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
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
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
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
Trying to get healthier and get some weight off this frame before I have hip surgery. Last trip to the doctor upset me when I was weighed. Since that visit (end of Feb.), I have lost about 14 pounds but have a long way to go. Seems like when I weig... Read more
I am new to sparkpeople. I found it reading a testimony on how someone lost her weight and reached her goals. I am 35 and at 24 I was closer to my goal. After surgery (had a cyst removed beind my knee) I gained so much weight. I reached 200lbs and ha... 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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