In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren’t... Read more
Omega-3 fatty acids seem to be good for everything, and a new study of their effect on exercise-induced asthma is yet another example of the benefits of this healthy type of fat. A study at Indiana University found that adults with mild-to-moderate p... Read more
Store shelves are drowning is books and magazines dedicated to the care and maintenance of your body. Your abs, your thighs – even your heart – get special attention. But what about your mind?
Why does it seem like the brain, y... Read more
If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... 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
Hi, I'm Sarah, 38. Just starting my weight loss journey. Well, I've lost and gained many times. I'm hoping to find support this time. I am 228 and would like to go to 125, so over 100 lbs. Would love new friends. Thanks.... Read more
I heard recently on a youtube video that its harder for women to lose weight, and to overcome plateaus because women have periods, and our hormones fluctuate soooo much.
Is this true? Doesn't it have that much of an affect on health and weight... Read more
I'm working towards weight loss. Haven't done much with weights but I swim twice a week and treadmill for an hour five days a week. Is it better to add weights later on our should they be incorporated when beginning?... Read more
Research in the British Journal of Nutrition shows that olive oil can assist with weight loss because it increases fat metabolism where we break down body fat. The key is to ensure that olive oil is the main source of fat in the diet & in moderation... Read more
A small study recently published in The Journal of the American Medical Association reviewed the clinical responses of three popular diet regimens in people that had already achieved weight loss. The goal of the study was to not only look at energy e... Read more
Many religions recommend fasting for both spiritual and/or health benefits. All religious fasts are different: Some restrict certain foods, while others only restrict the times of day in which one can eat. Few religious fasts involve a long-term or c... Read more
Recent studies on fish oil for weight loss, fat burning and depression show that people who get the most fish oil with DHA burn more fat, have less obesity, weigh less and have less depression while dieting than those who get the least amount of f... Read more
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