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  • Writer's pictureDr. Thomas A. Harmody

Things to do know about MTHFR



Chiropractor Vero Beach, Fl.- I had someone ask me what the steps are in finding information about a MTHFR gene alteration.  The first thing is to do a genetic test to find out if you have it and which mutation you have.  There are many genetic tests you can purchase online that can tell you this.  It is usually a quick mouth swab, then you mail it off.  If you do have the mutation (40% percent of Caucasian and Latino people have it), getting serum m levels of B12, folate, homocysteine and RBC folate should be the next step.  These are tests your medical doctor usually does not order in standard blood work.  After you have these levels, you know what vitamins you should take to combat the MTHFR gene mutation.  Avoidance of synthetic vitamins such as folic acid and cyanocobalamin are important due to the fact your gene mutation disallows you to process them properly.  This is a good start in the knowledge to combat your gene mutation and hopefully leading to feeling better.  Dr. Thomas Harmody is a chiropractor at Vero Walk-In Chiropractic and We3llness in Vero Beach, Fl. 

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