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?
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Hi ladies I am new here and I have written two blogs already. I would love to help motivate you guys and I would like for you to do the same for me. Check out my blogs very helpful and feel free to friend request me. Looking forward to chatting.... Read more
Hi all i am 30 with 10-15 pound weight loss goal to prepregnancy weight with one daughter 17 monthes pp. winter i usually go up and am hoping not to this year and ro stay motivated. 😄 i am still breastfeeding at night trying to waen and very... Read more
Hi, all! New here....I am on antipsychotic medication and would like to lose approximately 25lbs. Because I'm on these meds, they slow down my metabolism (according to what my doctors have told me). Can a person on these types of meds be able to lose... Read more
I have lots of needlework projects that need completing but lately, I would rather play with my mobile devices, reading email, ebooks or even watching TV.
I think I have set aside my crochet and cross-stitch for months now! I also need to catch... 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
Another vitamin to fight depression. The RDA for folic acid is 400 mcg a day. Take to your doctor if you are depressed about this vitamin and others. Depressed people tend to have low levels of omega-3 fatty acids, add omega 3's to your diet to feel... 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
SO I EAT ALMOST 26 GRAMS OF FOLIC ACID AND YET I GET NOTHING FROM MY FOLIC ACID NUTRITION COUNTER FOR THE ENTRY.. THIS MEANS I AM OVER EATING TO COMPENSATE FOR THE FOLIC ACID TO RISE AND ITS NOT EVEN ENTERED CORRECTLY..... Read more
I have a question for anyone who can answer: I fall short on Folic Acid almost daily. I have gotten some ideas from Spark but I did wonder if I could get a supplement of Folic Acid. Just in case I cannot get my required Folic Acid. Any ideas... Read more
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