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
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
Do you feel like you are surrounded by sweets? Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda and other sugary treats are everywhere, along with the extra calories and simple carbohydrates they contain. For people with diabetes and those trying to cut calories and... Read more
Caffeine: Most of us can't get through the day without it. Whether brewing a fresh pot of coffee in the morning, enjoying lunch with a refreshing can of cola, or recharging in the afternoon with an energy drink, we have many routines and food rit... Read more
Ever notice how some people can have big bellies but lean legs, or how women tend to store most of their fat in their thighs, hips, and butt? These are examples of fat distribution, which refers to where your body typically stores the fat, no matter... Read more
I'm 30 years old. Due to health issues I can only do low impact exercise. I have 20 pounds to lose to reach my goal. I am not very motivated. Looking for friends who are in similar situation.... Read more
I am not new to Spark People but it has been several years. I lost my husband last month after spending a little over a year in the hospital. He went in with bladder cancer which was taken care of but he ended up with other stuff happening. He fin... Read more
I'm doing good on health wise since January, have lower blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol, but the weight is still not coming off, Doctor is happy but I want to lose the weight too, on 1000 diet, no sodas, no white products.... Read more
The New York Times just published an article demonstrating that gargling with salt water can significantly reduce your risk of catching a cold or the flu. Who knew?? So simple... very low risk and costs less than pennies. http://www.nytimes.com/2010... Read more
Peanut butter is a good treat for diabetics. The Harvard School of Public Health researchers found that consuming one tablespoon of peanut butter or 28g of peanuts or other nuts five or more times a week is associated with a 20-30 per cent reduced ri... Read more
Both my husband and I have been milk drinkers our entire lives. Some of our fondest memories growing up include milk. For my husband it was spending summers working on his grandfather's dairy farm. For me it was greeting our milkman Mr. McVay each we... Read more
Editor's Note: February is Heart Health month, aimed at bringing awareness to the #1 killer in America. Today we're sharing an interview with Dr. Patrice Desvigne-Nickens on behalf of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI... Read more
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