It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople... Read more
Caring for your health before you become pregnant may help you identify areas that put you and/or your baby at risk during pregnancy. First, schedule a pre-conception counseling appointment with your doctor. This discussion can educate you on things... Read more
Women of childbearing age (especially those who are pregnant or trying to conceive) are advised to eat 400 mg of folic acid (folate) daily to prevent neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, from occurring in their babies. New research, reported in... Read more
Nothing motivates like numbers.
You see a set of golf clubs you’ve had your eye on for only $359, so you’re motivated to buy.
You read that 2,500 babies a year are born with brain and spinal cord defects, so you’re motivat... Read more
Going to the drug store lately can feel a little like a Saturday morning trip to the candy shop, with dozens and dozens of colorful vitamin and mineral supplements to choose from! Can’t you just sample a little bit of everything?
If you&rs... Read more
I am having a hard week this week. I find myself wanting foods that aren't healthy. I've maintained my exercise but still want things I shouldn't have...passed at myself for being weak...ugh!... Read more
The on/off switch...
sometimes I am RIGHT ON when it comes to my healthy lifestyle journey. I meal plan, grocery shop,and thoroughly enjoy being active. But then I miss grocery shopping one week and I stop everything. I throw the switch. What gives?... Read more
Darn I am really going to miss being able to look at my differential each night! Guess I'll have to get my calculator out & do it myself I just don't have the time to jump on my desktop each night... Read more
Yes, if you search for a food and it isn't found, below the list that comes up for you, there is a button to tap for "Add food not listed." If nothing comes up when you scan, you should also see that same button to add a food not listed.... Read more
I am a week into my lifestyle change and I had a few cheating moments already. I would love to lose 50 lbs in 9 months for my wedding but stay in shape from there. Any advice or encouragement would be greatly appreciated :)... Read more
Add Flaxseed & Wheat Germ to your oatmeal, yogurt, baked goods, everyyything!! Flaxseed is a great source of essential fatty acids and is loaded with vitamins and minerals. It also contains antioxidants. Wheat germ is full of folic acid and also has... Read more
Lack of folic acid can be the major cause of depression, but junk food & processed foods are also the culprit. Heavily processed foods are laden with sodium & always lead to depression. To avoid depression eat spinach, asparagus, avocados, sweet pota... Read more
Folate is a water soluble B vitamin (B9) that is naturally found in food. Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate found in supplements and fortified foods. Folate plays a vital role in good health. It helps make normal red blood cells and aids... Read more
Previous studies have found an inverse relationship between B vitamins and homocysteine levels. Likewise, higher homocysteine levels have been linked to atherosclerosis and higher risks of fatal coronary heart disease (CHD) and strokes. CHD studies h... Read more
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