To patients at her Los Angeles practice, Dr. Judith Reichman is their confident on infertility and other gynecological matters. To women across America, she’s one of the most recognized experts on women’s health issues.
Dr. Reichman is the author of several best sellers, including “I’m Not in the Mood: What Every Women Should Know About Improving Her Libido” and “Relax. This Won’t Hurt: Painless Answers to Women’s Most Pressing Health Questions.” A frequent contributor to programs on CNN, ABC and NBC, including the “Today” show, she’s probably best known as the writer and host of PBS’ acclaimed two-part series: “Straight Talk on Menopause with Dr. Judith Reichman.”
For the baking industry, she’s now the resident expert promoting the new Folic Acid for a Healthy Pregnancy Seal, which was developed by the March of Dimes and the Grain Foods Foundation to promote the increased consumption of folic acid-rich foods among women of childbearing age.
Launched during Folic Acid Awareness Week in early January, that seal will be featured on products at retail to help women easily identify grain products such as white bread that are enriched with folic acid. It’s all part of the foundation’s broader campaign, “Ten Years of Saving Babies,” which celebrates the decade-long anniversary of folic acid fortification in enriched grain foods.
Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery magazine recently asked Dr. Reichman to talk about women’s issues and the promotion of foods containing folic acid. Here’s what she had to say: