The idea that placing dishes of raw onions around the home would stave off illness dates back to the massive flu outbreak of 1919. The thinking went that halved onions could absorb germs. Even though that particular onion "fact" is merely 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
For most of us, eating seasonally is a foreign concept. Many people don't even know that foods have a season, let alone what foods are in season at any given time of year. In the U.S., we enjoy practically unlimited access to any food at any time... Read more
If you're eager to join the movement toward eating healthy, locally and sustainably, but don't have the backyard square footage to establish your own vegetable garden, then joining a CSA could be the perfect way for you to enjoy fresh, season... Read more
Imagine experiencing severe abdominal pain, along with alternating bouts of both constipation and diarrhea. Even worse, your doctor can find no physical explanation or effective treatment for you, despite these very real symptoms. Unfortunately, this... Read more
need low carb help! I started a low carb diet a week ago and am having some early success which is great. But I need food that doesn't require a lot of time and effort. I hate to cook and I'm already getting sick of eggs salad and hamburger patties.... Read more
Day two of a very restrictive diet 800 cal. I know low. I sit all day work at home RN casemanager with RA. Fruit Veggies and very lean meats 3 oz at dinner. tuna lunch. I have gained 30lbs in 1 year but need to loose 70 lbs. The skinny girl wants out... Read more
Aboout 2 years ago, I lost approx 50 pounds, with the help of SparkPeople. I was really pleased and finally thought I'd cracked my weight issue. But somehow things have slipped again. I've now put at least 21 pounds back on- possibly more- but I almo... Read more
I've been dieting for my entire life gaining and losing between 50 to 80 lbs at a time. I've tried using Spark with some success, but i keep getting frustrated and quiting. This time I have to try harder for my health. Just any encouragement... Read more
I could never do a diet diary until I decided to make my weight loss journey something I could share and inspire others with. So I started typing everything every day...how I felt, what I ate, what recipes I found. It motivated me to think I might he... Read more
Although we are told that coconut oil is a harmful saturated fat, that is just a myth. It is actually one of the healthiest oils you can consume1. It doesn't turn to fat in your body.2. It increases your metabolism. 3. It contains healthy omega 3 fat... Read more
Celery is often wrongly touted as an example of a negative calorie food. People like to believe low calorie foods like celery take more calories to digest them than they contain so they have no influence on weight. Unfortunately, there is no such thi... Read more
Looking for some new squash recipes this fall? We've rounded up some healthy and delicious squash recipes that are perfect for the fall season.
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Butternut Squash Casserole
Maple Apple Acorn Squash Bake
Broc... Read more
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