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The Barbara Christensen VlogCast : 11/18/2014 : On Tuesday We Talk Episode 3 I MTHFR, Folic Acid and B12

MTHFR, Folic Acid and B12

You know that I’ve talked a lot about MTHFR, especially important that those with PCOS get tested, but only recently did I realize the also very important side of it that has to do with B12 methylation.

I have dealt with a major folic acid methylation issue which leads me to believe that I have some form of this gene mutation. Taking a folic acid gives me anxiety that cannot be measured. Methylfolate, for me is key. But the underlying anemia for myself and my daughter now has me wondering about the B12 gene defect… More to come!!

The Barbara Christensen VlogCast : 11/18/2014 : On Tuesday We Talk Episode 3 I MTHFR, Folic Acid and B12So today on the VlogCast I am disccusing the MTHFR defect, folic acid methylation and B12 meythlation and the effects of this no our lives.

One thing that I didn’t discuss much is the link to the B12 methylation issue and migraine. they say that one in 10 is suffering from this migraine issue from high homocysteine levels caused by the inability to methylate the B12 vitamin properly. This is the enzyme mutation of MTHFR and you should really get tested and see if you need to change or supplement with a methylcobalamin, so check into it.

Suma Root For Women

Suma Root For Women

I was talking with a functional nutrition doctor yesterday because I had heard him say that using suma root for women in the morning will help you sleep better. He explained that suma root will help your body normalize blood sugar levels so that you aren’t waking up from a spike during the middle of the night. Suma is a large ground vine native to Central and South America; it is most notably from Brazil and often called Brazilian ginseng. My husband takes suma for weight lifting, so I sort of felt like “WFH” when he said I should take it because I do not want to bulk up. But then I saw this article on suma for women – http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/4-benefits-of-suma-root-for-womens-health/

I am wondering if suma would help some of you with those strong carb cravings. This is the liquid I was recommended to use – http://bit.ly/SumaTincture

I know that cortisol spikes blood sugar – and my cortisol spikes at night. I’ve started drinking a detox tea that is nettle infused at night to help with that. I was taking a cortisol manager supplement but it’s like a horse pill. Even cut in half it’s gigantic. Another great quality of nettles is their ability to lower SHBG (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin), which is a globulin that binds into your free testosterone molecules making them “unavailable” to be used by your body. This is important for women with PCOS.

Why you ask?

Polycystic ovaries develop when ovaries are stimulated to produce excessive amounts of male hormones, particularly testosterone. This stimulation is caused by excess LH produced by the anterior pituitary in response to increased gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) pulsatility, or through high levels of insulin caused by insulin resistance. High insulin levels also suppress hepatic production of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) leading to higher levels of free circulating androgens, further adding to the hyperandrogenaemia. Hyperinsulinaemia goes on to cause dyslipidaemia.

So you can use the Organic Detox Tea at night before bed, and again first thing in the morning, or you can use this liquid nettle root and see if helps you. http://bit.ly/LiquidNettleRoot

I keep reading all of these great reviews on the NYR Organic teas online, how the After Dinner Tea helps avoid the bloating. UK VOGUE magazine named their Vitality tea one of the the 10 Best Herbal Teas. The NYR Organic‘s Organic Vitality tea is infused with schisandra to aid in concentration, plus siberian ginseng and rhodiola for an endurance boost and function as antioxidants. For me it’s a good daytime tea to help me in the afternoon to have one more support tool to keep my cortisol from spiking at night. Once my cortisol spikes it’s very hard to get to sleep and stay to sleep. And we know that sleep is a very essential part of our healthy lifestyle plan.

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Depression, Irritability, Fatigue, Insomnia… all signs of Adrenal Fatigue… but also many Copper Toxicity

Depression, Irritability, Fatigue, Insomnia… all signs of Adrenal Fatigue… but also many Copper Toxicity

Depression, Irritability, Fatigue, Insomnia... all signs of Adrenal Fatigue... but also many Copper Toxicity I Paleo Vegeo I Barbara Christensen Wellness AdvocateDepression…

Maybe you have Adrenal Fatigue &
Copper Toxicity??

If you have a copper toxicity in your tissues from lack of #copper binding proteins you’ll have a struggle with your histamine levels as well. High #histamine symptoms are often equated with#estrogen dominance symptom because of under-methylation. Your #adrenals become the innocent victims of this toxic realm. B12 slows down histamine release which is why vegans often struggle the right balance of histamine levels and the result is small amounts of PCOS symptoms that seem to come and go. But if you are an under-metalator… B12 is not your friend, and you cannot be vegan. Sorry, but true. You need B12 dearly, and you have to get it naturally not in supplementation.

The best sources or B12 in foods are: Sardines, Salmon, Tuna, Cod, Lamb, Scallops. One serving of any of these will give 100% of your B12 needed.

And when I take a b-complex… look out… my anxiety goes through the roof… its folate I need not folic acid.

The key is you to clear out more than just your colon. You need to clear out your system all the way through to the tissues. That can’t be done in a quick cleanse. It takes a natural, healthy routine in your life.

