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
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
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
Hi everyone. Just wanted to introduce myself. I am new to SP, but not to tracking food and exercise. Before my daughter was born 2.5 years ago I did it religiously and lost almost 40 pounds. I lost more while I was pregnant (I was on a special di... Read more
When I started this journey I was a carb-o-holic lol. I could eat an entire loaf of bread with one meal. After about 3 months of eating healthy, exercising, and losing weight, I noticed I was eating considerably less breads. I was eating 100% whole w... Read more
Hello Sparkpeople world. I am a 34 computer tech who trying to get my fitness and nutrition back on track. I will try to keep this as short as possible, but I think getting this out will help me refocus. Every since high school I had been around 2... Read more
Yes, I'm a wedding day loser! (ie trying to lose a few to be sure I look Ah-May-Zing in that gown hanging on my closet door.
I get frustrated that I constantly have to be 'aware' ALL THE TIME of my food choices. It doesn't matter what stage of... Read more
Hello. I am trying to get my meal plan together for the week so I can start carb cycling on Monday. I am excited to get started. I do I is that the books had a sample week of foods already made up to make this process easier. I'm afraid of getting so... 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
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
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