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I'm feeling certain that we have the MTHFR gene issue. So, I'm researching the holistic path to opening the detox pathways (from Whome's advanced study links), BEFORE initiating any (expensive!) supplements which only address a single variable, without the bigger picture.
My *trust* is in whole foods as nourishment for the body and am learning about how important the METHOD of food preparation is to nutrient bio-availability. Taking pills which are not bio-available, or not in combination with other essential minerals, vitamins and probiotics seems to be a bandaide approach, in my paradigm. Additionally, it disrupts the natural balance that the body has.
For instance, grinding and soaking whole grains in an acid medium increases the nutrient availability about 400%. Sue Gregg has a 'Blender Batter' method of baking which is so easy and you get whole food benefits. http://www.suegregg.com/recipes/breakfasts/blenderbatterwaffles/ble...
Homemade bone broths are nutrient rich in the following vitamins and minerals: calcium but also magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and trace minerals, chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, gelatin, Hyaluronic acid, collagen, amino acid-glycine, promotes the secretion of HCl in the stomach for digestion- which is critical to B-vitamins, folic acid, calcium and magnesium absorption, sodium, potassium, protein, etc. The minerals in broth are easily absorbed by the body. You can use it to make soups, sauces, cook rice, or even sip it as a tea. Simple to simmer and an ideal food source of nutrients!
Whole food probiotics. Don't get me started!! But, Kefir and whole food probiotics are an essential aspect to nutrient absorption, ph balance in the body, immune system support, bio-availability of B12, B1, and vitamin K, other B vitamins, such as folic acid, pantothenic acid, and B12, an excellent source of biotin, loads of calcium and magnesium -- both of which are critical for a healthy nervous system, essential amino acid- tryptophan, 37+ major strains of beneficial microbials (probiotics), helps the digestion of lactose, strengthens the immune system, provides amino acids, enzymes, AND is an antioxidant.
Green Juices! They are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and complete amino acids (protein)!
These are MUCH cheaper and more bio-available sources of nutrition, imo.
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Everything about amino acids and food sources: http://www.innvista.com/health/nutrition/amino/default.htm
Top 200 food sources of many vitamins, amino acids, minerals, antioxidants, etc.: http://top200foodsources.com/Nutrients/Glycine/516/g
Comprehensive list of vitamins and food sources: http://ezinearticles.com/?Best-Bet-Food-Sources-for-Vitamins&id...
"Nutrition Notebook": http://www.springboard4health.com/notebook/cat_proteins.html
100 World's Healthiest Foods: http://www.whfoods.com/foodstoc.php
30 Essential Nutrients: http://www.whfoods.com/nutrientstoc.php
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Where are the oysters? I think calorie-for-calorie, they're the best source around. Has that induced me to try them? no, I'm a wimp.
Pat I was diagnosed with the double MTHFR gene after years of infertility, miscarriages, anemia, weeks which stretched into months of vaginal blood loss. The Dr suggested a daily aspirin, B100 complex, B12 sublingual 5000mcg, and 5 mg of Folic Acid daily, however, my body still will not "hold onto" any of the folates, and I'm back to square one, getting iron infusions for 4 hours at a time, and yesterday a blood transfusion.
I would love to know what to add to my diet (or throw into my vitamix blender) to help with MTHFR. Do you have any other articles about MTHFR on your website?
Thanks in advance!
Wow Pat! I'm in awe! Thank you all for sharing this information!