How do Histamine Levels Figure Into All Of These Issues?

I’m So FROZEN… Oh wait, that’s just excess histamine release

The extreme chill you feel could be excess histamine release. As well symptoms that appear to be allergy related may be more obscure than you think. For example, sneezing may be an allergy symptom, but muscle pain, insomnia and acid reflux may also be signs of allergy. These are all signs of excessive histamines. Since histamine has a large amount of functions within the human body, the effects of high histamine blood levels can vary widely.

Current studies have shown that there are direct links between histamines, the irritants produced in an allergic reaction, and the nervous system. People with too much histamine in their brains experience anxiety and depression. And detox raises histamine levels. I first started to figure out histamines when I would come home from the gym and an hour later is when I’d start to freeze and want to curl up in a ball under a mountain of blankets.

The symptoms of toxicity may also be more obscure than you think. You may have headaches, joint pains, colitis and even poor coordination may be signs of toxicity. Another sign is skin eruptions and rashes. I woke up with a nice little rash this morning, too.

Your body has a unique detoxification system. It comes with many fail-safe mechanisms. A toxin may simply be detoxified and rendered harmless – usually by the liver. This is often accomplished through enzymes with the help of antioxidants. These poisons may be turned into useful tools, such as when blood toxins are turned into bile to help us digest fat from our diet.

Some toxins are difficult to detoxify; they may be stored permanently in fat. Other toxins and allergens are stored temporarily in water in the lymphatic system. Detoxification, stress, and even like I said, exercise can cause these symptoms. This is why people get “puffy” with allergies or toxicity. I know you’ve had that issue before. These high-histamine levels often are due to a metabolic imbalance that results from under-methylation. Sound familiar??

I think I’m going to kick up my Acerola Berry and Citrus oils today, because both of these help release those toxins that my body just wants to dig deep and hold on to.

Today was the first day of the Renewal process day 21… think my body is ready for some renewal before we move into next month. Want to join me? I’m starting another clean month in 10 days.
Do a wellness consult and see how I can help. Believe me that you can feel better if you do the process, and use the products.

Struggle With PCOS? Can Natural Help You Feel Better

Why Do You Struggle with PCOS? 

Dr. Berg talks about PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome and what it is and what it isn’t. The body is making excess androgens and there is 3 common reasons for this. I find this really interesting that aromatase is an enzyme produced in the body that is needed for the final step in the production of estrogen as part of the hormonal cascade during which hormones are made from other hormones in a series of conversions. This enzyme converts androgen to estrogen. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. This is what kills weeds by interfering with what is called the shikimate pathway. This pathway is essential in plants for the synthesis of a class of amino acids called the “aromatics.” But this pathway is nonexistent in any mammalian cell. By simple logic, the fact that our cells don’t have this pathway means that glyphosate cannot harm us.

So why is it causing us problems like PCOS? 

How Glyphosate is Causing Us Problems

Weston Price’s website says that

“While mammals don’t possess the shikimate pathway, all of the microbes that take up residence in our digestive tract do have this pathway, and exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, will cause them serious stress as a consequence. Studies have shown that glyphosate disrupts the gut bacteria in chickens, 54 cows,29 and pigs,10 causing inflammation in the gut along with an overgrowth of pathogenic forms and concurrent loss of beneficial bacteria. It is now becoming apparent that our gut bacteria, which outnumber our own cells by a factor of ten to one, play many important roles in supplying nutrients and protecting us from toxins.” (http://www.westonaprice.org/environmental-toxins/roundup-the-nontoxic-chemical-that-may-be-destroying-our-health)

And there was an amazing study done on this as well that you should take a look at – Download the PDF of the study here: http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/15/4/1416

How You Can Heal Your PCOS? 

I know that so many woman have found that by going on a paleo diet they see a difference in their PCOS. The reason is that they become very mindful of what they are eating. The paleo diet doesn’t recommend eating commercially processed meats, or roundup ready vegetables. Right? You also almost always go through the Whole 30 which eliminates the toxic sugar and carbohydrates. Get rid of the glyphosate and you stop blocking the aromatase. Glysophate’s damaging effects on gut bacteria is beyond what we even have just begun to realize. When we are inhibiting the body’s gut flora from performing its essential function in the human body, we are just allowing glyphosate to fuel the fire of the issues that are plaguing our society, like the endorcrine issues, and hormonal issues like PCOS. 

So we need to make sure we are really focusing in on several things. First off, make sure you are eating healthy non-GMO foods, and pastured animals if you are not vegan. Also make sure you detoxify from the chemicals in your body in a health way, which we are going to discuss on the hangout. Join me as we go through a spring cleaning to recharge, rejuvenate and renew your system and your commitment to health. Get your spouse involved as well because infertility does impact both men and women. 

Join me by getting healthy from the inside out. Webinar tomorrow at 11 AM PST / 12 PM MST / 1 PM CST / 2 PM EST Hangout on YouTube… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzN73lQ3Hfw

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