Folate in Pregnancy

Folate is important for so many processes in the body but arguably most importantly is the role it plays in pregnancy and fertility.  No doubt you’ve heard of folic acid.  Like most people, you might not know that there’s a difference between folate and folic acid, which can make things confusing for us when we […]

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Is High Folic Acid Intake a Risk Factor for Autism?—A Review

AbstractFolate is required for metabolic processes and neural development. Insuring its adequate levels for pregnant women through supplementation of grain-based foods with synthetic folic acid (FA) in order to prevent neural tube defects has been an ongoing public health initiative. However, because women are advised to take multivitamins containing FA before and throughout pregnancy, the […]

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Unmetabolized Folic Acid Is Detected in Nearly All Serum Samples from US Children, Adolescents, and Adults

AbstractBackground: Serum total folate consists mainly of 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-methylTHF). Unmetabolized folic acid (UMFA) may occur in persons consuming folic acid–fortified foods or supplements. Objectives: We describe serum 5-methylTHF and UMFA concentrations in the US population ≥1 y of age by demographic variables and fasting time, stratified by folic acid–containing dietary supplement use. We also evaluate factors associated with […]

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Circulating Unmetabolized Folic Acid: Relationship to Folate Status and Effect of Supplementation

Abstract There are increasing concerns that exposure to unmetabolized folic acid, which results from folic acid intakes that overwhelm the liver’s metabolic capacity, may be associated with adverse effects. In this paper, we examined the folic acid status of women of reproductive age in relation to dietary intake and the effect of folic acid supplementation (1.1 mg […]

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Carolyn’s Personal COVID Experience

Well it was inevitable, like thousands of other Australian’s right now I became ill with COVID. On New Year’s Day no less.For perspective, I don’t know how or when we were exposed. But it seemed to affect my husband a few days ahead of me, which had initially seemed like just an allergy for him. […]

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WALNUT COCONUT ENERGY BALLS

Coconuts are super rich in fiber, which makes them a great choice for our gut health. Coconut also provides us with iron, potassium & phosphorus. They are rich in fat, which helps keeping us full longer & absorb all the fat soluble nutrients. WALNUT FIG COCONUT ENERGY BALLS Easy snack Course Dessert, Snack Cuisine Mediterranean Prep […]

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Low-FODMAP Beef Curry (Instant Pot, Paleo, AIP, Keto)

Low-FODMAP Beef Curry is full of vibrant flavors, yet is gentle to digest. The easy “dump and cook” Instant Pot cooking creates a rich thick broth and tender meat. Choose which vegetables you use based on your diet! … Lots of variety makes this a fun dinner that you can even vary with the seasons. […]

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NAC: An Old Drug with New Tricks

‘Antioxidant’ is indeed the buzzword of the decade. A google search of the term brings up over 130 million results. We’re sure you’ve heard of antioxidant supplements and lists of top 10 foods containing antioxidants. But what does ‘antioxidant’ really mean?Let’s start with the concept of oxidative stress. Introduced in 1985, oxidative stress was found […]

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Courtney Cox Finds the Answers to Her Fertility Problems

Courtney Cox has done something every couple struggling to conceive dreams about… she found the answer to the question:”Why do I keep miscarrying?”In recent years, the FRIENDS actress has opened up about her battle with recurrent miscarriages when trying to conceive her daughter, Coco, now 16 years old.Couples all around the world have connected with […]

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