An estimated 18 million adults use herbs in some form, and the sale of these products continues to increase.
Herbal supplements, which come from plants that have medicinal properties, claim to cure, treat, or prevent disease.&n... Read more
Some advertisements claim that hormonal changes from high stress lead to weight gain. These ads offer products that will supposedly normalize your hormones, thus decreasing your waist size. Should you use these products?
Research does supp... Read more
There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body... Read more
Let’s face it: No one has time for a cold. In addition to making us feel miserable, colds destroy our schedules. Work, family, errands—they all have to wait while we get better. Or even worse, we have to carry on despite our achy muscles,... Read more
Whether you drink it as a hot beverage to ward off Old Man Winter or iced to cool off on a hot summer day, tea is an invigorating drink that people around the world consume in copious amounts. In America alone, each person drinks approximately 155 cu... Read more
I've just started the 30 Day Fit Food Challenge. There are a lot of good menu choices and I look forward to trying most of them, but I don't see any nutrition values...am I missing something?... Read more
I'm looking for some advice on how I should set my goals relative to the nutrition tracker.
About a month ago, I had my goal set moderately, to get down to 300 (a mini-goal, if you will). I lost about 10 pounds for the couple weeks I had that s... Read more
I am stumped. I have a difficult time eating 1200 calories a day which is the absolute minimum anyone should have to meet daily nutritional needs.
My problem is meeting the calorie intake that Spark People says I should have when I do my fitness... Read more
I used to have a food chart (I believe it was from the USDA but I am not sure) that listed hundreds of foods along with all of the nutritional values for each. This list could be sorted by any of this nutritional values. For instance if you clicked... Read more
I see where you can add and edit your own meals, but is there any way to rename the default meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack), or put your custom meals before and in between the defaults?... Read more
At the young age of 14 I was told that I was a border line diabetic. I tried eatig healthy and working out but it never seemed to work. My doc told me about a herbal supplement that would help. Its called Gymnema Sylvestre. It helps you lose weight a... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
This second blog in a three-part series on treatments for menopausal hot flashes focuses on alternative options.... Read more
Popular energy drinks like Monster, Full Throttle, and Red Bull have helped create a $7.6 billion United States industry over the last decade. Continued growth is expected with an anticipated growth to $19.7 billion in sales by 2013. These drinks typ... Read more
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