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
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
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 next time you watch an infomercial, read an advertisement, or spot a new supplement reporting miraculous weight loss results, we wouldn’t blame you for cocking a wary eyebrow. When evaluating claims for weight loss products, the Federal... Read more
Heartburn may feel like your heart is on fire, but what’s “burning” is actually your esophagus. Acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), occurs when the stomach acids enter the esophagus, causing pain and burning sens... Read more
Yesterday I went to a fitness center for a "kick start" three week program, to discover that the highlight of the program is not fitness but is instead a diet system with five different sizes of plastic boxes into which you put each different type of... Read more
I need a good support system. Any ideas on how to get my boyfriend to support my journey more. When I measure or track he makes fun of me. When I am sore from a workout he tells me to stop. It makes the journey to a healthy lifestyle so much harder... Read more
I remember reading on here a few years ago the "Sparkpeople Fuel for Improvement System" - whatever happened to that?
I tried to find it again as I wanted to re-read it and I remember it had some helpful ideas in it. Chris "Sparkguy' had writt... Read more
i signed up for spark coach Jan 28th, I gave all the credit card info too. My page says the 7 day trial is over and I must pay to continue. I paid for the full year. Please confirm.
Susan... Read more
Although I eat quite a bit of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, I have an extremely slow digestion system due to having thyroid disease. It takes forever for my body to break down the foods. I started taking fiber capsules with my meals a few mont... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. Do food addiction diets work?Instead of moderation, some weight-loss and emotional-eating recovery plans involve banning certain foods, especially those that trigger binges... Read more
Contest closed! The winner is:ANYVAR54Congratulations!If you suffer from tummy troubles, you may have heard that eating yogurt will help get your digestive system back in shape. However, yogurt isn't the answer for everyone. If you ... Read more
Hello! I have great news, classes are over! That means its finals time so lots of studying and procrastinating too. LoL. They are next week and a take home due the 22nd so its not going to be over that soon. I still have some work to do!
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