I seem to need a lot of B12 to get results. Does anyone know if there is a connection between MTHFR gene and b12 absorption? When talking to Panser about it, and how when I greatly increased my sublingual B12, my iodine reactions disappeared, she seemed to think there was a connection. I want to understand why and see if there is something I can do it help improve it.
WHome posted earlier about low zinc reduces a body's ability to absorb folate - do you think it is the same with B12? I am low in zinc.
what causes midline defects? - Page 5
It is time to go into my family doc anyway and let her know I'm pregnant.
My family doc is against taking iodine
I only definitely know the answer to your last question: it is the way the genes fall. My son, with Mosaic Down Syndrome, has a bifid uvula and also epispadias, both are midline defects; however, he has no cardiac anomalies or any other midline defect taht I am aware of.
As for the folate deficiency, it is probably true because doctors are seeing more *midline defects* with Down syndrome. Given that when you do the AFP test when pregnant to test for either Spina Bifida or Down Syndrome risk, either one, that would make a whole lot of sense.
As for the Vitamin A, I do know that there are strong links between autism and Down Syndrome, and often these conditions occur together as a dual diagnosis. That said, many parents of children with autism have found that their child is deficient in Vitamin A.
I hope that answers your question.