Late-night dining on spicy wings and greasy fries can turn even the most tolerant tummy into a tumultuous tyrant. On occasion, everyone experiences heartburn following a large, rich meal. But when the occasional discomfort turns into an ongoing... Read more
If you're prone to frequent heartburn symptoms, there are lots of simple things to try before you see your doctor. If one of more of these solutions works for you, great! If not, make an appointment to discover if your heartburn is really a sympt... Read more
Headaches can be frustrating, popping up when you're tense, stressed, dehydrated or otherwise unbalanced. It's easy to blame them on the obvious culprits: a late night, a skipped meal or an insane work schedule. But some of your healthiest ha... Read more
Caffeine: Most of us can't get through the day without it. Whether brewing a fresh pot of coffee in the morning, enjoying lunch with a refreshing can of cola, or recharging in the afternoon with an energy drink, we have many routines and food rit... Read more
Temptations abound at parties, but celebration doesn't have to mean overindulgence. Follow these tips to stay on track.
Say no the first time to passed hors d'oeuvres. Chances are good that food will come around again. See what's bei... Read more
I am looking for a sugar free recipe for cake. I have been asked to find one by my pastor. He doesn't want splenda or other artificial sweeteners.
Is this even possible? I've looked at the recipes here at SP and they all have... Read more
I have an auto-immune disease and each time I work out (whether it's high impact running or low impact aerobics) I balloon up in most of my joints. After months and months of a low-sodium diet, mangosteen, tart red cherry juice and other anti-inflam... Read more
Gonna be honest. I never lost much weight until I stopped eating gluten.
I've lost 43 pounds since January, and I started gluten free eating in December. I will likely never eat gluten again, haha. No more acid reflux or stomach cramps. Yay!... Read more
I suspect that every person who reads these boards, like me, frequently consumes artificial sweeteners. But the more I read about it, the more I think I should cut out the aspartame, splenda and saccharine.
Fact: Artificial sweeteners have been... Read more
Water at work tastes AWFUL, even with Brita pitcher, so I steep fruit/herbal tea in 8 ounces of water until it's dark, then pour over ice with cold water -- better than crystal lite because there's no artificial sweeteners, no caffeine. I'm drinking... Read more
You enjoy a cup of coffee with your breakfast, a glass of tea in the afternoon, a sports drink as you recover from your workout and a few pieces of chocolate to sooth your sweet tooth after dinner. Nearly 80 percent of people around the world consume... Read more
You said you'd love to know more about SparkPeople, so we launched a new series: Meet the SparkPeople Team. Over the coming weeks and months, we'll be interviewing various SparkPeople employees. The behind-the-scenes folks here are really excited to... Read more
It's now day two without the nectar of the gods (my several daily bottles of Mountain Dew). Although I know I need to improve the quality of my diet, my biggest challenge to weight loss has always been my addiction to pop. I can rarely be found wit... Read more
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