It’s true. A carbohydrate-rich diet can inflate appetite and girth. Low-carb diets do promote short-term weight loss, but are accompanied by some severe dangers. So what should you do? The truth is, you can have your carbs and eat them too&mdas... Read more
Often described as an intense throbbing or pulsing in one specific area of the head, a migraine headache is a condition that can't--and shouldn't--be ignored. This severe headache can last for a few hours or up to several days. People who suf... Read more
There’s no disputing the fact that exercise is good for the human body. So it stands to reason that exercise would also benefit the body's largest organ: its skin. But does working up a sweat actually do anything good for your skin—or... Read more
That white, powdery substance just makes you feel good. You can't get it off your mind, and you keep coming back for more. The more you have it, the more you want it! But even when you try to stay away from it, it finds ways to sneak into your li... 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
I joined Spark people in May and got started. Then as a result of a two month hospital stay in March and April, I am now on four medicines that cause weight gain and I have been discouraged, low mood, unable to walk due to back pain, and I am 57 this... Read more
If I eat at 5 - 6 am a bowl of cereal. usually cheerios with smart balance milk and 1/2 a tsp of splenda, by 10 ok I am shaky, weak, and feel like I am going to pass out. however if I don't eat I feel fine until around lunchtime and still do not fe... Read more
I have almost no motivation ever and I have nobody to remind me to do my workouts. I don't even know what to do other than ride my bike and walk. I'm a struggle and a pain and I don't like to do anything but I need to. I'm on the verge of diabetes an... Read more
An article in the NYT today caught my eye because it presents a theory that we may overeat because there aren't enough calories in the bloodstream - they're in the fat cells and not helping our bodies function:
"The more calories we lock away i... Read more
Gout & type 2 diabetes often co-exist in people with common physical characteristics & conditions, the most prominent being obesity. Gout is a form of arthritis caused by uric acid buildup. Avoid alcohol, stay away from foods with purines which incre... Read more
Hair loss may occur as part of an underlying disease, such as lupus or diabetes. Since hair loss may be an early sign of a disease, it is important to find the cause so that it can be treated.Some medicines can cause hair loss sucj as meds for gout,... Read more
Britney Spears is looking good. Not only has her hair grown back, but she has slimmed down, too. (I don't think Britney was overweight, but you have to admit she did look pretty unhealthy during her series of personal crises over the last couple of y... Read more
In recent years running has seen a huge resurgence for those of looking to reclaim their health and meet new goals. But what happens when you are forced to forgo your running due to an inconvenience caused in your training. It can leave many runners... Read more
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