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Way Too Much Biochemistry but Worth the Effort: Methylation Mutations

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Methylation and MTHFR Mutations

Louise’s Story Forty Years of Pain and Still No Diagnosis generated a lot discussion on Linkedin from physicians worldwide. Highlighted was the role of a common, but often untested genetic mutation on the MTHFR gene. The MTHFR gene affects how our enzymes process nutrients and regulate hormones, neurotransmitters and other chemical messengers in the body.  The following video is long, complicated and very technical, but well worth it if you or a family member suffers from one of the many complications, syndromes or diseases associated with these particular mutations.


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Chandler Marrs MS, MA, PhD spent the last dozen years in women’s health research with a focus on steroid neuroendocrinology and mental health. She has published and presented several articles on her findings. As a graduate student, she founded and directed the UNLV Maternal Health Lab, mentoring dozens of students while directing clinical and Internet-based research. Post graduate, she continued at UNLV as an adjunct faculty member, teaching advanced undergraduate psychopharmacology and health psychology (stress endocrinology). Dr. Marrs received her BA in philosophy from the University of Redlands; MS in Clinical Psychology from California Lutheran University; and, MA and PhD in Experimental Psychology/ Neuroendocrinology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


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