So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... Read more
Medications can either be your best friend or a big nuisance when you suffer from heartburn. While antacids (Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids and Tums) provide immediate relief for acid reflux, there are several common medications you might take for other he... Read more
Your body breaks down the food you eat into a type of sugar called glucose. After you eat a meal or snack, that glucose makes its way into the bloodstream, causing the level of sugar in your blood to increase. Your pancreas responds by releasing the... Read more
When I flip my calendar to February, two things usually come to my mind. One, I’m getting tired of the cold and snowy winter, and two, Valentine’s Day is coming. Now, I don’t know how you feel about this “holiday," but I... Read more
High in vitamin A and C, these plants have edible tops and roots. Put simply, beets can't be beat!
5-10 (Find your hardiness zone.)
When to Plant:
Directly sow beets every two weeks in a sunny location, starting as... Read more
I have been in spark people almost 6 months and try to watch my sodium intake however I still have readings of 180 to 200, this worries me a lot and it is like sodium is the hidden enemy. I just want to get my blood pressure down. Any ideas on... Read more
In the rural towns in the area where I live, blood donation stations are set-up and shared so that one can visit a specific place and donate blood on the rotating 56 day schedule. I'm not sure what it is like in larger towns and cities, but all the... Read more
I have two children 10-11 and I am trying to loose the belly fat. I look great from my sternum to above my belly button but my mid section will not go down... Why not? it feels like fat but I was told that it was extra skin from having babies... I d... Read more
If you take an aspirin once a day, take it at night. Aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life". Most heart attacks happen early in the morning, the aspirin would be strongest in your system.Always keep an aspirin at your bedside. Ingest it immediately!... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
Backache? Upset stomach? Before you hit the pharmacy or your medicine cabinet, discover which pain relievers are worth reaching for in this guide.Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs, Such as Ibuprofen, Naproxen Sodium and AspirinHow they work: ... Read more
The body's immune system is a marvelous thing. When an unwanted antigen invades the body, armies of white blood cells work hard to provide protection. The body produces antibodies to destroy whatever it perceives to be harmful. Typically, that means... Read more
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