MTHFR Defects and Estrogen Dominance

MTHFR Defects and Estrogen Dominance

The Link Between Estrogen & MTHFR

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.

 

How Does this Manifest in your Body?

  1. High cholesterol
  2. Difficulty getting pregnant/birth defects
  3. Estrogen dominance
  4. Low energy

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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™!
  3. 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.
Decoding your Periods

Decoding your Periods

Hello Everyone! Welcome to Regenerate You, I’m Dr. Nirvana.

Even though you’ve probably got the hang of your cycle by now, chances are that some menstrual mysteries remain in question. Maybe your cycle is super long or short, or it’s irregular, or it comes with side effects like PMS—and you wonder if what you experience each month is normal. Or maybe new issues have cropped up, like really awful cramps or a heavier flow.

It’s important to pay attention to what’s normal and what isn’t during your cycle, because changes can provide clues to your overall health. On this episode, I discuss the basic  information you need to know, to help clear up the confusion about your periods once and for all!

If you’re looking for additional advice, feel free to visit my blog here. You can also stay connected with me on my Facebook page @DrNirvanaHeals or on my Instagram @DrNirvana.

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The Link Between Food Intolerance, Hormones and Your Gut Health

The Link Between Food Intolerance, Hormones and Your Gut Health

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If you find yourself struggling with food intolerances of any kind, then it’s most likely causing an imbalance in your hormones as well. And if you’ve been diagnosed with low testosterone, PCOSestrogen dominancethyroid issues, or insulin resistance; then your food sensitivities are making them worse.

In this Podcast, I discuss how they’re linked and where to begin to help heal and regenerate your body from the attack on your immune system.

If you’re looking for additional advice, feel free to visit my blog here. You can also stay connected with me on my Facebook page @DrNirvanaHeals or on my Instagram @DrNirvana.

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And remember, when you regenerate, there’s a new you every day!

Regenerative Health Program™

Regenerative Health Program™

The Regenerative Health Program™

I’m so glad you’re here.

By allowing me to help you, you are about to end your battle with fatigue, lack of confidence, a constant state of discomfort, mood swings, painful periods and a simple lack luster for life.

How can my Regenerative Health Program™ help you? Let’s discuss how I will reprogram every cell of your body, to come back to life.

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Navigating your own health is similar to starting a new recipe without knowing how to cookYou have an idea of what ingredients to use, but have no idea how to put it all together.

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I’m dedicated in helping you have a firm grasp on understanding why your health turned upside down, while supporting your decisions to choose whichever path you prefer in the healing process.

 

 

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On which ingredients to buy and how to put the recipe together. I take your entire picture, along with your labs, to to paint a clear picture of how you got to where you are, what to do to fix it, and what’s coming down the pipeline if you don’t act now.

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My job is to teach you how to care for your body so well that you know exactly what to do when things get a little off balance.

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If you’re suffering from symptoms of imbalance, hair loss, chronic fatigue, PMS, hypothyroidism, adrenal dysfunction, fibroids, endometriosis and have seen everyone and tried everything, I can offer you solutions on your healing journey that will help you to get your life back. A full life of fun, happiness and ease. It’s time to end your needless suffering.

Healing the Root Cause of Endometriosis

Healing the Root Cause of Endometriosis

Healing Endometriosis Naturally

Recently a patient came to see me for excruciating period pains, so much so it would often lead to nausea, migraines and at times vomiting. She was having difficulty getting pregnant a second time, and yet was struggling with weight loss around her abdomen, despite her daily workouts with her trainer. She was fed up with her regular Doctor wanting to put her on birth control to alleviate her heavy periods as well as telling her to take ibuprofen for the pain. She was simply, tired, bloated, constipated, and feeling terrible. Fortunately however, I see patients like this frequently and knew she was suffering from endometriosis.

