The Difference Between Folate and Folic Acid

You may know of folate as one of the most important prenatal vitamins that a woman should concern herself with (certainly one of the most well-known).  This is arguably a very critical vitamin, as it helps to prevent neural tube defects in the growing fetus. ...more

Playing A Hand In The Elimination Of Spina Bifida “F”

We tend to think of a disease or a disorder like spina bifida as a medical problem requiring the competent, caring hands of doctors, nurses and the like.  So, naturally, we leave the prevention and cure in the safe hands of medical researchers, scientists, government agencies and even businesses.  But all these hands — from those affected, to those who care, treat and work towards a cure — belong to people who need a supporting hand from all of us to make the biggest impact....more Hello Sunny B!  Sorry I missed your comment, I was out of town.  Yes.  A ...more

Pregnant? Take iron (and folic acid) to have a smarter baby

Most of us already knew to take folic acid when we were pregnant, but new research says that taking folic acid AND iron before and during pregnancy will make your kids smarter. In the study, kids whose moms took folic acid and iron showed: • higher reasoning skills • stronger cognitive ability • better motor skills • enhanced inhibitory control (I'm guessing this means a lower chance of ADHD) The theory is that iron deficiency during pregnancy can alter neurotransmitters in the baby's brain, which ofen impacs how fast they can process information....more

The Role of Vitamins in Rheumatoid Arthritis

 Although there are some miracle prescription drugs on the market which can help curtail the crippling effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), there is still no cure for this chronic disease. No one knows exactly why some people end up permanently crippled while others can live somewhat normal lives with few minor adjustments. No matter the severity of the RA, we must continue balancing our lives to the best of our abilities....more

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Beating the November Blues

It gets dark at 4:30PM, it’s dreary, it’s windy, it’s darn right depressing. In fact, on most days in November, curling into bed at 3PM for a nap just feels like the natural thing to do. Hibernation, I think it’s called!...more

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Foods That Make You Happy

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I'm a chocoholic but I know it's only a temporary fix. If I'm rational enough to make a good ...more