When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
While food historians cannot pinpoint exactly where or when humans discovered yogurt, one thing is certain: People all over the world have eaten yogurt for centuries. Yogurt is made when cow's milk (or dairy-free soy milk) is combined with the li... Read more
Conduct a quick Google search, and you’ll find miraculous claims about a tropical fat that has become increasingly popular among health-conscious consumers in recent years: coconut oil. Health claims about the oil's ability to hel... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
We often hear a lot about aerobic or “cardio” exercise and how it improves fitness, reduces one’s risk of lifestyle diseases, an... Read more
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, causes painful symptoms like heartburn and acid regurgitation. Although there are many theories on the causes of GERD, experts aren't sure exactly what causes it. There are two main categories of risks th... Read more
I keep getting acid reflux when I am gardening. I think it is because I am constantly bending at the waist and standing up and squatting and standing up, etc. But today it was so bad (even after pepto) that I threw up on the driveway. Maybe the sun a... Read more
From what I understand Amino acids are "direct fuel" for your muscles & calorie free, however protein shakes also do the same thing, but it has to be digested then absorbed. How can figure it to a comparison/convert, to grams of protein in shakes? 2... Read more
Total Raisin Bran advertises it contains 100% folic acid - is that the same as 100% folate. I have a need for 100% of necessary folate but am not sure if they are exactly the same thing. This is very important and would appreciate any answers I mig... Read more
My 14 year old was just diagnosed with acid reflux yesterday. I've pulled ground turkey out of the freezer with the intention of making taco meatloaf but I can't do that now. Everything I make with ground turkey has an acidic base to it. Does anyone... Read more
You can delay wrinkles by eating spinach, lettuce & basically all leafy greens as they hydrate your skin. Peanut butter has good fatty acids that keep skin supple. Sugar free Jello Hydrates. The oleic acid found in olives & virgin olive oil can mak... Read more
While fast food isn't typically the healthiest option, sometimes it is necessary when you are on the go. For this reason, our Food on the Run series attempts to provide you with helpful information to make nutrient wise choices when eating away from... Read more
Folate is a water soluble B vitamin (B9) that is naturally found in food. Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate found in supplements and fortified foods. Folate plays a vital role in good health. It helps make normal red blood cells and aids... Read more
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