Diet

The Value of Eating a Variety of Foods during Childhood

This is an invited research digest contributed by Dr. Sofia Vilela at the University of Porto, Portugal. Dietary recommendations from the World Health Organization include the consumption of a wide variety of foods consisting mainly from plants in preference to animals’ sources [1,2]. Eating a variety of healthy foods allows us to achieve an optimal… Continue reading The Value of Eating a Variety of Foods during Childhood

Pregnancy

Folic Acid During Early Brain Development Is Important, but Too Much Is Not Good

This is an invited research digest contributed by Dr. Nafisa M. Jadavji at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, Canada. Folic acid is a B-vitamin and is well known for its role during early neurodevelopment. It promotes the closure of the neural tube in utero. The neural tube in the developing embryo is the first step… Continue reading Folic Acid During Early Brain Development Is Important, but Too Much Is Not Good

Pregnancy

Your Baby’s Developing Brain

Are you pregnant or thinking about starting a family? Do you want the best start possible for your baby, providing them with natural brain development? Do you want to make sure your own mental health won’t have a negative impact on your baby’s developing brain? In this fascinating, well-researched and informative series, Your Baby’s Developing… Continue reading Your Baby’s Developing Brain