I am almost in tears here. A few minutes ago, I was playing with my little guy. He was playing with his legos. Building with them, not throwing them. At one point, he did throw a couple of pieces. I said, “No throwing.” He looked at me, then at the pieces and placed them back down. If you don’t have a child with autism, this may be hard to understand. This is such a major breakthrough. Continue reading
My 20 month old son shows signs of autism. He has very few words. He loves to line up his trains and then lay on his side and move them by his eyes. He just started Early Intervention for social and language skills. He also has a posterior tongue tie and an upper lip tie.
In short, he has some conditions that could point to an MTHFR defect.
After some research, I decided not to wait on the result of a test and to see if he would respond to a small amount of supplementation Continue reading
This list has been compiled from many websites and medical papers. It looks like everything under the sun, doesn’t it? That is what my husband said. Then I asked him how many he had. He had none. I have 11.
If you see yourself in this list, maybe you should consider getting tested for the MTHFR mutation.
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Circadian Rhythm Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Decreased telomere length
Deficits in childhood cognitive development
Depression Continue reading
One of the main reasons I am starting this blog is to help myself – and maybe even someone else – understand what the heck MTHFR is and what it can mean for health.
I have at least 10 conditions that may be caused by or worsened by MTHFR and my youngest son may have at least 3. But there is so little information out there that is even readable. I have been pouring through medical papers trying to understand. Personally, I love to research but I know that isn’t a common trait. So, one major goal will be to make that information available in an easy-to-understand format. Continue reading