It’s a vicious cycle people with chronic pain know well: Pain causes you stress and stress exacerbates your pain. While everyday evidence points to a connection between stress and pain (and vice versa), research is also highlighting this connec... Read more
Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating. Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c... Read more
When is a vitamin not really a vitamin? When it's vitamin D! The "sunshine" vitamin, aptly named because sunlight is a source of it, is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is currently receiving a lot of attention and research regarding its r... Read more
It can be easy to lose track of all the vitamins out there. It's even easier to forget how exactly they help our bodies. Let’s see, vitamin A heals wounds and vitamin C improves eyesight, wait, what was it again? There are so many, it... Read more
First, I was surprised to learn that I was eating way too many calories. I never would have limited myself to 1200-1550 calories if not for SparkPeople. I learned that a serving of Ritz crackers is 5 crackers (sometimes I'd eat most of a sleeve and... Read more
I'm in desperate need of help. I have been a junk food addict since I was 9. I'm 34 now. I still hoard junk food in my desk at home and I even find myself sneaking ice cream when I'm out running errands by myself. This is becoming a problem for me si... Read more
Sparkpeople has some great tools for tracking foods, and when I don't have a ton of time to create a recipe I'll look up "homemade chicken and rice soup," choose the version that looks like it's probably kinda similar to mind based on the fact that m... Read more
I'm loathe to link to "Dr. Oz," but I'm wondering about this whole "Plan Detox Diet" --
He starts off on the premise that there are some foods that are "reacti... Read more
39 I purchased One-a-Day Teenage Vitamins for Her and One-A-Day Teenage Vitamins for Him for my two teenagers. I can't testify to whether these vitamins have an adequate balance of nutrients, but I will say that I will NOT purchase these again beca... Read more
Vitamin D plays a crucial role in diabetes. Start your day right and eat ½ small whole-grain bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmonScrambled eggs with sauteed mushrooms and vitamin D fortified orange juiceVitamin D fortified whole-grain cerea... Read more
Today we're giving away five copies of a fascinating new book: Are You Tired and Wired?
We featured this book in our "must-read" roundup earlier this month, and we were thrilled when the author offered to give away five copies of the book to luc... Read more
What an exciting couple of weeks we're having at SparkPeople. The press is catching on to the soon-to-be best-seller that is "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight." (Available for pre-order now and everywhere books... Read more
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