When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
New to gardening? Worried that planting your first edibles will turn out to be a fruitless labor? Fear not, novice gardener! While not totally foolproof, certain plants are ideal for gardening neophytes who want to increase their chances of gardening... Read more
Most people would agree that trees are pretty terrific. They shade us from the sun, create a sense of privacy and, in some cases, bloom into beautiful spring blossoms. For kids (or the young at heart), a good tree can provide endless entertainment in... Read more
Companion planting, briefly, is the act of planting different crops in your garden in close physical proximity, based on the theory that they will help each other. The main use of this method is for deterring pests and disease without resorting to sy... Read more
Heart health is on a lot of people's minds these days, especially as more and more people are developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type II diabetes. You may think that you're on your way to figuring it all out, too. Eating a h... Read more
Good morning. We planted our veggies today so I got a good workout in the garden. I can't wait to have fresh homegrown vegetables. It is well worth all the work. It keeps me busy both physically and mentally.... Read more
I'm starting each day with a plant-based protein shake after workouts. It helps fight hunger, gives me energy and has worked for me in the past. Pros and Cons? Result difference between whey or plant based protein??... Read more
I ate nettles for the first time in my life, today. Every since joining SparkPeople and readjusting my psychic ear to listening to my inner voice, I've had no choice but to eat healthfully.I don't want, BH, junk. I crave seasonal food and more often,... Read more
For the past several years, GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) have been dominating the health news headlines. But what are GMOs, really? What do they do? What kinds of foods contain them? And—most importantly—are they really safe to c... Read more
Spring is here! These sunnier days and warmer temperatures are lifting my spirits and making my runs so much more enjoyable. But the thing that I get most excited about this time of year is my fruit and vegetable garden!I started gardening for severa... Read more
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