Are you getting enough folic acid in your diet?

Folic acid is also vitamin B9.  Deficiency signs might include anemia, fatigue, skin pallor, general weakness, and intestinal parasites.  Since it helps with growth and repair, it is especially needed by pregnant women and those suffering with injuries or illness.

Some foods and herbs high in folic acid are eggs, avocados, fruits, sprouted grains, raw green leafy vegetables, wheat germ, alfalfa, kelp, capsicum, catnip, hops, papaya, and red clover.

You can order the following herbs from www.mynsp.com/learningtobehealthy:

Alfalfa–rich source of many vitamins and minerals; blood thinner and purifer

Capsicum (spice from the pepper plant)–improves circulation and helps stop bleeding

Catnip–used to calm the stomach and nerves

Hops–central nervous system depressant, nervine, estrogenic, sedative, insomnia

Kelp–rich source of iodine and other trace minerals; frequently used to aid low thyroid function; rich source of sodium and potassium for maintaining fluid balance in the body; contains algin that absorbs heavy metals

Papaya Mint Chewables–acid indigestion (heartburn, acid reflux), belching; papain in papaya dissolves outer cuticle of intestinal worms; peppermint oil stimulates production of hydrochloric acid (commonly deficient as we age), which digests proteins and destroys pathogens before they can enter the digestive tract

Red Clover–blood purifer often used to clear up skin conditions; estrogenic; contains vitamin E; has been used as natural cancer therapy; alkalizer and mineralizer

Keep learning to be healthy!

Lisa Hernandez, Certified Natural Health Practitioner        www.learningtobehealthy.com

This information is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat disease, and does not take the place of any medical care that you may need.

 

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