When is a vitamin not really a vitamin? When it's vitamin D! The "sunshine" vitamin, aptly named because sunlight is a source of it, is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is currently receiving a lot of attention and research regarding its r... Read more
April showers might bring May flowers, but they also bring spring fruits and vegetables and the start of farmer’s market season throughout much of the country and that is equally—if not more—exciting. As we switch from warm soups an... Read more
There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body... Read more
It can be easy to lose track of all the vitamins out there. It's even easier to forget how exactly they help our bodies. Let’s see, vitamin A heals wounds and vitamin C improves eyesight, wait, what was it again? There are so many, it... Read more
Vitamin E works as an antioxidant, preventing a chemical reaction called oxidation, which can sometimes result in harmful effects on the body. Knowing that vitamin E is an important nutrient, many people take large, mega-doses of it because they beli... Read more
Change how you think... if what you're doing is not working, that means it is about time to make more changes. Just earn some more knowledge, believe me this is not rocket science. Read some articles on Spark people and recognize what you're doing.... Read more
I am doing HIIT workouts almost daily now. 20 minutes if I am lazy, 40 to 60+ minutes if I want to push myself. I also sometimes just do body weight exercises or mat Pilates. I alternate between cardio and strength.
Among the exercises that I do... Read more
Im doing a eat clean challenge until 10/31. That means so junk food period. Then on Halloween I can have what I want. Today is day 5 and Ive done really well, but theres one problem I need chocolate. So happy to have my shakeology. It hit the spot.... Read more
anyone doing the insanity program? i got it years ago and finally giving myself to it for 60 days. i also teach hiit at church and walk a lot to the park, 2 miles away, for pe for my homeschooled 4 kids. needs some motivating workout buddies :)... Read more
Cherry tomatoes make great guilt free snack! When I open the fridge door looking for something to munch on, they are the first thing I see. They have a nice bright flavor that prevents me from grazing deeper in to the depths of the fridge. Plus, it... Read more
Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin & helps our bodies over come depression issues & helps build strong bones. All you need is 15 minutes a day to get what you need (unless told otherwise by your doc). People take multi-vitamins think they might not be... Read more
Vitamins and supplements are big business about a $20 billion business to be more exact. Many medical providers agree that taking a multivitamin can be beneficial but for many people that eat a well balanced diet, it isn't typically necessary.
A... 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
The weather has been so nice lately I've managed to be out in the sun every day so far this month! I feel on top of the world!
Further more I can feel/see my muscle coming back, when I put my hands on my 'hips' I can feel my oblique's nice and fir... 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
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