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
Although the foods you eat cannot treat depression, your diet does have significant effects on your mood, energy levels, mental health, and your ability to cope with stress. If you suffer from depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), certain... Read more
I am willimo and new to sparkpeople. Besides being a type 2 diabetic I have high blood pressure and hypothyroidism. I am looking for help with weight loss in these three areas. Open to all suggestions... Read more
Oolong is a favorite...Stash brand herbal teas are quickly becoming favorites...I'm a fan of earl grey, as well as plain old green tea too...not a big fan of white tea, but I haven't tried many of them admittedly.... Read more
Today I was reading our national paper on-line and came across this article. I know that SP warns of the dangers of buying herbal stuff over the internet .... this articles gives a good example (and a warning) of why not to, for something as 'innoce... Read more
I lost 50 lbs on spark people and then my thyroid messed up I turned 50 lost my job of 18 1/2 Years to the office managers little son ... Here I'm back 50 lto lose the same ole 50 lbs Again Can I get a Go gIrl !... 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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