Thyroid problems are becoming increasingly more common in the population. In the United States alone approximately one in 13 people (7.35% or 20 million people) has some kind of dysfunction in their thyroid glands. And those are just the diagnosed cases. The number could be as high as 33 million people. In the vast majority of cases these are being caused by an underlying autoimmune disorder. And now that we know the statistics and connection between MTHFR and thyroid disorders, some… Read more »

I used to be a non-believer. Having read an article somewhere about the explosion of acupuncture services with no proven evidence that they even work, I’d dismissed it as just another fad. Then I met one of my now closest friends. She’s an accomplished Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) doctor with a lovely clinic in Charlotte. About two years later, after trying unsuccessfully to conceive for a few months, I reconsidered. My friend had a lot of success treating her patients’… Read more »

When I was a small child I was obsessed with berries, especially strawberries. I could eat dozens of them, to the point of making myself sick. Did I instinctively know that I needed all that extra natural folate? Was I self-medicating? I wasn’t thinking about these things at the time, of course; I just knew I loved strawberries and I wanted to eat as many as anyone would give me. They must have made me feel really good. As I… Read more »