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
Whether you drink it as a hot beverage to ward off Old Man Winter or iced to cool off on a hot summer day, tea is an invigorating drink that people around the world consume in copious amounts. In America alone, each person drinks approximately 155 cu... Read more
Move over white, green, oolong and black—there’s a new tea in town. From chic cafes to backstage at Fashion Week, matcha is quickly becoming a hot trend. What is it, and why is it suddenly such a popular alternative to coffee and conventi... Read more
Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... Read more
Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an... 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
I have found that drinking Green Tea is helping - I have 3 - 6 cups a day along with at least 8 - 10 pints of water. Green Tea is proven to aid with weight loss as well as having other health benefits - also the caffeine found in Green tea is dramati... Read more
More than likely, you have heard the health claims about green tea. Perhaps you have seen products containing green tea extracts on store shelves and read the claims of antioxidant benefit. You may also have read reports that green tea makers are in... Read more
Enjoying a healthy lifestyle doesn't mean reducing pleasures. In fact, one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself is simply adding a tasty drink to your daily routine. Black tea's numerous health benefits are scientifically sound,... Read more
Something I just learned from a nutritionist that I wanted to share:
The stinging nettle plant, sold as nettles in apothecaries and anywhere loose tea is sold, is an excellent source of green nourishment. It is a great antihistamine, with a very... Read more
I had blood work done in March & have gotten results. I'm still in Stage 3 Kidney disease.
My GFR Value is 49. In August 2012 it was 39.
I believe this an improvement because I've been watching my sodium & cutting out processed foods. I having ea... Read more
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