SparkPeople emphasizes drinking water for a variety of reasons: it can take the place of other high-calorie or high-sugar beverages, it helps you feel fuller, it is a good small goal to work toward, and more. So do the SparkPeople Experts really prac... Read more
As a pet owner, what you choose to feed your dog or cat is probably one of the most important decisions you can make for his or her long term health—yet it's surprisingly complex. With hundreds of brands and varieties available, where do yo... Read more
Tulips and daffodils are pushing up through the thawing ground, buds are exploding from once-lonely tree branches, and I’ve got mashed carrot and avocado all over my face. No, I’m not spoon-feeding a baby, but I am babying my skin with a... Read more
Surely you've heard the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." While a daily apple is a better strategy than nothing, it'll actually take a much stronger plan to really boost your immune system. Almost every year,... Read more
We all feel down sometimes. Whether your issue is a symptom of chronic depression or just a short-term bad mood, finding ways to lift your spirits is key to feeling better and living healthier. There are a variety of options that can help improve you... Read more
Hello my name is Jill. I am 27 years old and I live in Raleigh, NC. I started my weight loss journey in 2011. Since then I have lost about 100 lbs. Over the past few months I have not been able to lose anything. I am very frustrated by my platea... Read more
I am a special education teacher. I have lost 80 pounds, but somehow when I changed jobs and moved, I have gained 18 pounds. This is it;enough! I got so depressed because I can't wear a lot of my cute clothes. So I have started my journey.... Read more
Hello, my name is Stacy and I am the fat mom at the preschool. I have been fat for a long time, but this is the fattest that I have ever been. I avoided scales ever since my youngest was born (she is 4 now). I knew that I was getting bigger, but I... Read more
39 I purchased One-a-Day Teenage Vitamins for Her and One-A-Day Teenage Vitamins for Him for my two teenagers. I can't testify to whether these vitamins have an adequate balance of nutrients, but I will say that I will NOT purchase these again beca... Read more
By Beth Donovan (~INDYGIRL)
Shhh. I have a secret to tell you. I’m a recovering caffeine addict. I haven’t been your typical caffeine addict either, as in drinking colas, coffees or teas. Those things do have caffeine, but I’ve gone st... Read more
Vitamin D is a hot topic in nutrition, and one that's become a focus in menopausal bone health. There are two forms of the vitamin, D2 and D3 (cholecalciferol), with D3 the form best metabolized by the body. Vitamin D is found in foods such... Read more
I went to a new doctor last September and she wanted to run a few basic blood tests as part of my “new patient” exam. I also asked her to check my vitamin D levels, but she was reluctant and said they were probably fine. I told her that I keep hearin... Read more
Yesterday I read that children with low vitamin D were vulnerable to higher levels of allergies, according to some of the lastest research. I am about to soak up more Vitamin D the natural way, just in case the supplement I have been taking isn't en... Read more
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