When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
Store shelves are drowning is books and magazines dedicated to the care and maintenance of your body. Your abs, your thighs – even your heart – get special attention. But what about your mind?
Why does it seem like the brain, y... Read more
Switching from processed to whole grains is one of the simplest changes you can make to help your health. Whole grains have more protein and fiber than their stripped-down counterparts, which means they'll help you stay fuller longer. That's... Read more
Going to the drug store lately can feel a little like a Saturday morning trip to the candy shop, with dozens and dozens of colorful vitamin and mineral supplements to choose from! Can’t you just sample a little bit of everything?
If you&rs... 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
What are your thoughts on weight loss supplements? Like hydroxycut or even more natural types like the green tea/coffee pills and stuff like that? Are they worth it? Do they help? are the worthless? Just wondering if there was something I can do to g... Read more
I have been tracking my fiber for over a year and consistantly fall short of the 25 grams recommended. I usually fall into the 15 to 20 range. I know natural fiber is best but it's just not happening. Is it time to take a fiber supplement? Do you... Read more
Is there a way to include the supplements like potassium,magnesium, calcium, etc so it will show up on my nutrition tracker? I don't get enough of some of the nutrients and take supplements and would like for them to show up so I can see if I need ad... Read more
Is anyone else taking supplements (vitamins, protein shakes, etc) and do you feel like they are helping your performance? What kind of a workout routine are you doing along with taking these supplements?... Read more
I have questions about supplementing my diet. I am trying to lose weight and get healthy. I track my calories and just started a C25K program. Do I need vitamins,or not really? What good does adding protein to your diet do? Is whey powder a good... Read more
About half a teaspoon of ground TURMERIC added to a cup of hot MILK, simmered for about 3 minutes with a teaspoon of HONEY, is an ancient treatment for colds and sore throats. Sip slowly while its still hot.... Read more
Inflammation is associated with type 2 diabetes. Curry could help control your type 2 diabetes. Curry typically contains a heaping helping of Turmeric, & Turmeric contains a chemical called curcumin, which is a natural anti-inflammatory that can wor... Read more
It's mustard, of course, and it happens to be one of the lightest condiments out there. It truly is a healthy eater's great friend. A tablespoon of the yellow stuff has just 10 calories and no fat. A tablespoon of mayo has 90 calories and 10 g fat.... Read more
By Dr. Christopher R. Mohr, R.D., PhD
There are more than 29,000 dietary supplements on the market today.
It’s a multibillion dollar market.
But how do you know what’s in your supplements? How do you know if they're effective? And,... Read more
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