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
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
When a virus enters your body, one of three things can happen:
The virus can die, OR
Your immune system can activate and kill the virus, OR
The virus can survive, multiply, and produce a cold or the flu.
How do you kee... 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
Something to think about. I worked nights for many years, slowly gaining weight throughout. I can't say that was the whole reason, because I wasn't eating properly during that time either... but it does raise some questions and considerations for try... Read more
I was wondering if any of you talked and walked in your sleep as a child and still do so today. I used to do both as a child and even into my teens (at least the talking part).
The last time I talked in my sleep, that I know about, was back in... Read more
hello! I noticed that Iodine is not on the nutrient list, so when I added an iodine supplement to my Vitamin Group, there was basically zero information to enter and no way to track it. Also, when I add supplements, the drop-down for serving-size doe... Read more
Hey everyone, I need some help! I am at a plateau and I just cannot lose weight right now. I have been eating great, going to the gym 4 or 5 days a week but I'm just stuck. I do also have hypothyroidism which makes it more difficult. What are some su... Read more
Am I the only person who has problems sleeping when they cut carbohydrates?
I get on and off the calorie-counting wagon. I'm currently back on, and to really keep my calories low while still getting important macro nutrients, I'm following Sparkpeo... Read more
A variety of foods and beverages may increase sleep. Several herbal teas may encourage sleep. Chamomile promotes sleep, you should avoid eating refined foods like sugar and white breads, red meats, trans fatty acids in commercial baked goods, and fri... Read more
I have trouble getting to sleep early enough at night to get my needed sleep, so I take a melatonin supplement 20 minutes before I need to go to sleep. Helps me fall asleep faster and stay asleep, and it is non-addictive... 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
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
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