This list will be maintained and updated continually as I discover websites, companies and organizations that can help my readers. While I cannot guarantee anything about any of these resources, if I have listed it here that means it has helped me.
Informational Websites – MTHFR
MTHFR.Net :: The perfect starting point for anyone coming in contact with this genetic disorder. Dr. Ben Lynch’s dedicated website has all the information and latest research on MTHFR and issues that affect your health. I highly recommend watching his introduction video, which also covers supplementing for MTHFR and the appropriate method. He also has a list of practitioners who have attended his training seminars. MTHFR testing is available here.
Short videos from Dr. Dian Ginsberg (my functional MD) and her team. MTHFR, gut health, hormones and a host of other related topics. List of 40+ videos in the right scrolling pane…
Methylation Problems Lead To 100s Of Diseases :: An excellent, easy-to-understand explanation of methylation issues from Suzy Cohen.
Methylation resources (comprehensive) :: From Genetics Based Integrative Medicine
Methyl Cycle Nutrigenomics :: An explanation of all the integrated methylation pathways and how they need to be addressed. Also see this diagram of nutrition interactions.
Dr. Amy Yasko :: Dr. Yasko is an integrative healthcare practitioner specializing in chronic inflammation, immunological and neurological disorders like MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and autism. Her site offers a wealth of resources and is of particular interest to MTHFR patients because of her work on methylation and the serious associated diseases she has been successful in treating. Download free eBooks and articles or connect with Amy on her site.
Dr. Amy Yasko Simplified Methylation Protocol :: Tells you how to activate methylation with supplements according to your SNPs.
Informational Websites – Thyroid
How thyroid and MTHFR are related :: written by Dr. Ben Lynch and Mary Shomon
National Academy Of Hypothyroidism :: Stay up to date with the latest thyroid issues and learn all about thyroid and the related health issues. Most endocrinologists could stand to keep up with this site – maybe you can recommend it to yours?
Stop The Thyroid Madness :: Thyroid problems can literally drive you crazy. This site covers everything you need to know about your thyroid and tips for getting proper care.
Food, Nutrition and Healthy Living
Appetite for a Change :: Helping kids eat healthier
B12 Awareness :: It is estimated that 25% of Americans suffer from Vitamin B12 deficiency. Given the enzyme deficiency faced by those with MTHFR, this is a particularly important issue. Learn all about it on this site – I recommend starting with the ‘About B12’ tab.
Body Ecology :: Donna Gates is your go-to expert when it comes to health issues like candidiasis, adrenal fatigue, autism, anti-aging and autoimmune diseases. I love her books and site for diet and nutrition information.
Breast Cancer Fund :: Exposing and eliminating the environmental causes of breast cancer; their prevention tips are very helpful for those looking to prevent breast and other cancers. Use the handy room-by-room detox and shopping cart detox checklists for a start.
Breast Cancer in Early Adults, A Guide :: Nearly 275,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed every year, with more than three million survivors of the disease living at any given time. Unfortunately, women over 65 who are diagnosed with early onset breast cancer are more likely to pass away due to the disease. Know the warning signs, causes, and different types of breast cancer, as well as how and when to get tested, and how it can be treated and prevented.
Breast Health Project :: Learn how to do lymphatic breast massage and other tips for maintaining breast health.
California Safe Cosmetics Program Product Database :: Searchable resource of products to help you learn whether they “contain ingredients known or suspected to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.”
Center For Food Safety “True Food Shopper’s Guide” :: A handy take-along booklet that lists which food brands are genetically engineered.
The Detoxinista :: Long-term “detox-friendly” recipes from a certified Holistic Health Counselor. She also offers additional lifestyle detox tips and pregnancy information.
Environmental Health Trust :: Learn about environmental health risks and the policy changes that could help mitigate those risks. Helpful tips and pressing issues are discussed.
The Forensic Food Lab :: Find out about the heavy metals and toxins in everyday foods. You’ll be shocked at the environmental toxins lurking in what we eat.
Healthy Child, Healthy World :: Wonderful educational resources for keeping your child’s environment safe and toxin free.
Magnesium Advocacy Group :: Magnesium deficiency can lead to a number of serious illnesses and many people are affected. Learn more here.
MSG Truth :: Find out where this highly toxic substance lurks (hint: it isn’t always labeled as MSG).
NeuroImmune Alliance :: An educational website covering ME, heavy metals, XMRV, Gulf War Syndrome, the immune system and more.
Neuro-provoking Foods List From Dr. Amy Yasko :: A list of toxic foods that can lead to stimulatory behavior, excess nerve firing and nerve damage.
