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Mitochondrial Health at a Glance

Mitochondria

The impact of mitochondrial health on your general health has been in the limelight over the last decade. There is a good understanding of mitochondria’s role as the central powerhouses of human cells, but what are they actually responsible for and how does their health impact overall wellbeing?

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Chronic Illness… What Evidence Best Supports Effective Diagnosis?

childhood chronic illness

Considering anecdotal evidence is vital to accurately assess childhood chronic illness. Consideration for the limitations of clinical trials is also important. Dr Mumper’s extensive clinical experience as an integrative doctor has provided her with a sound understanding of the specific causation and pathology of various chronic illnesses, including childhood illnesses.

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Q & A with Dr Nancy O’Hara on Children’s Health, Stimming, MTHFR, Eczema and more

Stimming

Dr O’Hara calls MTHFR the mother gene because it interferes with folate metabolism. Folate is a B vitamin and we get it in green leafy vegetables and other food. It gets broken down in the body, so it’s really important for brain development and detoxification in general. These metabolites of folate are vital to decrease anxiety, tics, OCD and other childhood neurological symptoms. If you have a defect in the MTHFR gene, you are less able to metabolize or break down folate completely and you are more likely to have problems with detoxification, anxiety, tics, brain fog, and cognitive delays.

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