Cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea are some of the common and uncomfortable symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Unfortunately, no one has yet discovered a specific cause for IBS, but there are many factors that are... Read more
SparkPeople held a Spring Contest at the end of May and we wanted to share the winning entries with you! We received several creative and heartfelt responses to the following question:What makes SparkPeople the best weight loss program in the world?R... 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
It looks great in the movies: A depressed person dealing with serious pain or sudden injury pain pairs up with an intuitive physical therapist, motivational physician or insightful therapist. After a few sleepless nights and a little "hard work&... Read more
Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... Read more
I'm having a hard time being motivated to exercise. I used to be. I used to workout 5-6 days a week, running, biking, swimming, P90X, Jillian Michaels. I felt great, besides the chronic headaches I have as a result of brain surgery. A few months ago,... Read more
I'm wondering if anybody out there sees any relationship between what you eat and how tired or energized you feel. Obviously, other factors come into account, such as exercise and sleep, and I'm curious to hear what you have to say about those and t... Read more
I've been researching ways to lessen cramps during PMS (aka "dysmenorrhea") because I've always had extremely painful periods. A macrobiotic friend told me that eliminating milk can help. Has anyone else tried this? Did it work for you?
I did t... Read more
I am new to this site and have just stopped my membership with Weight Watchers UK so i can give Sparks a go. I was just wondering if there are any members out there who suffer from chronic pain. I would love to hear from you and get your... Read more
Magnesium protects us against heart disease, lowering blood pressure, protecting against diabetes preventing the recurrence of kidney stones and improving the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. Magnesium supplements also strengthen muscles and wor... Read more
Try a cup of Miracle Tea for:Troublesome hay fever and runny nose,itching and skin rashes,Baldness,Brittle bones and nails,Chronic Headaches,Cold hands and feet, Colds,flu,related symptoms w/vitamin C,Constipation,Fatigue,Heart Trouble, High Blood Pr... Read more
We will not let disease destroy all that is us! Pain/illness isolates but together we can meet goals of health and wellness despite complex physical/mental challenges, fears, and limitations.... Read more
Today we're giving away five copies of a fascinating new book: Are You Tired and Wired?
We featured this book in our "must-read" roundup earlier this month, and we were thrilled when the author offered to give away five copies of the book to luc... Read more
For those of you who believe there is nothing you can do when you have chronic pain, take it from me: there is hope. I weighed 460 pounds and with all of my chronic medical issues and disability, I managed to baby step my way through my thus far... Read more
The past three days I have been feeling that 'completely worn out and can barely stay awake feeling' which usually hits just after dinner. Tonight I didn't actually fall asleep but Tuesday I did and last night I did shut my eyes for a while. I took... Read more
I read in an article that by increasing healthy protein that this may help chronic fatigue, adding greek yogurt to my diet to to increase protein, since this is suppose to be a healthy choice, hopefully this will help in the near future.... Read more
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