I have MTHFR on my mind again. My mom recently tested positive for both of the two most common MTHFR gene polymorphisms (677/1298). Which wasn't a huge suprise since she has fibromyalgia. Her positive test confirmed my suspicions that the MTHFR gene polymorphism is one of the root causes of the chronic health problems experienced by our extended family. I spent a little bit of time on pubmed this weekend doing some more research. I have a collection of fascinating articles that are "must reads" for those dealing with autism, anxiety, and other MTHFR related issues. SO interesting.
-Efficacy of methylcobalamin and folinic acid treatment on glutathione redox status in children with autism
-Has enhanced folate status during pregnancy altered natural selection and possibly Autism prevalence? A closer look at a possible link
-A functional polymorphism in the reduced folate carrier gene and DNA hypomethylation in mothers of children with autism
A post from a new-to-me blog that offers info on MTHFR:
What I found very interesting is that the MTHFR protocol that Dr. Rawlins is using to treat my mother is similar to the biomedical treatment protocol for autism. Here is a site where Dr. Rawlin's brother put some links to Dr. Rawlins work. The second link on the site is a very informative powerpoint presentation.
Also, for more info on MTHFR see my previous post here.