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
The humble soybean has come a long way. Today, soy is everywhere and in every possible form—beans, nuts, milk, yogurt, cheese, flour, tofu, tempeh, and “meat” analogs, to name a few. You can eat soy alone, cooked, or combined with o... Read more
Hypothyroidism, the chronic condition of an under-active thyroid, affects millions of Americans. It's most commonly caused by chronic autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease, and can result in a variety of symptoms, including: weight ga... 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
Although the foods you eat cannot treat depression, your diet does have significant effects on your mood, energy levels, mental health, and your ability to cope with stress. If you suffer from depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), certain... Read more
I am really struggling with weight issues. Almost 3 years ago I had a complete thyroid removal. The medication nauseates me and no matter how hard I try the weight just is not budging. Any thoughts?... Read more
Just read an article in First for Women about white kidney bean supplements and turning carbs into fat burners. Has anyone tried this? Does it work? I have my last 10 lbs. to lose and am at a plateau. Carbs are my downfall. Was wondering if I sh... Read more
I'm trying to make changes to the things I drink. One change is obviously drinking more water and that is working to replace some of the different drinks I would otherwise be having; however there are times when a hot drink is what I want. I've notic... Read more
Anyone else out there have a slow thyroid??? I was doing great and lost 20 pounds and have stopped and bottomed out. Still have 36 pounds to go. Any ideas on how to lose weight with slow thyroid??? I have read to up protein and use coconut oil.... Read more
If your body does not produce sufficient amounts of the thyroid hormone T4, symptoms of AN underactive thyroid result. Symptoms INCLUDE fatigue, FEELING BLUE, weight gain, hair loss, feeling cold often, constipation, brittle or splitting nails, memor... Read more
After gaining about 49lbs from a divorce, stressed, holidays and thyroids problems, I was not feeling health and was having low self esteem issues. The Dr. that is treading for my thyroid problem got me motivated to start loosing weight because of a... 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
In my younger days as a high school and college athlete, eating right and being active allowed me to maintain a consistently healthy weight. Working as a Registered Dietitian and maintaining an active lifestyle allowed me to maintain that health... Read more
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