I was giving a lecture to a group of psychiatric fellows recently, and I got to my slide on folate. I get excited about this topic, and so I rambled on about the one-carbon cycle, and SAMe, methylcobalamin, and the MTHFR mutation. As I looked away from my slides, I could see the vacant stares
We are built to move. In addition to a recent study suggesting that vigorous athleticism (professional rugby playing) can alter the microbiome, a new Spanish study has extended the potential benefits of exercise to the pregnant patient. In this study, 184 healthy pregnant women were randomized to 3 one-hour sessions of exercise per week throughout pregnancy.
This article first appeared on Greenmedinfo.com and is cowritten with Sayer Ji. “Could you please make sure the eggs aren’t runny? I’m pregnant.” At their first prenatal appointment, pregnant women are doled out a list of NO’s including deli meats, fish, and unpasteurized cheese. There is a growing awareness of the fact that this list may be dangerously NON EXHAUSTIVE (and largely misguided, especially
A new study in the American Journal of Pathology is the first to demonstrate that accelerated placental “aging” is behind some cases of preterm labor/birth. Four percent of pregnancies end in preterm birth, and 40% of those are related to premature rupture of membranes. Researchers took fetal membranes and exposed them to cigarette smoke, finding that
There is a prevalent complacency around iodine sufficiency in the modern American woman. Soil depletion, bromine in processed foods and flame retardants, perchlorate contamination, chlorine and fluoride in water all conspire to interfere with iodine incorporation in the body. In my practice, high dose iodine can represent an indispensable therapeutic tool; however, in the healthy