In order for pregnancy to occur without some type of medical intervention, a woman’s ovary has to release an egg, or ovulate. Failing to ovulate is one of the leading causes of infertility—second only to a blockage of the fallopian tubes.... Read more
Contrary to popular belief, type 2 diabetes (a chronic disease) isn’t caused by eating lots of sweets. Actually, the cause is still unknown, but there are certain factors that are known to increase a person’s risk of developing this metab... Read more
The current cover of Woman's World magazine will grab your attention, shouting "Secrets from America's Hottest Diet Club!" This headline article is referring to none other than SparkPeople.com, and the "secrets" revealed come fro... Read more
PMS. Three little letters that spell dread and discomfort for millions of women every month. It is reported that more than half and perhaps as many as 85 percent of all women experience discomfort related to menstruation, common referred to as Premen... Read more
Starting a regular walking program offers numerous health and fitness benefits!
Good for your heart: Walking regularly can help reduce high blood pressure and high cholesterol, both of which contribute to heart disease.
According... Read more
There was a time I could diet and lose weight easily. For about 6 years now (I am 56), I cannot lose weight at all. Eating too many calories as suggested on SparkPeople just doesn't work for me. I really need to lose about 40 pounds but wonder if... Read more
Is anyone else experiencing this problem? My menu plans have completely disappeared from my nutrition tracker page. I recently signed up for Spark D (Diabetes Management Program) and found the menu plans extremely helpful. Sud... Read more
Looks like the FDA is making some great improvements on nutrition labels, emphasizing calories, improving serving size clarity, (No more two servings in a 20 oz bot... Read more
The apocalypse does not arrive simutlaneously with the eating of a double with cheese at Wendy's. Plan for whatever your "special" item is, don't exceed your plan, and enjoy the doggone thing. Works well as a reward for reaching goals, again, if not... Read more
I work 12 hour night shifts on varying nights throughout the week. I added my own "meal times" on my nutrition page and track Midnight to Midnight every day of the week, even when I am off. This has finally been my key to losing weight! Please recomm... Read more
One of the roles I performed as a Clinical Dietitian was helping medical teams determine artificial nutrition needs for people when they had difficulty taking adequate food and fluids by mouth. Sometimes that nutrition and hydration support came in t... Read more
Munching MisstepsYou watch what you eat and feel pretty savvy about nutrition. But as you’re racing from one chore to the next, it’s easy to skimp on certain nutrients and overdose on others. The good news: “There’s no food o... Read more
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