Monday, May 9, 2011

MTHFR and autism

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.

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.

Here is the methylfolate I use. You can find the active form of B12 at any health food store, just make sure that it starts with "methyl". Sublingual drops and tablets are the most effective. We also have this around.


  1. Looking through this wonderful site, I am amazed at the extensive overlap in our searches. My daughter with childhood symptoms of "schizoaffective," "fibromyalgia," "associated characteristics of autism,"chronic fatigue" and is homozygous for the MTHFR polymorphism and is on supplementation, among other things.

    I feel like I could comment on so many different posts of yours because of so much overlap! Even your previous post on K2. She is on vitamin K and indeed, as you mentioned was found to have osteoporosis before even reaching adulthood!

    I bet you wish you could let people know about the scientific research into these areas that so many doctors (traditional) are simply ignoring. I know I wish I could! She is doing well now, but it was not easy, and we really had to search for doctors that helped, and - like you - had to do a lot of digging on our own.

  2. love, love, love Dr Rawlins and his findings as well. thanks for your hard work and research too.

  3. can someone tell me if K2 supplementation is a good or bad thing for kids with this mutation?

    1. I don't think it is a bad thing. The only concern would be a soy allergy/sensitivity since most K2 is derived from soy. I know there is one soy-free one available. My mom has the mutation and she reacts poorly to the soy based one.

  4. This is something I've only just started to read about and your blog is really interesting :) love it! I work in mental health so it's a great help!