You've probably eaten a large, spicy meal at one time or another, only to end up with an upset stomach (or other digestive woes). The occasional bout of heartburn isn't something of great concern, but when it happens frequently, it's time... Read more
If you've ever scratched your arm or leg and left a trail of white flakes (who hasn't?), then you’ve seen the effects of dry skin. While uncomfortable, dry skin usually isn’t "serious," but it can make a formerly-smooth... Read more
Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo... Read more
A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington has found that regular yoga practice may help normal-weight people prevent middle-age spread and may promote weight loss among those who are overweight.
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We've all seen the flashy cans of energy drinks crowding the shelves at gas stations and grocery stores. From students to sports stars, it seems like everyone has used an energy supplement to up their game at some point. But what exactly puts the... Read more
Today I started my sparks account using my cell phone and I was wondering if there's a way I can view success stories through my mobile app? I'm looking and haven't found any success stories yet.... Read more
Monday I am having the gastric sleeve procedure. I'm excited and nervous. I am wanting to know if any other member here has had the procedure and if so your insight would be greatly appreciated and needed. :-)... Read more
I am 60 yrs young and had gastric bypass 11 years ago this month. I have put on 50 lbs since surgery and feel like I am out of control. At my Dr.s visit last Friday my blood sugar was up. He told me I could take meds or he would give me 3 months to g... Read more
I'm thinking about having gastric bypass. I'm going to a information meeting tomorrow. I'm not sure whether to continue trying diet and exercise alone or having surgery. If I do have surgery should I do roux-en-y or gastric sleeve or lap band? Also d... Read more
Overly acidic diets include fatigue, teeth problems & inflammation. It also causes bacteria to develop & high acid will create gum disease& bad breathe. Alkaline foods will neutralize the acidity. When your body is highly acidic, you feel sick. If yo... Read more
Cucumber juice is a diuretic, helps in the dissolution of kidney stones.It can help counter uric acids that are causing inflammation in joints,also very soothing for the treatment of gastric & duodenal ulcers. Cuc's are over 90% water, and the skin c... Read more
I'm one of those people who typically eats a PowerBar (or similar product) as I'm heading out the door for a run. They are pretty sticky and chewy, so I'll wash it down with some water and go. I never thought about the impact that could be having o... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. 75 Snacks Under 200 Calories SelfSnacks are an important part of a healthy eating plan, but they can also lead to calorie overload. Here are 75 that will fill you up for 20... Read more
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