Did you know that your digestive tract contains more than 400 types of “friendly” bacteria? These little guys, commonly referred to as probiotics (which means "pro-life"), help reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a... Read more
There are many motivations for sticking with a healthy diet. Eating more of the good stuff (and less of the junky stuff) can help you prevent cancer, extend your lifespan, protect your heart and manage your weight. But one thing we don't always r... Read more
A self-described foodie, Ashley goes weak in the knees for pricey items like avocados, coconut oil, fresh mozzarella, raw nuts, and Nutella. “We love to eat. What can I say?” admits Ashley, who blogs at (Never Home)maker with her husband... Read more
A self-described foodie, Ashley goes weak in the knees for pricey items like avocados, coconut oil, fresh mozzarella, raw nuts, and Nutella. "We love to eat. What can I say?" admits Ashley, who blogs at (Never Home)maker with her husband,... Read more
When I was newly home from graduate school and working my first full-time job, finding a husband and starting a family seemed to be the next expected step in the progression toward adulthood. I was looking forward to having someone to share my life w... Read more
I'm off all specialists, I'm back to once-yearly check-ups with my GP, and I'm off of almost all meds.
I was also released from PT this week.
Here's where I started in 2007 - asthma, fibromyalgia, some type of rheumatoid arthritis, hives, G... Read more
I know that green juices and non-dairy milks (coconut, soy, almond, rice) are very popular among folks who are nutritionally minded. But what are their benefits? Are they worth the cost/trouble?... Read more
I'd like to think I'm "creative" in general but then again I have NO IDEA HOW to measure creativity let alone my own. I can give an opinion on a creative outcome knowing full well that it's only MY opinion but I can make a judgment call on a skilled... Read more
I just purchased this product and cannot find anything not to love! It is just what I need/want to track my activity.
The size is not too large, yet the readout is quite clear for "older" eyes (over 50). The buttons are basic and easy to work with.... Read more
i put fresh lime in my water..The health benefits of lime include scurvy, digestion, constipation, eye care, piles, peptic ulcer, respiratory disorders, gout, gums, weight loss, skin care, urinary disorders,... Read more
Kefir id a drinking-style yogurt that tastes a little more tart than yogurt & contains easily digestible complete proteins.Kefir can also help eliminate unhealthy food cravings by making the body more nourished and balanced. Kefir is in the refrigera... Read more
A "cultured milk product" may sound foreign, but if you've ever eaten yogurt, you're closer to kefir than you thought. Find out what makes it just a little more special.What Is Kefir?Kefir has the mild tang of yogurt, only wit... Read more
By SparkPeople Head Dietitian Becky Hand, RD, LD
Despite all the bad news out there about our collective health declining, it's easier than ever to eat right and improve your health. As 2010 draws to a close and we prepare for a healthy and happy 2... Read more
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