In the 1920's, French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse accidentally lit his arm on fire in his laboratory. The nearest cold liquid was a vat of lavender oil, into which he thrust his arm in an act of desperation. To his surprise, the pain subsided... Read more
Each of us has a secret source of energy. You can’t hold it in your hand or see it in a book. Most mysteriously, it can boost your energy, mood and motivation without you even knowing it.
It’s a smell. Not just any smell, but a... Read more
Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help your skin glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as cleansers, moisturizers, and skin masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your skin. Below... Read more
Meeting up with friends before the big game or even going over to a neighbor's house (you know, the one with the biggest TV) can be a recipe for a caloric disaster. Between the fried chicken wings and the bags of chips, how are you supposed to ma... Read more
It's easy to get off track when it comes to eating during the holidays. Although the traditional holiday table can be filled with high calorie and high fat foods, there are ways to save calories without sacrificing taste. Here we share healthy ma... Read more
Hi everyone- I just joined Sparks and am exploring the site. I tried Weight Watchers and used their trackers- but did not have much success with the program. I am now seeing a nutritionist and thought I'd give SP a try.
One feature Wt Watchers d... Read more
I was never a huge meat lover, I never really cared much for milk, I didn't understand the hype for cheese, butter isn't all that, and if you ask me I don't understand the appeal of pork or steak. I probably won't even miss my hamburg, chicken, or eg... Read more
the recipe I just added into the recipe-calculator does not belong under any of the listed categories (Poulty, Beef & Pork, Fish, Vegetarian, Appetizers, Soups & Salads, Side Items, Snacks, Desserts). This makes it difficult to choose, and a choice h... Read more
Have spent the last few hours trying to find a SP recipe for bone broth.
I have a crockpot full of beef marrow bones and bone in veal breast bubbling away and have no clue how to calculate the nutritional value of it.
How do I log it on my nut... Read more
Each week I make fresh batches of healthy tuna salad and vegetable soup. I also have lots of fresh fruit, cut vegies and healthy crunchy snacks around. I'm more likely to choose healthy lunch f ood if there is a variety of prepared, easy options ava... Read more
Start your day with a protein-fiber-veggie-fruit smoothie = a great start to healthy eating the rest of the day. It's quick, healthy, and you can drink on the go if you have to. Tip: pre-measure fruits-veggies ahead of time and put in baggies. 210 45... Read more
After a long, tough workout, an equally long, hot bath is just what I crave. If I'm feeling particularly sore, I add Epsom salts, which help reduce inflammation. You can buy expensive aromatherapy bath salts at department stores, but I don't like to... Read more
I've written about the miracles of the rice sock. This handy low-tech gadget eased an excruciating sinus headache I had a few weeks back. Since I made mine, it had soothed sore knees after yoga, loosened a tight lower back and even warmed cold feet a... Read more
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