The guidelines have recently changed concerning eating peanuts during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Here in the UK, the advice was that peanuts and peanut products may need to be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding if your baby was at high risk (i.e. had a parent or sibling with allergic conditions such as hay fever, asthma and/or eczema).
This was precautionary advice, based on the concern that by eating peanuts there may be a transfer through to the developing infant, which could affect whether they would develop a peanut allergy in childhood. Click to read more…
In order to function properly, the body requires vitamins and minerals daily. And, if health problems exist, such as high blood pressure, this is good reason to supplement the body with additional vitamins and minerals.
Examples of important vitamins are folic acid, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamins A, C, E, and D. While important minerals include calcium, phosphorous, iodine, iron, magnesium, and zinc. Click to read more…
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a condition where suffers experience long-term disabling fatigue, and possibly additional symptoms such as aches, pains, sleeplessness, poor concentration, and headaches.
Unfortunately controversy remains about the nature of this condition, confounded by the fact that there are no tests to diagnose it’s existence – diagnosis is made purely by excluding other causes of the symptoms shown.