Our office is all about solving problems. We are an evidence-based practice and where we see a need, we try to find a solution.

Research is now showing that your genes may play a bigger role in your predisposition to certain conditions than was previously known. Cardiovascular disease, depression, miscarriages, ADD/ADHD, Alzheimer’s, hyperthyroidism, bipolar disorder, and many other conditions are very closely correlated with a genetic mutation in the MTHFR gene.

This discovery is HUGE! One out of every TWO people is thought to have a mutation of the MTHFR gene. There are two known mutations within this gene:

1. Mutation 677 C>T is commonly associated with cardiovascular disease including heart attack, stroke and blood clots; as well as peripheral neuropathy, miscarriages, neural tube defects (spina bifida) and other congenital birth defects.

2. Mutation 1298 A>C is most commonly associated with chronic disease, e.g. depression, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, IBS, Dementia, OCD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, and more. mutation

MTHFR-geneIn our office, we test for both of these mutations with a simple blood test for a genetic mutation in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene. If we determine that you have either of these gene mutations, the solution is simply to start you on a Methylated-B vitamin. This simple fix can mean a big improvement in quality of life!

Since this mutation affects half of the population, we recommend the test for all of our patients; however, we believe it is especially important to test patients who may be considering getting pregnant, have a history of cardiovascular disease, depression, or any of the conditions listed above.

This test is not covered by insurance but it only costs $139.00 to get tested. Please feel free to contact our office at 865-691-3155 if you have any questions or check out http://mthfr.net/ for more information.

Western Ave. / I-640

4307 Ball Camp Pike
Knoxville, TN 37921
Office: (865) 524-1234
Fax: (865) 524-2169

Monday: 8am - 5:30pm
Tuesday: 7am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 7am - 11:30am
Thursday: 7am - 5:30pm
Friday: 7am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8am - 11am
Sunday: Closed

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312 Prosperity Drive
Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37923
Office: (865) 691-3155
Fax: (865) 694-8093

Monday: 8am - 5:30pm
Tuesday: 7am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 2pm - 5:30pm
Thursday: 8am - 5:30pm
Friday: 7am - 5:30pm 312 Prosperity Drive
Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37923
Office: (865) 691-3155
Fax: (865) 694-8093

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