According to the World Health Organization, 350,000,000 people suffer from depression—that is 5% of the world’s population. Betty Murray explains that 47% of our population has a mutation in the 5-MTHFR gene and that this genetic variance contributes to anxiety and depression. She dives into pertinent biochemical pathways and provides insights to improve the recognition of this genetic polymorphism in patients and shares how to overcome its limitations.
Betty Murray, MSc, CN, IFMCP is a Nutritionist & Certified Functional Medicine practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine. She is also founder and CEO of the Dallas-based Integrative Functional Medicine clinic Living Well Dallas, CEO of Minerva Medical Consulting, and creator of Perfect Practice Blueprint, a business coaching firm that teaches practitioners how to put Functional Medicine into practice.
Betty has a passion for biochemistry and applying the latest in genetics and epigenetic science to optimize the body. She teaches her patients how to utilize nutrition, supplementation, targeted diet, and lifestyle modification to address some of the most complex health concerns facing people today: autoimmune diseases, digestive disorders, methylation issues, and hormonal disorders.