Digestion isn't the kind of thing you have to think about much. You eat, and well, digestion just happens. Usually we're more concerned with what we're eating (Is it delicious? Does it meet our nutritional needs?) than what happens after... Read more
In this era of fast-paced everything, even the act of eating a meal has become something we can do on the run. Breakfast comes in bars, lunch can be eaten while speeding down the highway, and dinner is merely an accompaniment to the evening news, squ... Read more
The relationship between exercise and gastro esophageal reflux disorder (GERD) is a tricky one. For some people, moderate exercise can help reduce GERD symptoms and benefit the body in countless other ways too. In a 2004 study in the gastroenterology... Read more
Alcohol and weight loss are enemies, but an occasional drink can have a place in a healthy lifestyle. In fact, many experts note the potential health benefits of consuming a single drink per day, including a reduced risk for high blood pressure If, h... 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
I am new to this whole process. I have blundered. I reset my SparksStreak Consistency thinking I would be able to change my start date. But...it has started me all over. I had checked things out in Oct and didn't start until 1/28/15. help 198... Read more
I need to work on getting my blood pressure down some. It is not extremely high, but it is at the line where the DR is worried about it. I do not want to take pills. I was reading that a way to lower blood pressure is to lower salt. I know most of o... Read more
I just learned in my Nutrition class that the fiber in oatmeal binds to bile during the digestion process. Every bowl of oatmeal you eat will literally flush cholesterol right out of your body.... Read more
For people starting the adoption process, or for parents of adopted children, or adult adoptees. We also welcome foster parents as many of our members have adopted through the foster system.... Read more
After a large meal, such as Thanksgiving dinner, I like to take a short walk to jump-start digestion. If I've overindulged and feel a bit blah in the belly, I add in a few quick stretches to get the digestive juices flowing.Today I'm sharing... Read more
By Amanda Greene of WomansDay.com Most of us are familiar with bloating—that uncomfortable, swollen feeling in your belly. Whether the bloating is caused by water retention, gas or constipation, you don't necessarily need to head to the pha... Read more
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