Study: Folic acid is “a very promising vitamin” for erectile dysfunction

One health issue that’s rarely talked about, despite its prevalence, is erectile dysfunction (ED). In the U.S., the condition affects over 30 million men – most of whom are older adults. While ED is commonly seen in older men, it’s important to note that it’s not due to the normal aging process. Erectile dysfunction is a condition in … Continue reading Study: Folic acid is “a very promising vitamin” for erectile dysfunction

Low carb diets like Atkins, Paleo, Keto associated with reduced intake of folic acid, which increases risk of birth defects

Low carbohydrate diets, such as Atkin, Paleo, and Keto, continue to become popular diets today. However, you may want to avoid these diets if you are pregnant or trying to become one as they could raise the risk of having babies with congenital disabilities, particularly neural tube birth defects, according to a study. The study was … Continue reading Low carb diets like Atkins, Paleo, Keto associated with reduced intake of folic acid, which increases risk of birth defects

Folic acid deficiencies are widespread; here’s why nearly everyone needs more folate

Pregnant women plagued by cravings for pickles and ice cream must remember to include plenty of folic acid in their diets. Shown to reduce the risk of miscarriage and birth defects, folic acid – found primarily in leafy green vegetables – is an absolute necessity for any woman who is pregnant or is considering becoming … Continue reading Folic acid deficiencies are widespread; here’s why nearly everyone needs more folate

Study: Folic Acid in Early Pregnancy Associated With Reduced Risk of Severe Language Delay in Children

Source: Study: Folic Acid in Early Pregnancy Associated With Reduced Risk of Severe Language Delay in Children by Dr. Edward Group  Pediatricians will tell you how important it is for expectant mothers to take prenatal vitamins during pregnancy. Pregnancy is a time when it’s essential for mothers and their developing babies have access to all the vitamins, … Continue reading Study: Folic Acid in Early Pregnancy Associated With Reduced Risk of Severe Language Delay in Children

What’s the Difference Between Folate and Folic Acid?

Source: What’s the Difference Between Folate and Folic Acid? by Dr. Edward Group It’s a common question — what is the difference between folate and folic acid? Is folate the same as folic acid? It can be confusing, because depending where you look, the terms used interchangeably. And, you may also read how important it is … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Folate and Folic Acid?

Depression in men linked to folic acid deficiency

Men who do not get enough folic acid in their diets may be more susceptible to depression, studies have shown. Folic acid is the dietary form of vitamin B9 and is found primarily in green leafy vegetables, citrus fruit, beans and other legumes, liver, and yeast (including homebrewed alcohol and live yeast cultures). Folic acid … Continue reading Depression in men linked to folic acid deficiency

Vitamin B-12 and folic acid prevent memory loss and improve cognition as we age

Researchers from the Australian National University have shown that essential B vitamins combat stress that results in a loss of memory and normal thought patterns that cause abnormal brain aging. Published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, scientists found that long-term supplementation of daily folic acid and vitamin B-12 promotes improvement in cognitive functioning after … Continue reading Vitamin B-12 and folic acid prevent memory loss and improve cognition as we age

15 Foods High in Folic Acid

Source: 15 Foods High in Folic Acid by Dr. Edward Group   There are a number of reasons it’s important to get adequate amounts of folic acid. Perhaps most importantly are cellular growth and regeneration. A recent article from the New York Times fingered folic acid as one of the most, “luscious micronutrients” available and multiple studies suggest … Continue reading 15 Foods High in Folic Acid

Stages of hair growth and superfoods that promote hair health

The condition or appearance of the hair reflects the state of an individual’s overall health. The cells that make up each strand of hair require a steady supply of key nutrients to maintain their structure and natural shine. However, there are multiple factors that influence hair growth, and knowing what these factors are could help determine the health … Continue reading Stages of hair growth and superfoods that promote hair health

Fight inflammation with the help of these 6 powerful vitamins

Inflammation is a key immune response to infection or injury. It means that immune cells are actively helping the body to heal. But inflammation that persists could be a sign of an underlying health problem. If the body is in a state of chronic inflammation, it is unable to heal properly. Over time, chronic inflammation could lead … Continue reading Fight inflammation with the help of these 6 powerful vitamins