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
The humble soybean has come a long way. Today, soy is everywhere and in every possible form—beans, nuts, milk, yogurt, cheese, flour, tofu, tempeh, and “meat” analogs, to name a few. You can eat soy alone, cooked, or combined with o... Read more
Hypothyroidism, the chronic condition of an under-active thyroid, affects millions of Americans. It's most commonly caused by chronic autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease, and can result in a variety of symptoms, including: weight ga... 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
www.doctoroz.com/videos/3-top-supplements- colds-and-flu Dr Oz said these are the good names in supplements after he did a story of how a lab was looking into supplements and realizing what was suppose to be in there wasn't.... Read more
I was told by a health food store to take 1 - 2 pills a day and I tried taking one and it landed me in the bathroom big time .... so from then on I only take a half of one and that still has me going to the bathroom.
I can't see how you can take t... Read more
So I have not been able to take iron supplements since I was young. Which means I have to get the iron only from food. I don't like liver. So was just wondering what can I eat that will give me the most iron.
Thank you... Read more
I have just recently been diagnose with underactive thyroid and ready to make some lifestyle changes and am seeking support from others that have set the some of the same goals that I have for myself... Read more
I am new to Spark People and believe it is a site worthy of its name. So far everything I have read seems to be the place for me. I am no spring chicken (70 to be exact) and still work and have recently been told I have a thyroid problem and starte... Read more
If your body does not produce sufficient amounts of the thyroid hormone T4, symptoms of AN underactive thyroid result. Symptoms INCLUDE fatigue, FEELING BLUE, weight gain, hair loss, feeling cold often, constipation, brittle or splitting nails, memor... Read more
After gaining about 49lbs from a divorce, stressed, holidays and thyroids problems, I was not feeling health and was having low self esteem issues. The Dr. that is treading for my thyroid problem got me motivated to start loosing weight because of 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
In my younger days as a high school and college athlete, eating right and being active allowed me to maintain a consistently healthy weight. Working as a Registered Dietitian and maintaining an active lifestyle allowed me to maintain that health... Read more
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