An important movie is coming out this summer. Along the theme of Michael Pollan’s books, The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Botany of Desire this movie looks at what really happens to most conventionally packaged and grown food in this country. Watch the trailer here:
I’d say that all women that come into our office are aware that it is important to supplement with folic acid before they get pregnant and during pregnancy. Another research study was just released showing benefits of folic acid in relation to growth in-utero. However because of the negative research studies about supplementing with folic acid (the synthetic form found in 95% of nutritional supplements) I highly recommend using a supplement with the natural form which is folate. Read the rest of this entry
A couple of new studies were just releases showing that fresh is better. Green tea – even though still stored in the wrapping and in a package – loses its potency of antioxidant catechins after just 6 months at room temperature! Another study looked at Extra Virgin Olive Oil and found that even though the olive oil was in a closed container that after several months the antioxidants phytochemical potency was reduced dramatically.
What does this tell us? That buying all the olive oil when it is on sale may not be the healthiest way to go. Also check dates on bottles and tea boxes. Purchase the most recent dates you see on the shelf. Read the rest of this entry
Integrative Wellness Center offers acupuncture, herbal medicine, chinese medicine, shiatsu and nutrition counseling. Our specialties are fertility support, digestive wellness, maternal care and labor support. We are located in Stow, Massachusetts and serve the surrounding towns including Framingham, Worcester, Leominster, Newton, Waltham, Concord and Sudbury.
Integrative Wellness Center 132 Great Rd, Suite 201, Stow, MA 01775 978-461-2001