Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that has been linked to a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. Previous studies have found that cigarette smoking and a diet low in vitamin C-rich fruits play roles in the development of... Read more
The poor potato. It really has gotten a bad rap.
A plentiful crop that's easy and inexpensive to produce, the potato has been a dietary staple across the globe for centuries. (Ireland, a country whose diet once relied almost entirely o... Read more
When is a vitamin not really a vitamin? When it's vitamin D! The "sunshine" vitamin, aptly named because sunlight is a source of it, is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is currently receiving a lot of attention and research regarding its r... Read more
It can be easy to lose track of all the vitamins out there. It's even easier to forget how exactly they help our bodies. Let’s see, vitamin A heals wounds and vitamin C improves eyesight, wait, what was it again? There are so many, it... Read more
Vitamin E works as an antioxidant, preventing a chemical reaction called oxidation, which can sometimes result in harmful effects on the body. Knowing that vitamin E is an important nutrient, many people take large, mega-doses of it because they beli... Read more
My friend commented that I was so slim in my 30s but now that I m in my early 40s, I m fat! With a lower belly pooch.
I m so frustrated I could scream!
I have been walking morning and evening and starting Pilates again but took a break this... Read more
If there is a way, that is. I will be learning how to use non-grain flours, but got wondering about substitutes for sugar. Can you use something like stevia or Splenda in place of the white sugar and the regular amount of brown sugar if it calls fo... Read more
What are effective high Intensity low impact exercises? I ran on the treadmill on Monday at 4.5 mph and my knees are still aching on Saturday! I need a good workout to burn calories without a lot of impact on my knees.... Read more
Does anyone out there in Spark Nation have some ideas on low carb and low glycemic index foods and diets? This was suggested by my Doctor and what I've found on-line so far hasn't been that informative or they want a price $$$. Any ideas would be g... Read more
Looking for a good one a day type vitamin. Pop in the morning with my morning routine kind of thing. I would like to have something made from as much natural product (real food) as possible. Anyone have any good suggestions?... Read more
Asparagus is a good source for Vitamins A, C, K, Folic Acid. Just 25 calories for 8 spears these spears will naturally detoxify your body, lower blood pressure and cholesterol. I read somewhere that it increases recovery from chemotherapy, can help a... Read more
Broccoli has a strong, positive impact on our body's detoxification system and cholesterol-lowering ability, B-complex vitamins in broccoli are good for heart health. Broccoli has a combination of both vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene) and vit... Read more
A health halo has been placed on baked chips while fried chips have been getting a bad rap. But are you really making a healthy choice when you toss a bag of baked chips into your shopping cart? Let’s take a closer look.Yes?One ounce (about 15... Read more
Vitamin D is a hot topic in nutrition, and one that's become a focus in menopausal bone health. There are two forms of the vitamin, D2 and D3 (cholecalciferol), with D3 the form best metabolized by the body. Vitamin D is found in foods such... Read more
I know this is probably only interesting to me at this point, but I got a headache, only tried salt as the remedy, and my headache vanished.
I realized that I had been using a spice mix on my steak that didn't contain any sodium (Mrs. Dash), I... Read more
I had some routine blood work done a few months ago but because of my comment that I'm tired all the time, she ordered a few more items to be tested. Turns out my Vitamin D is low (as well as one or two other minerals). Doctors orders: 1) Get more s... Read more
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