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Supplements to Help You Stay Asleep

Staying asleep comes down to managing everything that would wake you up, like blood sugar, nighttime cortisol spikes, histamine, hormones, and pain. Let’s talk about those things with the exception...

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MTHFR and sleep, mthfr and insomnia,

Sleep and MTHFR

MTHFR and sleep are intertwined, so here are some of the most important things you can do to get the best sleep moving forward.

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four patterns of sleep problems, can't fall asleep, can't stay asleep

The Four Types of Sleep Problems

Sleep problems can be divided into four main categories based on the pattern of sleep disturbance that you experience. These patterns can help you narrow down some of the contributing...

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fatigue and depression are the same, inflammation and depression,

Fatigue and Depression

These two complex symptoms have a terrifyingly circular relationship, often blending seamlessly into each other, making it impossible to tell where one ends and the other begins

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Castor oil for MTHFR is the secret weapon. Castor oil for gentle detox

Castor Oil for MTHFR

Castor oil sounds like something your grandmother might have had in her cupboard, and frankly, it probably was. Castor oil has, in fact, been used for thousands of years and...

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8 keys to a healthy sleep cycle, sleep hygiene, steps to healthy sleep

What Is Sleep

Sleep is one of our basic biological functions. We'll talk about what it is, what it's for, and also 8 keys to a healthy sleep cycle.

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MTHFR and migraine, migraine with aura, micro clots and migraine, vascular migraine,

MTHFR and Migraine

As with so many other conditions, the research shows that people with the MTHFR gene mutation are more likely to have migraines. Especially classic migraines with an aura, and especially...

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inflammation and depression, inflammation and anxiety, inflammation and mental health

Inflammation and Mental Health

We blame neurotransmitters for everything mental health, but should we? We blame neurotransmitters for everything, and try to fix all mental health disorders with neurotransmitters. Depression must be low serotonin,...

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Chronic Stress vs. Acute Stress

Chronic Stress vs. Acute Stress

Stress is a natural response to challenging or threatening situations. It can be classified into two main types: acute stress, meaning short-term,  and chronic stress, meaning long lasting. Acute stress...

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Living With Chronic Illness

Living With Chronic Illness

Overview Chronic illness refers to a disease process or set of symptoms that persist over a long period of time.  Cold, flu, ulcers, or other short-term conditions are called acute...

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Mthfr Lifestyle Recommendations

Mthfr Lifestyle Recommendations

MTHFR is a genetic variant or SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) that can have significant health implications. OF course we all know you can’t change your genes, but thanks to the...

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MTHFR, Fertility, and Pregnancy

MTHFR and fertility and MTHFR and pregnancy are incredibly big topics because MTHFR does change risk parameters for both women and men. Of course, balancing methylation is key for this...

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How Does Dementia Affect You?

Dementia : Cause and Management 

What Is Dementia? Dementia is a term used to describe a range of progressive neurological disorders that cause a decline in cognitive function, including memory loss, reasoning, and communication skills....

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Brain fog : A detailed Guide

Brain Fog and Learn How To Manage

Stress, sleep changes, medications, and other factors can cause brain fog. As a result, you may experience confusion, memory problems, and difficulty concentrating. What is brain fog? Brain fog is...

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preconception care, preconception and MTHFR, MTHFR and fertility,

What To Do BEFORE You Conceive

This week, let’s talk about an often overlooked step in the fertility journey, which is the preconception phase.  Of course many pregnancies happen by accident or through happy surprise, but...

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Menstrual Cycle Explained

Your Menstrual Cycle, Explained.

Women are cyclic creatures, and understanding your cycle can help you understand your moods, body, and head-space. This monthly rhythm will define your life during your reproductive years as a...

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MTHFR and Vaccines

MTHFR and Vaccines

This is a subject I get questions about almost daily, and the internet is filled with opinions, threatening pieces, and loud voices. But what is the truth? General Thoughts about...

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Nitric oxide and MTHFR - MTHFR and heart disease

Nitric Oxide, MTHFR, and NOS3

MTHFR is well known for causing heart health issues. It’s directly responsible for raising homocysteine levels, it’s implicated in troublesome blood clotting, and it’s indirectly responsible for making it harder...

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Low Estrogen and Stress Hormones with COMT fast

S2E31: COMT Fast

The COMT fast picture, as you can imagine, is the flip-side of COMT slow. This enzyme works too well, eliminating crucial substances before they have the chance to act. The...

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Symptoms and signs of slow COMT

S2E30: Slow COMT

This week, let’s talk about our first of two COMT pictures. COMT slow. Remember, this means the COMT enzyme is less efficient than normal so the catecholamines it is supposed...

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COMT and MTHFR

S2E28: COMT and MTHFR.

To kick off our series on other polymorphisms, I’m starting with another heavy-hitter that is deeply entwined with MTHFR.  This polymorphism is also in a gene that codes for an...

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skipped meals contribute to anxiety, not just in MTHFR and anxiety

S2E19: MTHFR and Anxiety

MTHFR and anxiety are intimately linked, mostly, we presume, because your body needs folate to make serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. Those are most of the major neurotransmitters that affect...

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Hydration and MTHFR

S2E16: Hydration and MTHFR

Water is so talked about that it’s incredibly easy to ignore. Like everyone knows we need a ton of water, so that can’t be the key to anything, it’s just...

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What to take before folate for MTHFR

S2E9: MTHFR Questions

I love it when listeners leave me questions so here is this month’s roundup! I don’t have a doctor that advises me about MTHFR. A mental health provider suspected the...

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MTHFR and chronic fatigue, B12 and chronic fatigue

S2E7: B12 and MTHFR

If you’re following along with what we’re doing, last week you added in B vitamins as a group. Typically this goes well for MTHFR folks because other B vitamins help...

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This is why MTHFR folks need other B vitamins.

S2E6: B Vitamins with MTHFR

If you’re following along with our step-by-step process, then you’re well ahead of most people who start their MTHFR journey with Dr. Google. Congratulations. This week we’re going to talk...

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Patience with MTHFR

S2E5: Patience with MTHFR

I’m pretty sure that this is the most frustrating part of the whole MTHFR shebang. Not the crazy symptoms, the issues if we take too much methylfolate, the dietary changes,...

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empty bucket fix backlog MTHFR mantras

Empty Bucket, Fix Backlog.

I feel like this is getting into Zen slogan territory – Chop wood, carry water… Empty bucket, fix backlog. Actually, for us MTHFR folks, this could be tantamount to a...

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