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
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
You've heard the rumblings about bacteria. Once seen as just dirty germs, these microbes are now more accurately divided into two categories: disease-causing agents, or "bad" bacteria, and health-promoting "good" bacteria.
... Read more
While food historians cannot pinpoint exactly where or when humans discovered yogurt, one thing is certain: People all over the world have eaten yogurt for centuries. Yogurt is made when cow's milk (or dairy-free soy milk) is combined with the li... Read more
While scientists don’t completely understand why allergies develop, they do believe that a combination of things create the immune system confusion, from genetic predisposition to environmental factors.
There are two main categories of ris... Read more
I really don't know where to begin but basically my Mom wants a totally different daughter. I feel like I am a mistake! I feel unwanted! My Mom wants a demure, totally obedient doormat for a daughter, which I am not.
Well, I do have my faults. L... Read more
I am a 37 year old mother of 4--one daughter, 2 sons and a little girl who went to heaven in February. We miss her dearly, but have peace and we are so blessed to be her parents. We love Willow. Due to the pregnancy and tremendous stress (which began... Read more
If you are like me, this isn't the first time on the merry go-round.....
So I wanted to list why this time is different for me.
1. Because I am eating real foods. I gave up the frozen food aisle, the cookie aisle, the chips in exchange for... Read more
Diabetes is an autoimmune disease, meaning the body's defenses become turncoat and attack the bodily organs instead of invading viruses & bacteria. Many people speculate that foods, such as probiotics, can aid diabetes. Probiotics are so called "good... Read more
I have used probiotics and digestive enzymes for 20 years. I have found that, in addition to Lecithin and Chromium Picolinate, probiotics assist in keeping the blood sugar normalized. They are also VERY important for the immune system. There are at... Read more
(1) Daily challenges~it only takes one step at a time to get to where we're going...
(2) Spiritual, Emotional, Mental, and Physical challenges~it takes a holistic approach to achieve our goals...... Read more
The latest nutrition buzzword: probiotics, the live bacteria that maintain the balance of microorganisms (or "bugs") in your gut. And that’s proving to be vital for your health. Probiotics support digestion and strong immune function... Read more
UPDATE: And the winners are... NABIT36 ($20), EXAVIANNA ($20), ENUFF81020 ($50), and SORDINA ($100)
Editor's Note: Starting today, the dailySpark will host weekly "Welcome to the Weekend" giveaways! Each Friday night visit dailySpark.com to enter... Read more
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.