Search Resources (English): Nutritional supplementation

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Herbal and dietary options for period pain: consumer fact sheet

Explains the causes of pain during menstruation (dysmenorrhoea). Examines whether some herbal medicines or dietary supplements can help in the relief and prevention of period pain.

Published: 2003
Twelve supplements you should avoid

Highlights 12 dietary supplements that have been linked to serious health risks.

Published: 2004
Menstruation and menstrual conditions: herbal and dietary options for period pain

Examines the causes of pain during menstruation (dysmenorrhoea). Looks in detail at herbal and dietary options for preventing and relieving period pain. Includes links to other Cochrane reviews.

Published: 2003
Is folic acid the ultimate functional food component for disease prevention?  
http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/328/7433/211?etoc
Argues that folate used in food fortification is not a natural coenzyme and that not enough is known about the long term biological effects of exposure to unmodified synthetic folate. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Evaluation of food fortification with folic acid for the primary prevention of neural tube defects: executive summary, 1997-2003  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/faaf/index.htm
Presents the results of a population based study to evaluate the effectiveness of the public health strategy of food fortification with folic acid and to determine possible adverse effects resulting from fortification. (See Details)
Published: 2003
The American Pharmaceutical Association practical guide to natural medicines
Directs readers on how to buy and use natural medicines safely. Discusses the function of each herb/natural remedy, dosage, possible side effects and dangers.
Published: 1999
The 5-minute herb and dietary supplement consult
Provides information on a wide range of herbs, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, probiotics, enzymes, over-the-counter hormones and other dietary supplements commonly used by patients.
Published: 2003
Weeds, wildflowers and women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1987_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article describes various plants, their uses, nutrients they offer and ways to prepare them. 

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Published: 1987
Take control of menopause: do the right thing, eat the right thing  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1990_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_4_Winter.pdf

This article asks what women have to look forward to about aging in our society. Explores ways that women can nurture themselves and each other in midlife. Shares a new approach to health problems related to menopause. 

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Published: 1990