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Supplementation During Pregnancy Is Critical –U.S. medical organizations recommend multivitamins for pregnant women–

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – In response to a report1 titled “Vitamin supplementation in pregnancy,” published today in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

crn-logoStatement by Duffy MacKay, N.D., senior vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, CRN: 

“Reputable medical organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Endocrine Society, and the American Thyroid Association, recommend that pregnant women take a multivitamin as a way to assure they are getting adequate nutrients such as folic acid and iodine that

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Nordic Naturals Announces Baby’s Vitamin D3— The Official Baby’s Vitamin D of the American Pregnancy Association

 

gI_150096_BabyVitaminD3_05 BoxNordic Naturals is pleased to introduce a natural vitamin D3 just for infants. Baby’s Vitamin D3 is offered in the natural form of vitamin D (cholecalciferol) for optimal absorption, and comes in a carrier oil of certified organic extra virgin olive oil. Packaged in a convenient dropper bottle for easy application during breast-feeding or addition into food or drink, the product meets the American Academy of Pediatrics daily recommendation of 400 I.U. in just one drop. In addition, Baby’s Vitamin D3 contains no coloring, flavoring, GMOs, gluten, or milk derivatives in order to ensure that babies get only the read more…

Recurrent Miscarriage Syndrome Treated With Acupuncture And An Allergy Elimination/Desensitization Technique

Rita Stanford, DAOM, LAc, Dipl Ac, Dipl CH

Abstract
In December, 2001, a 33-year-old female—“SC”—gravida 2, para 0-0-2-0, came in with the chief complaints of repeated miscarriage, pain, recent weight gain, circulation problems, feeling cold, premenstrual syndrome, and food and environ- mental allergies. She had been diagnosed with allergies to dust, mold, ragweed, cats, and sage, a minor reaction to dogs, and also reported that fast foods and milk were difficult to digest. She had frequent ear infections as a child. She complained of fatigue, sinusitis, sinus congestion and sinus pain, dry skin and eyes, frontal headaches, frequent sneezing, stuffy read more…

Delivery of a Full-Term Pregnancy After TCM Treatment In A Previously Infertile Patient Diagnosed With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Jennifer A. M. Stone, LAc; Karmen K. Yoder, PhD; Elizabeth A. Case, MD

Abstract
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 7% to 10% of premenopausal women.3 Research has shown that women with PCOS develop many small cysts on the periphery of their ovaries.4 Several of the symptoms develop as a result of hormonal imbalance.3 PCOS is characterized as hyperandrogenism (high levels of male hormones) and chronic anovulation. Symptoms may include hirsutism (excess hair growth), obesity, hypertension, dislipidemia, type 2 diabetes, and coronary artery disease. Women with PCOS have profound insulin resistance as well as pancreatic B-cell dysfunction.4

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Vitamin D: Still Learning About Dosage

Joseph Pizzorno, ND,

My last editorial, “What Have We Learned About Vitamin D Dosing” (IMCJ. 2010;9.1:8-12), has generated more calls and letters to the editor than any IMCJ editorial I have written in the past 9 years. Comments have ranged from “How about this study showing lower dosages needed for teenage girls in Maine?” to “We have made your editorial required reading for all doctors in our integrative clinic” to an invitation to speak in
late March at the University of Calgary (U of C). I’m glad to see the level of interest in this important topic.

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