It’s Sunday night and, like millions of workers and students across the land, you’re once again rummaging through a cluttered refrigerator looking for something appetizing to pack for tomorrow’s lunch. Or worse, it’s Mond... 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.
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It’s a vicious cycle people with chronic pain know well: Pain causes you stress and stress exacerbates your pain. While everyday evidence points to a connection between stress and pain (and vice versa), research is also highlighting this connec... Read more
Summer is the season for cooking fresh and fabulous feasts. The summer months bring ripe and juicy produce that nearly falls off the vines, farmers markets in their fullest glory, and perfect weather for celebrating the bountiful harvest in your very... Read more
The results of recent research on honey have the nutrition world a-buzzing. Honey has joined the ranks of foods like chocolate, coffee, and eggs—foods once considered sinful that have recently been proven healthy (in moderation, of course). The... Read more
Hi. My name is Debbie and I'm new to sparkpeople but I have been dealing with Type 2 for about two years now. I'm only on Januvia and Actos and I haven't always taken them like I'm supposed to and I haven't always been testing and eating like I sho... Read more
On the tracking page, I have to click ok after each entry rather than filling in all the information and saving it all at once. Any suggestions? I have been away from the program for a while and it certainly did not do that previously. Thanks!... Read more
since I have diabetes I have found that there will b days when your bs spike for no reason. And other days your bs will spike if u r upset. Try to keep calm and your bs will stay calm with u.... Read more
Back in high school, I had a pretty standard lunch. Without fail, I'd eat a cereal bar, a piece of fruit (a banana, an apple or some grapes), and some whole-wheat pretzels. While it wasn't exactly balanced--or filling, it did keep me from succumbing... Read more
The familiar orange box and 'breakfast of champions' slogan has been an American icon for generations. For many athletes, being featured on the box is a goal and dream come true when it happens. In 1921, Wheaties was discovered by accident and becaus... Read more
In entering the nutritional information for a KIND bar today, I noticed how they had B vitamins listed as B1, B2, B3 etc. And of course, the SparkPeople nutritional listing is a capricious listing of B vitamins by their number (B6, B12) as well as B... Read more
Last Tuesday, my blog entry was entitled Goals Met Today: Calories, Carbs, Fat, Protein! Yesterday's food intake let me add two additional goals met: fiber and riboflavin. The fiber goal is important to me because my wife and I have been working hard... Read more
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