Even if you are not a potato chip and pretzel junkie, you’re probably eating more salt than you realize. Sodium, the main ingredient in table salt, can hide in places you don’t suspect, like in ketchup, frozen dinners, instant hot cereals... Read more
There it was, posted on the SparkPeople message board: "Need encouragement for 21-day detox".
A member was feeling tired and run down. She had decided to cleanse and detox her body as well as jumpstart her weight loss program by using... Read more
Do you often wonder how “normal” your eating habits are, or how they compare to what experts consider to be a “healthy” approach?
If you’ve adopted SparkPeople's "lifestyle” approach to weight loss, t... 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
Summer is the season for showing skin. But with more exposure to the elements and greater oil and sweat production, skin problems (namely sunburn, heat rashes and breakouts) seem to increase right along with the temperature. Luckily, you can fight su... Read more
I am trying to change my eating habits. I realize I need to change over to natural foods to get well but it's so hard because food of all kinds is everywhere. How do I do this and keep it going? I had been journaling and keeping track of what I ea... Read more
I used to think I had time just for packaged foods or restaurant food instead of just cooking my own healthy meals. It's easier to get it already made when I am in a rush. But now, I am having to take a look at all my habits that led me to gain almo... Read more
I understand that a lot of people drink almond milk if they have lactose intolerance or a milk allergy, but can anyone explain to me why people consider almond milk natural? The list of ingredients on most brands shows a lot of additives, and if you... Read more
Just like the title says, I lost 160 pounds naturally in just 6 months. I didn't use any pills, surgeries, drinks, nothing but diet and exercise. I know this sounds extreme, but i was under CLOSE supervision of my physician with appointments every tw... Read more
The spice cumin helps break down foods more efficiently and aids in digestion. Rich in Vitamin E, C and iron, Cumin activates salivation. Cumin's essential oils, magnesium and sodium can alleviate an upset stomach, and the fiber actually can act as a... Read more
By Amanda Greene of WomansDay.com
Most of us are familiar with bloating—that uncomfortable, swollen feeling in your belly. Whether the bloating is caused by water retention, gas or constipation, you don't necessarily need to head to the phar... Read more
A recent survey of women between the ages of 25 and 45 found that 75% eat, think and behave abnormally around food. These results weren't limited to a specific ethnic or racial group, applying to most women in general. The study also found that 31%... Read more
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