The Hazards of Excessive Folic Acid Intake in MTHFR Gene Mutation Carriers: An obstetric and gynecological perspective

For decades, Folate has been synonymous with reproductive health. Not only is it important for oogenesis and spermatogenesis, but in the prevention of neural tube defects. Folic acid can be found in many foods naturally like kale, spinach, arugula and swiss chard, but is also in synthetic form in certain flours, starches, and prenatal vitamins that have been supplemented with …

Folic Acid Side Effects

Hardly anyone talks about folic acid side effects. Folic acid is not some major block buster drug having a list of dangerous side effects longer than its benefits. Like all the ones on TV…. According to WebMD, folic acid effects are these: “Folic Acid is LIKELY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth or injected into the body. Most …

What is the Best Probiotic Supplement?(for different health conditions)

What Are Probiotics? “What is the best Supplement” and “Should I always take a probiotic for good health” are some of the questions that I get asked, and along with nearly everything relating to your health, the answer is going to be different for each person. Before we look more closely at what are the best probiotic supplements to take …

Brain chemistry: COMT–fast, slow, or average?

Due to the enormous pile of information that is being gathered since the Human Genome Project began, statistics are being generated that begin to reveal some significant differences amongst us.  Our bodies have about 20,000 genes to get all the jobs done that our miraculous bodies do.  COMT (catechol-o-methyl transferase) is the gene that is responsible for handling dopamine — fast, slow, or …

Colds– how to beat them

THE FIRST 24 HOURS….. Colds, flus,  & other upper respiratory illnesses are caused by viruses that multiply very quickly.  In order to make a significant impact on such an illness, you need to act quickly at the first sign of anything coming on.  Right now,  my recommendations are as follows:  the 1st  few  hours:  (the sooner the better!)                                                   Take a single dose of Vitamin A liquid  10,000-15,000 iu.                                                         Begin  Vitamin C …