What is MTHFR?

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When a baby is conceived, they inherit 2 copies of every gene; one from each parent. MTHFR is the name of one such gene out of a genetic code of thousands. The gene codes for an enzyme called “methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase”, which is responsible for the conversion … Read more

The Link Between Gut Health and Mental Health

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Winter holidays are often a time of indulgence. For some of us it’s the spread of treats at the company holiday party. For others it’s a comfort food binge when holiday overwhelm strikes. Either way, our regular rules over healthy eating often get relaxed at the … Read more

Foods to Avoid For Mental Health

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We have plenty of suggestions on this blog and on our website for boosting your mood. The other side of the coin, however, are the behaviors and foods to avoid for mental health.

Spoiler alert: there is often an overlap between foods you should avoid, and … Read more

The Hard Truth About Folate and Alcohol

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At least two-thirds of American adults consume alcohol and about 5% suffer from chronic alcohol addiction [1]. There is, of course, a vast spectrum of consumption, and as each of us has a unique body and metabolism, the line between use and abuse may look different … Read more

Whole Foods for Mental Health

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What are the best and worst foods for mental health?

If we describe food processing as a spectrum, whole foods would be on one end and ultra-processed foods at the other. The best and worst foods for mental health likely exist on a parallel spectrum. It … Read more

Could You Use a Vitamin C Mood Boost?

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Most people know vitamin C as an immune support nutrient, but you can get vitamin C mood support too. Of course, it is also important to mention this vitamin makes a terrific complement to your L-methylfolate mood-support supplement.

Vitamin C and Mood

Vitamin C, also known … Read more

Magnesium and Calcium Together

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Complementary to L-Methylfolate for Mood and Sleep

Supplement manufacturers often pair magnesium and calcium together in nutritional supplements. These two nutrients are not only synergistic in their functions, but also both essential and commonly lacking in the typical modern diet. Taking a calcium magnesium supplement can … Read more

Why are Vitamins Important?

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If you’re scrolling through natural health posts on social media or internet blogs, you may have noticed a hot debate topic these days seems to be: why are vitamins important? Do we really need supplemental vitamins and minerals when we think we’re eating a clean and … Read more

GABA for Occasional Anxiety

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If you experience occasional anxiety, someone may have recommended a GABA supplement. GABA is known as the calming neurotransmitter. Therefore taking GABA for occasional anxiety may provide some helpful benefits.

How Does GABA Work?

Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a non-protein amino acid that is widely distributed … Read more

Time for a Reset: Gut Health and Mental Health

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It can be hard to get excited about a new year starting when you aren’t feeling your best physically and mentally. Maybe your mental health makes it difficult to take care of your physical body, or maybe your physical health is bringing down your mood. Either … Read more