Did you know that your digestive tract contains more than 400 types of “friendly” bacteria? These little guys, commonly referred to as probiotics (which means "pro-life"), help reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a... Read more
Your digestive tract is full of living organisms that help keep you healthy--around 400 different types of beneficial bacteria and yeast strains that co-habitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and suppleme... Read more
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These foods benefit your body in so many ways. They power your brain, and... Read more
Surely you've heard the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." While a daily apple is a better strategy than nothing, it'll actually take a much stronger plan to really boost your immune system. Almost every year,... 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
I am a recent cancer survivor and I have to be healthier. I am very overweight and sedentary. I love this site. I Know I can stick to this one. I am in the process of changing my life. 521... Read more
Being Thankful for health. Although im not at a healthy weight. Im able to exercise and choose mindfully to eat better. And that already is more than enough to be blessed. How about you. Anything already being grateful for?... Read more
I've been fairly quiet in this message board, but I believe it is time to come out from the back and ask for help.
Sparkpeople, I've been on this journey for God knows how long and I've accomplished some AMAZING things on the... Read more
I would like to know if anyone can give some clarification because I am confused.
When i was younger I worked out all the time ...now not so much
So I try to do low impact cardio (including lunges and squats ) for 30 min 3x a week... Read more
i put fresh lime in my water..The health benefits of lime include scurvy, digestion, constipation, eye care, piles, peptic ulcer, respiratory disorders, gout, gums, weight loss, skin care, urinary disorders,... Read more
A "cultured milk product" may sound foreign, but if you've ever eaten yogurt, you're closer to kefir than you thought. Find out what makes it just a little more special.What Is Kefir?Kefir has the mild tang of yogurt, only wit... Read more
By SparkPeople Head Dietitian Becky Hand, RD, LD
Despite all the bad news out there about our collective health declining, it's easier than ever to eat right and improve your health. As 2010 draws to a close and we prepare for a healthy and happy 2... Read more
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