Today’s health condition topic is quite personal for me. We have a lot of cancer in my family and I consider myself to be high risk. My mother and grandmother both had breast cancer and I can find incidences of the disease on both sides of the family, including breast, lung, prostate and stomach cancers. I suspect that I’m far from alone in having cancer on my radar. Around 13.7 million Americans alive on January 1, 2012 either had a… Read more »

I was speaking with someone the other day about type 3 diabetes, which I had never heard of before. “Well,” she said, “it’s Alzheimer’s disease.” Knowing that Alzheimer’s is related to MTHFR gene mutations, this got me thinking about types 1 and 2 diabetes and whether MTHFR is a cause. As with many of the MTHFR-associated illnesses, this gets a little complicated. While MTHFR gene mutations do not directly cause diabetes, hypomethylation and elevated homocysteine (which can be caused by… Read more »

I never gave too much thought to Lyme disease until I began investigating MTHFR. Suddenly everyone had Lyme! While that’s a bit of an exaggeration, I certainly was not aware of just how common Lyme is and how much it masquerades as other chronic illnesses. Lupus, fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, multiple sclerosis, Epstein-Barr virus and viral meningitis are all examples of misdiagnoses when the person actually has Lyme disease. MTHFR gene mutations create a special environment in your body for toxins, disease and… Read more »