The relationship between exercise and gastro esophageal reflux disorder (GERD) is a tricky one. For some people, moderate exercise can help reduce GERD symptoms and benefit the body in countless other ways too. In a 2004 study in the gastroenterology... Read more
Digestion isn't the kind of thing you have to think about much. You eat, and well, digestion just happens. Usually we're more concerned with what we're eating (Is it delicious? Does it meet our nutritional needs?) than what happens after... Read more
In this era of fast-paced everything, even the act of eating a meal has become something we can do on the run. Breakfast comes in bars, lunch can be eaten while speeding down the highway, and dinner is merely an accompaniment to the evening news, squ... Read more
Hypothyroidism, the chronic condition of an under-active thyroid, affects millions of Americans. It's most commonly caused by chronic autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease, and can result in a variety of symptoms, including: weight ga... Read more
Alcohol and weight loss are enemies, but an occasional drink can have a place in a healthy lifestyle. In fact, many experts note the potential health benefits of consuming a single drink per day, including a reduced risk for high blood pressure If, h... Read more
There's a lot of good research on the benefits of creatine. However, I am experiencing at least one side-effect, and possibly one more. Interested in knowing if our experts have heard anything about either:
1) Creatine upsets my stomach. It can... Read more
I thought this would be a relatively simple task, just give up the sweet n low in my morning coffee and ditch the Crystal Light. I figured, I know how to eat well, just stick to the other health stuff I know and I'll be fine. WRONG!!!! This is exactl... Read more
I was reading this morning in one of our metropolitan newspapers about how there are approximately 10,000 chemicals added to Americans' foods in order "to improve it." Apparently, according to the study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the Food... Read more
I've recently learned that my digestive system is seriously unbalanced. I have been given tips to improve my digestion. My question is: How will these changes to my digestive system affect my prescription medications? Should I expect the dosage to ch... Read more
Most of you already know that we are keen on water here at SparkPeople. So when SparkGuy sent some info about water as a miracle cleaning solution in addition to being a miracle beverage, I had to learn more!I already knew that even plain old tap wat... Read more
After a large meal, such as Thanksgiving dinner, I like to take a short walk to jump-start digestion. If I've overindulged and feel a bit blah in the belly, I add in a few quick stretches to get the digestive juices flowing.Today I'm sharing... Read more
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