PMS. Three little letters that spell dread and discomfort for millions of women every month. It is reported that more than half and perhaps as many as 85 percent of all women experience discomfort related to menstruation, common referred to as Premen... Read more
Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an... Read more
You don’t want to complain, but lately you have felt a little tingling or numbness in your hand and wrist. Sometimes, the pain is sharp. Other times it seems to travel from your wrist up through your arm. You try to shake it off but it just won... Read more
You've probably eaten a large, spicy meal at one time or another, only to end up with an upset stomach (or other digestive woes). The occasional bout of heartburn isn't something of great concern, but when it happens frequently, it's time... Read more
When a virus enters your body, one of three things can happen:
The virus can die, OR
Your immune system can activate and kill the virus, OR
The virus can survive, multiply, and produce a cold or the flu.
How do you kee... Read more
I do NOT want this to erode into a debate about diet drinks themselves. This is a request for help and can we just, at the risk of sounding self-centered here, keep this all about ME, ME, ME???? :) :)
I have a desire to quit drinking diet colas... Read more
I don't agree with the article I just read giving 5 good reasons it's OK to have a diet soda. They're good reasons if you're trying to lose weight, but not all sweeteners are safe! I'm specifically speaking about aspartame. I know many people who... Read more
Very low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet before bariatric surgery: Prospective evaluation of a sequential diet
Obesity Surgery, 07/11/2014 Exclusive Author Commentary Clinical Article
Leonetti F, et al. – Researchers assessed the effectiv... Read more
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Why does SparkPeople choose to publish corporate-sponsored articles on food and nutrition?
For some of us who are SparkPeople members, this is uncomfortable, to say the lea... Read more
Foods that contain salt & sugar can cause the body to retain fluids. Natural ways to get rid of excess fluids are to consume Green Tea, Diet Cranberry Juice, watermelon, cucumber, artichokes, cabbage, carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, brussel sprouts, radi... Read more
A plateau could be caused by fluid retention, irregularity, or because you’re started to lose fat tissue & gain more lean body tissue, so you are getting leaner!Don't give up! Weight lose will resume again.If your low on magnesium and vitamin D and... Read more
We have all said the magic phrase, "I feel fat" at one time or another. While it may be a common saying, does it accurately describe what we are feeling? What exactly does fat feel like? If fat doesn't have a feeling, what exactly are we feeling? Loo... Read more
By Chalene JohnsonProbably the most common question I get when I release a new exercise program is, "Help! I'm gaining weight! Am I doing something wrong?" This is a common phenomenon with any new exercise program, such as Turbo Kick, T... Read more
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