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
Fibromyalgia is a mysterious condition, characterized by long-term pain throughout the body. In many cases, it is accompanied by tenderness and swelling in the joints, muscles or other soft tissues (known as "tender points"). Fibromyalgia a... Read more
Cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea are some of the common and uncomfortable symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Unfortunately, no one has yet discovered a specific cause for IBS, but there are many factors that are... Read more
SparkPeople held a Spring Contest at the end of May and we wanted to share the winning entries with you! We received several creative and heartfelt responses to the following question:What makes SparkPeople the best weight loss program in the world?R... Read more
It looks great in the movies: A depressed person dealing with serious pain or sudden injury pain pairs up with an intuitive physical therapist, motivational physician or insightful therapist. After a few sleepless nights and a little "hard work&... Read more
I have recently really started to exercise in the past three weeks or so. I am wondering what others do for fitness with fibromyalgia. I usually do the elliptical for 30 to 45 minutes and then 15 to 20 minutes on the treadmill with arm weight machi... Read more
I work out during lunchtime during the workweek and I'm looking for suggestions for what to do today. The issue is that yesterday and the day before I did two similar workout classes, which both just happened to have us do an extraord... Read more
I have a 19 year old son with Asperger's Syndrome and life has been very difficult lately. Does anyone else have experience with Asperger's Syndrome? Are you willing to share some thoughts and ideas?... Read more
I am so discouraged. I couldn't finish my exercise today because I have been having this knee pain and it is getting worse. It seems like every time I get motivated and get into a good routine, this happens. Last time I got into a good running rou... Read more
Magnesium protects us against heart disease, lowering blood pressure, protecting against diabetes preventing the recurrence of kidney stones and improving the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. Magnesium supplements also strengthen muscles and wor... Read more
The science magazine Natures said Virgin Oil Oil may have the same effects of Ibuprofen. It may also inhibit the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol. A tsp per day may help in treating arthritis, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol,& in pain ma... Read more
I first heard about Female Athlete Triad Syndrome a few months ago from one of the female running coaches at my gym. However, after doing my own research, I discovered this syndrome has been an issue for quite some time. I was surprised to read tha... Read more
Editor's Note: Today we're sharing an excerpt of Get Well & Stay Well, a book by two of the foremost experts in integrative medicine, Dr. Steve Amoils and Dr. Sandi Amoils. The Amoils are co-medical directors of The Alliance Institute for... Read more
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