Since I turned 40 this year, the passage of time has weighed heavily on my mind. While I certainly don’t want to be 21 again, I wouldn't mind looking more youthful. But the anti-aging creams and surgical procedures that are often promoted a... Read more
Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating. Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c... Read more
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
Most apples are great for eating fresh. But the best apples for baking, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac, are Fuji, Granny Smith and Rome Beauty, while the best for pies are Winesap, Rhode Island Greening, Newtown Pippin, Jonagold and Cortla... Read more
Flaxseed has been a part of human and animal diets for thousands of years. Even in the days of Hippocrates, flaxseed was eaten for its health benefits. Recently, however, flaxseed has gained popularity among health-conscious Americans. Despite the hy... Read more
I have had seven vials of blood taken out within the past 48 hours, and I'm feeling pretty weak and woozy. Should I refrain from exercising today?
I'm petite and too underweight to donate blood (not because I'm underweight per se, but because a... Read more
Hello fellow Sparkers!
My name is Becky, I just got married, and seeing my wedding photos was something of a turning point for me. The wedding was beautiful, it was fun, and I adored seeing all my family, but the photos were very bittersweet for... Read more
Hi, I'm Brittany and I finally decided that i need to lose weight and eat healthier. i found this program and am trying it out but I'm nom high in motivation or self esteem so id like to find someone who logs on at least once a week preferably more.... Read more
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My whole life I have struggled with an all or nothing attitude and used the simple calories in vs out to gage what I believed my success or failure "should be". If the math didn't work out onthe scale I was f... Read more
It's my first haircut in about 6 months. I can't say in words how well it makes me fell. I keep looking in the mirror. No, It did not make me younger or thinner. But just plain special. Lesson learned.... take care of yourself. Do little things for... Read more
Which is better: being fat and fit, or thin and unfit? The first reaction might assume that carrying excess body fat is more harmful to your health, even if you exercise regularly. But is that true? Opinions will differ depend... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.The 'Healthy Obese' and Their Healthy Fat Cells NYTThin isn't a synonym for healthy, and now researchers are looking into people they call "metabolically he... Read more
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