Since I turned 40 this year, the passage of time has weighed heavily on my mind. While I certainly don’t want to be 21 again, I wouldn't mind looking more youthful. But the anti-aging creams and surgical procedures that are often promoted a... Read more
Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating. Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c... Read more
An estimated 18 million adults use herbs in some form, and the sale of these products continues to increase.
Herbal supplements, which come from plants that have medicinal properties, claim to cure, treat, or prevent disease.&n... Read more
Most apples are great for eating fresh. But the best apples for baking, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac, are Fuji, Granny Smith and Rome Beauty, while the best for pies are Winesap, Rhode Island Greening, Newtown Pippin, Jonagold and Cortla... Read more
Flaxseed has been a part of human and animal diets for thousands of years. Even in the days of Hippocrates, flaxseed was eaten for its health benefits. Recently, however, flaxseed has gained popularity among health-conscious Americans. Despite the hy... Read more
Hey Everyone! I signed up for this in January and haven't used these tools. I just get recipes every day. It's nice to have accountability partners? What is your goal? Mine is to do a Project 10 Challenge, lose 10 pounds and send 30 meals to kids... Read more
Hi! I am 57 years young and in fairly good shape. I signed up for this page in January but have not taken advantage of any tools. I am starting a new challenge August 1. I thought this would be a good place to start! :)... Read more
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My name is Rachel and I just joined up. I just finished my PhD ,graduated in December and moved to Chicago. I am a cancer survivor and have intracranial hypertension. I can't afford to not take my health seriously and am det... Read more
Hi. I am a 59 year old who wants to become stronger physically and emotionally before I reach 60. I used to be persistent, was able to run and exercise daily. I do not know what happened to my strength and persistence. I dream to be a runner, but... Read more
Hi everyone! My name is Gail please free to call me Liz. As you can see from my profile picture I shave my head complete bald.
There's a reason why I did what I did, I needed to start a whole brand new me from top to bottom, and on my sparkp... Read more
Fact: Every pound of fat gained causes your body to make 7 new miles of blood vessels.Knowing this, itís easy to see why obesity and heart disease often go together. Most of the new blood vessels are tiny capillaries, but also include small veins and... Read more
Which is better: being fat and fit, or thin and unfit? The first reaction might assume that carrying excess body fat is more harmful to your health, even if you exercise regularly. But is that true? Opinions will differ depend... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.The 'Healthy Obese' and Their Healthy Fat Cells NYTThin isn't a synonym for healthy, and now researchers are looking into people they call "metabolically he... Read more
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