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
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
We've all seen the flashy cans of energy drinks crowding the shelves at gas stations and grocery stores. From students to sports stars, it seems like everyone has used an energy supplement to up their game at some point. But what exactly puts the... 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
Eat chicken soup. Bump up your vitamin C intake. Don’t step outside with wet hair. Each year as cold and flu season approaches, you probably hear these common tricks for avoiding illness. However, not all of the prevailing wisdom about viral in... Read more
In evolution class we learned about how eating way too much vitamin A can kill you, as if you ate a predator's liver, for example, and you would grow extra bone deposits. Ack!
I am finding that due to my high vegetable intake (I assume?... Read more
I was told by a health food store to take 1 - 2 pills a day and I tried taking one and it landed me in the bathroom big time .... so from then on I only take a half of one and that still has me going to the bathroom.
I can't see how you can take t... Read more
It seems like I never can get the right mix of vitamins and other nutrients. I am always too low on potassium and almost always high on salt. Of course there are almost an infinite number of others, but those two seem to plague me the most after ca... Read more
I utilize all the nutrients and vitamins in my tracking. I am back to sparking full force after a long stretch of being gone, but prior to that have loved to track everything, I analyze and forecast etc from the full daily nutrition report and love... Read more
Alli is a supplement that helps eliminate a portion of fat you eat. Be ware, oily gas is 1 side effect uncontrolled urgency to go is too. This reminds me to eat less fatty foods so I don't have to worry about side effects. Love knowing fat is flushed... 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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I love the term “edible food-like substances,” which comes from Michael Pollan’s latest book, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. He uses the term to refer to everything from frozen, microwavable meals to protein bars, frozen veggie burgers, an... Read more
Karon Warren has been popping a daily multivitamin for years. "I'm so busy that I don't eat like I should," says the 41-year-old working mom of two from Ellijay, Georgia. Although she's moving in a million directions, shuttling... Read more
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