iron

Low Iron is Common – and Dangerous, says Lorna Vanderhaeghe

An interview with Lorna Vanderhaeghe by Jason Sebeslav, Owner of The Peanut Mill Natural Foods Market Lorna Vanderhaeghe, MS, is a leading women’s health expert and has been researching nutritional medicine for over 25 years. With degrees in nutrition and biochemistry, she is a popular lecturer and the author of 10 books including A Smart Woman’s [...]

Low Iron is Common – and Dangerous, says Lorna Vanderhaeghe 2018-02-15T15:52:49+00:00

Adequate iron during infancy critical

American researchers report that children with low levels of iron as infants may grow up with brain deficiencies, even if they get early treatment. Their study of 185 teens from Costa Rica indicates that babies with severe iron deficiency never fully recovered on tests of learning, memory and thinking. The report highlights the importance of [...]

Adequate iron during infancy critical 2018-02-15T15:52:59+00:00

Start Prenatal Vitamins Early: Study finds first month may be critical for reducing birth defect

A mother’s nutrition during the first month of pregnancy may be critical in determining a child’s risk of developing Down syndrome (DS), according to a recent study. In particular, researchers found that an adequate intake of iron and folic acid can significantly lower the risk. DS is a disorder that results from a chromosomal abnormality [...]

Start Prenatal Vitamins Early: Study finds first month may be critical for reducing birth defect 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

ADHD: New research is promising

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) now affects between five and 10% of our school-aged children, most of them boys. It is characterized by hyperactivity, distractedness and difficulty with problem solving that can cause learning and behavioural problems in the classroom. The standard medical treatment for ADHD is Ritalin or similar amphetamine drugs. Because of the [...]

ADHD: New research is promising 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

Could iron supplements help ADHD?

Supplementing with iron may benefit children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), say researchers from the European Pediatric Hospital in Paris, who found a link between ADHD and iron deficiency. Iron is an essential mineral used to transport oxygen to all cells and tissues and is involved in the metabolism of brain chemicals, specifically the ones [...]

Could iron supplements help ADHD? 2018-02-15T15:53:04+00:00

Low minerals have a role in hair loss

Health experts say hormonal imbalances, medical side effects and psychological factors may cause temporary and reversible hair loss. Two recent studies indicate mineral deficiencies might also play a role. One study from the UK reported that hair loss after gastrointestinal surgery was treated successfully with zinc. Nutritional complications following this surgery include vitamin and mineral [...]

Low minerals have a role in hair loss 2015-09-09T13:49:31+00:00

Iron Out Brain Function! Mineral improves cognitive performance

Young women who took an iron supplement for 16 weeks significantly improved their attention, short-term and long-term memory, and their performance on cognitive tasks, even though many were not considered to be anemic when the study began, according to researchers at Pennsylvania State University. The study was the first to examine the impact of iron [...]

Iron Out Brain Function! Mineral improves cognitive performance 2015-09-09T13:50:29+00:00

Improve mental function with iron

Young women who took iron significantly improved their attention, short-term and long-term memory, and their performance on cognitive tasks, even though many were not considered anemic when the study began, according to researchers at Penn State University. The study was the first to examine the impact of iron supplementation on cognitive functioning in women aged [...]

Improve mental function with iron 2015-09-09T13:50:29+00:00

Prenatal vitamins strongly urged

Many pregnant women lack iron, magnesium and other important nutrients, according to researchers at the University of Florida. The researchers set out to determine whether nutrient intake from food alone was adequate across three trimesters. In this study, 63 low-risk pregnant women, all from upper- or middle-income homes, completed three-day diet records each month which [...]

Prenatal vitamins strongly urged 2015-09-09T13:50:31+00:00

Healthy Kids: Iron deficiency

Many parents are concerned that their kids may not be getting enough iron. Iron deficiency is relatively common in babies (up to 2 years) and adolescents. These two age groups are especially susceptible due to high iron requirements and rapid growth. Iron is essential for the production of blood and the building of muscle. A [...]

Healthy Kids: Iron deficiency 2018-02-15T15:53:20+00:00

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