Subject: MTHFR (C677T) gene and electric field
links to mental problems, childhood Leukemia
Dear Iris: My husband was identified as having
the C677T mutation in the MTHFR gene quite a few years ago when we both
went to a hematologist at the University of Minnesota. The geneticist
who called said family members did not need to be checked. They were
"aware" of my concerns re power lines, electric meters and I think also
Last night, I reviewed a Chinese study re childhood
Leukemia and power line exposures that included reference to this same
File notes: Subject: Chinese
study/reLeukemia...includes ref polymorphism...see MTHFR (C677T)
Chinese study re DNA breaks....leukemia......re
Note: Bud's MTHFR (C677)
gene is "polymorphism" but unlike this chinese study suggests, he did
not "inherit" the gene but rather, the gene is defect caused by close,
chronic, prolonged electric field exposures. As suspected, Univ Mn
geneticist would not have wanted to discuss this and could not care
less if family has same mutation......... jcm.....7-07-09.
This morning, I found the
following Israeli study. I am wondering if you can provide any insight
into potential environmental differences between Ashkenazi and
non-Ashkenazi Jews? See part of conclusion in red below:
of the mutation is significantly higher in Ashkenazi compared with
non-Ashkenazi Jews.........." Conclusion jrl article below:
The C677T mutation in the methylenetetrahydrofolate
reductase (MTHFR) gene and vascular dementia.
Department of Medicine, Hadassah University
Hospital, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel.
I do notice from a google search that Ashkenazi
Jews migrated to various regions in Europe but thought I would send
info to you for any comments you might wish to make in regard. to
lifestyle-factors which may differ and/or are "known differences"
between Ashkenazi Jews and non-Askenaqi Jews
I have also located info suggesting persons with
the MTHFR (C677T) mutation may develop "mental illness."
Posted October 14, 2007 by Dr.
Bud initially was said to suffer "profound and
unusual memory loss and cognitive impairment. This was the best the
neuropsychologist could come up with insofar as an attempt to
'diagnose' Bud after lengthy neuropsych testing part of several days.
He subsequently was diagnosed as "MCI" (mild
cognitive impairment with some reference to memory problems) -- that
was by another neurologist in Minneapolis, said to be best substitute
(by Univ of Mn personnel) instead of taking Bud to Mayo Clinic.
A couple more years of testing by neuropsych at the
Minneapolis neurologist's office, yielded "diagnosis" of
"Alzheimers." After interacting with Dr. Duane Graveline, retired
astronaut, researcher, M.D. via email and informing him that Bud's PET
Scan did not show any pathological changes, I questioned "Alzheimers'
diagnosis." Dr. Duane Graveline advised discontinuing Bud's statin
for info re dangers of statins. I had previously reported
improvement in Bud after moving his electric clock radio off his
nightstand and starting him on nightly melatonin. Bud improved in
one part of his Executive Function. Testing another year later after
discontinuing the statin, Bud had then improved in a total of three
parts of his Executive Function (neuropsych testing).
Neurologist admitted if PET Scan did not show
build-up of plaque/blockages, etc., that Bud does not have
Alzheimers. He, however, continued to write-up clinic reports as
"Alzheimers' diagnosis." When I later asked about this, he said,
"....well, it depends upon your 'reason' -- insurance, lawsuit or?"
Issue of Bud being identified with MTHFR (C677T)
mutation was never discussed. Bud was sent for APOE testing which
reveals allele APOE4. Since having positive APOE4 does not necessarily
confirm one will develop Alzheimers, the subject was dropped.
Our last visit to neurologist was based primarily
on his question to me which was "what is the single, most important
thing you have done to help Bud?" Being limited in my answer, I was
forced to say: ".......giving him melatonin is the most important
thing I have done......" I knew without a doubt the neurologist did
not want to have me repeat what I had attempted to discuss many times
before -- that nighttime electric fields and consumption of dangerous
statin medication -- likely "synergystic effects," robbed him of
essential enzymes including CoEnzymeQ-10 while also exposing him to
more harm by reducing cholesterol which is known to protect one's
brain. Bud also works for hours at a time under power lines when
mowing/raking/shoveling, etc.which, in turn, causes more harm.
It is said "patients will tell you what is wrong
with them........" Even a tiny infant who may exhibit symptoms of
autism-spectrum disorder "tries to tell......" An infant with item
that has a speaker (magnet) will "squirm away" from source of electric
fields. The infant mentioned in my "Project Sheep Sleep" letter stopped
moving to far end of crib immediately after items with sound/magnets
The many clues that are emerging as result of a
variety of studies are beginning to merge and from where I stand, it
seems obvious to me that we need to focus on "environmental assaults"
as opposed to "heritage." Take care - Joanne
Joanne C. Mueller
Guinea Pigs "R" Us
731 - 123rd Avenue N.W.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55448-2127 USA