PMS. Three little letters that spell dread and discomfort for millions of women every month. It is reported that more than half and perhaps as many as 85 percent of all women experience discomfort related to menstruation, common referred to as Premen... Read more
An estimated 18 million adults use herbs in some form, and the sale of these products continues to increase.
Herbal supplements, which come from plants that have medicinal properties, claim to cure, treat, or prevent disease.&n... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
Bogus exercise equipment and nutrition scams have been assaulting us for about as long as anyone can remember. According to author Dr. James Harvey Young, the scams date back as early as 1630. That was the year Nicholas Knopp of Massachusetts Bay was... Read more
If you live with migraines, you might already be familiar with the pain and discomfort they cause. Migraines are a specific type of headache often identified by episodes of throbbing pain and, sometimes, nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to light. Migr... Read more
Hey everybody. Brief history:
I've been having panic attacks for nearly five years now, ever since I started my current job. While I'm in the process of pursuing another career, I can't exactly leave because, well, we all need a paycheck. My doc... Read more
I need help. I am so depressed that I haven't slept in a month and haven't eaten for 2 days but a large part of my anxiety is actually going to see a doctor and so I don't. I don't know how to get past this. I cannot be hospitalized because I will... Read more
I feel sobdepressed and feel like such a loser. Back in october I started my diet and started working out and managed to go from 150 pounds to 120 pounds. Once I reached the 120 mark by body just started going crazy.My mesnstruation cycles have stopp... Read more
I had some form of a panic attack last night and feelings of unreality. This morning I felt exhausted. I've been trying to exercise 10 minutes a day most days of the week, but today feels impossible. Should I focus on de-stressing and relaxing, or sh... Read more
Last week, I said that, since it seems to be occupying just about all of my attention anyway, I would try to blog about my efforts to come to terms with the depression and anxiety that seem to be dominating my life right now. Here’s installment No. 1... Read more
Big news! This fall, SparkPeople will be sponsoring several races across the country—and we're going to be there to cheer you on! SparkPeople representatives are hitting the road to attend six different national events, kicking things off i... Read more
For some reason, my nerves are on edge ever since that earthquake. It is like I have never fully calmed down. I think I have found a pretty good tool to direct my anxiety away from bad snacks and tearing my cuticles and nails apart – the answer is ca... Read more
is action. I have consistently over-eaten for the better (worst?) part of the past week. I have eaten about twice the amount of food I should be taking in, based on my activity level, age, and weight goal. It is no coincidence that while I have be... Read more
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