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
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
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
I started a paleo diet on Monday I have actually gained two pounds since then I'm extremely frustrated. And I know I'm eating too many calories I been counting them. Any tips please let me know... Read more
I've been doing a diet for the past week and I'm a bit concerned. I have only eaten about 900 calories a day when I log my food in. Exact brand and serving size. I feel fine, but I don't want to starve my body of what it needs. Should I eat more?... Read more
Has anyone ever done a juice cleanse? There's a Groupon for one and I'm thinking about it but not sure if I'm just crazy. I'd like to do it for a kick start to weight loss, sure. But also to detox my body of all the crap. Not sure if I can do it with... Read more
I have only been on my diet for 2 days, but both days I have experienced severe headaches. The first day I figured it was like a caffeine withdrawal, but caffeine did not help. Anyone else experience this?... Read more
Whenever you empty a jar of dill pickles, use the left-over juice to clean the copper bottoms of your pans. Just pour the juice in a large bowl, set the pan in the juice for about 15 minutes. Comes out looking like new.... 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
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