If you're prone to frequent heartburn symptoms, there are lots of simple things to try before you see your doctor. If one of more of these solutions works for you, great! If not, make an appointment to discover if your heartburn is really a sympt... Read more
It's common knowledge that eating spicy foods or even being pregnant can result in heartburn for many people. But when heartburn or acid reflux becomes a chronic problem—the cause is often something more than the buffalo wings you had a... Read more
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, causes painful symptoms like heartburn and acid regurgitation. Although there are many theories on the causes of GERD, experts aren't sure exactly what causes it. There are two main categories of risks th... Read more
You've probably eaten a large, spicy meal at one time or another, only to end up with an upset stomach (or other digestive woes). The occasional bout of heartburn isn't something of great concern, but when it happens frequently, it's time... Read more
Alcohol and weight loss are enemies, but an occasional drink can have a place in a healthy lifestyle. In fact, many experts note the potential health benefits of consuming a single drink per day, including a reduced risk for high blood pressure If, h... Read more
Today is May 19, 2013. I am doing a challenge of losing 15 lbs by July 1, 2013.
By my calculations that's 42 days, and equals out to 2.5 lbs a week.
Don't worry if you don't lose the full 15, it's trying to eat healthy and be healthy that counts!... Read more
I am really excited to try SparkCoach as a way to help me keep my focus and be consistant in my efforts. I have already lost 130 pounds but have 134 to go. I will literally be 1/3 my size when I complete the weight loss journey. I know from experie... Read more
Hi! I'm not sure where to start - I actually feel like I know a ton about nutrition and eating healthy due to being an on-again/off-again WW member over the past 12 years, trying various plans including South Beach, Atkins, and my own made up calori... Read more
I used my mom's body fat % scale yesterday. I know they're not suppose to be very accurate but it said I had 18% body fat. It's not likely I will get my hands on skin fold calipers or have my body fat professional measured in the near future but I'm... Read more
I am just curious: Am I misreading the graph displaying fat? I have thought that the yellowed display area within the graph should show the acceptable range. If that is the case then mine is not displaying correctly! My range i... Read more
High insulin changes excess blood sugar into fat around the belly,and it hard to lose. It is called viseral fat. Insulin makes & keeps you fat. High blood triglycerides (fats), high sugar, high insulin & high blood pressure, and inflammation all st... Read more
The scale can make you think you are not losing weight. You may even gain weight as you develop muscle mass. Don't give up! As you develop muscle, the fat will start decreasing. A pound of muscle equals the same as a pound of fat, but muscle is small... Read more
Researchers at Harvard University have found that body fat just below the skin (called subcutaneous fat) on the buttocks, hips and thighs may help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Although the study was done on mice, they are finding t... Read more
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