When is a vitamin not really a vitamin? When it's vitamin D! The "sunshine" vitamin, aptly named because sunlight is a source of it, is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is currently receiving a lot of attention and research regarding its r... 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
When trying to conceive, women aren't the only ones who should be paying attention to what they're eating. What men eat can affect their fertility, too.
Good nutrition can generate valuable dividends, and there is no better time than the... Read more
Since I turned 40 this year, the passage of time has weighed heavily on my mind. While I certainly don’t want to be 21 again, I wouldn't mind looking more youthful. But the anti-aging creams and surgical procedures that are often promoted a... 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
Hello, my name is Brooke. I'm about 70lbs over weight. I had backsurgery for two herniated disk. I'm doing ok. Being 43 does make it harder to lose and I don't really exercise. But this can and will happen!!! I'm not waiting on the New Year...Ti... Read more
So I'm supposed to see my immediate family for thanksgiving and I've gained 10 pounds or so since the last time I saw them despite the fact that I have barely lapsed on diet and exercise. I decided to step it up and try to lose that 10 pounds before... Read more
This is a question that just came to mind from what I've noticed in the past. There were some days when I didn't eat much and yet I had a lot of energy. Is that because nutrient were being pulled from my muscles?... Read more
it says under my name when i post things that i ordered a spark tracker with the pic of a tracker. i mean i would love to have that tracker thingy but i never ordered it. does anyone know why that would happen?... Read more
Some say eating sunflower seeds is almost like taking a multi-vitamin. WHY? BECUASE THEY DO CONTAIN ALL THE NUTRIENTS YOUR BODY NEEDS EXCEPT FOR VITAMIN D. You can add them to oatmeal, yogurt, salads or have 1/4 cup to get natural vitamin E. THEY... Read more
We all know that veggies are good for us: they're great sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Scientific research has shown that cruciferous vegetables in particular may reduce the risk of lung, colorectal, stomach, breast, and prostat... Read more
As part of our research for "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight," we conducted a "Ditch the Diet Taste Test." We asked successful SparkPeople members, yo-yo dieters and others to answer questions about weigh... Read more
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