A cool wind whipped around me as I crested the final hill along my running route. "Ah, relief!" I thought, pulling my dripping T-shirt away from my skin. This will cool me off. But instead of making me feel refreshed, the wind chilled me to... Read more
You consume sodium every single day, and that's a good thing! Our bodies need sodium to help maintain water and mineral balances and blood volume. But too much of a good thing (sodium in this case) can have negative effects on your health, such a... Read more
Store shelves are drowning is books and magazines dedicated to the care and maintenance of your body. Your abs, your thighs – even your heart – get special attention. But what about your mind?
Why does it seem like the brain, y... Read more
Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
Yet... Read more
You probably don't think about your teeth that much unless you drink something icy cold or that little postcard reminding you to schedule your next dental appointment shows up in the mail. However, you should really give your pearly whites more a... Read more
Born - 1956
Very slim (early teens) / growth spurts
1975 (late teens) - 135lbs
1993 - 150lbs, easy weight control with diet
1995 - 140 lbs
Itchy skin, increasing severity x 2 years, (I refused prednisone Rx)
D... Read more
Newly diagnosed with celiac disease. After years of suffering and not getting answers, was surprised to find out I am allergic to gluten. My problems are clearing up, but sometimes I slip. I have to constantly remind myself the pain is not worth it.... Read more
I just completed an uptake and scan series and was diagnosed yesterday with Graves disease. Everything started for me in February this year when I went to my GP w/ complaints of severe fatigue, lack of energy and some weight gain even though I was ea... Read more
My dad has Stage 4 kidney disease. I couldn't find a support group listed for that specific issue, but I'm certain there are many resources in SparkPeople that can help me figure out what he should be eating. Can someone help direct me to them? Th... Read more
Tight control of BP (blood pressure) in diabetics lowers the risk of strokes, heart attacks and heart failure and slows the progression of diabetic kidney disease...Read more at the link below... Read more
The science magazine Natures said Virgin Oil Oil may have the same effects of Ibuprofen. It may also inhibit the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol. A tsp per day may help in treating arthritis, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol,& in pain ma... Read more
We have Celiac Disease, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, or are Gluten Intolerant/Sensitive. We want to share experiences, insights, info; give support to stay healthy & prevent weight gain w/new gf foods.... Read more
Now that school is out for most kids across the country, families are making the trek to the great outdoors to soak up some fun and sun. Camping and hiking top may family's lists for their summer vacations. However, with these activities comes the ri... Read more
Finding one of these little buggers on your skin doesn’t mean you’re destined for Lyme disease. If the tick is tiny (the size of a poppy seed), it has probably been on your body for fewer than 48 hours and most likely hasn’t had tim... Read more
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