Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, causes painful symptoms like heartburn and acid regurgitation. Although there are many theories on the causes of GERD, experts aren't sure exactly what causes it. There are two main categories of risks th... 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
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
Some women mourn it as the end of youth and fertility. Others welcome it as a time of freedom and new opportunities. Either way, menopause is a universal rite of passage for women, marking significant physical and emotional changes which can require... Read more
Are you and your family craving that spicy, south-of-the-border cuisine? Well, skip the local burrito joint. Those "burritos as big as your head" can contain more than 1,000 calories—even more depending on how many fixings you add... Read more
I crave pizza sometimes, I don't know why, but do. Does anyone have a recipe for getting the taste of it without the tons of calories? I saw a recipe for wheat tortillas with pizza sauce and a small amount of mozzerella cheese heated up and rolled... Read more
I am returning to SparkPeople after a long hiatus because I became sole caregiver to my mother. It was probably the most difficult task I have ever undertaken. It was also the worst thing I could have done for my health. In attending a Care Giv... Read more
I am hoping that some of you will join me in this challenge and have some fun together
What a perfect time, between Thanksgiving and New Years !
We get so busy during the holiday season that we tend to forget about ourselves.
This may very wel... Read more
When you want chocolate try something very spicy, and I mean HOT instead. Your body's mental response to spicy foods is the same as it is with chocolate. What your body is craving is the intensity of flavor. Use Tabasco brand pepper sauce, or your fa... Read more
I have discovered that if I make a salad for 10, eat as much as I want, and store the rest in the fridge, I snack on junk less. Having a prepared salad in the fridge makes it easy for me to choose the veggies over the salty/crunchy food I'm craving.... Read more
Breastmilk is the ideal first food for your baby. Breastfeeding had been found to help speed recovery after labor for the mom and assists in losing weight gained during pregnancy.
While there are many things moms wish they had known about breastfe... Read more
I'm a strong advocate of exercise during pregnancy. I ran through most of my pregnancies, which helped keep my weight gain in the normal range, made labor and delivery much easier, and also helped me bounce back into shape more quickly after birth.... Read more
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