You’ve heard the jokes and the horror stories. But often, faced with the onset of menopause, most of us don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Luckily, if you’re determined to stay fit—or get fit— there’s no time... Read more
There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body... Read more
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
Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
Yet... Read more
If you live with migraines, you might already be familiar with the pain and discomfort they cause. Migraines are a specific type of headache often identified by episodes of throbbing pain and, sometimes, nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to light. Migr... Read more
I have SVTs but have been controlling them with magnesium and some of the meds the doc prescribed when I can't get my heart rate down myself. I know that menopause brings this on, and it did for me as well as other triggers but since I have been tak... Read more
I'm excited to start this journey with all of you. (Well, "excited" might be a strong word -- I love to eat!) I'm 54 years old and always prided myself in being fit. As the years have gone by, my weight has steadily increased, and n... Read more
Hi. I am 69 and have just been told that I am pre-diabetic and need to lose 15-20 pounds and lower my carb intake or I will be full blown diabetic within two years. Any help/advise will be appreciated.... Read more
Hi, I am new to Spark People and these message boards. I have recently been diagnosed as pre-diabetic and I am looking to make some serious lifestyle changes. Just trying to get oriented to the website at the moment. Already using nutrition and fitne... Read more
Keep something healthy and convenient at the front of your fridge so you can grab it quickly when you need something NOW. Whether you pre-package your own portions or use grocery store convenience foods like carrot snack packs, it will make a huge d... Read more
If you are feeling like you are menopausal, OR if you have questions about menopause, stop wondering.Check out your local library for some very informative books, ORcheck out the SP's "Perimenopause to Menopause what should you expect" Team.... Read more
In my younger days as a high school and college athlete, eating right and being active allowed me to maintain a consistently healthy weight. Working as a Registered Dietitian and maintaining an active lifestyle allowed me to maintain that health... Read more
Minerals work throughout the body to regulate processes and provide structure. Iron while an essential trace mineral, is not widely talked about. Because it can frequently be low and zap your energy, let's take a closer look at this essential nutr... Read more
Ok, I obviously need to vent, so here it goes. Please don't continue reading if hissy fits bother you. :)
Five years ago hubby and I tried having more kids. We have two together, but I really wanted a few more. (I come from a big family). Us... Read more
Thank you, sister! Yesterday evening, my daughter and I had settled down to watch tv together, and it was looking as if an unfettered snack-fest was about to occur. I had already gobbled down a bowl of shrimp, three pickled mushrooms and six Jeno's p... Read more
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