FAQ

What will I experience on my first visit?

Your first consultation will go for 60 minutes, so as to specically allow time to get assessed thoroughly before the next sessions of treatment. During this time an in depth understanding of the history of your specific complaint(s) will be undertaken, followed by a detailed history of your general health, which involves current diet, lifestyle, sleeping patterns and emotional state. During this consultation we will also discuss the appropriate changes that need to be made in relation to proper nutrition, dietary issues and a treatment plan that is specifically designed for your individual need.

Iridology (iris diagnosis) will be used to check general integrity of organs, digestive system activity, nutritional deficiencies,  enzyme deficiencies, parasitic activity within the gut and inflammation. Traditional Chinese Pulses will be checked on both hands in order to understand the flow of energy in the body’s meridian system so as Acupuncture can be administered if necessary, as well as a look at  your tongue which also gives a good guide to your internal health.

 

What is Pyrrole Disorder and its associated conditions and symptoms?

This condition is known by different names including Pyrroluria, Kryptopyrole, Mauve Factor and Hemepyrrole. In Pyrrole Disorder people have an overproduction of urinary pyrrole called hydroxyhemoppyrrolin-2-one (HPL) and therefore do not properly synthesis and metabolise oxygen carrying molecules in the blood, called haemoglobin. All cells throughout the body produce waste or byproducts which become toxic and these byproducts of haemolobin is the metabolite that make up HPL or Pyrrole.

Due to the excessive amounts of HPL produced, vital nutrients such as Zinc, Vitamin B6, Biotin and Omega 6 Fat is inhibited from reaching specific targets in the body, which actually makes these important nutrients unavailable.

Some of the conditions associated with Pyrrole Disorder are: ADD/ADHD, Porphyria, Allegies, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Bi-Polar Disorder, Depression, Epilepsy, Learning Difficulty, Manic Depression, Neurosis, Post Natal Depression, Schizophrenia, Tourette's Syndrome, Dyslexia, Leaky gut syndrome and Candida.

There are many symptoms of Pyrrole Disorder, probably too many to list, many of these symptoms are emotionally based. This disorder like many other conditions is one of nutrient deficiency due to the fact that the body is not able to metabolise, process and distribute nutrients to there desired destination. When this happens it disrupts and breaks the body's ability to produce antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes and other important nutrients, necessary for optimal brain function and emotional stability.

 

What is Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR)?

A genetic study called the Human Genome Project was conducted and completed in 2003, whereby a defective gene found in many people was discovered, called MTHFR. There are many forms of this genetic mutation which can be passed down by one , or both parents. But only two can become a concern, and they are what is called in genetic and medical circles; C677T and A1298C. These numbers are how they are refered to in their location on the MTHFR gene.

When a person has more than one mutation within this gene, it will disrupt functions and reduce the body's capacity to break down toxins. The defective enzymes are also unable to properly metabolise folate, which is a precurser to folic acid, which can cause high homocyseine, which could increase the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure, as well as demetia. When homocysteine is poorly converted to glutathione (one of the main antioxidants and detoxifiers), it makes one more susceptible to further toxin build up and stress related symptoms. Homocysteine is also important in the conversion of methionine, and in the case of this disorder, less methionine can increase the risk of arteriosclerosis, fatty liver, anemia, an increase in inflammation and free radical damage throughout the body.

Another common issue in MTHFR defect is high copper concentrations, which cause low zinc levels and poor zinc absorption. Copper is important in trace amounts, however if there is too much, one can encounter a number of symptoms, such as, hyperactivity, depression, headaches, acne, frequent colds due to lowered immunity, bruising, lowered thyroid function, adrenal stress as lowered iron levels important for haemoglobin.

MTHFR generally increases the incidence of depression, bi-polar disorder, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimers's and vascular demetia, irritable bowel syndrome,miscarriages, migraines, chemical/food sensitivities as well as a variety of cancers (breast and prostate cancer). 

There are many symptoms and conditions that can be associated with MTHFR. Many of these may be supported through diet and an individualised supplement plan that rebalances the enzymes and nutrients so that the proper chemical breakdown processes (methylation) can take place.

 

 

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