When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
Let’s face it: No one has time for a cold. In addition to making us feel miserable, colds destroy our schedules. Work, family, errands—they all have to wait while we get better. Or even worse, we have to carry on despite our achy muscles,... Read more
Most people have experienced sleep problems at one time or another, but what causes insomnia is very individual. There are actually two different forms of insomnia—secondary (when insomnia occurs as a symptom or side effect of something else) a... Read more
A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found the average daily intake of two carotenoids (beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin) was lower (by 40% and 20% respectively) for arthritis patients than healthy subjects. Both of thes... Read more
If you've been sad or "blue" due to a prolonged illness, the passing of a friend of family member, or other unfortunate circumstances, you've probably experienced some of the symptoms of depression: prolonged feelings of grief or ho... Read more
Has anyone else noticed that once you make a bad food choice it becomes easier to make more bad choices?
Yesterday I was out and about with the kids in a city 45 minutes from home. We decided to try a fast food Mexican restaurant that I'd never... Read more
Has anyone here suffered from "the grass is always greener syndrome" with weight loss?
Just imagine. You're on a diet/weight loss plan that is working for you. Maybe you're tracking calories here on Sparkpeople. The weight is coming off, and you... Read more
On this website and others, I can find plenty of articles, advice and message board topics related to getting your spouse to lose weight, eat healthy or get active; or how your own weight loss can affect the relationship (how the non weight loser can... Read more
Alli is a supplement that helps eliminate a portion of fat you eat. Be ware, oily gas is 1 side effect uncontrolled urgency to go is too. This reminds me to eat less fatty foods so I don't have to worry about side effects. Love knowing fat is flushed... Read more
For those of us who are different. Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of THE DARK SIDE. If you like swinging from the stars, howling at the moon and crawling under rocks at dawn...Join us!
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This is the first in a series of blog posts about how to slim down your Thanksgiving side dishes and treats. For more information about healthier Thanksgiving cooking, read this article. The poor yam and sweet potato. These brightly colored and antio... Read more
Last summer I shared about my grandmother and provided information regarding an opportunity to participate in The Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative Grand Opportunity (ADNI-GO) Study. Because of that blog, we received an interview opportunit... Read more
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