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
You've probably eaten a large, spicy meal at one time or another, only to end up with an upset stomach (or other digestive woes). The occasional bout of heartburn isn't something of great concern, but when it happens frequently, it's time... Read more
Wouldn’t it be great if all the fat-burning secrets you see in magazine ads and TV infomercials actually worked? If sauna suits, cellulite-shrinking creams, herbal wraps, and pills designed to “boost metabolism and melt fat away” di... Read more
Alcohol and weight loss are enemies, but an occasional drink can have a place in a healthy lifestyle. In fact, many experts note the potential health benefits of consuming a single drink per day, including a reduced risk for high blood pressure If, h... Read more
In this era of fast-paced everything, even the act of eating a meal has become something we can do on the run. Breakfast comes in bars, lunch can be eaten while speeding down the highway, and dinner is merely an accompaniment to the evening news, squ... Read more
I think I'm at that point where I start losing slowly. This is where I always fail. I've lost the water weight and I am less bloated, but I've been a steady 133.6 for a few days now. I need a good support group so I don't start binging again.... Read more
I need MEGA motivation. I lost all my weight and now I've gained it all back. I'm feeling fat and flabby and overweight and VERY down. I need help. Now the weekend is approaching. This is the hardest for me, that's y I want to get back into it today... Read more
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My name is Emily, I'm 32, no kids, no husband, and this will be my 2nd start with Sparkpeople. My first go with SP ended a few months back, "technically" but I stopped altogether a couple years ago. The SP emails kept coming... Read more
A balloon starts out small - the more we fill it, the more it stretches. The more it stretches the more air it can hold.Same goes for our stomach.But here's the difference:Once enlarged - a balloon can't be shaped back into its original size or smal... Read more
certin foods contain pectin which can lower cholesterol. Pectin disolves into a gel like substance & traps fat and cholesterol. Carrots are one of the best sources of pectin, celery, and tomatoes. Pectin lowers insulin resistance and when pectin... Read more
Researchers at Harvard University have found that body fat just below the skin (called subcutaneous fat) on the buttocks, hips and thighs may help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Although the study was done on mice, they are finding t... Read more
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