16 hrs ago
KTIV-TV Sioux City
HEALTHBEAT4: Benefits of folic acid
Chelsey Morales says her son Allen got off to a good start because she took her prenatal vitamins with folic acid.
Beets: Eat them again for the first time - Thursday, 31 July 2014 01:00
Some folks don't like the earthy taste. Some don't like how beet juice can stain your fingers when handling them.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Superfood watercress goes beyond tea parties
Botanically related to mustard and radish, watercress is a fast-growing, aquatic or semi-aquatic perennial herb known for its zesty flavor.
7 Superfoods You've Never Heard Of
If you were asked to name a superfood, we're betting you might say quinoa , goji berries or, if it were 2009, acai.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects
The test would measure the concentration of folate in a pregnant women's red blood cells.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Post and Courier
Moms-to-be: Take charge for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby
During pregnancy, a developing fetus is tuned in to Mom, reacting to her voice, tasting the food she ate for dinner, feeling her sway as she walks around the block.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Grass-fed organ meat described by some as a micronutrient powerhouse for maximum nutrition
Fruits and vegetables often take the spotlight when it comes to nutrition and health, with meat products typically being relegated to the unhealthy category.
Should you skip prenatal vitamins with folic acid?
If you're planning a pregnancy or you're already pregnant, chances are your doctor told you to take a prenatal vitamin with folic acid to prevent neural tube defects like spina bifida and anencephaly.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Spina bifida no match for Central Texas powerlifter
Under the shade of a barn in Elgin, the sounds of summer are broken up by the clanking of iron.
Folates not folic acid for flour fortification, urge researchers
"the study showed was that the gut lining doesn't metabolise folic acid to 5-MTHF anywhere near as efficiently as it metabolises natural folates..." New findings that the body is less efficient at metabolising folic acid than natural folates could inform policy-making decisions as the UK government considers mandatory fortification of flour with ... (more)
Possible risk of folic acid overexposure
A new study has shown that synthetic folic acid, the form taken in folic acid supplements we can buy over the counter, is not processed by the body in the same way as natural folates, the form found in green vegetables.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
MommyMeds App: The Latest Diaper Bag Essential
Breastfeeding and expectant women have a new, cost-effective resource to research use of over-the-counter and prescription medications thanks to MommyMeds .
Wed Jul 23, 2014
IPR Update -- The First Pharma IPR Decisions
Late last month, while many of us were getting ready to attend the BIO International Convention in San Diego, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued four related inter partes review opinions, marking what many have called the first set of opinions related to the Pharmaceutical industry.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
A new and yummy supplement to prenatal vitamins
When you're pregnant or trying to conceive, prenatal vitamins can be your best friend - and sometimes your worst enemy.
B' good to your heart
There's more to lowering your risk of heart disease than just watching the fat in your diet.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
At Home Living: Tomato lovers rejoice - fresh, ripe fruit is in prime season
For a tomato fan, like me, this is the best time of year. Farm stands, farmers' markets, and backyard gardens are teeming with these ripe, red globes of deliciousness.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Vitamin B No Help for Alzheimer's: Review
People with Alzheimer's have high blood levels of a compound called homocysteine, and people with elevated levels of the compound have been shown to be at higher risk for Alzheimer's.
Health News Digest
Avoiding Gluten? You May be Missing Out on Important Nutrients.
A few years ago, it's fair to say that few people had even heard of gluten. Now, it is estimated that one in 100 people have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, an auto-immune condition characterized by inflammation in their digestive system.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Taking B vitamins won't prevent Alzheimer's disease
Taking B vitamins doesn't slow mental decline as we age, nor is it likely to prevent Alzheimer's disease, conclude Oxford University researchers who have assembled all the best clinical trial data involving 22,000 people to offer a final answer on this debate.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Natural Holistic Health
Nutritional Advice for Depression
Depression is the most prevalent of all the emotional disorders. Symptoms may vary from feelings of minor sadness to sheer misery and dejection.