Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo... Read more
For years, battling high blood pressure meant throwing out the salt shaker and throwing on the sweatpants. We now know that there’s more to the picture.
Exercise and maintaining a healthy weight have always been powerful tools for managing... Read more
Often described as an intense throbbing or pulsing in one specific area of the head, a migraine headache is a condition that can't--and shouldn't--be ignored. This severe headache can last for a few hours or up to several days. People who suf... Read more
For most of us, eating seasonally is a foreign concept. Many people don't even know that foods have a season, let alone what foods are in season at any given time of year. In the U.S., we enjoy practically unlimited access to any food at any time... Read more
In diabetes meal planning, blood sugar control is the main goal. Typically, people with diabetes are advised to follow carbohydrate-controlled diets in order to minimize blood sugar spikes and manage their disease. Since many foods contain carbohydra... Read more
Finally. After something like 20 attempts, I started my 21st and final attempt in April.
Some 60 pounds later (30kg), here we are in December. I'm officially not in the overweight or obese range anymore. I am still coming to terms with this.
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I have some kitchen gadgets that I find really useful in helping keep my diet in check.
Whirley Pop - I use this with coconut oil for making popcorn. I feel it is much safer and more healthy than the microwave stuff....tastes better too and th... Read more
My biggest challenge in maintaining and losing weight is that I find it very difficult to wait until supper time to eat. I will start off the day with a healthy breakfast (usually around 7:00), pack a healthy lunch to eat at work (which I usually eat... Read more
Whenever you empty a jar of dill pickles, use the left-over juice to clean the copper bottoms of your pans. Just pour the juice in a large bowl, set the pan in the juice for about 15 minutes. Comes out looking like new.... Read more
Early last week my colleague and dailySpark.com editor Stepfanie Romine, sent me an idea for a blog about using pickle juice as a electrolyte replacement source for exercisers . She actually stumbled across the idea from one of the comments left on... Read more
What's the secret to cooking like a healthy chef? Think beyond the usual flavor boosters of sugar, salt and fat. While they taste good on the tongue, they're not exactly good for us, are they?Today I'm sharing some unusual yet delicious f... Read more
Well, the doc did some bloodwork and he prescribed prenatal vitamins (no not preg.) and something for the diarrhea that too many tomatoes have caused and a mouth rinse for the blisters in my mouth.
Now, you realize that the tomatoes truly are a... Read more
Okay, so I'm seriously getting concerned about myself. Once a month, approximately a week before TOM, I crave pickles and pickle juice. Bear with me, I know it's gross. However, I just can't help myself. Truly. I have never experienced this type of c... Read more
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