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Folate Deficiency Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Folate Deficiency.

Getting Ready to Eat for Two

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

Getting Rest with RLS

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

The Real Benefits of Iron

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

Healthy Ways to Deal with Dry Skin

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

The Secrets of Eating Right and Living Longer

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. ...  Read more

I wanted to add folate to my nutrition report. It
Updated 8/29/2015 10:13:28 PM

I wanted to add folate to my nutrition report. It doesn't let me do it unless I go to the web and try to figure out what the range should be, even though the text says "We recommend a daily intake between ___ and ___. " Can't this be filled in?...  Read more

Trouble getting enough folate in my diet.
Updated 7/10/2015 1:04:31 AM

All though I eat more than five portions of fruits and vegetables i seem to miss my dally folate that I should be having according to my calorie range of 2000. Why? I feel that I am eating lots of veggies and fruits....  Read more

Iodine deficiency, 90% of Americans are. If your
Updated 7/2/2015 10:40:56 AM

Iodine deficiency, 90% of Americans are. If your drinking fluoridated water or swim in brominated water your not only deficient in iodine but your tyroid is taking those halogens up instead. Cant loose weight with a poorly functional thyroid...  Read more

If it isnt from illness or iron deficiency
Updated 4/28/2015 1:44:51 PM

than what could it be from? My doctor told me the results of the blood tests, everything is normal, iron is normal, but the blood tests results indicated I am anemic. I dont eat much red meat. The anemia is definitely NOT from any illness at al...  Read more

folate vs folic acid
Updated 10/30/2014 10:22:25 AM

Total Raisin Bran advertises it contains 100% folic acid - is that the same as 100% folate. I have a need for 100% of necessary folate but am not sure if they are exactly the same thing. This is very important and would appreciate any answers I mig...  Read more

Resisting Temptation

I've been having this issue with eating too many Skinny Cow treats. So, every time I want to eat one, I ask myself, "Would I eat an omelet instead?" If I am willing to make an egg white omelet, I know I am actually hungry. If I just want the treat...  Read more

Depressed please read this

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


Systematic Lupus Erythematosus - An autoimmune deficiency disease where you own immune system produces mutant antibodies that attacks your own organs....  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

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