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
There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to accomplish everything you need to do. And it can feel like an added stressor when you are trying to integrate healthy habits into your already hectic schedule. But if you make time for he... Read more
Although the foods you eat cannot treat depression, your diet does have significant effects on your mood, energy levels, mental health, and your ability to cope with stress. If you suffer from depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), certain... Read more
The idea that regular exercise can improve symptoms of depression and anxiety is not new. Hippocrates was the first Western physician to prescribe this treatment 2,500 years ago, and doctors have been recommending it to their patients ever since. All... Read more
Rabies postexposure prophylaxis is really no big deal these days. It's not like it used to be, with a bunch of injections into your abdomen (but even if it was, it's way better than risking rabies).... Read more
Another patient commented on my belly fat on Wednesday. I just let her know it wasn't acceptable and I didn't like it without raising my voice. She apologized gruffly but I didn't realized she was holding a grudge until this morning.
I said good... Read more
Omgoodness thus sugar withdrawal is no joke. Anxious, moody, irritable, and I have insomnia to all great in combination lol. I haven't had and caffeine or soda or processed snacks in a week. Didn't know it would be like this.... Read more
Hi smile..I'm 59 dealing with fibromyalgia. .thyroid disorder..asthma and since I quit smoking 4 years ago I've gained 55 lbs that I've been trying to lose..I'd love to be friends and keep each other motivated. New to Spark so still trying to find my... Read more
Anyone dealing with fibro? My Chiropractor said that he thought I may be dealing with it but I haven't had a formal diagnosis due to no insurance. I have just about all the symptoms and would like to know how you cope.... Read more
If your goal is to decrease and/or eliminate the caffeine in coffee, try easing into that goal with part decaf and part regular coffee. I use high quality (bold) decaf with half mild regular coffee. That way I get some caffeine and avoid caffeine wit... Read more
Instead of using caffeine to keep yourself awake, trying doing a short (maybe 10 minute) workout. Because of my new life schedule, I' m having trouble staying awake to get everything done. Instead of buying a coffee yesterday, I did a 10 minute card... 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
Since I was a teenager, caffeine and I have had a tumultuous relationship. (I'm not the only one.)I started taking caffeine pills and drinking coffee (bottled Frappucinos, mostly) at 16. An overachiever, I was suffering from an eating disorder, a... Read more
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