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
So over the years I changed my nutrition goals (calories, fat, carbs, protein). How does this get calculated by Sparkpeople and can someone give me the default setting goals? I think I need to readjust!
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#nutrition I need a tortilla chip alternative!! I LOVE chips and salsa...or anything to dip but salsa is healthy. What have you found to be a good alternative to chips? I've been logging when I eat them but I'd rather not see them logged as breakfast... Read more
I'm finding it frustrating to find nutrition information on some things. Most recent example - grilled zucchini. I find results saying that there is anywhere from 20 to 469 calories per serving...how the heck?? Frustrating!!... Read more
Tracking all your food/drinks in the nutrition tracker will help you stay in your calorie range. If you can't find the exact thing you ate, find something similar in the database. And be honest about portion sizes.... 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
On the nutrition tracking page click "Change Nutrition Goals" It's just above the cups of water measure. Then click "Add another nutrient to track" I selected just about all the vitamins and essential minerals. I have found that I don't need to tak... 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
When it comes to healthy eating, most people tend to focus on eating more fruits and vegetables. However, herbs and spices can also provide astounding health benefits. Learn how herbs like sage can improve your health and delight your taste&nbs... Read more
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