Conditions possibly related to MTHFR

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
Adrenal Fatigue/Insufficiency
Bipolar disorder
Blood clots
Cervical dysplasia
Chemical Sensitivity
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Circadian Rhythm Disorders
Cleft Palate
Colorectal Adenoma
Congenital Heart Defects
Decreased telomere length
Deficits in childhood cognitive development
Depression Continue reading


Review – Pamela’s Products Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Pamela's Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies - Gluten Free

Pamela’s Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies – Gluten Free

I picked up this box of cookies from the a 50% table at the grocery store. I really, really hope that doesn’t mean they are discontinuing them.

These amazing little cookies are everything you want a cookie to be Continue reading

Going Gluten-Free

I have been gluten-free for a full 6 months now. I tested positive for gluten anti-bodies but negative for celiac disease by blood test. My integrative health doctor suggested I try a gluten-free diet and see if any of my symptoms improved.

This was in November. At first, I thought I would wait and make that my New Year’s resolution. It is just another diet, right? You don’t start a diet in the middle of the holiday season.

Back in October I had finally decided the excruciating pain in my lower back Continue reading

Happy Hour

I had a really great hour today.

Overall, my day was pretty good. I didn’t have much pain and my energy level was better than usual.

But there was this one hour…I wish I could wax quixotic about it, but I am not a good enough writer. I’ll just do my best to explain.

For this hour, I was clearer than I can ever remember being. There was NO brain fog. I felt like I could exercise, think, write, live. I don’t ever remember an hour like that. In my entire life I don’t think I have ever felt so alive.

What did I do? I cleaned the windows in the dining room. Is that a little anti-climactic? Sorry. But I hadn’t cleaned the windows in two years. I kept the curtains mostly drawn so I could ignore the cobwebs and dust. But today, I opened the curtains wide and cleared the cobwebs. Light poured into the dining room and the whole place looked so much more cheerful.

Mthfr? Wht the hck?

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