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
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
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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I've just started on this site and want to lose 35lbs in total. I'm having a really hard time staying motivated to eat well though. I get really bad cravings and drive myself crazy with them until I eat whatever I'm craving.
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struggling to lose weight, I log in but no spark in me to keep going and lose this weight, I know there are a lot of people in the same boat as me, hopefully logging on more often will help me push myself harder. Have a nice day to the people that r... Read more
I have so much on my mind lately. I am so thankful for my early morning hour at the gym. It helps me stay centered and strong. I just need to remember to take it one step at a time, hour by hour, day by day.... Read more
I am still in my first couple of days starting this and I don't know if my scale is broken or not!?!? It says I have lost 5lbs already O.O
Besides that I have been trying to do pushups and can only manage 3.Anything I can do to help build up my arms?... Read more
Hi I am new here. I thought it would be nice to join others in living a healthy life style.
I started a 60 juice fast. I was encouraged to do by a show I watched, "Fat sick and nearly Dead." With all the pain I suffer in my joints and body after... 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
Lack of folic acid can be the major cause of depression, but junk food & processed foods are also the culprit. Heavily processed foods are laden with sodium & always lead to depression. To avoid depression eat spinach, asparagus, avocados, sweet pota... 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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