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.
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.

The Next  Big Thing

in Holistic Medicine

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.

This is where I come in…

I found the Regenerative Health Program™ to help teach you how to renew every cell of your body

Reprogram Your Health

To Reinvent Your Life

Discover the Real You

By regenerating your health struggles, into your ideal self

Regenerate

 

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.

 

 

Reinventing Your Health

I’m guiding you

step by step…

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.

I’m always standing

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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.

Boost Your Metabolism with This One Herb

Boost Your Metabolism with This One Herb

Boost Your Metabolism Naturally

This One Herb Can Accelerate your Weight Loss

After changing your diet, adding in supplements is often the next step in along someone’s wellness journey. But knowing what supplements to take can take you down a very confusing tunnel. This is why I like to keep it as simple as possible when recommending supplements. A little can go a long way and using a few supplements at a time is better than a myriad that may be causing more health obstacles down the road.

increase metabolism, berberine benefits, balance blood sugar, accelerate weight loss, heal liver

I’d like to introduce you to one of my very most favorite supplements known as Hydrastis canadensis or better known as Berberine. This beautifully colored herb has long been used in traditional Chinese, Ayurvedic and Naturopathic protocols to help fight off bacteria, viruses and other harmful pathogens. In my Practice, I often use it to help balance blood sugar, eliminate Candida and up-regulate metabolism to assist with weight loss. 

One of the reasons berberine is so beneficial to the body is that it works with many different physiological pathways of the body that can activate adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK). This enzymes controls how energy is used in the body and how it’s used inside the cell. Think of it as a switch that turns things on and off. Berberine turns on AMPK to regulate the biological activities that normalize lipid, glucose and energy imbalances.Another interesting fact is that it can form structures with other compounds to increase it’s efficacy. I just love how the innate intelligence of the human body! 

Health Benefits of Berberine

Insulin Resistance and Diabetes – As mentioned previously, Berberine is incredibly helpful in balancing the blood sugar levels in the body and can help control diabetes. It does this by improving insulin sensitivity and reducing the production of glucose in the liver.

Weight Loss – studies show that Berberine may help reduce body weight by improving the function of fat-regulating hormones like insulin and leptin. It also helps inhibit the growth of fat cells and improve the activity of brown fat, which converts fats into energy. (Source).

Gut Health –  Berberine may help improve immune function by maintaining healthy gut flora, providing antioxidant properties and activating white blood cells, which are responsible for preventing infections. As well as killing various bacteria, viruses or fungi wreaking havoc in the gut. (Source).

Liver Health – Research suggests that Berberine may be a useful supplement for people with Fatty Liver, as it helps decrease fat buildup in the liver and regulate hepatic lipid metabolism. (Source).

Naturally Occurring Sources of Berberine

Berberine is a naturally occurring compound found in several medicinal plants and herbs. It’s usually extracted from the roots, barks, leaves and rhizomes of any of the following plants:

  • Goldenseal
  • Oregon grape
  • European barberry
  • Chinese goldthread
  • Phellodendron (also known as cork tree)
  • California poppy

Optimizing your Metabolism

Taking Berberine is not enough to improve your overall health (sigh), you’ll need to put in some effort too. In order to maximize the positive effects of this supplement, it’s best to pair it with proper nutrition based upon your body type and any food sensitivities or GI issues you may be experiencing simultaneously. Healing the root cause will allow your body to release the inflammation that is keeping your metabolism at bay. To get to the core of your sluggish metabolism, schedule a consultation to begin!

Improve your Liver Function and Detox Naturally

Improve your Liver Function and Detox Naturally

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.
  • Constant headache.
  • Joint pains.
  • You feel lethargic.
  • Chronic fatigue.
  • Facial acne.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • 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.
  • Quit smoking.

Here’s a quick little detox drink to help you get started:

detox drink recipe

  • 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.