Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo... Read more
For years, battling high blood pressure meant throwing out the salt shaker and throwing on the sweatpants. We now know that there’s more to the picture.
Exercise and maintaining a healthy weight have always been powerful tools for managing... Read more
Often described as an intense throbbing or pulsing in one specific area of the head, a migraine headache is a condition that can't--and shouldn't--be ignored. This severe headache can last for a few hours or up to several days. People who suf... Read more
For most of us, eating seasonally is a foreign concept. Many people don't even know that foods have a season, let alone what foods are in season at any given time of year. In the U.S., we enjoy practically unlimited access to any food at any time... 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
I use pickles as a workout recovery snack after I run. The salt helps rebalance lost electrolytes and they're yummy. My husband hates them, though...he calls them "cucumbers soaked in evil". lol... Read more
So, I've never looked at the calories in pickles... aanndd I love pickles! Anndd they have ZERO CALORIES!! Even the relish I use for tuna has ZERO CALORIES! Talk about a go to snack! All day every day now! XD... Read more
I juiced a lot because I didn't have time to cook. Rinced out my juicer to wash later when I had more time and made 2 extra cups to put in the fridge. I also prepared a small container of food to eat when I got hungry at night when trying to sleep.... Read more
Since February 2014 I have lost a total of 34# by eating healthy and cutting the killers. In February, I started to give up wheat as recommended by my doctor. He is a doctor of functional medicine. I originally lost 20 # in about 6 weeks. I struggl... Read more
I keep hard boiled eggs in the fridge for a quick protein snack thats under 100 calories. My kids love them too! and whats better then that hearing your kids ask for an egg instead of a cookie?... Read more
When you're out to dinner, you probably make special requests to slim down your meal: sauce on the side, no butter, hold the salt. You can also to the same for your favorite cocktails! When we sidle on up to the bar or pour a drink at home, we can tr... Read more
Early last week my colleague and dailySpark.com editor Stepfanie Romine, sent me an idea for a blog about using pickle juice as a electrolyte replacement source for exercisers . She actually stumbled across the idea from one of the comments left on... Read more
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