Originally Posted by TanyaLopez
I was just reading about TCM and springtime foods, anger is a very springtime emotion. TCM suggests tart foods, they're good for the liver and gallbladder (anger in my daughter is the reason we added in some more liver support last year). Not sure how or if this can apply, but I was just reading about it yesterday. I'm re-starting my lemon juice before breakfast routine as part of this (and cause my liver can always use support).
That's a great reminder. I used to drink lemon water in the morning too. I definitely feel better when I get up and drink water first, instead of eating right away. That's interesting about spring and anger. I've been eating bananas a lot, because of the kids, and because we haven't lots of other carbs back in. Maybe I have gotten out of balance to the sweet side and need more tart.
Originally Posted by whoMe
With the MTHFR 677 mutation, you have trouble converting other forms into folate, so folate is the form you probably want. With the 1298 mutation, you have trouble converting folate into one of the other forms - so adding lots of folate is helpful (and maybe it would help to add some of the end result at well? I should look into that). You don't want to just add the result on this one because the conversion process creates an important enzyme (BH4).
HOWEVER. Some people don't need more methyl groups. It's possible to be an overmethylator. Some signs of that might include low dopamine and low blood histamine levels
As soon as I can picture that chart in my head, it will be created!
Frustration and anger for me are either an adrenal issue that's helped by pantothenic acid (and opening the acetylation pathway?) or norepinephrine being too high, which could point to a number of things.
So, if you're an under-methylator, you can assume you probably need folate and take something like that Actifolate? It sound like it's probably better to just go ahead and take folate instead of folic acid anyway. Is there anything that's produced in converting folic acid to folate?
And then if you are an over-methylator, then don't take folate?
I honestly don't know how to tell that. When I looked at the charts that gave indicators, I was really divided between over and under, almost exactly in half.
I do know that when I take a B complex, I fell much better and handle stress better. To the point where I could tell if I didn't take it for even one day. BUT when I started SCD, I found I was fine not taking the B at first, but now it's crept back up on me. (It's been two months.)