pediatrics

Moms-to-be need to watch zinc levels

One-quarter of all Canadians eats a diet that is low in the mineral zinc, according to researchers from McGill University. Zinc plays a key role in immune function where it is needed to develop natural “killer” cells to fight infection. It also has many other functions, including a central role in growth and reproduction. Lead [...]

Moms-to-be need to watch zinc levels 2015-09-09T13:52:19+00:00

Moms-to-be: Don’t miss out on B-6!

Most women have heard that folic acid is an essential nutrient before and during pregnancy to help prevent birth defects. But science tells us that another B-vitamin, B-6 or pyridoxine, is also important during and after pregnancy to ease the symptoms of morning sickness and supplement breast milk. Vitamin B-6 is required for protein and [...]

Moms-to-be: Don’t miss out on B-6! 2018-02-15T15:53:41+00:00

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