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Health Tips for Anyone with a MTHFR Gene Mutation | | New Jersey Health Federation
What are some things I can do if I have the MTHFR gene mutation? Here's ten tips for you! Avoid taking folic acid blocking or depleting drugs, such as birth control pills or Methyltrexate Avoid taking proton pump inhibitors, like Prilosec or Prevacid or antacids, like Tums, which may block essential Vitamin B12 absorption Have your homocysteine measured, which if elevated may indicate a problem with methylation or a deficiency of B12 or folate. If your homocysteine is elevated, limit your intake ofmethionine-rich foods Avoid eating processed foods, many of which have added synthetic folic acid. Instead eat whole foods with no added chemicals or preservatives. Get your daily intake of leafy greens, like spinach, kale, swiss chard or arugula, which are loaded with natural levels of folate that your body can more easily process. Eat hormone-free, grass-fed beef, organic pastured butter or ghee, and eggs from free-range, non-GMO fed chickens. Remove any mercury amalgams with a trained