Digestion isn't the kind of thing you have to think about much. You eat, and well, digestion just happens. Usually we're more concerned with what we're eating (Is it delicious? Does it meet our nutritional needs?) than what happens after... Read more
Hypothyroidism, the chronic condition of an under-active thyroid, affects millions of Americans. It's most commonly caused by chronic autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease, and can result in a variety of symptoms, including: weight ga... Read more
When I was a Wellness Director for a YMCA I overheard a member ask my fellow director to help him adjust his workout regimen. He just “wasn’t getting anywhere” despite being very committed and diligent to his workouts. This was a ve... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
When your legs ache, you can usually lie down and relax to alleviate your symptoms. But for people who suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS for short), relaxing only makes them hurt more. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as... Read more
My name is Brandy. I am 36 years old. I am trying to get back in the swing of things with my works outs. The winter cold had an effect on my arthritis, so working out in the winter was not an option. Now that it is summer I am starting my work out ro... Read more
Does anyone out there have fibro or chronic fatigue? What do you do for exercise, and how do you get motivated when you are feeling really run down? I am really struggling the past few days.... Read more
I had pancreatitis 5 times while I had gastroparesis. I developed gastroparesis after a gallbadder surgery, in which the surgeon refused to remove it for 4 days. I ended up with a feeding tube for about 4 years, had gastric pace maker implanted. Ab... Read more
I have been on Spark People for 3 weeks, and though I haven't been seeing pounds lost (I didn't have a working scale till this past Sunday), I am starting to notice that some of my shorts are fitting a little looser.
What was your first NSV afte... Read more
Fatigue is a signal that your blood sugar isn't under control. Feeling dizzy or shaky can be a sign of low blood sugar. Numbness or tingling in your hands and feet is sign your blood sugar is elevated. If cuts or Bruises dont heal or you have blurre... Read more
Magnesium protects us against heart disease, lowering blood pressure, protecting against diabetes preventing the recurrence of kidney stones and improving the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. Magnesium supplements also strengthen muscles and wor... Read more
We will not let disease destroy all that is us! Pain/illness isolates but together we can meet goals of health and wellness despite complex physical/mental challenges, fears, and limitations.... Read more
It's important for people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) to work in conjunction with their health care providers to start a healthy, reasonable exercise program. Physical activity should be gentle and should be increased slowly over time (in... Read more
Aerobic exercise (think running, biking, and jumping rope) is good for your health, helps with weight loss and generally makes you feel good. But believe it or not, you can have too much of a good thing—even exercise. It's impor... Read more
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