For as long as I can remember (and apparently before then), I've been plagued by a buffet of health problems. There are certainly tons of people who have been dealt a much worse genetic hand than I. I'm not sharing this to wallow in self-pity. However, it wasn't until recently that I began to understand that all of the health conditions I've struggled with are connected!
My auto-immune thyroid disease, severe environmental allergies, food intolerances, recurring life-threatening MRSA infections, hormonal imbalance, eczema, chemical sensitivity, and insomnia (just to name a few LOL) can be traced to this gene variant. For years, I was frustrated by how one person could have so many seemingly unrelated issues. Now I understand that this single gene mutation is the root problem and all of these conditions are secondary.
If any of this resonates with you, and you have not yet gotten genetic testing, I highly suggest that you do. Knowledge is power. Don't spend years treating ten different health conditions and overlook the one core issue that needs to be addressed most.
How have I been specifically addressing my MTHFR gene variant? We'll begin to explore that soon.
Has anyone faced a variety of health problems and spent years thinking it's just random poor luck? Share your story below! Let's spread awareness and share the wealth of our knowledge for others to glean from.