Your digestive tract is full of living organisms that help keep you healthy--around 400 different types of beneficial bacteria and yeast strains that co-habitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and suppleme... Read more
According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, a child is more likely to be overweight at a young age if his mother was overweight before she became pregnant.
Ohio State University researchers studied data from more than 3,000 children and... Read more
During pregnancy, you gained many much-needed pounds to grow and support your baby, but not every pound gained can be attributed to "baby weight" that goes away after your baby is born. A typical pregnancy weight gain (roughly 25-35 pounds)... Read more
Caring for your health before you become pregnant may help you identify areas that put you and/or your baby at risk during pregnancy. First, schedule a pre-conception counseling appointment with your doctor. This discussion can educate you on things... Read more
It can be as frustrating as it is familiar: the achy tightness in your abdomen after you eat, or the sharp pain, bloating and distension you feel after a large meal--or any meal. With so many foods now composed of a multitude of ingredients, it can b... Read more
Just wanted to reach out to any soon-to-be-mamas who are expecting and looking to stay fit and in-control during this awesome time!! Our Spark Team FIT AND PREGNANT is a great way to meet others using spark to maintain healthy weight gain and control... Read more
I want to have healthy pregnancies when hubby and I decide to have kids. I like the boost of self-confidence I've gotten from working out regularly, and it helps me manage anxiety and depression without meds.... Read more
I lost 35lbs in two months and hit my pre-pregnancy weight today. I am halfway to my goal weight!
The first 20 lbs fell off almost instantly, without me doing any work. The last 15 required me to be responsible with food. I use Trim Healthy Mama... Read more
I was 170 with both my pregnancies and worked out and six months later was 120 pounds. Over all I have been 130 -135. Then menopause hit. I've put on thirty pounds and a big belly. I'm short so it's hard my knees and feet hurt. But sparks is helpin... Read more
If you are having difficulty getting over regular soda and want to switch to diet soda but can't stomach the flavor try filling most of your glass with diet and topping it off with the real stuff. It gives it the flavor of regular but for a fraction... Read more
I precook almost all of my vegetables in my microwave. This is especially good for onions and root vegetables. We love onions and sauteeing them till clear is needed in many recipes. No spatter when micro-sauteed Less oil is needed.The microwave ensu... Read more
About three years ago, a friend and I were at a natural foods store in the vitamins aisle. I needed more calcium and magnesium, which I take upon my doctor's recommendation to alleviate premenstrual mood swings. While my friend perused the multivitam... Read more
Studies over the last two decades have revealed ways to chemically alter naturally digestible starches. The chemical modifications introduce bonds that make them non-digestible by human enzymes in the digestive tract. Benefits of the newly manufactur... Read more
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