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?
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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
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
It can be easy to lose track of all the vitamins out there. It's even easier to forget how exactly they help our bodies. Let’s see, vitamin A heals wounds and vitamin C improves eyesight, wait, what was it again? There are so many, it... 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
Went shopping with my sister this AM & I found out I've gone from size 28 (Lane Bryant sizing, which run large) to a Medium at H&M!! I mean I knew I'd lost almost 200lb but it hadn't sunk in yet. Until today! I feel amazing! W00T!!... Read more
Got in an overall 2 mile walk today, and am eating healthier than yesterday. Guess yesterday was my cheat day. :-) walk today was brutal after doing nothing yesterday. Feels good to get out again. Can tell my body needed it! 3 mile trail tomorrow!... Read more
I had a bad day yesterday but I am determined to stay on track today I have lost 7pounds since starting this and I may actually reach my goal this time I am proud of myself and needed to say so... Read more
Hi everyone I am new to this. I have an on going weight problem. I have diabetes, Celiacs disease, heart problems and am on bed rest pretty much. I had a total knee replacement in 2012. I hope to eventually lose 100 lbs.... 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
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
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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