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Folic Acid Supplementation:  Good Insurance or A Bad Idea?

Folic Acid Supplementation: Good Insurance or A Bad Idea?

I used to see my multivitamin and mineral as good nutritional insurance. It certainly is a form of insurance, but there can be consequences with taking your daily supplement blindly. The folic acid fortification program in the United States provides us with a very good example of why supplementation willy-nilly can have perverse consequences. PeopleContinue Reading

Dietary Trans Fats: What Babies Can Tell Us About Why To Avoid It

Dietary Trans Fats: What Babies Can Tell Us About Why To Avoid It

In honor of this week’s 50th Anniversary of the La Leche League at their conference in Chicago, I have found an interesting article on Omega-3 fatty acids, trans fats, and the cord blood of newborn babies. Pregnant or not, woman or not, a study of the cord blood of newborn babies is important for ourContinue Reading

Vitamin B-6: You don’t remember your dreams? Your body’s telling you something….

Vitamin B-6: You don’t remember your dreams? Your body’s telling you something….

On the way home from preschool the other day, five-year-old Frederick was recounting his dream for the night. As he described the dream, I thought “I must write about this on the site.” What I thought to myself as he told me the story was “Good news. His B-6 status is good.” Your regular doctorContinue Reading

Breastfeeding Diet: Vitamin D and Iron in New Moms

Breastfeeding Diet: Vitamin D and Iron in New Moms

New moms worry a lot about their baby’s health. They wonder if their milk is all it’s cut out to be. Maybe they should give a little formula. Maybe some goat’s milk. The options that we have today only add to the worry because we wonder if we are making the right choice. Study afterContinue Reading

Zoloft And Breastfeeding: What’s Your Best Move?

Zoloft And Breastfeeding: What’s Your Best Move?

Zoloft has been the most popular antidepressant medication used by new mothers because of studies that show lower concentration of Zoloft in the breast milk. But moms committed to breastfeeding are often skeptical about taking any kind of drug not supported with long-term studies. This website offers extensive information about therapies that can help youContinue Reading

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Brain Health: Alzheimer’s Disease

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Brain Health: Alzheimer’s Disease

Healthy brains need Omega-3 fatty acids research continues to tell us. Omega-3 fatty acids can not only alleviate our depression, improve our mental acuity, but also help us avoid sliding into dementia or developing Alzheimer Disease as we age. An April 2007 editorial in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition calls longer-term studies on theContinue Reading