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Episode Info: Dr. Tim Jackson is a doctor of Physical Therapy. He also studied nutritional biochemistry, digestive health and its systemic effects, as well as functional endocrinology. He helps people with all sorts of disorders over at HealYourbody.org. He also does online consults through his Heal Your Body Program. In this episode we talked about: What MTHFR means: (It's not your first thought. I know what you were thinking.) It stands for Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. (Say that three times fast.) It basically means that if you have it, you lack the ability to activate folic acid into methyl-folate. Then you don't have the useable form of folate and you have too much folic acid sitting around. That's when disorders start popping up. Miscarriages have been associated with MTHFR. Best place to get tested: 23andme.com. You will just get the raw data, no interpretations. Get interpretations at livewello.com or MTHFRSupport.com. Heterozygous means you have one copy Homozygous means you have two copies Polymorphism is a SNP (Single-nucleotide polymorphism) Genetics refers to actual mutations someone might have. Trisomy or Down's Syndrome are examples. Epigenetics are modifiable risk factors, which give us a predisposition to certain diseases or disorders. The key word is modifiable. They are not set in stone. "HG can be the straw that breaks the camel's back." Allostatic load means the sum total of internal and external stressors on the body. "It can take a disease from subclinical to clinical" (expressed). "Any stressor can effect the expression of genes." Exposome means evRead more ยป

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