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
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
I have a job in retail and have limited access to the bathroom and breaks. Any suggestions on how I can get my recommended 8 cups of water? I find myself not drinking any water while at work as it is difficult sometimes to get a bathroom break.... Read more
Hey, I'm going through the site to get on board with the setup of things. I seriously need to get motivated and lose this added weight [200 pounds].
I made Sparkpeople my home page so now when I log on it is the first site to log in. Many of my... Read more
Hi everyone! My name is Rachel. I used to be a member of sparkpeople years ago. It's been so long I can't even remember my username. Anyway, I'm 33 and have been married for 11 years. I have three kids. My daughter is 7, my oldest son will be 5... Read more
I know this is not an ideal time to start right before Thanksgiving and Christmas.... but I really need to buckle down now. I'm tired of waking up in the morning ready to "be good" and then by nighttime I have blown it by eating everything in sight.... 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
After reading Tanya Jolilliffe's Folic Acid Important for Health, I researched one of her sources that lead me to another source and I decided to comment her blog with my own blog. I have past the childbearing age where the vitamin can really be ef... 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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