Some of the advice to manage an MTHFR variant can be a bit...complicated. We can all use some simplicity in our lives and this super helpful tip is about as simple as it gets. It's so simple that it may seem silly to devote a whole blog post to. However, most people don't actually take advantage of this effective hack! What is it, you ask? Squeezing lemon into your water on a daily basis!
When you find out you have an MTHFR variant, implementing a lifestyle of gentle detox is really important. Drinking lemon water daily can be a helpful component of such. Lemon is a powerful liver cleanser. Yet, it is also gentle enough to not knock you on your butt. The more concentrated you make your lemon water, the more powerful its detoxification effects will be. You can use a whole lemon while doing a more intense protocol. However, for daily use, I suggest just squeezing a slice.
Will infusing your water with lemon remove major heavy metal buildup in the body? Probably not. That would require an intense detox program done under the supervision of a naturopathic doctor. But what it does do is encourage healthy and open detox pathways on a daily basis. And it's ridiculously easy to do.
What I like to do is buy a few lemons, slice them, and store them in a glass storage container in the fridge (it's important to avoid using plastic food storage, due to BPA and BPS content). Then, I simply squeeze a slice into my reusable bottle and throw it in. You can repeat the process each time you refill. This way, you're sipping on a gentle detox beverage throughout the day and barely need to give it a second thought!
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