Carolyn Ledowsky is the founder of MTHFR Support Australia. She is a Health Scientist, Researcher, naturopath, herbalist, and nutritionist who has a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) Honours, Bachelor of Herbal Medicine, Bachelor of Naturopathy, Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy and Diploma of Nutrition, and a Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University. She has also studied courses in genetics at Duke University (Genetics and Evolution) and The University of Maryland (Genes and the Human condition – from behaviour to biotechnology) . She is currently doing her PhD at the University of Technology Sydney to study the effect of different forms of folate in couples who have had multiple miscarriages.
Carolyn spent 12 years studying chronically ill patients from all over the world, who have searched, sometimes for decades, to find the reason behind their ill health. Her strength lies in her ability to reveal layers of dysfunction and not give up until results are seen. Most of her patients have MTHFR mutations and/or associated methylation disturbances. Her key passions are:
- Anxiety and depression
Carolyn believes that practitioners who understand genetic susceptibility will be the ones that thrive in the business as patient health outcomes will be significantly improved and their practice will grow with longer wait lists and people wanting to understand more about how they can regain and maintain health for life.
The secret to successfully unraveling chronic health conditions is the ability to understand a person's genetic susceptibility and overlying environmental contributors that shift the biochemistry significantly away from the person’s ability to cope with an infection, exposure, bacteria, or assault of some type.
Her practice specializes in genetic susceptibility and how this contributes to biochemical dysfunction and chronic health conditions.