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
My doctor recommended that I do a juice cleanse every month to give my digestive system a rest, so I just started my first. I'm not hungry at all on it and have had no caffeine withdrawls or anything like that because I actually eat pretty clean. I'm... Read more
My husband wants to get a gizmo that blends/pulverises fruits and veggies vs. just extracting juice. Now my son wants to get in on it too. My question is this: does anyone have recommendations for good combinations of fruits and veggies to blend?... 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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