Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo... Read more
For years, battling high blood pressure meant throwing out the salt shaker and throwing on the sweatpants. We now know that there’s more to the picture.
Exercise and maintaining a healthy weight have always been powerful tools for managing... Read more
Often described as an intense throbbing or pulsing in one specific area of the head, a migraine headache is a condition that can't--and shouldn't--be ignored. This severe headache can last for a few hours or up to several days. People who suf... Read more
For most of us, eating seasonally is a foreign concept. Many people don't even know that foods have a season, let alone what foods are in season at any given time of year. In the U.S., we enjoy practically unlimited access to any food at any time... Read more
In diabetes meal planning, blood sugar control is the main goal. Typically, people with diabetes are advised to follow carbohydrate-controlled diets in order to minimize blood sugar spikes and manage their disease. Since many foods contain carbohydra... Read more
Just got through with a coaching lesson on post-workout meals and snacks.
One of the suggestions was "fruit juice and cheese." I'm trying to figure that one out.
Doesn't sound like a snack combo I would think of.
Maybe it's just ME? H... Read more
Would clamato juice or V-8 be an acceptable alternative to eating veggies? I cannot stick to regularly adding veggies of any sort to my eating plan. A few with hummus make it into my body and the obligatory spinach salad but that's only with utmost r... Read more
Early last week my colleague and dailySpark.com editor Stepfanie Romine, sent me an idea for a blog about using pickle juice as a electrolyte replacement source for exercisers . She actually stumbled across the idea from one of the comments left on... Read more
What's the secret to cooking like a healthy chef? Think beyond the usual flavor boosters of sugar, salt and fat. While they taste good on the tongue, they're not exactly good for us, are they?Today I'm sharing some unusual yet delicious f... Read more
Well, the doc did some bloodwork and he prescribed prenatal vitamins (no not preg.) and something for the diarrhea that too many tomatoes have caused and a mouth rinse for the blisters in my mouth.
Now, you realize that the tomatoes truly are a... Read more
Okay, so I'm seriously getting concerned about myself. Once a month, approximately a week before TOM, I crave pickles and pickle juice. Bear with me, I know it's gross. However, I just can't help myself. Truly. I have never experienced this type of c... Read more
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