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MTHFR Gene Mutation – How It Affects Your Health

Have you been googling for ways to improve your health and come across suggestions to test MTHFR? What is MTHFR and what does it have to do with any of your conditions? 

If you are one of the 60 percent of people with a genetic defect in the MTHFR gene, it could affect your ability to successfully manage conditions such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, cardiovascular states/high blood pressure, joint inflammation/pain, or brain-based symptoms.

MTHFR is the acronym for MethyleneTetraHydroFolate Reductase, an enzyme involved in processing folate, or vitamin B9, into a usable form the body can assimilate. It’s also necessary to metabolize folic acid, a synthetic form of folate used in supplements.

Thanks to the popularity of gene testing, people can now learn whether they have a mutation in the MTHFR gene. If so, it means their methylation pathways are impacted and contributing to health challenges.

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Castor Oil Packs – How To Use This Versatile Healing Tool

 

Castor oil is derived from the seeds of the Castor plant (Ricinus communis), also known as Palma Christi. Castor oil has been used for thousands of years, dating back as far as 4,000 years.

Although castor oil therapy has been used for centuries to promote healing in the body, it was Edgar Cayce who became famous for castor oil packs. He was known as the ‘Sleeping Prophet’, as he would go into a trance state and give health readings to over fourteen thousand people during the course of his life.

He used castor oil packs topically to treat many ailments that resist traditional therapies. Known to conventional medicine only as a strong laxative if taken internally, this extract of the castor bean is a safe, gentle, easy-to-use remedy for virtually any illness – provided it is used externally.

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