DNA Methylation

MTHFR is perhaps the most famous gene in the world of genetics and nutrition. But how does the gene work? Are changes or “mutations” in MTHFR function truly important to overall health? Should pregnant women keep MTHFR in mind when choosing a folate supplement? Does MTHFR even affect fertility? What about heart health and cognitive function? In this section of the blog, we cover the latest on all things MTHFR. If the MTHFR gene is of interest, you can also check out our MTHFR page as well as a recent podcast episode we did on the latest science on MTHFR.

DNA Methylation and nutrients needed
January 24, 2020

The Key Nutrients Needed for DNA Methylation and Why It Matters

In this article, we look at key nutrients for DNA methylation, including those we need for the synthesis of essential enzymes involved in the methylation process. Let’s start with the… Read More

August 11, 2019

Can the MTHFR gene affect fertility and pregnancy?

The simple answer to that question is yes!  MTHFR can affect fertility in both men and women and also affect the resulting pregnancy. Men and especially women who find they… Read More

March 14, 2019

Yes, multivitamins can work (but careful which brand you choose)

The supplement industry in the U.S. is a 12 billion dollar behemoth, which means most of us take some kind of dietary supplement, or at least know friends who do…. Read More

August 27, 2018

Genetic testing for kids: which genes matter most?

In many countries, it is standard practice to test every newborn for numerous genetic disorders. Using blood samples from a heel prick taken in the first 48 hours of life,… Read More

August 14, 2018

MTHFR and pregnancy: Is it OK to take folic acid?

Folate (vitamin B9) is an essential nutrient required for DNA replication, amino acid synthesis, and a range of enzymatic processes in the body. As such, it’s no surprise that we… Read More

B12, B6, B9
May 3, 2018

B Vitamin Supplements and Cancer risk: How to Make Smart Decisions

You might have come across some articles discussing an association between B vitamins and an increased cancer risk. Given how fundamental B vitamins are to some of our major focus… Read More

Genetic testing
March 8, 2018

5 Common Genetic Variations that Affect Nutrient Absorption in the Digestive System

New studies are teaching us that no two people absorb the nutrients in food in exactly the same way. Let’s take a look at five (5) common genetic variations that… Read More

September 27, 2017

Are the COMT and MTHFR genes linked?

Two of the most talked about genes in relation to nutrigenomics and health are MTHFR and COMT. Indeed these two genes are frequently discussed together. Partly this is because of… Read More

High Homocysteine Levels
August 10, 2017

7 Genes Linked to High Homocysteine Levels and What to do About Them

Homocysteine is a vital molecule required for numerous processes within the cells of our body to ensure good health. However, as with much in life, sometimes you can have too… Read More

MTHFR Mutations
January 21, 2017

The Science of MTHFR “Mutations” Explained

For a new podcast episode on this subject, take a look at our recent discussion on The Latest Science on MTHFR. If you’re interested in personalized genetic medicine you will… Read More

B Vitamins Role Genetics
January 14, 2017

B vitamins: What They Do and Which Foods Have the Most of Each

B vitamins are a class of water (as opposed to fat) soluble vitamins which play an important role in many cellular processes. When present in supplements individually, B vitamins are… Read More

November 11, 2016

Do I have an MTHFR mutation? Here’s how to find out

Of all the genes in the world of nutrigenomics, MTHFR is probably the best known. And with a whole range of diseases being blamed on MTHFR “mutations,” people are anxious… Read More

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