Category Archives: Supplements

DHA supplementation in pregnancy

A new study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition lends support to the claim that supplementing with DHA in pregnancy helps with optimal pregnancy outcomes. Earlier research on the benefits of DHA supplementation in pregnancy has shown that it plays a substantial role in fetal and infant brain development, increasing IQ scores, lengthening attention […]

Treating Childhood Ear Infections with Antibiotics Increases risk for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A recent article in Pediatrics reports that exposure to antibiotics during childhood is associated with the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD is a group of inflammatory conditions that affect the digestive tract. The major forms are Cohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. They are very different diseases but may both present with abdominal pain, […]

Vitamin D during pregnancy enhances baby’s brain development

A new study published in this week’s Pediatrics finds that when moms have adequate vitamin D levels during pregnancy, their babies score higher on developmental tests. 1,820 mother-infant pairs were studied, with median Vitamin D levels of 29.6 ng/mL. The results showed a positive linear relationship between mom’s vitamin D levels and the mental and […]

Prenatal Vitamin D Enhances Kids’ Language Skills

Results of a recent study suggest that mom’s vitamin D status during pregnancy enhances the neurocognitive development of their offspring. This study showed that pregnant women with low serum levels of Vitamin D (<46nmol/L) had a 2-fold higher risk of having a child with language difficulties compared with pregnant women whose vitamin D levels were […]

Akasha Naturals Is Live!

Akasha products and supplement line – Akasha Naturals- went live today! Akasha Naturals is the first supplement line developed by an integrative medical team.  We have been working on this project for years- so I’m pretty excited and very proud of what our team has accomplished! We have done extensive research, ensuring that our products […]