Achooo! Is it a cold? Is it the flu? You may not know what you have, but you know you feel terrible. When SparkPeople members feel under the weather, they usually have the same questions: "What should I eat? Should I still count my calories? If... Read more
We all know that our pets are curious creatures and can often find their way into things that aren’t intended for them. Houseplants can provide a tempting snack option to some dogs and cats, particularly those that like to chew on things or gra... Read more
Every pet owner knows there's nothing more heartwarming than nuzzling nose to nose with your cat or having your face covered in puppy kisses. That is, unless your beloved pet has bad breath! We take care to be conscious of our own breath when we... Read more
Did you know that the leading cause of health issues affecting your pet is hiding in his or her mouth? A recent study cited dental disease to be the most common health problem affecting our dog and cat population today. At least 78% of dogs and 68% o... Read more
You’ve tried mints, gum and mouthwash but nothing works. Bad breath is affecting your social life, causing you to shy away from your loved ones and preventing you from speaking up at work. You’ve already spent a small fortune to cover it... Read more
I'm so sick :( Pretty much my whole family is. I've been doing good staying in my calorie range though but not really eating as healthy as I have been, but I'll get right back to that as soon as I can function. I just have been drinking diet Canad... Read more
Hey all, I like to dehydrate my own foods. I'm wondering about calories in dried fruit - when I type in "dried apples" into the Spark food tracker, it lists 1 oz as 69 calories but 1 cup as 209. I typically think weighing is more accurate than measur... Read more
Does anyone know, when something like rice or pasta says 75g serving contains x amount of calories, do they mean when it's dry or cooked. I never know whether to weigh it before or after I've cooked it. Can you help?... Read more
I'm taking a round of oral steroids because of a severe back injury flare up. The steroids are working, and things are going well. However, a side effect of these steroids is "dry mouth". I'm ALWAYS thirsty. I have been drinking gallons of water... Read more
Diabetes in the early stages causes an increased appetite. To lower the blood glucose, the body secretes more insulin, which results in increased hunger. Headaches, muscle aches and body pains, Frequent urination, thirst & fatigue,frequent yeast & sk... Read more
Simon & Schuster authors Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. shared this guest blog post, which offers tips on keeping your hunger in check. From You: On a Diet: Duct tape over your mouth isnít how your body regulates food intake. Your bod... Read more
Early last week my colleague and dailySpark.com editor Stepfanie Romine, sent me an idea for a blog about using pickle juice as a electrolyte replacement source for exercisers . She actually stumbled across the idea from one of the comments left on... Read more
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