Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... 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
Do you feel like you are surrounded by sweets? Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda and other sugary treats are everywhere, along with the extra calories and simple carbohydrates they contain. For people with diabetes and those trying to cut calories and... Read more
Caffeine: Most of us can't get through the day without it. Whether brewing a fresh pot of coffee in the morning, enjoying lunch with a refreshing can of cola, or recharging in the afternoon with an energy drink, we have many routines and food rit... Read more
Ever notice how some people can have big bellies but lean legs, or how women tend to store most of their fat in their thighs, hips, and butt? These are examples of fat distribution, which refers to where your body typically stores the fat, no matter... Read more
Hi everyone, Just want to say I finally had a stress level drop enough to finally do something about my password to log on. Its been two years since I first registered, and we have finally worked through many of the stressors preventing us from doing... Read more
Does any one have some tips for losing weight as I have hip dysplasia in both hips with osteoarthritis and can't walk very well, waiting for hip replacements, on hrt and have an underactive thyroid. The more I try to lose weight the more I put on :(... Read more
I started SP when I was 34 and now I am 42! Wow! Well through that time I have lost 50 pounds and gained it back. I have done low carb and I don't want to do it again. I just had a total hysterectomy so I have changed drastically and I want to avoid... Read more
I disappeared from Sparkpeople for a while due to health issues and feeling like it was not going to help me due to being diagnosed with Congestive Heart disease, Diabetic 2, and that there was no hope for me so I felt alone and just sat down waiting... Read more
The New York Times just published an article demonstrating that gargling with salt water can significantly reduce your risk of catching a cold or the flu. Who knew?? So simple... very low risk and costs less than pennies. http://www.nytimes.com/2010... Read more
Peanut butter is a good treat for diabetics. The Harvard School of Public Health researchers found that consuming one tablespoon of peanut butter or 28g of peanuts or other nuts five or more times a week is associated with a 20-30 per cent reduced ri... Read more
Both my husband and I have been milk drinkers our entire lives. Some of our fondest memories growing up include milk. For my husband it was spending summers working on his grandfather's dairy farm. For me it was greeting our milkman Mr. McVay each we... Read more
Editor's Note: February is Heart Health month, aimed at bringing awareness to the #1 killer in America. Today we're sharing an interview with Dr. Patrice Desvigne-Nickens on behalf of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI... Read more
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