certain symptoms or warning signs that indicate that it isn’t working properly. Some people experience a sudden weight gain, and even though they try their best, they are unable to lose weight. Some of the obvious warning signs are as follows:
There is hormonal imbalance in the body.
Improper digestion of food.
You experience anxiety and depression quite often.
You feel lethargic.
Diarrhea or constipation.
Now, the next question that arises is how can you take good care of your liver, and if your liver is not functioning well, what can you do to improve its functioning? The answer to these questions is very simple. Firstly, eat food that is beneficial for your health, and secondly, bring about some positive changes in your lifestyle. Here are some tips and tricks that can help you maintain a healthy liver:
Drink plenty of water.
Eat healthy fats.
Go for a balanced diet that includes everything from plant proteins to seeds and nuts.
Avoid processed foods.
Try to eat more of organic foods that are low in sodium and other toxic substances.
Minimize refined food consumption.
Do not cook food in inflammatory vegetable oils such as sunflower oil, corn oil or safflower oil.
Reduce the consumption of fructose.
Spinach, cabbage, parsley, chicken, and eggs are rich in amino acids. Eat more of them.
You should also consume foods that are rich in sulfur, such as broccoli, eggs, sprouts, garlic, etc.
Reduce alcohol consumption.
Here’s a quick little detox drink to help you get started:
4 medium carrots, scrubbed
2 handfuls baby spinach
1 medium red beet
1 English cucumber
1 green apple, cored
1 lemon, rind removed
1-inch piece ginger root, plus more to taste
Push the ingredients through your juicer, and consume whole or strain with a fine mesh sieve.