When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
Switching from processed to whole grains is one of the simplest changes you can make to help your health. Whole grains have more protein and fiber than their stripped-down counterparts, which means they'll help you stay fuller longer. That's... Read more
Berries are delicious, but often expensive at the supermarket. Grow your own blackberries and raspberries at home instead! Many new hybrids, which cross blackberries with their relative raspberries, are readily available these days, too; these can be... Read more
Store shelves are drowning is books and magazines dedicated to the care and maintenance of your body. Your abs, your thighs – even your heart – get special attention. But what about your mind?
Why does it seem like the brain, y... Read more
People take an interest in gardening for a variety of reasons—higher quality produce, exercise in the great outdoors, or saving money. Whether you hope to discover your green thumb or save a little green, growing your own fruits and vegeta... Read more
In the interest of keeping myself motivated, I've been trying to think through some of the core reasons why I have kept extra weight on for so many years, and some of the reasons why I might finally be ready to change. Here's a quick run down:
H... Read more
After 20ish years of emotional eating, I found the root cause. This is all thanks to one Facebook post I read. Inspiration shows up in the funniest places sometimes! I feel so empowered now! (Posted a blog with more details)... Read more
Does anybody know if drinking dandelion root tea is a good as a detoxer? I've done some research on the web and found a recipie by Jillian Michaels. It's a 7 day " fast" in which you mix 60 oz of water, 1 dandelion root tea bag, 1tbspn of no sugar cr... Read more
About half a teaspoon of ground TURMERIC added to a cup of hot MILK, simmered for about 3 minutes with a teaspoon of HONEY, is an ancient treatment for colds and sore throats. Sip slowly while its still hot.... Read more
Inflammation is associated with type 2 diabetes. Curry could help control your type 2 diabetes. Curry typically contains a heaping helping of Turmeric, & Turmeric contains a chemical called curcumin, which is a natural anti-inflammatory that can wor... Read more
It's mustard, of course, and it happens to be one of the lightest condiments out there. It truly is a healthy eater's great friend. A tablespoon of the yellow stuff has just 10 calories and no fat. A tablespoon of mayo has 90 calories and 10 g fat.... Read more
By definition, a taproot is the single root of a plant that extends deep into the soil to supply the above-ground plant with nutrients. My definition of a taproot is YUM! It is such a shame these vegetables are grown below ground because many a... Read more
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.