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
Getting your recommended daily allowance of fruits (1/2 to 2 cups) and vegetables (2-1/2 to 3 cups) is no small feat—especially when you don't have a lot of extra time to prep and cook all that produce. That's one reason why smoothies h... 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
In this short video, Coach Nicole explains how two simple actions can help you drop one pound per week, without counting calories!
Help us Spread the Spark by sending this video to your friends (click "Share" at the bottom of the... Read more
I resisted the knife!!!! Made egg sandwiches for my little one and myself. He of course wants mayo so I obliged.... and I didn't lick the knife... yay me! And I dropped 4lbs in 1 wk. It's gonna be a good day ya'll!!!... Read more
I have been making my own yogurt with grocery store milk, one container of okios plain as the "starter". I sometimes add 2 tablespoons of dry milk that seems to thicken it. I do not have a source for "raw milk". I have been throwing out the whey... Read more
When I started 3 weeks ago I made drinking 8 cups of water a goal for Feb 1. I've already met that goal and most days exceed it! Today I'm on my 11th cup! No time to drink anything else and I don't miss diet soda at all!... Read more
Kefir id a drinking-style yogurt that tastes a little more tart than yogurt & contains easily digestible complete proteins.Kefir can also help eliminate unhealthy food cravings by making the body more nourished and balanced. Kefir is in the refrigera... Read more
Kefir is a great source of minerals like calcium & magnesium, & phosphorus, which helps the body utilize carbs, fats and proteins for cell growth, maintenance & energy. You can try Kefir over fruit or cereal, in your morning smoothie, or straight fro... 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
You've peeked inside our fridges, and we've spilled our secrets about exercising in public. Now we're going to let you take a peek at our meal plans. On a recent blog, someone wanted to know what a typical day is like for a SparkPeople expert in term... Read more
The gift from my friend keeps giving! Here is the kefir in a jar that sits on our stove top...
After twenty-four hours, it is ready for draining...
I clean the jar...and in go the kurds along with milk for tomorrow...the liquid kefir left f... Read more
90 Zippity do da zippity day, my oh my what a wonderful day. 67 Plenty of 110 degree sunshine headed my way. 378 A am grateful for the weather, for what it brings. Hot sunshine brings sweet summer time peaches, nectarines, zuc... Read more
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