*Updated 28 Oct 2014* When I found out I was compound heterozygous for MTHFR, my first thoughts were of regret. I have never refused myself anything when it comes to what I now think of as toxins: rich food, wheat bread, alcohol, dairy products, sugar, fast food, etc. How much damage, I thought, have I done to my body over the last two decades? Because when you have a MTHFR mutation, your body often doesn’t detoxify as well as “normal” people. The… Read more »

So after a bit of an exploration of my status as a hypothyroid individual, I want to turn the attention back to MTHFR because this is the condition that has prompted me to make most of the lifestyle changes that I’ll be documenting on this blog. I should start off by saying that I have yet to find a doctor to treat me for MTHFR. After my current primary care physician wouldn’t test me for the mutations, I went off… Read more »

running in the woods

I’ve always been a little different. Born with congenital hypothyroidism, I was burdened with the daily dose of necessary thyroid medication from only a few weeks of age. Affectionately dubbed my “smart pill” by family members, it would be something I would have to remember for the rest of my life. As long as I took that pill and had regular blood tests, they told me, my life would be “normal.” So off I went, taking my Synthroid and having… Read more »