Articles tagged with: pregnancy

What is your relationship with food and eating?

What is folate? Is it important?

First discovered in the 1940s, folate (also known as folic acid or folacin) is one of 8 vitamins of the B group . Once referred to as vitamin B9, it is crucial for several steps in the synthesis of the genetic material DNA. When it is in short supply, the nuclei of cells cannot make new DNA and thus cells cannot divide and multiply properly. Growth then stops or is distorted. Rapidly-dividing cells such as those that make up the neural tube need folate in plentiful supply.

10 January 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Which cheeses should I avoid to steer clear of Listeria?

Q. Which cheeses should I avoid to steer clear of Listeria?

THE QUESTION IN DETAIL Q. I am pregnant and wonder how do I know which cheeses are okay to eat? Help! A. Whilst rare, Listeria is a...

21 March 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. What’s the difference between fish oil and cod liver oil?

Q. What’s the difference between fish oil and cod liver oil?

A. Fish oil and cod liver oil are two different oils even though they both come from fish and have a similar fatty acid profile.

8 October 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. I am pregnant and have read a warning for pregnant women about Listeria. What is it?

Q. I am pregnant and have read a warning for pregnant women about Listeria. What is it?

A. In recent times, there have been several updates on the food-poisoning bacteria Listeria. This is important for: Pregnant women...

12 September 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Why women need iron

Why women need iron

Always tired? Dragging yourself around? Always got a sniffle or a cold? Poor concentration? The reason could be that you’re low on...

15 April 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Eat to beat morning sickness

Eat to beat morning sickness

Despite the fact that it is predominantly worse in the morning, morning sickness can strike at any time of the day and last all day...

5 October 2012 by Catherine Saxelby