You’ve heard the cliché, “when you have your health, you have everything.” It has never been more evident than in these past few years. Diet is foundational for your overall health and wellness. Yet, most people do not consume adequate levels of nutrients to support their overall wellness. (1) However, according to the latest data, nearly 60 percent of American adults do consume dietary supplements. That number increases with age. More than 80 percent of adults over age 60 take dietary supplements regularly. (2)
Not a fan of taking several pills each day? The good news is that supplements are available in a variety of delivery forms. From capsules to chewable tablets, to drinkable liquids and powders, finding your preferred delivery form can make daily supplementation much easier.
Topics: Delivery methods, Dietary Supplements, Nutrition, Seeking Health Supplements, Supplementation
If you’ve decided it’s time to stop birth control pills so you can try to get pregnant, you might be wondering if there’s anything you need to do. How quickly does fertility return? Are there extra nutrients that you need? What’s the fastest way to get pregnant when you stop contraceptives?
Topics: Dietary Supplements, Fertility, Health Tips, Infertility, Nutrition, Preconception, Prenatal, Trying to Conceive (TTC)
If you’re older than 35 and you’re ready to get pregnant, chances are you’ve encountered the words “advanced maternal age.” While those words don’t inspire confidence, it does not mean that you won’t be able to have a healthy baby. This is just the standard wording used to refer to women who are 35 or older and trying to have a baby.
Topics: Advanced Maternal Age, Fertility, Infertility, Nutrition, Preconception, Pregnancy, Seeking Health Supplements, Trying to Conceive (TTC)
When most people buy supplements, they’re concerned about the type of supplement they are getting. But the only way to really know what you’re buying is to thoroughly read the supplement facts label.
Topics: Dietary Supplements, Nutrition, Seeking Health Supplements, Supplement Facts, Supplement labels
PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, is a female metabolic condition. It was initially named because cysts in the ovaries were found. However, you don’t have to have cysts to be diagnosed with PCOS. The primary symptoms of PCOS are insulin resistance and hormonal imbalance. These can result in problems conceiving, weight gain, acne, and other mood changes.
Topics: Dietary Supplements, Fertility, Lifestyle, Nutrition, PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), Preconception, Prenatal, Trying to Conceive (TTC)
Monk fruit and stevia are the alternative sweetener darlings of the low-carb and keto worlds. Have you ever wondered what the difference is between them? Do these natural sweeteners taste good? How do they affect your glycemic balance? Are they actually beneficial? Does monk fruit or stevia better support your health?
Topics: Diet, Health, Health Tips, Nutrition
Many people want to know the exact fertility diet they should follow to maximize their chances of getting pregnant.
Topics: Diet, Dietary Supplements, Dirty Genes, Fertility, Fertility Diet, Folate, Folic Acid, Health Tips, histamine, Methylation, Nutrition, Preconception, Pregnancy, Trying to Conceive (TTC)
Welcome to this week’s SNPit. This is where we get down and dirty on a specific topic about your health. Today’s topic is: How do I Get Folic Acid Out of My Body?
Topics: Dietary Supplements, Dirty Genes Podcast, Dr. Ben Lynch, Epigenetics, Folate, Folic Acid, Genetics, L-Methylfolate, Methylfolate, Nutrition, Pregnancy, StrateGene DNA Kit
Welcome to this week’s SNPit. This is where we get down and dirty on a specific topic about your health. Today’s topic is: Am I getting too much folic acid?
Topics: Children, Dirty Genes, Dirty Genes Podcast, Dr. Ben Lynch, Folate, Folic Acid, Infants, Miscarriage, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL), Seeking Health Supplements, Supplementation
Welcome to this week’s Dirty Genes Podcast — I’m Dr. Ben Lynch
Topics: Dirty Genes Podcast, Dr. Ben Lynch, Folate, Folic Acid, MTHFR, Nutrition, Supplementation