Folic Acid Increases Cancer Risk?

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association  found that treatment with folic acid plus vitamin B12 was associated with increased cancer outcomes and all-cause mortality in patients with ischemic heart disease in Norway, where there is no folic acid fortification of foods.

So do you throw out the folic acid and B12?  Not just yet. Folic Acid and B12 are important B vitamins. I would recommend that if you are a healthy individual without any heart disease, stick to the RDI which is 400mcg per day.  Pregnant women should continue to take 800mcg to prevent neural tube defects and spina bifida.  And of course, always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before taking large doses of any supplement.

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Pathway Neuromins: The Vegetarian DHA Supplement

Interested in the benefits that omega 3’s provide but don’t want to a fish source? Neuromins may be for you.  Neuromins is derived from algae grown outside the ocean, so you don’t have to worry about ocean-borne pollutants.  Neuromins DHA is also the only FDA approved omega 3 supplement to be put in infant formula.

So what are the benefits of DHA?  There really are plenty, but here are three that demonstrate that everyone from infants to adults can benefit from this supplement. Continue reading “Pathway Neuromins: The Vegetarian DHA Supplement”

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Meet Ron Keech – Our Chief Compounding Pharmacist Since 1978

Ron Keech R.Ph. graduated from the University of Maryland and has been a compounding pharmacist for over 30 years.  Specialized training in natural hormone replacement therapy places him as an expert in this area. Ron also has a special interest in pediatric compounds, many of which have helped seriously ill children going through transplant surgery, suffering from autism and other debilitating conditions.

The personal service element that addresses unique health issues is what Ron enjoys most about compounding. If you are interested in learning more about compounding ask your doctor or call Village Green.

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Our Bloggers

  • Paula Gallagher
    Paula Gallagher
    Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutrition counselor on the staff at Village Green.
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  • Margo Gladding
    Margo Gladding
    Margo's impressive knowledge base is the result of a unique blend of educational and professional experience.
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  • Dr. Neal Barnard
    Dr. Neal Barnard
    Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research.
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  • Joseph Pizzorno
    Dr. Joseph Pizzorno
    Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, ND is a pioneer of integrative medicine and a leading authority on science-based natural medicine.
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  • Debi Silber
    Debi Silber
    Debi is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition, a personal trainer, and whole health coach.
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  • Teri Cochrane
    Teri Cochrane
    Teri is a is a Certified Coach Practitioner with extensive certifications and experience in holistic medicinal practices.
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  • Dr. Rav Ivker
    Dr. Rav Ivker
    Dr. Rav Ivker is a holistic family physician, health educator, and best-selling author.
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  • Susan Levin
    Susan Levin
    Susan writes about the connection between plant-based diets and a reduced risk of chronic diseases.
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  • Rob Brown
    Dr. Rob Brown
    Dr. Brown's blended perspective of healthcare includes a deeply rooted passion for wellness and spiritual exploration.
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