Some women mourn it as the end of youth and fertility. Others welcome it as a time of freedom and new opportunities. Either way, menopause is a universal rite of passage for women, marking significant physical and emotional changes which can require... 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
Going to the drug store lately can feel a little like a Saturday morning trip to the candy shop, with dozens and dozens of colorful vitamin and mineral supplements to choose from! Can’t you just sample a little bit of everything?
If you&rs... 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
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
What are your thoughts on weight loss supplements? Like hydroxycut or even more natural types like the green tea/coffee pills and stuff like that? Are they worth it? Do they help? are the worthless? Just wondering if there was something I can do to g... Read more
I have been tracking my fiber for over a year and consistantly fall short of the 25 grams recommended. I usually fall into the 15 to 20 range. I know natural fiber is best but it's just not happening. Is it time to take a fiber supplement? Do you... Read more
Is there a way to include the supplements like potassium,magnesium, calcium, etc so it will show up on my nutrition tracker? I don't get enough of some of the nutrients and take supplements and would like for them to show up so I can see if I need ad... Read more
Is anyone else taking supplements (vitamins, protein shakes, etc) and do you feel like they are helping your performance? What kind of a workout routine are you doing along with taking these supplements?... Read more
I have questions about supplementing my diet. I am trying to lose weight and get healthy. I track my calories and just started a C25K program. Do I need vitamins,or not really? What good does adding protein to your diet do? Is whey powder a good... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
This second blog in a three-part series on treatments for menopausal hot flashes focuses on alternative options.... Read more
By Dr. Christopher R. Mohr, R.D., PhD
There are more than 29,000 dietary supplements on the market today.
Itís a multibillion dollar market.
But how do you know whatís in your supplements? How do you know if they're effective? And,... Read more
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