Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... Read more
It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople... Read more
Do you feel like you are surrounded by sweets? Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda and other sugary treats are everywhere, along with the extra calories and simple carbohydrates they contain. For people with diabetes and those trying to cut calories and... Read more
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that has been linked to a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. Previous studies have found that cigarette smoking and a diet low in vitamin C-rich fruits play roles in the development of... Read more
Hello. I am new to Sparkpeople and joined to help me overcome my lifelong struggle with food. I am not that overweight (although I would love to lose a few pounds), but I am tired of having an eating disorder. I hide it well, but I have a terrible... Read more
The steps counted on my SPAT seem low. It was my understanding that a step is moving one foot forward. Does SPAT consider the forward movement of right AND left feet a step? The last time I calculated a 2 mile walk outdoors with the number of step... Read more
I was recently diagnosed as pre-diabetic. What a blow! I know I am overweight, okay a lot overweight. But me, diabetic?? A nurse at my doctor's office does diabetic counseling, and in just one session I learned a lot. But this is the reason that it w... Read more
"We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us" Virginia Satir
"Never, never let others define you"--this short, yet powerful phrase was echoed by former Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith during his acceptance speech followin... Read more
Both my husband and I have been milk drinkers our entire lives. Some of our fondest memories growing up include milk. For my husband it was spending summers working on his grandfather's dairy farm. For me it was greeting our milkman Mr. McVay each we... Read more
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