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Alison Bell
Folate vs Folic Acid… 1 is Healthy and 1 is Dangerous

Folate vs Folic Acid… 1 is Healthy and 1 is Dangerous

Written by Dr Axe. Folate vs. Folic Acid What you’re about to read about folate benefits and folic acid side effects may surprise you! In fact, it may even surprise some doctors and nutritionists since folate and folic acid are used interchangeably. The United States Public Health Service and Centers of Disease Control and Prevention recommend that, “All women of childbearing age consume 0.4 mg (400 micrograms) of folic acid daily to prevent two common and serious birth defects: spina bifida and anencephaly.” This is actually a pretty strong recommendation and you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything like this related...

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How to feel fab after festive overindulgence

How to feel fab after festive overindulgence

Festive Feasting The bells have been jingled, the halls have been decked, the ding dongs well and truly merrily ‘on-highed’…  Uncle Barry drank too much port - again… And let’s be real – you probably consumed enough food and booze for the whole family - the rest of the year. If your Christmas went a little like this, then like mine, your body probably feels less like the well-oiled machine that it normally is and more like a dump truck that needs a complete engine replacement. It’s the most wonderful time of year, it’s MAGIC! The kids love it, family...

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Bone Broth and MSG: What You Need to Know Now

Bone Broth and MSG: What You Need to Know Now

Written by Kaayla T. Daniel Glutamine is a conditionally essential amino acid that is critical for gut, brain and immune health.  It’s also taken by many bodybuilders and other athletes to enhance muscle building and to speed recovery from injuries and overtraining. Despite its many virtues, glutamine has risks. High supplemental doses, as taken by some bodybuilders, have caused dizziness, headaches and neurological problems. But it’s not just people going overboard with supplements who are reacting poorly to glutamine. Many people today, especially autistic children, have problems metabolizing glutamine properly, a problem caused by multiple factors, including vitamin B6 deficiency, lead...

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