In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90’s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren&... Read more
Omega-3 fatty acids seem to be good for everything, and a new study of their effect on exercise-induced asthma is yet another example of the benefits of this healthy type of fat. A study at Indiana University found that adults with mild-to-moderate p... 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
Store shelves are drowning is books and magazines dedicated to the care and maintenance of your body. Your abs, your thighs – even your heart – get special attention. But what about your mind?
Why does it seem like the brain, y... Read more
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
I feel stuck.
I've been trying to re-lose weight again after reaching my goal two years ago. But since then, I've come to realize that I didn't do it the "healthy way", I was under-eating at times and exercising too much. Since then, I've gained... Read more
After a prolonged illness, I have decided to start anew on my health journey now instead of waiting for my medical issues to be resolved and the New Year. Hoping that by using this site I can get extra support and feel accountable to set a good examp... Read more
I take flaxseed oil and eat nuts as a small snack in the evening for Omega 3's. I was told by my workout partner I have take fish oil or eat fish for best results-problem is I am sensitive to seafood so fish oil and krill is not for me due to stoma... Read more
I watch Biggest Loser every time it comes on and every episode the one thing that I always see happening is people talk about why they want to lose weight, then whomever is the coach for that person will use that topic to motivate them to exercise an... Read more
I consider my diet to be pretty healthy. I'm willing to try a wide variety of foods, but there is one thing that I've never been able to eat: seafood. My parents love fish and seafood, so growing up, I tried all kinds. The only seafood I ever act... Read more
You probably already know that salmon and other fatty fish are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, those fats that boost brain and heart health while helping lower bad cholesterol. Did you know that there are several other super sources of Om... Read more
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