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
When trying to conceive, women aren't the only ones who should be paying attention to what they're eating. What men eat can affect their fertility, too.
Good nutrition can generate valuable dividends, and there is no better time than the... 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
I have acid reflux, and I have read that I shouldn't eat for hours before exercising as it causes my acid reflux to bother me. I only have time to exercise in the morning, is it ok to exercise without food?... Read more
Sparkpeople allows you to track your Folate three different ways: 1. Folate, total 2. Folate, food and 3. Folic Acid. What is the difference between these three. Are there seperate jobs of each? If so, what are they? Is one more important than the o... Read more
So, in doing some reading lately I think that I've discovered one reason that I have never fully embraced physically challenging physical activity. I love to walk, swim, bike and for the most part running has always just been too painful for me. I... 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
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