Thinking about pregnancy? Whether you’re aiming to get pregnant next year or in the next few months, you should be getting ready now. This is the time to take inventory of your nutrition habits and make necessary changes that will promote good... Read more
When your legs ache, you can usually lie down and relax to alleviate your symptoms. But for people who suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS for short), relaxing only makes them hurt more. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as... Read more
Energy. We want it, we need it, but we don’t always have it. When we’re energized, the impossible seems doable and your hectic life feels like smooth sailing. So what essential part of your diet helps increase your energy as its mai... Read more
It’s easy to ignore your skin when it’s doing its job right. For most people, basic washing and a little sunscreen is all they need. But when you have a problem with your skin, it can be all-consuming. Acne can break your self-confidence,... Read more
Yes, it's possible to eat certain foods and boost your longevity. Often labeled "super foods," these foods have the ability to not only strengthen the immune system, but to also fight disease, and lower body fat and cholesterol.
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Yes, I had iron deficiency. You'll feel better soon with the iron pills, as the anemia resolves pretty quickly. But, you have to take them for longer than you might think to build up your body's iron stores, even after the anemia resolves.... Read more
I have entered a recipe for soup to HELP my FOLATE intake which is low. My husband made the recipe using 2 cans of dark red kidney beans and 4 cans of black beans. My folate has been low again today and I noticed that when I double-checked the recip... Read more
Foods like salmon, tuna or mackerel fish,nut oils, sweet potatoes and spinach lift spirits, and so do banans and watermelon because of folate. Low folate and thiamin cause depression. B Vitamins help with depression. Eat Asparagus! Some foods that... Read more
Eating Spinach. Kale, Broccoli Rabe, and Swiss chard as well as collard, mustard, turnip, and beet greens add a low-calorie dose of vitamins, minerals, and fiber to your diet. These greens have potassium which helps regulate blood pressure, and the... 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
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
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