I was diagnosed with “ADHD” when I was 29 years old. My daughter was diagnosed when she was in kindergarten. (I never gave her a pharmaceutical, despite her doctor’s recommendation.) When she was 7 years old, I chose to make our PCP an ND (naturopathic Dr.). We lived in Portland OR at the time. It’s an amazing place to live for so many reasons, but one of the best is that there are a lot of NDs there. One day I walked into her office and said, “I feel so ADHD today.” She said, “Sherry, I don’t think you have “ADHD”, I think you have the MTHFR gene mutation.” Well, she was right and I am beyond thankful for the diagnosis!
As with many pharmaceuticals, ADHD prescriptions only mask the problem, not correct what’s happening within our entire body. This is certainly the case with this gene mutation. Research shows that decreased function of the enzymes in the methylation cycle can affect your health and brain function, increase your risk of heart disease, cancer, chronic fatigue, mood disorders, diabetes, and aging in general.
Taking a methylated B12 supplement actually corrects what’s going on in the body.
I have asked several Western doctors if they are familiar with MTHFR, and not one of them have answered with a yes. It’s sad that Western doctors are educated only on how to mask health issues with pharmaceuticals vs diagnosing the true issue, and using supplements to correct the problem within the body. Utilizing natural remedies fixes the problem vs masking it. If you are interested, this is what we take daily to get our cells to methylate properly.