Imagine experiencing severe abdominal pain, along with alternating bouts of both constipation and diarrhea. Even worse, your doctor can find no physical explanation or effective treatment for you, despite these very real symptoms. Unfortunately, this... Read more
Caffeine: Most of us can't get through the day without it. Whether brewing a fresh pot of coffee in the morning, enjoying lunch with a refreshing can of cola, or recharging in the afternoon with an energy drink, we have many routines and food rit... Read more
It’s true. A carbohydrate-rich diet can inflate appetite and girth. Low-carb diets do promote short-term weight loss, but are accompanied by some severe dangers. So what should you do? The truth is, you can have your carbs and eat them too&mdas... Read more
The first – and easiest – step you should take towards becoming more healthy is so, so simple; it’s eating breakfast. Breakfast eaters get myriad benefits including:
a revved up metabolism started early so that it burns t... Read more
We've all seen the flashy cans of energy drinks crowding the shelves at gas stations and grocery stores. From students to sports stars, it seems like everyone has used an energy supplement to up their game at some point. But what exactly puts the... Read more
Today I am heading up to the gym in my complex. I will walk 30 minutes on the treadmill. Then head home. Plus Rich wants to go to Planet Fitness tonight after he gets home from work. So I will do 30 minutes on the bike or elipical machine.... Read more
Happy Thursday Folks!!!
Topic - yes, Complex Simplicity is an oxymoron, but that is the only truthful way to sum myself up in a nut shell.
I'm Jessica, new to SparkPeople... I have always been a healthy person, but everything went downhill... Read more
Meals that are a mixture of protein, complex carbohydrates, heart healthy fats and which have a good amount of fiber in them will help to keep you feeling full for longer and you'll be less likely to get shaky. Caffeine-wean off it, not cold turkey.... Read more
Sugar feeds every cell in the body, including cancer cells. Simple sugars enter the bloodstream quickly & cause a rise in insulin & other growth promoting hormones. High levels of these hormones may increase the growth of cancer cells. Complex carbo... Read more
It helps to breakdown fats and proteins, which helps in normal functioning of the nervous system, good for everyone with stress. A particular potential benefit of vitamin B supplements for diabetics is mainly its ability to lower blood levels of hom... 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
Simple carbohydrates are composed of one or two sugar units that are broken down and digested quickly, which can leave you feeling tired, hungry, and craving more sugar shortly after you’ve eaten. Recent research has shown that certain simple c... Read more
I've always been an advocate for learning to eat healthy instead of learning to "diet". Diets teach most people to eat in ways that they can't sustain forever. It can be easy to lose weight, but as soon as you go back to eating normally, the weight... Read more
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