Omega-3 fatty acids seem to be good for everything, and a new study of their effect on exercise-induced asthma is yet another example of the benefits of this healthy type of fat. A study at Indiana University found that adults with mild-to-moderate p... Read more
It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople... Read more
So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... Read more
Store shelves are drowning is books and magazines dedicated to the care and maintenance of your body. Your abs, your thighs – even your heart – get special attention. But what about your mind?
Why does it seem like the brain, y... Read more
In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren’t... Read more
I know I probably sound dumber than a box of rocks with this question... but it's something I don't know.
Today I started rubbing an Olive Oil mixture on my stomach to help heal some of the stretch marks a little bit (AND because my skin is exc... Read more
First time on here.
I have fish and most seafood allergies. Doctor tested and my experience as well has shown this. I am NOT allergic to shell fish (shrimp, crab, lobster, clams, oysters). Being a vegan or even a vegeta... Read more
My name is Vanessa and I am about to start my fitness regimen once again. For some reason I cannot go the whole year without stopping. THIS is MY year. I am NOT going to stop. I want to be able to see what my body can do and of c... Read more
The body's immune system is a marvelous thing. When an unwanted antigen invades the body, armies of white blood cells work hard to provide protection. The body produces antibodies to destroy whatever it perceives to be harmful. Typically, that means... Read more
Many religions recommend fasting for both spiritual and/or health benefits. All religious fasts are different: Some restrict certain foods, while others only restrict the times of day in which one can eat. Few religious fasts involve a long-term or c... Read more
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