When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
Omega-3 fatty acids seem to be good for everything, and a new study of their effect on exercise-induced asthma is yet another example of the benefits of this healthy type of fat. A study at Indiana University found that adults with mild-to-moderate p... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
We often hear a lot about aerobic or “cardio” exercise and how it improves fitness, reduces one’s risk of lifestyle diseases, an... Read more
In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren’t... Read more
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, causes painful symptoms like heartburn and acid regurgitation. Although there are many theories on the causes of GERD, experts aren't sure exactly what causes it. There are two main categories of risks th... Read more
I buy fresh fruits from the Farmer's Market when I can but admittedly buy the frozen veggie packs from Costco because truth be told they make my life a lot easier. I always figured fresh > frozen but read an article (blog .homebistro. com/health-b... Read more
Unexpected benefit to changing my eating habits - I realized this morning it's been over 2 months since I needed any Tums. I used to take them nearly daily. What are some unexpected benefits you've experienced?... Read more
I have looked at some info on intermittent fasting. I am talking about stopping all eating at 6 or 7 PM and not eating again till at least 12 hours later--6 or 7 AM. So far (after about 5 days), I am not seeing any great improvement but no gain eithe... Read more
You can delay wrinkles by eating spinach, lettuce & basically all leafy greens as they hydrate your skin. Peanut butter has good fatty acids that keep skin supple. Sugar free Jello Hydrates. The oleic acid found in olives & virgin olive oil can mak... Read more
Watermelon is cleansing, alkalinizing, diuretic & mineralizing. It is very effective in promoting intestinal elimination, keeping the body free from toxins The acid-alkaline balance in the body, neutralizis the toxic condition of the body resulting... Read more
For anyone struggling with weight issues due to insulin resistance, diabetes, PCOS, and hypoglycemia. Diet Health Benefits also help reduce HBP, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, & Liver Enzymes.
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In 2008, over-the-counter fish oil supplement sales in the United States nearly topped $740 million. Add to that the additional $1.8 billion spent on other omega-3 fortified foods like margarine and peanut butter and you can see that omega-3 is big b... Read more
There's a reason why kale is all the rage--this powerhouse veggie is packed with nutrients that offer many health benefits, offering even more nutritional value than spinach. Nutritional Value of Kale Kale weighs in at only 33 calories pe... Read more
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