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
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?
If you&rs... 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 am a wife, mother of 4 almost grown children who has hit the mid 40s with about 15 extra pounds to lose. More importantly, I miss the feeling of being fit. Before moving to Florida, I worked out 6 days each week. Sometimes, it was only a 45 minu... Read more
I am looking for friends and some support, just someone to share successes with and share enthusiasm! My husband is sick of hearing about my new diet and I just feel like I need some folks to share this journey with!... Read more
I have used Sparkpeople a number of years ago and found it helpful to lose weight and stick with my goals. A family member convinced me to try another free website that he has done well with and I gave up Sparkpeople to try that one. Then my work bro... Read more
I asked in my home city boards (Houston), but things seem to be a bit slow there. So, I figured I'd ask here as well.
I'm just starting the process of getting back into an exercise routine and eating healthier. One of the things I realize that I... Read more
Hi, my name is Tracy. I used to be a spark member, then fell off the spark wagon.
I decided to do the 24 day challenge to help me get back to healthy eating and regularly exercising. I couldn't seem to get motivated to do what I already know... 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
SO I EAT ALMOST 26 GRAMS OF FOLIC ACID AND YET I GET NOTHING FROM MY FOLIC ACID NUTRITION COUNTER FOR THE ENTRY.. THIS MEANS I AM OVER EATING TO COMPENSATE FOR THE FOLIC ACID TO RISE AND ITS NOT EVEN ENTERED CORRECTLY..... Read more
They sound similar and i just didn't know the difference between the two, how do you have on and not the other? This led to my google search I thought others may be interested as well. Folate and folic acid are forms of a water-soluble B vitamin. Fol... Read more
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