Epigenetics, Mindfulness

MTHFR and the Mindfulness Gene

This COVID! I was in another 2 week solo quarantine. What to do? I was all over the internet. Not particularly Doom-Scrolling for conspiracy feed more just following link after link to yet another link in my rather bored state.

During the Link Scrolling I came across an article on genetics that tied into the Epigenetics that I referred to two posts back. This article was about a gene variance called MTHFR. The article said if you have versions of this gene all kinds of odd things can happen to you throughout life. The one I twigged to was mood swings. I can get bouts of depression and hyperactivity. Middle ground can get lost.

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I did a gene analysis by Livewello several years ago. I got it out to see if I have this MTHFR gene and Of course I do! Explains a lot to me. Apparently up to 60% of the population may have it. It frequently lays dormant. Then under environmental or emotional stress it can kick in and cause more emotional charge than most of us need.

I became a Boomer with a Computer for a couple of days. Reading a lot on the MTHFR (Gene name definitely reads like a cuss word). I was concerned that I was damaged goods in spite of it being a common variant.

After a lot of “busy mind time”. I came across an article that basically told how to settle the Variant down. Take a few appropriate supplements but better yet eat a diet rich in veggies, healthy oils, etc… keep drugs and alcohol down to a minimum! Get exercise and of course practice mindfulness.

I think that there are likely few “wrong” DNA codings. Some situations call for certain personality traits and other situations others. The DNA variants add genetic diversity to humanity that might be important at some point and not at others.

I have some strong psychic and healer tendencies – perhaps that ties in with the MTHFR Gene. It is unlikely that connection was researched by the research community. I would have made a good Oracle in a temple in Delphi. Not much call for that in this world.

🥑 Peace