An estimated 18 million adults use herbs in some form, and the sale of these products continues to increase.
Herbal supplements, which come from plants that have medicinal properties, claim to cure, treat, or prevent disease.&n... Read more
We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or... Read more
As I sat across the cafe table from my dearest friend, Margie, I was struck by how tired and drawn she looked. This was the first time we had seen in each other in months. Before, we had made a point to meet for lunch or coffee once a week. Now that... Read more
During the 2008 Summer Olympics, we heard countless inspirational stories about the athletes who were there to compete. Every competitor was special and had an inspiring story of the determination, setbacks, and hard work that got them there. But I c... Read more
When you're living with heartburn, you don't just need to watch what you eat; what you drink is important, too. For many people, alcohol can have a negative impact on heartburn symptoms. But does that mean alcohol has to be completely o... Read more
Hi, my name is Karin and I have been overweight for over 20 years. I work as a Peer Specialist and also direct a performing arts group. I live in PA with my wife and cats. I enjoy hiking and camping but have not been able to do that in years. A l... Read more
Hi I am Wanda. The last two years have been crazy. I lost my job after almost 10 years of working in Corpoarte America. I has to short sell my home after 25 years. My one and only son graduates in June (already crying about that) lol. In th... Read more
hi, I'm a 66 year old caregiver taking care of my 81 year old husband who has moderate Alzheimer's . I was in much better shape 4 years ago before he was diagnosed. I've gained the weight back that I had lost and need to make some real lasting change... Read more
Last May I decided I had the right motivation to lose 35 lbs before my daughter's wedding in September. I did it, lost the weight through tracking calories and purposeful exercise. Since November I have been in a downward spiral due to being too bu... Read more
I was home today relaxing. I enjoyed my food plan, worked out cleaned, met my goals for the day. Work has been stressing me out lately and my doc thought a recent weight gain and hi blood pressure was partly because of stress... Read more
I belong to a local MOMS Club. Due to that fact and that my child usually has one small toy in hand when we visit the dr. or dentist, I find it necessary to mark his toys with a permanent black marker---I use Sharpie markers and have one in the car... Read more
1) Daily challenges~it only takes one step at a time to get to where we're going...
2) Spiritual, Emotional, Mental, and Physical challenges~it takes a holistic approach to achieve our goals...... Read more
Two years ago I lost my mother-in-law to liver cancer. From diagnosis to her passing we had less than 8 weeks to prepare for her death. It has been a very trying two years as my husband and I have spent countless hours teaching my father-in-law to ca... Read more
My motto: "Doing whatever it takes."
When the dailySpark asked me to write a guest blog I was completed humbled and honoured. What better way to help inspire people then getting to share my story, where I have been, where I am an... Read more
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