So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... Read more
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
As a college student, I had my fair share of sleepless nights. But as I matured (and learned from the adverse affects I suffered because of those late nights), I began to realize that at the core of a healthy, long life is good sleep. Surprisingly, w... Read more
It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople... 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
So being on crutches has effected me in ways I never expected. The first couple days I was able to laugh it off and had a good sense of humor. But now that they make me sore. I find my mood, eating habits, and motivation have changed. Advice?... Read more
I know veggies and greens are super important for your body. I had a month where I made sure to eat atleast 4-5 portions of veggies, to the point where I pooped green (TMI much? lol) I felt great! It felt like my system was just in tune, my BM were c... Read more
I have been sad to see the Today on SparkPeople side panel removed from the nutrition page and the Other Goals page, making those pages display wider and with a lot of white space. I liked seeing my fitness minutes yearly stats and my Spark points di... Read more
Hooray for dark chocolate! Eating about 30 calories a day of dark chocolate — that's about half an ounce — was shown to help lower blood pressure without weight gain or other adverse effects, according to a study published in the Journal of the Ameri... Read more
If you are one of those that can't resist the flush of the Niacin to lower the cholesterol then do this. From a pharmacist word. Take aspirin (if you are not allegic to it) 30 minutes before the Niacin (any milligram), this will help the flush. Yo... Read more
It seems that the crazier a headline sounds, the more likely people are to click on it. Even though I knew a recent story couldn’t possibly be what it seemed, I had to check it out for myself. “Exercise Could Hurt Heart Health... Read more
Usually being M.I.A. (missing in action) is a bad thing, but this acronym has come to mean something different to me. I hope that by the end of this blog, you’ll adopt a similar mindset for yourself this week and use it to shape your healthy li... Read more
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