Silent Spring Institute :: Check out their “action kits” for detailed information on how to avoid dangerous chemicals in every aspect your life.
Skin Deep Cosmetics Database :: Check your personal care products for safety.
Think Dirty App :: Scan the bar codes of cosmetics and personal care products before you buy to find out about their ingredients and whether they are safe to use.
Whole-Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors :: Even if you just want to prevent breast (and other forms of) cancer, this book offers excellent advice. Most women get no nutritional and lifestyle change advice from their oncologists and that’s a real failure. This is a book but you can download a sample chapter here.
FertileHeart :: Author of Inconceivable, Julia Indichova’s fertility website is packed with articles and information about conquering infertility the natural way.
American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) :: Practitioners in the United States, Canada and Australia who are certified in both Western and Oriental Reproductive Medicine.
‘Root Cause’ Resources
At the heart of many (perhaps even most) diseases and health conditions is a root cause. The root cause is often viruses and/or bacteria. You may not have even thought of this but it is important to consider all possibilities on your quest for better health. Some of these may sound obscure but they are much more common than you can imagine – and there are many others not listed here. Knowledge on this issue is slim and not every causative factor has an awareness organization behind it.
National CMV Foundation :: Cytomegalovirus is the most common cause of birth defects and childhood disabilities in the United States and the leading cause of cerebral palsy. Your baby is at greater risk if you’ve never been infected.
Chlamydia Pneumoniae Help and Treatment :: This bacteria has been implicated in a number of serious health problems such as multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Alzheimer’s disease, Asthma, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and many more.
Chronic Epstein Barr Virus Support :: Most of us know this as mononucleosis or “the kissing disease.” But did you know that once you are infected with EBV it never leaves your body? People with EBV have weakened immune systems that put them at risk for other co-infections.
HHV-6 Foundation :: HHV-6 may be responsible for neurological conditions, transplant complications, hypersensitivity, colitis/diarrhea, auto-immune diseases, cancer and more. Can cause problems along with HHV-7.
Hughe’s Syndrome Foundation :: If you suffer from recurrent miscarriages, please investigate this as a possible cause. This is primarily a clotting disorder but can also cause headaches, memory issues, dizziness, blotchy skin, fatigue and other symptoms in anyone.
Immune Deficiency Foundation :: If you suffer from frequent, severe, unusual infections, consider testing for Primary Immunodeficiency. This is a genetic condition that causes you to be more susceptible to health problems that can become more serious than for those who have normal immune systems.
Klinghardt Academy :: This man is a genius. There is so much important information on this site, from pre-pregnancy and pregnancy health to Lyme disease and heavy metal toxicity. Do yourself a favor and have a read through.
Lyme Disease Association :: If you think this is just a simple tick-borne illness, think again. Lyme Disease is striking more and more people, with devastating results. I would always consider Lyme disease when evaluating new and unexplained symptoms like extreme fatigue, joint pain and swelling, chills, sweats, swollen glands or any of the many diverse symptoms this disease presents. If you have Lyme, Tired of Lyme is a wonderful resource and important prevention tips and resources can also be found at the Tick-borne Disease Alliance.
Mito Action :: Mitochondrial disease can look like autism, Alzheimer’s, muscular distrophy, chronic fatigue syndrome and other illnesses. Learn more about this disease that affects one in 4,000 children in the United States annually, as well as aging adults.
Mold Help :: Mold poisoning is a huge problem that can lead to serious health consequences and many different symptoms.
P.A.N.D.A.S. Network :: Should you our your child develop sudden, severe anxiety, tics, obsessive-compulsive behaviors or major irritability following a strep infection, be sure to find a doctor who screens for this disorder. See further streptococcus information below.
SIBO Info :: Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth is a chronic bacterial infection that causes nutritional deficiencies, gas, bloating, food allergies/sensitivities and acid problems, which in turn cause a wide array of chronic health conditions. This website will explain everything you need to know to get diagnosed and treated.
Group B Strep International :: Learn more about this cause of miscarriage, stillbirth and infant sickness. Group B streptococcus can also cause disease in adults, along with Strep A. Please also see PANDAS above.
SV40 Foundation :: With the polio vaccine came this cancer-causing simian virus, which causes latent infection and cancer in humans. The Baby Boomer generation are affected, as are many of their offspring. In fact, SV40 has been reported in polio vaccines as late as 1997. It is something to pay attention to because the theory goes that if a cancerous tumor is a SV40 tumor, standard cancer treatments will actually make things worse.
Vaccine Injury Info :: As described above, vaccines can be full of harmful toxins and viruses. This website keeps a record of those and assists people in making an informed choice. For more information on this, please also visit the National Vaccine Information Center and Vaccination Liberation Information.