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
Omega-3 fatty acids seem to be good for everything, and a new study of their effect on exercise-induced asthma is yet another example of the benefits of this healthy type of fat. A study at Indiana University found that adults with mild-to-moderate p... Read more
Can you boil water? Then you can make whole grains a part of your diet. Whole grains are delicious and nutritious, supplying vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. And there are many varieties to choose from besides the all-too-common wheat, oats and... Read more
In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren’t... Read more
I like to think that I eat a pretty balanced diet even if I don't consume wheat, but I've noticed that several items I never seem to meet the recommendations for. Should I be concerned? Should I somehow be supplementing? Most noticably, I average onl... Read more
hello! I noticed that Iodine is not on the nutrient list, so when I added an iodine supplement to my Vitamin Group, there was basically zero information to enter and no way to track it. Also, when I add supplements, the drop-down for serving-size doe... Read more
Hey everyone, I need some help! I am at a plateau and I just cannot lose weight right now. I have been eating great, going to the gym 4 or 5 days a week but I'm just stuck. I do also have hypothyroidism which makes it more difficult. What are some su... Read more
I regularly take Alpha Lipoic Acid with my supper to help lower my blood sugar. This is the meal I have a hard time controlling my carb intake. Alpha Lipoic Acid is an antioxidant that lowers your blood sugar as well as being great for you. Be awa... Read more
Another vitamin to fight depression. The RDA for folic acid is 400 mcg a day. Take to your doctor if you are depressed about this vitamin and others. Depressed people tend to have low levels of omega-3 fatty acids, add omega 3's to your diet to feel... Read more
Folate is a water soluble B vitamin (B9) that is naturally found in food. Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate found in supplements and fortified foods. Folate plays a vital role in good health. It helps make normal red blood cells and aids... Read more
In 2008, over-the-counter fish oil supplement sales in the United States nearly topped $740 million. Add to that the additional $1.8 billion spent on other omega-3 fortified foods like margarine and peanut butter and you can see that omega-3 is big b... Read more
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