When you injure yourself or have an infection, your immune system naturally comes to the rescue. While you may experience some warmth, tenderness or swelling after say, cutting your finger or spraining an ankle, these symptoms usually disappear after the body heals itself. Not so with chronic inflammation, which persists and harms your body’s tissues instead of helping them. Over time inflammation can cause serious illnesses such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s, autoimmune disease, diabetes, autism and even cancer. Inflammation often accompanies… Read more »

*Updated on 8 Jan, 2014* MTHFR, along with other gene mutations and heredity factors, can present special problems in pregnancy and reproduction. This is not to say that if you have these mutations you should be alarmed; many women with MTHFR mutations have multiple successful pregnancies before they even find out that they have these mutations. But if you’re already aware of your genetic status, it would be highly beneficial to take special precautions to ensure a successful pregnancy and… Read more »