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
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
We eat in our cars, at our desks, on the go, in front of the TV. We eat drive-thru, take-out, delivered, packaged and prepared meals. Why? Because it fits our not-enough-time-in-the-day lifestyles. Our food matches our lives.
Well, I'm certa... Read more
Cravings. We all get them, even the most disciplined of us. But when you're trying to lose weight or eat better, cravings for sweets, treats, or rich foods can become your downfall—if you let them. Instead of depriving yourself of fun foods... Read more
Your immune system is important. Very much like your own personal army, it guards your body against attacks from invaders (like bacteria, fungi, and viruses), defending against infections and several kinds of cancer. And it’s smart, too, often... Read more
Weigh your food to make sure you're putting in the right amounts, guessing can often make you think you're eating less than you are. Also try to make sure you at least hit your minimum, going under can be just as bad as over. Welcome back! :)... Read more
Welcome! Make sure you weigh your food, guessing is inaccurate and usually leads to eating more than you think you are. Also try not to go below your minimum, it can be as bad as going over. Best of luck with reaching your goals! :)... Read more
The whole post-quit food craziness can be the worst part. The first time I quit smoking I put on 10kg from just replacing them with food. Keep yourself distracted as much as you can, it's more breaking the habits than anything else. 2 years quit here... Read more
Firstly, are you weighing your food? Guessing can be off by a lot and end up with you eating far more than you think. If you are, are you at least hitting the minimum calories? Going under is as bad as going over and puts your body in starvation mode... Read more
Fiber UpDietary fiber fills you up (without weighing you down), keeps blood sugar levels in check, and helps prevent chronic diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. But even though fiber is widely available in fruits, vegetables, legum... 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
Surveys indicate that the majority of the American public wants to know the nutritional information for the food they eat. This is also true when it comes to flying the friendly skies.
Recently, an article about how U.S. airlines rate on the nutri... Read more
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