vitamin c and MTHFR

MTHFR? Vitamin C Can Boost Your Folate by 50%

August 4, 2015  |  Blog, Histamine Intolerance  |  19 Comments

Do you have mutations of MTHFR? Vitamin C can boost your folate by 50%.

Folate is a critical nutrient for protecting DNA and in homocysteine methylation. Yet folate is very fickle.

If you have an MTHFR mutation, in the presence of oxidative stress, then folate can become unstable and wreak havoc.

However, at least three small human studies, have shown that vitamin C acts to stabilise folate. Not only that but it helps to absorb it even with a fickle C667T MTHFR polymorphism.

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Bio-individual Inhibitors of Histamine IntoleranceBio-individual Inhibitors of Histamine Intolerance

A Bio-Individual List of Histamine Inhibitors

Bio-individual Inhibitors of Histamine IntoleranceBio-individual Inhibitors of Histamine Intolerance

This blog post outlines a list of bio-individual histamine inhibitors. It is a companion post for my previous post on the bio-individual triggers of histamine intolerance.

Histamines are a natural chemical in plants, animals, and humans. The body needs histamines to perform critical functions.

The body was designed to be in a state of homeostasis so that the supply of histamine meets the body’s metabolic needs.

Excessive amounts of histamine are normally de-activated by diamine oxidase (DAO), histamine methyl transferase (HNMT), and monoamine oxidase (MAO).

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Bio-individual Triggers of Histamine Intolerance

The Bio-Individual Triggers of Histamine Intolerance

Bio-individual Triggers of Histamine Intolerance

Histamine intolerance is often misperceived as a diagnosis with a one-dimensional solution aimed at lowering dietary histamines.

I believe that this one-dimensional focus is misconceived. At best this leaves someone who is histamine intolerant managing symptoms. At worst it leaves them ignoring he main source of histamine intolerance.

I believe that histamine intolerance…

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Beetroot Fudge

Beetroot Fudge

Beetroot Fudge

This beetroot fudge is delicious. Not only that but it is nutritious enough to eat for breakfast.

You can eat it either as a warm pudding (in which case it will not be set) or you can leave it to set in the fridge for a few hours (in which case it will be set). This keeps well in the fridge for a day or so and does not need to be frozen.

I also make this with carrot. Its pretty much the same recipe, but I use mesquite, that has a caramel toffee flavour, rather than the vanilla powder. You could also use ginger.

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