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
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
There are many motivations for sticking with a healthy diet. Eating more of the good stuff (and less of the junky stuff) can help you prevent cancer, extend your lifespan, protect your heart and manage your weight. But one thing we don't always r... Read more
By now you know the importance of getting at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day (if not, click here). Perhaps you are still not convinced? Use the excuse-buster list below when you find yourself reasoning your way out of reaching for the... 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
I have a job in retail and have limited access to the bathroom and breaks. Any suggestions on how I can get my recommended 8 cups of water? I find myself not drinking any water while at work as it is difficult sometimes to get a bathroom break.... Read more
Hey, I'm going through the site to get on board with the setup of things. I seriously need to get motivated and lose this added weight [200 pounds].
I made Sparkpeople my home page so now when I log on it is the first site to log in. Many of my... 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
Hi everyone! My name is Rachel. I used to be a member of sparkpeople years ago. It's been so long I can't even remember my username. Anyway, I'm 33 and have been married for 11 years. I have three kids. My daughter is 7, my oldest son will be 5... Read more
When I do my Nutrition page on what I have eaten and then find out what vitamins I have met it is hard. Sometimes I get 8 or 9 of them and others 6. I have a hard time getting Vitamin B-12, D, and iron. I do take 2 multi vitamins during the day so I... Read more
Vitamin D deficiency is serious business. I've been paying closer attention to this problem since my Mom had a serious problem with it last winter. She was holed up in the basement during our long power outtage. We had a bad winter last year, gray,... Read more
Ellie Krieger is just as considerate and poised on the phone as she is on her hit Food Network show, Healthy Appetite. I called her for an interview a couple of weeks ago, and surprisingly she answered her own phone. My jitters about interviewing her... Read more
To help increase your immunity this cold and flu season, give yourself an extra boost of vitamin C (no supplements required!). This antioxidant is found in a wide range of foods from potatoes to bell peppers. Check out these 5 delicious, vitamin-C ri... 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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