Heart health is on a lot of people's minds these days, especially as more and more people are developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type II diabetes. You may think that you're on your way to figuring it all out, too. Eating a h... Read more
So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... Read more
All kinds of foods provide nutrients that your body needs. But some foods, known as "functional foods," do more for you body than just provide nutrients. They may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain chronic diseases.... Read more
Conduct a quick Google search, and you’ll find miraculous claims about a tropical fat that has become increasingly popular among health-conscious consumers in recent years: coconut oil. Health claims about the oil's ability to hel... Read more
I have a wallet made of hemp. Although I’ve seen some very fashionable hemp accessories, mine’s really old and not very cute, but I can’t justify buying a new one until it wears out. I guess I’ve learned firsthand that hemp fi... Read more
Anyone have this app, ever heard of it? I downloaded at 4 a.m. this morning, when I couldn't sleep due to a belly ache, and I like it! It challenges you to get in your water (which I suck at) by virtually watering a plant with the water you drink. I... Read more
I am a diabetic who is allergic to artificial sweetners. I still haven't even tried trivia, but splenda put me the hospital - the reaction was so strong. I get excited to see a SparkRecipe that has no cholesterol, little fat and fits into my calorie... 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
A supplement made from plant sterols (all natural and found in plants, just more concentrated) that helps to balance and strengthen your immune system. I have been using Moducare for 2 yrs and have not had more than a couple of allergy attacks since... Read more
SparkPeople.com member Eboston421 recently asked about margarine versus butter and which is better nutritionally. The discussions of margarine versus butter began in the 1990s, when research related to trans fatty acids in margarines was coming out.... Read more
Genes are the blueprints of every part of an organism. Foods that have had foreign genes inserted into their genetic codes are called genetically engineered or bio engineered foods. Genetic Engineering can be done to plants, animals or microorganisms... Read more
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