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Fertility, Pregnancy & Childbirth

The little known (but crucial) difference between folate and folic acid

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If I asked you which of these vitamins was found naturally in food, folate or folic acid, would you know the answer? If not, you’re in good company. Medical professionals, nutrition experts, and health practitioners frequently mix up the two, simply because the terms are often used interchangeably. Many health professionals would even argue that folate and folic acid are essentially the same nutrient. While folic acid is often considered to be a supplemental form… Read More

The high price of antibiotic use: can our guts ever fully recover?

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If you need to take antibiotics and are looking for ways to reduce the side effects, please see this article. Maintaining proper balance of healthy gut flora is a crucial yet widely misunderstood component of human health. While the development of antibiotics has lengthened our lifespans, our excessive and inappropriate use of these drugs may be causing serious long-term consequences we are only now becoming fully aware of. These consequences not only affect our individual… Read More