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
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
As a college student, I had my fair share of sleepless nights. But as I matured (and learned from the adverse affects I suffered because of those late nights), I began to realize that at the core of a healthy, long life is good sleep. Surprisingly, w... Read more
Let’s face it: No one has time for a cold. In addition to making us feel miserable, colds destroy our schedules. Work, family, errands—they all have to wait while we get better. Or even worse, we have to carry on despite our achy muscles,... 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
Lost about an hour of sleep when every dog in the neighborhood started barking at 2am. Zombies maybe? Super tired, but doing abs this morning anyway. Early bedtime and earplugs tonight! ;)... Read more
Last night's Sleep Study SUCKED!Sorry but it did. How in the Sam Hill can a person ask how you slept after a night in a new bed, no spouse, hooked up to all those wires...beyond me. Can't wait till tonight to sleep unplugged at home tonight!!... Read more
Woot woo I get to go in for yet another sleep study tonight! This will be number 4. I have Sleep Apnea, am already on the machine, this test is to get the settings for a Bi-Pap. This was supposed to happen the last test, Lucky am I no?... Read more
A variety of foods and beverages may increase sleep. Several herbal teas may encourage sleep. Chamomile promotes sleep, you should avoid eating refined foods like sugar and white breads, red meats, trans fatty acids in commercial baked goods, and fri... Read more
I have trouble getting to sleep early enough at night to get my needed sleep, so I take a melatonin supplement 20 minutes before I need to go to sleep. Helps me fall asleep faster and stay asleep, and it is non-addictive... 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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