Did you know that your digestive tract contains more than 400 types of “friendly” bacteria? These little guys, commonly referred to as probiotics (which means "pro-life"), help reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote 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
Your digestive tract is full of living organisms that help keep you healthy--around 400 different types of beneficial bacteria and yeast strains that co-habitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and suppleme... Read more
As a working mom with three kids at home, mornings are always hectic. Getting everyone up, fed, dressed and out the door takes precision timing and a level of organization that most businesses couldn’t match. And while I insist my children have... Read more
I'm sure you have heard people say, "Losing weight is easy. Keeping it off is the hard part."
Well, I disagree with this statement. I think losing weight is hard, but keeping it off is even harder!
Permanent weight... Read more
Hello! Question! I am curious how many Sparkers out there track your mood & how it has changed (if at all) since you've been using Sparkpeople seriously? My mood has gone from around a 4/5 to a 7/8 on a daily basis & I have a feeling it will grow!... Read more
Am I just a sap or do other people feel this too? When my goal board is going through its slide show I start to tear up. I think I have just been waiting so long to do this for myself that the goals seem really powerful!... Read more
Kefir is a great source of minerals like calcium & magnesium, & phosphorus, which helps the body utilize carbs, fats and proteins for cell growth, maintenance & energy. You can try Kefir over fruit or cereal, in your morning smoothie, or straight fro... Read more
Kefir id a drinking-style yogurt that tastes a little more tart than yogurt & contains easily digestible complete proteins.Kefir can also help eliminate unhealthy food cravings by making the body more nourished and balanced. Kefir is in the refrigera... Read more
A "cultured milk product" may sound foreign, but if you've ever eaten yogurt, you're closer to kefir than you thought. Find out what makes it just a little more special.What Is Kefir?Kefir has the mild tang of yogurt, only wit... Read more
You've peeked inside our fridges, and we've spilled our secrets about exercising in public. Now we're going to let you take a peek at our meal plans. On a recent blog, someone wanted to know what a typical day is like for a SparkPeople expert in term... Read more
The gift from my friend keeps giving! Here is the kefir in a jar that sits on our stove top...
After twenty-four hours, it is ready for draining...
I clean the jar...and in go the kurds along with milk for tomorrow...the liquid kefir left f... Read more
90 Zippity do da zippity day, my oh my what a wonderful day. 67 Plenty of 110 degree sunshine headed my way. 378 A am grateful for the weather, for what it brings. Hot sunshine brings sweet summer time peaches, nectarines, zuc... Read more
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