Heart health is on a lot of people's minds these days, especially as more and more people are developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type II diabetes. You may think that you're on your way to figuring it all out, too. Eating a h... 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
All kinds of foods provide nutrients that your body needs. But some foods, known as "functional foods," do more for you body than just provide nutrients. They may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain chronic diseases.... 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
For many people, depression and weight problems go hand in hand. Depression itself is highly associated with changes in weight. In fact, significant weight loss or gain is one of the symptoms used to diagnose depression. And research has shown that u... Read more
I'd say give it time on the weight side of things...clearly you're making progress with losing inches and clothes fitting better. Maybe give it a week or two before you weigh again? Weight can also fluctuate a lot in a short amount of time.... Read more
I've been keeping to the low-side of my recommended calorie range. If I exercise, I stick to the low range of my 'new' range. It has worked for me to lose 20 lbs since Jan. But for the last 10 lbs, I hope this will still work.... Read more
I have had this debate with alot of people. I used to have alot of trouble with stress and I had trouble loosing weight. Once I learned to deal with the stress I had alot more success. But I wanted some other opinions. How much do you think stres... Read more
I just got a little subtle side-eye coming out of the gas station, in my purple running capris, from a cute man on a motorcycle. It's been a loooong while since THAT'S happened and I'm not ashamed to say I enjoyed it a little. Happy Hump Day!... Read more
A supplement made from plant sterols (all natural and found in plants, just more concentrated) that helps to balance and strengthen your immune system. I have been using Moducare for 2 yrs and have not had more than a couple of allergy attacks since... Read more
For those of us who are different. Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of THE DARK SIDE. If you like swinging from the stars, howling at the moon and crawling under rocks at dawn...Join us!
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SparkPeople.com member Eboston421 recently asked about margarine versus butter and which is better nutritionally. The discussions of margarine versus butter began in the 1990s, when research related to trans fatty acids in margarines was coming out.... Read more
Backache? Upset stomach? Before you hit the pharmacy or your medicine cabinet, discover which pain relievers are worth reaching for in this guide.Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs, Such as Ibuprofen, Naproxen Sodium and AspirinHow they work: ... Read more
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