Heavy Periods: Can Folic Acid Help?

I read somewhere that folic acid supplements are beneficial for women with heavy periods. How does folic acid help heavy periods? Answer From Sandhya Pruthi, M.D. Folic acid supplements won't relieve heavy periods. The problem with having heavy periods is that you can develop anemia—a condition in which you don't have enough healthy red blood […]

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Which Foods to Avoid with Acid Reflux and Digestion Issues?

Diet & Weight Loss Liz VaccarielloAug 08 21-Day Tummy, the classic diet book from Reader’s Digest, tells you which foods are harming your digestion and which foods will improve it. What common foods are good and bad for your belly? Nattapol SritongcomShutterstock/Shutterstock Foods containing rapidly fermentable carbohydrates called FODMAPs feed bacteria in your gut and […]