Studies show that the vast majority of people who lose 50 percent or more of their body weight (whether through surgery or lifestyle change) report being unhappy with their bodies later. Why? Because even after all the work and the weight loss, losin... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
According to Webster's Dictionary, the word “old” is defined as “having been in use for a long time,” “worn, dilapidated, ancient, or decayed by time.” After an experience as a volunteer at the 1995 St. Louis S... Read more
Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig... Read more
Suddenly typing an apostrophe or a dash results in weird characters in my blog or status. Even more strange is that it depends on the location of the blog. Sometimes they appear in a list, but clicking on the link shows a blog with the proper punct... Read more
I had gastric sleeve surgery 2.5 years ago. Now I have gall stones. The pain is intense at times and interfers in my workouts. I'm awaiting a call from a surgeon got surgery. Has anyone else had gall stones? What helps and what doesn't?... Read more
Address the poly-systemic nature of obesity+related disease thru the following detox protocols:* Eat BLOOD TYPE compatible foods and scrub LECTINS that turn on genetic markers for obesity+premature aging* Integrate the Systemic Candidiasis Cleanse... Read more
Here's a quick roundup of the top health stories of the week. Some are serious, some are interesting, and some are just plain weird! Top Medical Breakthroughs of 2008Obama's SparkStreak Weight Loss Surgery Reverses Diabetes in TeensDrug Makers Volunt... Read more
Last week I spent time in the hospital with my father-in-law after he had fallen on Easter and had to be admitted due to a fractured arm which for many of us would have required surgery but because of his age and surgical risk, his orthopedic surgeon... Read more
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