Have you been looking for help trying to understand MTHFR and how it affects your family? Have you been frustrated by the lack of knowledge about MTHFR in the mainstream medical community? Have you gone cross-eyed trying to understand the difference between folate, folic acid, methylfolate, methylcobalamin and cyanocobalamin? Me too!
Welcome to MTHFR Kids!
I started this blog in the hopes that it might help other people on this journey. It’s been a confusing few years since I first heard of MTHFR mutations. I’ve learned a little and have a lot more to learn.
Here are some of the things I plan to write about:
- Understanding MTHFR basics
- Making lifestyle adjustments to improve your family’s health and quality of life
- Finding quality products that align with your wellness goals
- Locating a qualified health care provider
I created MTHFRKids.com for families looking for answers on what MTHFR mutation is, how it may affect our kids, and how we can address it. It all started with the MTHFR Kids Facebook Group back in August of 2014. I created the group because there wasn’t an MTHFR Facebook Group specifically focused on kids and the unique challenges we face raising them. While Facebook Groups is great for the conversation, it’s not so great as a reference guide. I quickly realized there needed to be a companion site. A place where people could come to find answers to those frequently asked questions we see over and over again on the Facebook group.
On MTHFRKids.com I hope to write posts that help people start to make sense of the science, give insight on advocating for your kids, help figure out what to feed their growing bodies and create guides to find helpful resources and health care providers. Most importantly, you’ll find this information in words you can easily understand.
I’m Geri, a full-time working mom of two little ones. I work in technology as a product manager, and am also a certified Nutritional Therapy Consultant. I’m still trying to figure all this MTHFR stuff out too, and am learning right along with you. I’m just sharing as I go in hopes that it helps cut some of the legwork out you would otherwise have to do. I’m also hoping to learn a thing or two from you; the same way I’ve learned from the amazing parents on the MTHFR Kids Facebook Group. We are all in this together.