When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
Is a good night’s sleep eluding you?
Tossing and turning the whole night through,
Drowsiness, fatigue, a lack of sleep,
There is more help than just counting sheep.
There are many factors that can cause sleep problems, and even more... Read more
For most of us, eating seasonally is a foreign concept. Many people don't even know that foods have a season, let alone what foods are in season at any given time of year. In the U.S., we enjoy practically unlimited access to any food at any time... Read more
The poor potato. It really has gotten a bad rap.
A plentiful crop that's easy and inexpensive to produce, the potato has been a dietary staple across the globe for centuries. (Ireland, a country whose diet once relied almost entirely o... Read more
Garlic is a great way to add bold taste to your cooking without extra calories or sodium. But did you know that garlic offers more than big flavor? It's such a common ingredient in so many dishes that it's easy to overlook its health benefits... Read more
This site allows you to edit your nutritional goals which is great, but because I choose to follow a low carb diet, I am being told in my reports that my carbs are too low and its dangerous to my health. Can these warnings be turned off or changed?... Read more
I am having an issue with the sodium counts on a food in the nutritional tracker.
Specifically Lucerne large curd cottage cheese.
When I look at the nutritional content it states 400-460 mg. per serving. there are 6 entries I've checked them all... Read more
I was given specific nutritional guidelines (calories/carbs/protein/fat) to follow from my personal trainer at the gym. I put them in and saved them in this website, but sparkpeople keeps changing them. Why???... Read more
The weather is finally starting to cool here in Northern Kentucky, and not a moment too soon. The last of the tomatoes are coming off the vines, but we have root vegetables and apples aplenty. My taste buds are ready for them.
To celebrate the cha... Read more
Celery is often wrongly touted as an example of a negative calorie food. People like to believe low calorie foods like celery take more calories to digest them than they contain so they have no influence on weight. Unfortunately, there is no such thi... Read more
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