Some women mourn it as the end of youth and fertility. Others welcome it as a time of freedom and new opportunities. Either way, menopause is a universal rite of passage for women, marking significant physical and emotional changes which can require... Read more
In diabetes meal planning, blood sugar control is the main goal. Typically, people with diabetes are advised to follow carbohydrate-controlled diets in order to minimize blood sugar spikes and manage their disease. Since many foods contain carbohydra... Read more
Flaxseed has been a part of human and animal diets for thousands of years. Even in the days of Hippocrates, flaxseed was eaten for its health benefits. Recently, however, flaxseed has gained popularity among health-conscious Americans. Despite the hy... Read more
Without a shopping list, a casual trip to the grocery store can be a recipe for disaster. Sometimes, even with a list in hand, we still find ourselves in a state of confusion as we meander through the store.
Organizing your shopping list can smo... Read more
Selecting the right foods also means choosing portions that are proper serving sizes. The terms "portion" and "serving" are often used interchangeably, but they don't mean the same thing.
A "portion" is the amou... Read more
Are fast food ads really necessary? Today I saw an advertisement for coupons that featured Red Robin, Arby's, and Panera. None of those are particularly healthy options, and it is frustrating to see them advertised for while on Spark.... Read more
I have checked the detailed info for each of the food items I have listed within each meal, and yet the total fiber (a nutrient I told it to track in addition to the basics) does not add them up properly. I should have 11-15g, not the 3g it has tra... Read more
So I am trying to find a few new websites to help with meal planning, tracking food, and just living healthier too. I think most have a website they like to go for something related to food or being healthy. I also thought sharing the sites or resour... Read more
anyone using food journal or food tracker (eg. those provided by spark people website or myfitnesspal or even the fitbit app).
What is your experience with these programs? do you find it useful? how do you manage to stick with it? I tried... Read more
I am trying to figure out how to track and add meats to my food tracker. My question is, do I go by the size of the food in ounces, how do I measure it to get a serving, and how do I figure out the calories, fat, etc.? I have some idea of how much I... Read more
Counting the ingredients in the food you eat will help you avoid high fructose corn syrup and other additives that do nothing to keep you going healthy and strong. Avoiding these additives will also help you ease indigestion and other nasty things. I... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com.
By Cathy Cram, M.S.
This second blog in a three-part series on treatments for menopausal hot flashes focuses on alternative options.... Read more
If you're like me, you've got a Christmas shopping list that you're slowly chipping away at as the 25th approaches. My planner has a list names with notes next to each one- what I've gotten already, what I still need to get, and a few with question... Read more
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