Category Archives for Preconception

Why are foods fortified with folic acid?

When it comes to fertility, we know that folate is one of the most important nutrients needed for miscarriage prevention as it directly impacts the health of egg and sperm DNA.However, what most people don’t know is that folate and folic acid are not the same thing.Many couples take a “folic acid” supplement, and eat […]

Continue reading

Pregnancy: How to prepare?

If you’re planning to get pregnant, it gets overwhelming when you see there is so much to learn and so many things to do – in short, you can’t decide where to start or who to turn to. It’s sad that most people think it’s only the woman who needs preconception care. Remember that the […]

Continue reading

How do you know if you have a methylation problem?

Methylation can be defined as a vital biochemical process which is required for the proper functioning of our body. It involves the addition of a methyl group to a molecule which acts as a biological switch for certain activities like energy production, detoxification, DNA repair, regulation of gene expression, detoxification and synthesis of several neurotransmitters. […]

Continue reading

Can Eating A Ketogenic Diet Change Our Microbiome?

The ketogenic diet is growing in popularity around the world year after year.  The diet was originally used to treat epilepsy in the 1920’s, but since then it has been shown to be effective for weight loss and improving health conditions beyond epilepsy such as depression, systemic inflammation, autism spectrum disorder, metabolic syndrome, and cancer. […]

Continue reading

MTHFR and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Is there a link between Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and MTHFR gene mutations? Some women are unfortunate enough to have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS despite not showing any signs or symptoms typical to this health problem. When symptoms like being overweight, diabetes or extra androgens are an issue in woman’s health, we have to […]

Continue reading

Preconception, Pregnancy and Folate

Preconception health. What is that!? Preconception care is what we call the preparation time a woman and man undergoes before they become pregnant. It’s all about knowing the risk factors that could affect a woman’s body or her baby if she becomes pregnant and how they should prepare nutritionally and environmentally to ensure the best […]

Continue reading
1 2 3