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Herbal Supplement Side Effects Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Herbal Supplement Side Effects.

Guide to Herbal Supplements

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

Alternative Cold Remedies That Really Work

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

The Truth about Green Tea

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

Supplements for a Healthy Heart

So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su...  Read more

Can Stress Cause Weight Gain?

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

adding supplements
Updated 7/5/2014 9:15:46 AM

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

Importance and Effect of Veggies?
Updated 7/22/2014 12:23:37 PM

I know veggies and greens are super important for your body. I had a month where I made sure to eat atleast 4-5 portions of veggies, to the point where I pooped green (TMI much? lol) I felt great! It felt like my system was just in tune, my BM were c...  Read more

Supplements
Updated 6/19/2014 2:50:25 PM

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

Effect of recent display changes on old eyes
Updated 6/12/2014 4:50:09 PM

I have been sad to see the Today on SparkPeople side panel removed from the nutrition page and the Other Goals page, making those pages display wider and with a lot of white space. I liked seeing my fitness minutes yearly stats and my Spark points di...  Read more

tainted weight loss supplements
Updated 6/6/2014 9:17:38 AM

Look what the FDA has discovered regarding many weight loss supplements: www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/Consumer
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HealthFraud/ucm234592.htm...  Read more

Alli

Alli is a supplement that helps eliminate a portion of fat you eat. Be ware, oily gas is 1 side effect uncontrolled urgency to go is too. This reminds me to eat less fatty foods so I don't have to worry about side effects. Love knowing fat is flushed...  Read more

weightloss

Weight loss is the positive side effect of a healthy lifestyle....  Read more

The Darker Side of SparkPeople

For those of us who are different. Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of THE DARK SIDE. If you like swinging from the stars, howling at the moon and crawling under rocks at dawn...Join us! ...  Read more

Alternative Treatments for Hot Flashes

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

Wheatgrass: Favorable or Fad?

With the recent Consumer Reports findings of metal in protein drinks, you may see new options being promoted at your local health food store. One new up and coming drink catching some buzz is wheatgrass juice. Agropyron plants are closely related...  Read more