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
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) causes uncomfortable and painful symptoms like cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. In the U.S., this condition affects between 10% and 30% of the population. Traditional treatment for IBS usu... 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
Eight glasses of water every day? No matter how you pour them, that’s a lot of liquid. We're talking cups and cups…and cups. Even knowing about the many benefits of meeting your daily quota—increased fat burning, healthier skin... Read more
I had some form of a panic attack last night and feelings of unreality. This morning I felt exhausted. I've been trying to exercise 10 minutes a day most days of the week, but today feels impossible. Should I focus on de-stressing and relaxing, or sh... Read more
I want to lose weight and so far so good but I've had people from herbalife and shaklee approach me about their weight loss kits. Can anyone advise if they have tried the meal replacement shakes by either and if they tasted good and/or worked? Anyone... Read more
Magnesium aids in regulating blood sugar ,maintaining muscle and keeping nerve function normal. Magnesium supplements are vital for all diabetics who suffer from magnesium deficiency. Magnesium can help migraines, panic or anxiety attacks,depression... Read more
Congratulations JAN155! In honor of National Hot Tea Month, our friends at Traditional Medicinals® will be giving away a basket of delicious teas to one lucky SparkPeople member. Traditional Medicinals' pharmacopeial grade tea products meet... 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
For the last month I have been taking one 5HTP herbal supplement daily for my anxiety and depression. I once tried prescription drugs but they made me almost suicidal. I absolutely refuse to ever take prescription drugs for depression again. Anywa... Read more
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