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Every morning without fail I reached for my 100 mg B complex to start my day…and whenever, I begin to feel moody or irritable for no good reason I rely on my B complex to get me back to my normal optimistic self.
Now with that said, I gotten additional insight into more mood regulating support.¬† It seems that folic acid, also called folate, reducing mood swings.¬† Studies have shown that low levels of this B vitamin in the blood are related to depression.¬†
Of course if you continually suffer from depression, you may need to see¬† your health practitioner.¬† However, if your moodiness is temporary, you may want to try to include leafy greens, sunflower seeds, beets, and oranges…which are all rich in folic acid.¬† A multivitamin that provides 100 percent of the daily value for folic acid may also be an option for you.
More importantly,¬† I know I don’t want to stay in the doles, so I’m looking to holistic options to get me back on track. Mother nature provides so much to maintain our health…thank you Mother…
To your excellent health,
Dear Reader: I wrote the article on Liquid Vitamin vs Pills or Capsules a bit ago…but I thought I’d share it with you because it can prove to be critical when it comes to your body fully utilizing supplements…and I know you want the very best for your health sake and so do I. This article is especially essential if you are looking to relieve your menopause hot flashes with the use of supplements.
Most People Just Flush Their Vitamins Down the Toilet
Are you one of those people who take the time to purchase vitamins with the hopes of improving or maintaining your health? Sorry to give you the bad news but if you are taking vitamin pills or capsule you probably wasting your hard earned money.
For one thing, according to studies, on the average you are only absorbing approximately 10% of the pill or capsule vitamin. The rest of the vitamin goes in the toilet and flushed to where ever waste is routed. “If the pill is compacted too tightly when it is manufactured, or the coating is too thick, it will pass through your body without dissolving.¬† Many vitamin pills contain questionable ingredients such as binders, fillers or preservative that the body cannot use, absorb or digest.¬† The sewer system in Tacoma, WA, ‚Äúfilters out more than 250, pounds of undigested vitamin pills every week.”¬†
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Are organic fruit, veggies worth the extra cost?
By LISA STIFFLER, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER
Published 10:00¬†p.m., Wednesday, January 18, 2006
It’s chilly this time of year at the Ballard Farmers Market, and there are only a couple of dozen stands set up, but it was worth the trip Sunday for Jill Bramlett, who was on a quest for affordable, fresh, organic¬†foods.
After buying a sack of apples from Tiny’s Organic Fruit and Produce, the Ballard resident said she tries to get all organic dairy items and leafy green veggies. When it comes to other produce, “it depends on how expensive it is,” Bramlett¬†said.Demand for organic items has grown faster than a zucchini in summer — swelling 20 percent annually nationwide in recent years. But when does it make sense to plunk down the extra cash for organic milk, spinach and hamburger, and when are conventionally produced items OK? What are the health and environmental effects, and what does the organic label really¬†mean?People are turning to organic items for a variety of reasons — often with health topping the¬†list.
“A lot of people with children — they’re the ones that are more concerned with it,” said Kristin Barquist, between customers at the Tiny’s stand. Some of the shoppers buy the organic produce and turn it into baby¬†food.For parents concerned about the effect of the pesticides used in conventional food production, buying organic makes sense, University of Washington research¬†shows.Children eating non-organic foods were switched for five days to an organic diet and pesticide levels were measured in their urine before and after the change. The study — published this past fall — found that some pesticides disappeared from the children’s urine after going¬†organic.
If you are like many women in mid-life or prior to mid-life suffer from hot flashes and seeking
to stop hot flashes naturally here’s good news.¬† It is reported by taking 400 to 600 IU’s of
vitamin E orally every day you may lessen the effect of the reduction in estrogen
production.¬† Keep in mind, because Vitamin E is a natural remedy for relief it may take
from two to four weeks to attain the relief you are seeking and deserve.¬† To assure that you
are supplying your body with the highest quality of Vitamin E be sure and check with your
local health food store.
NOTE: Prior to consuming any herbs or remedies for hot flashes, I suggest you do your research and check with a health practitioner to make sure the herb is right for you.
Ameenah Lutfee has practiced optimal health for over 25 years before becoming a freelance writer.¬† Her ‚Äú30 Key Discoveries for Natural Relief for Menopause‚ÄĚ report is free and available at her blog site, http://www.awesomehealthandwealth.com.¬† She maintains up to date insights on natural relief for hot flashes via her blog site as well.