Endometriosis at a Glance

Endometriosis is a condition in which the endometrial lining escapes the uterus, attaches to structures in the peritoneal cavity, and causes pain as the tissue grows in response to monthly fluctuations in estrogen. Like the uterine lining, this tissue is sensitive to hormonal changes, growing in response to increases in estrogen levels. This growing tissue puts pressure on surrounding tissues and nerves, causes scar formation, and can bleed during menstruation. The pain can be present throughout a woman’s menstrual cycle, not just at menstruation, and can be both excruciating and debilitating.

  • Common Symptoms Associated with Endometriosis
  • Painful periods
  • Pelvic pain
  • Painful intercourse
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Bowel pain
  • Infertility
  • Ovarian endometrial mass/tumor
  • Painful urination

Naturopathic Solutions to Treating Endometriosis

The natural approach supports an optimal immune response, reduces inflammation and pain, promotes natural detoxification of environmental toxins, and helps to balance hormones. Remember, treating the whole body is key, so every one of the below steps is necessary to aid in the healing process.

Detoxification of Excess or Toxic Estrogen Sources

Xenoestrogens (man-made chemicals from the environment) can contribute to symptoms of estrogen dominance as well. Common sources of Xenoestrogens include:

  • Commercially raised, non-organic meats and dairy products
  • BPA
  • Pollution
  • Soaps, detergents, lotions and make-up
  • Dry sheets and fabric softeners
  • Air fresheners

Supporting the liver to detox these chemicals is step one. Efficient detoxification of hormones and xenoestrogens requires nutritional support of liver function. This is where I use specific B-vitamins, as well as tailored IV therapies with high dose vitamin C and minerals such as copper, manganese, selenium and zinc to upregulate the elimination of chemicals from the liver. The addition of glutathione further enhances the process to offer a thorough “cleaning”.

Healing the Gut

Repairing your gut is vital to reversing your symptoms. After all, about 70% of your entire immune system is located in your digestive tract. The wall of your intestines is supposed to be just a little permeable so the nutrients from your food can get through and into your bloodstream. When that wall becomes leakier than it should be, it’s no longer just the nutrients getting through.

Once your gut becomes leaky, larger molecules – food particles, bacteria, viruses, and toxins – enter your bloodstream where your immune system detects them as foreign invaders, attacking them and leading to chronic inflammation.

Many of these “foreign invaders” floating in your bloodstream look very similar to your own body’s cells. Your immune system can get confused and accidentally attack your tissues.

Endometriosis patients often suffer from chronic constipation, leaky gut or IBS. Reducing bowel inflammation can ease endometriosis associated pain while allowing for the release of toxins from the body. The first line of defense for an unhealthy gut is to target the underlying GI inflammation with Gut Be Calm™.

Diet

Estrogen activity is increased when insulin levels are high, so maintaining steady blood sugar and increasing insulin sensitivity can modify estrogen levels in the body.  Higher levels of insulin are associated with lower levels of SHBG, which is a protein that binds to the sex hormones. SHBG binds excess estrogen and testosterone in the blood, but when it’s low, these hormone levels increase. Insulin also increases the production of testosterone, which is then converted into even more estrogen by fat tissue in the belly. Some of my favorite supplements for addressing blood sugar imbalances and maintaining healthy insulin levels are alpha lipoic acid and chromium picolinate. Needles to say, modifying the diet is vital, while eliminating the following foods as well:

Gluten

I find that when I eliminate gluten from my patients suffering from endometriosis, their pain simultaneously subsides.

Dairy

Because of dioxin content and naturally-occurring hormones in dairy products (even organic ones), and because dairy proteins mimic insulin, dairy intake should be limited if not remove completely. Nowadays we have so many healthier options to substitute our dairy cravings.

Red Meat, Pork, & Animal Fat

Commercially-raised red meat often contains dioxin, xenoestrogens, and antibiotics. Pork is one of the fattiest meats, which means it stores more toxins than lean meats. Not to mention the fake chemicals added to bacon to give it it’s “bacony” flavor.

The Holistic Solution

Periods can be uncomfortable, but they aren’t meant to take over your life and effect your health in a negative manner. Take control and make the most of what natural medicine has to offer and regain your healthy self!

 

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