We've all seen the flashy cans of energy drinks crowding the shelves at gas stations and grocery stores. From students to sports stars, it seems like everyone has used an energy supplement to up their game at some point. But what exactly puts the... Read more
When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople... Read more
Milk. It does a body good.
Unless it doesn't, that is.
While milk is an excellent source of calcium and protein, up to 75% of the world's population cannot properly digest lactose, the sugar found in milk. When they try, the result... Read more
An estimated 18 million adults use herbs in some form, and the sale of these products continues to increase.
Herbal supplements, which come from plants that have medicinal properties, claim to cure, treat, or prevent disease.&n... Read more
I know veggies and greens are super important for your body. I had a month where I made sure to eat atleast 4-5 portions of veggies, to the point where I pooped green (TMI much? lol) I felt great! It felt like my system was just in tune, my BM were c... Read more
I have been sad to see the Today on SparkPeople side panel removed from the nutrition page and the Other Goals page, making those pages display wider and with a lot of white space. I liked seeing my fitness minutes yearly stats and my Spark points di... Read more
I got the milk hazelnut chocs because they are a pressie for my Dad for Father's day. He prefers milk chocolate and is a chocoholic! But he has cut back a lot for health reasons.
I actually prefer the dark chocs but since they are for Dad, I go... Read more
Silymarin, milk thistle, is an herb that strengthens the liver. I use this, when I can get it, anytime I am losing weight. Milk thistle protects the liver from toxins, which are often stored in body tissues including fats.10... Read more
Hooray for dark chocolate! Eating about 30 calories a day of dark chocolate — that's about half an ounce — was shown to help lower blood pressure without weight gain or other adverse effects, according to a study published in the Journal of the Ameri... Read more
It seems that the crazier a headline sounds, the more likely people are to click on it. Even though I knew a recent story couldn’t possibly be what it seemed, I had to check it out for myself. “Exercise Could Hurt Heart Health... Read more
Usually being M.I.A. (missing in action) is a bad thing, but this acronym has come to mean something different to me. I hope that by the end of this blog, you’ll adopt a similar mindset for yourself this week and use it to shape your healthy li... Read more
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