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What Is Folic Acid For Resources

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Dietary Supplements for Depression

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

Considering Pregnancy?

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

Vitamin B-12 May Prevent Birth Defects

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

Motivated to Move

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

Get Street-Wise About Supplements

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 down 4.2lb this week. Yeah.
Updated 10/19/2014 9:15:36 PM

I am down 4.2lb this week. Yeah....  Read more

After a terrible food day yesterday I am back on t
Updated 10/19/2014 6:48:04 PM

After a terrible food day yesterday I am back on track today!! Weigh in tomorrow and I won't be upset of I'm up...I realize it was totally my fault! No reason to let it get me down!...  Read more

Help, I can't seem to loose weight, I am 79,
Updated 10/23/2014 6:16:31 AM

I am 79, in good health except for a little diabetes, I can't seem to be loosing weight, I am walking and I still have a part time job. I feel a little lazy sometimes any suggestions?...  Read more

I am starting today. Not new at dieting. I've been
Updated 10/19/2014 2:52:47 PM

I am starting today. Not new at dieting. I've been at that for over 5 years. I've lost 90 pounds. But I quit losing almost 2 years ago. I seem stuck and I'm frustrated. Today is a stupid day to start. Vacation in 6 days. But no more excuses....  Read more

i am so so so discouraged. have another lumbago. i
Updated 10/19/2014 9:55:00 AM

i am so so so discouraged. have another lumbago. it hurts a lot. i do lower back exercises since february. just the light stuff (i thought). and it's the fourth time that it hurts since then. obviously i'm doing it wrong but don't know what to change...  Read more

Sprinkle Flax & Wheat Germ on Everythinggg

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

Folic Acid and Omega 3's and Vitamin C for Depression

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

3 Things I Am Thankful for Today

Take time each day and list 3 things you are thankful/grateful for....  Read more

Folic Acid Important for Health

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

Folate Levels Influence Depression Symptoms

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

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

Precautions: Excessive Folic Acid Intake

After reading Tanya Jolilliffe's Folic Acid Important for Health, I researched one of her sources that lead me to another source and I decided to comment her blog with my own blog. I have past the childbearing age where the vitamin can really be ef...  Read more