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Maureen Setsma
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Why the Type Matters

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Why the Type Matters

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to good health. Did you know that there are three different types of omega-3 fatty acids? Learn what they are and why those differences are important.

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Jeremy Dyen
Folic Acid vs Folate During Pregnancy

Folic Acid vs Folate During Pregnancy

Folic Acid vs Folate. Is folate folic acid? Active form of folate. Why is folate important during pregnancy? MTHFR gene variant, benefits of methylation.

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Brain Health, Immunity, Better Mood—Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Brain Health, Immunity, Better Mood—Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

The benefits of vitamin D, including brain health and immunity. How do we get vitamin? Vitamin D3 vs D2. Vitamin D and pregnancy. How much do I need?

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Probiotics: The Gut-Brain Connection

Probiotics: The Gut-Brain Connection

By Madhavi Gupta, M.D.   In this article: The Science Behind the Gut-Brain ConnectionThe Benefits of Probiotics Probiotics for Brain HealthProbiotics for Better MoodProbiotics and Pregnancy   Do you trust your gut? Have you been told you have good gut instincts? How about a gut feeling? As common as these expressions are, the time has come to think about these phrases more literally.  A growing body of research continues to show the importance of a healthy gut, even calling your gut a “second brain.” The power of the gut-brain connection is so strong that the two “brains” essentially talk to each other....

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Why is iron important?

Why is iron important?

Iron is essential for our bodies, yet low iron is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies. Low iron levels can leave you feeling physically tired and weak, impair mental function, and weaken your immune system.  

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When to Start Taking Prenatal Vitamins: Good Habits Start Early

When to Start Taking Prenatal Vitamins: Good Habits Start Early

By Madhavi Gupta, M.D.   In this article: What trimester are prenatal vitamins most important? Nutritional Needs During Pregnancy Key prenatal vitamin ingredients How long to take prenatal vitamins during pregnancy? Prenatal Vitamins Vs. Fertility Supplements Children change the way we look at things in so many ways. The very idea of getting pregnant begins to adjust your focus. Suddenly your nutritional needs matter more than ever as you consider how to best support your fertility goals. You know that every lifestage requires specific nutrition, but when do you make that transition to taking prenatal vitamins? The short answer is as...

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What vitamins to take postpartum?

What vitamins to take postpartum?

By Dr. Madhavi Gupta, M.D.   Prenatal vitamins? You were on top of those. But, postnatal vitamins? Many women don’t think to change to them or discontinue use of natal vitamins at this oh-so important time. Now that your baby is born, your body is in need of some different nutrients. These provide benefits like post-pregnancy support, immune support, and lactation support for you and your baby. When starting your postnatal journey, look for supplements that include these ingredients:  Folate Since mothers are no longer supporting the baby in the womb, their bodies no longer need the higher amounts of methylfolate...

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How Food Affects Your Brain

How Food Affects Your Brain

By Dr. Madhavi Gupta, M.D.   When it comes to your brain health, eating the right foods, and avoiding the wrong ones should be a top priority. The right foods provide energy, optimize your physical health, and improve your body’s metabolism. Eating a diet rich in healthy fats, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other key nutrients is crucial for optimizing your brain health. These foods can positively affect your brain health and mood. There’s also a powerful connection between the gut and the brain. The network of neurons lining our guts is so extensive, some scientists call it the “second brain.” It plays a significant role...

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