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  • Does Microwaving 'Kill' Nutrients in Food?
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    Does Microwaving ‘Kill’ Nutrients in Food?

    Whenever I share my baby food recipes in which I use my microwave to cook various fruits and vegetables to tenderness, I typically receive negative comments about the effects of microwaving on food. Although every American household owns a microwave, and microwaving has been a cooking practice for decades now. But does microwaving kill nutrients […] More

  • Folic Acid Tablets
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    Folic Acid Prevents 1,300 Neural Tube Defects Each Year

    The number of babies born each year with serious birth defects of the brain and spine in the United States has declined by 35 percent since 1998. Fortification of grain foods such as bread and cereal with folic acid has prevented 1,300 neural tube defects annually, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […] More

  • B Vitamin Supplement Tablets
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    Folate Levels Reduced by UV Exposure Among Young Women

    Although adequate sunlight is necessary for the body to synthesize vitamin D, women who are trying to conceive or who are pregnant and taking a folic acid supplement may be at risk of reducing folate levels through sun exposure, suggests a new study published in the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B:Biology. Folic acid is […] More

  • Vitamin D Supplements and Depression
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    Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Reduce Depression

    Because previous studies have suggested that vitamin D deficiency may cause depression, other studies have proposed that using vitamin D supplements to increase vitamin D levels may help reduce depressive symptoms. However, new research published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine found no evidence that vitamin D supplements help reduce depression. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble […] More

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    Vitamin C and E Supplements May Hinder Athletic Training

    Vitamins are essential for good health. However, a new study published in The Journal of Physiology suggestions that vitamin C and vitamin E supplements may hinder athletic training rather than improve performance. The Office of Dietary Supplements of the National Institutes of Health recommends 75 milligrams for women and 95 milligrams for men of vitamin […] More

  • Five Natural Remedies to Cure Common Childhood Ailments
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    Five Natural Remedies to Cure Common Childhood Ailments

    The flu, colic, croup, stomach bugs, ear infections — the list goes on and on. There are a variety of common childhood ailments, but there are also a variety of natural ways to cure them. Homeopathic Medications Homeopathic medicines are typically in the form of little pellets. They can also be found in liquid form. […] More

  • Calcium Supplements with Vitamin D
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    New Study Questions Health Benefits of Vitamin D Supplementation

    Previous studies have suggested that vitamin D supplementation offers certain health benefits. However, new research published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology suggests that current evidence fails to support the claims of the health benefits of vitamin D supplements and that future studies will unlikely reveal supporting evidence. In other words, there is […] More

  • Prenatal Vitamins
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    Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Risk Categories: Herbs, Minerals, and Vitamins

    FromĀ Acorus Calamus to Zinc Salts, learn about the safety of the most common herbs, minerals, and vitamins during pregnancy and breastfeeding with the following general overview of herbs, minerals, and vitamins. Herb/Mineral/Vitamin Pregnancy Risk Category Breastfeeding Risk Category Acorus Calamus (Sweet Flag Root) Possibly Hazardous L4 Aloe Vera Possibly Hazardous L3 Ascorbic Acid (Ascorbicap, Cecon, […] More

  • Free Prenatal Vitamins from Meijer
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    Free Prenatal Vitamins from Meijer

    I began taking prenatal vitamins long before I conceived either of my pregnancies. Prior to starting a prenatal vitamin, I also started taking folic acid supplements about two years before my husband and I even considered trying to conceive? Why? Because folic acid and the other vitamins and minerals found in the best prenatal vitamins […] More