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 Everyone, I am 31 years old, mother of two and starting my journey to lose about 35lbs. The motivations to get in shape and get healthy has just been really tough for me. It's time for me to suck it up and do it, for me. I quit smoking a month a... Read more
After listening to that tape I will never buy fresh fish again -- and my father and grandparents were commercial fishermen!
The idea that anyone who has been thinking about buying the same piece of fish I am looking at, has had their nose on, or ve... Read more
I am looking for advice on how to go about losing 20 pounds. I am 17 years old, 5'1 tall and 175 pounds and I really want to lose weight to get in better shape and just to be healthy & learn healthier eating/exercise habits because I will... Read more
Hi y'all, I'm danni, I'm 26 and the mother of an amazing 8 month old little girl named Beretta. I'm trying to lose at least 50 lbs, 30 of it left over from baby girl, all I wanted while I was pg was chili dogs and Mac n cheese.... Not to healthy I kn... 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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