Imagine experiencing severe abdominal pain, along with alternating bouts of both constipation and diarrhea. Even worse, your doctor can find no physical explanation or effective treatment for you, despite these very real symptoms. Unfortunately, this... Read more
Hypothyroidism, the chronic condition of an under-active thyroid, affects millions of Americans. It's most commonly caused by chronic autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease, and can result in a variety of symptoms, including: weight ga... Read more
Even the most dedicated exercisers suffer from fitness setbacks from time to time. Whether it's losing our workout mojo or over-scheduling ourselves, we're human (think: imperfect). But what if you could prevent those setbacks from ever ... Read more
This article has been a long time coming. In fact, it’s probably several years overdue. Why? Because… I’m a closet procrastinator.
I’ve been too aware for too long that I’ve suffered this affliction. In college, 73... Read more
Achooo! Is it a cold? Is it the flu? You may not know what you have, but you know you feel terrible. When SparkPeople members feel under the weather, they usually have the same questions: "What should I eat? Should I still count my calories? If... Read more
After I was diagnosed with IBS, my dr. recommended I take Metamucil twice a day. While I don't do this everyday, I do it quite often. I just realized today (since I've taken to reading the ingredients of all my food now!) that its 45 calories a se... Read more
Yesterday I went for the cardiac stress test. It was the final test in determining my workout level. The doctor has given me the okay to do whatever I would like. I need to start slow, since my body isn't used to the extra work, but I can workout as... Read more
When it gets hard to get in all the water you should drink I go for either sparkling water with lemon or lime (other fruits would work as well) or Clear American (available at Wal-Mart), which is also a easy way to sneak in some vitamins as some of t... Read more
Studies over the last two decades have revealed ways to chemically alter naturally digestible starches. The chemical modifications introduce bonds that make them non-digestible by human enzymes in the digestive tract. Benefits of the newly manufactur... Read more
The latest, most thought-provoking healthy headlines…How to Fix 17 Basic Cooking MistakesI'm an experienced cook who writes about food for a living, and even I learned a few things from this Real Simple slideshow.People are focusing more o... Read more
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