Eating well is important at any age. But health issues and physical limitations sometimes make it difficult for seniors, the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, to get the nutrients they need for a balanced diet. Poor nutrition and malnut... Read more
Let’s face it: No one has time for a cold. In addition to making us feel miserable, colds destroy our schedules. Work, family, errands—they all have to wait while we get better. Or even worse, we have to carry on despite our achy muscles,... Read more
As I sat across the cafe table from my dearest friend, Margie, I was struck by how tired and drawn she looked. This was the first time we had seen in each other in months. Before, we had made a point to meet for lunch or coffee once a week. Now that... Read more
Have you noticed that every magazine you pick up lately has advertisements for the many ways we can look younger than our chronological years? There are ads for injections and creams to remove our wrinkles, surgery to zap away our fat, and hair... Read more
When is a vitamin not really a vitamin? When it's vitamin D! The "sunshine" vitamin, aptly named because sunlight is a source of it, is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is currently receiving a lot of attention and research regarding its r... Read more
26 I'm an old school Sparker (joined 2006) so I'm used to the old nutrition tracker, manually adjusting my weekly calories burned to make sure I eat enough. But that didn't account for long run days, where I burn 1000-2000 calories and even eating a... Read more
I am trying to make a new change to my diet every two weeks. Since it takes two weeks to form a habit. I've got the exercise part down just need to work on the eating. First change is tomorrow: slow down my eating pace. Any other ideas?... Read more
I am started doing the Diet Free Life program. This is a program that lets me eat the foods I like and a healthy way of eating. It is easy to follow. Has anyone done this plan before or is on it and how is it working for you? I wish there was a m... Read more
Auto immune paleo diet......has anyone tried this diet? I have an auto immune disease and many complications. I have been on it for 4 days and so far, so good. Went shopping with the strict food list and bought nothing else. I feel satisfied.... Read more
Insulin metabolism and body fat ~ When you are insulin resistant your body converts every calorie it can into fat, even when you’re dieting. And it won't let you burn fat when you exercise. High carb diets lead to cravings, causing a sugar craving or... Read more
Did you know that besides calories, carbs, fats and protein your Nutrition tracker can track almost ANY vitamin and mineral you consume? And when you are done tracking for the day your Nutrition Feedback Report will contain the info about these vitam... Read more
With so much talk about hot sauce, we had to taste test all the popular varieties for ourselves. We got our mouths fired up for this spicy taste test. Find out who topped our list.It’s All About SodiumHot sauce is the new ketchup. Dab a little... Read more
Thirteen independent experts have finally concluded their work and presented their Report on Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. The 2010 Advisory Committee worked for two years to update the guidelines and the group consists of individuals natio... Read more
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