An estimated 18 million adults use herbs in some form, and the sale of these products continues to increase.
Herbal supplements, which come from plants that have medicinal properties, claim to cure, treat, or prevent disease.&n... Read more
Although people with depression may exhibit many of the same symptoms, thoughts and feelings, there are actually several different types of depression. Your doctor can evaluate your symptoms to make a proper diagnosis. Each type of depression has dif... 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
Some advertisements claim that hormonal changes from high stress lead to weight gain. These ads offer products that will supposedly normalize your hormones, thus decreasing your waist size. Should you use these products?
Research does supp... Read more
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) causes uncomfortable and painful symptoms like cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. In the U.S., this condition affects between 10% and 30% of the population. Traditional treatment for IBS usu... Read more
Lately I've been feeling really down and not caring what/how much I eat. I've gained 5 pounds in two weeks. My Grama is 100 years old (I am her primary caregiver) and my Mom is very sick recovering from surgery and have massive chemotherapy (we all... Read more
I am struggling to get motivated this time around. I know some of it is depression because I've got this weight to lose and because my recent efforts haven't worked. I have a gym membership but see all the thin people and that makes me feel worse ab... Read more
I am feeling quite demoralized today, been having small binges with chips and cookies the last few days and stepped on the scale and I am now up 4 pounds! Work and life situations have been very stressful and I fear depression is creeping up on me.... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
This second blog in a three-part series on treatments for menopausal hot flashes focuses on alternative options.... Read more
Congratulations JAN155! In honor of National Hot Tea Month, our friends at Traditional Medicinals® will be giving away a basket of delicious teas to one lucky SparkPeople member. Traditional Medicinals' pharmacopeial grade tea products meet... Read more
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