Methylation and Detoxification

MTHFR Mutation

MTHFR Mutation

A genetic mutation called MethyleneTetraHydroFolate Reductase, otherwise known as an MTHFR mutation or methylation defect, may be one reason why some children develop autism or other neurodevelopmental disorder. There are many contributing factors involved in this...

The Folate Deficiency Connection

The Folate Deficiency Connection

Laurette Janak discusses the connection of autism, Alzheimer's, cancer and depression in this post about methylation and folate deficiency. Do you have a child with autism? A history of depression? A parent with Alzheimer’s? Some discoveries I made might interest to...

MTHFR Affects Detoxification

MTHFR Affects Detoxification

One of the factors affecting your child's chronic condition may be the genetic mutation called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR). MTHFR affects detoxification. This is a type of folate that crosses the blood brain barrier (folic acid does not) needed to make...

Autoimmunity and Autism

Autoimmunity and Autism

Children with autism have autoimmunity, and, as a result, autism is an autoimmune disorder. This article discusses the link between autoimmunity and autism. What Is Autoimmunity? Autoimmunity is a unique immune response that is very common in our modern world today...

Common Genetic Mutations

Common Genetic Mutations

Common genetic mutations may be one of the reasons why some children survive the overload of environmental toxicity, whereas others suffer from an array of chronic illnesses ranging from autism to asthma to juvenile diabetes. There are many contributing factors...

The Methylation Cycle

The Methylation Cycle

The methylation cycle is a biochemical pathway involved in the production and distribution of methyl groups (CH3) in the body. Methylation is a necessary part of the majority of biochemical reactions in the body, and is a critical component of: Detoxifying the body...