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
Do the changing seasons leave you a little wistful for summer’s wealth of fresh produce? Then keep the growing season going all year by starting an indoor herb garden! Even if you have little experience with plants or very little space to work... Read more
New to gardening? Worried that planting your first edibles will turn out to be a fruitless labor? Fear not, novice gardener! While not totally foolproof, certain plants are ideal for gardening neophytes who want to increase their chances of gardening... Read more
Is a good night’s sleep eluding you?
Tossing and turning the whole night through,
Drowsiness, fatigue, a lack of sleep,
There is more help than just counting sheep.
There are many factors that can cause sleep problems, and even more... Read more
Companion planting, briefly, is the act of planting different crops in your garden in close physical proximity, based on the theory that they will help each other. The main use of this method is for deterring pests and disease without resorting to sy... Read more
I'd plant a garden if I lived in an area where I could own a house on a decently sized lot; I love gardening. We're not in our "forever home", so I depend on the organic produce I can find at local stores and/or farmers' markets.... Read more
I'm very low on iron and just got back from consulting with a nutritionist on how I can increase my iron intake. She said that plant based iron is so little absorbed by the body that I shouldn't count any of it as going towards my iron for the day...... Read more
Planting my flag! I hate that this is coming when everyone is doing their New year's resolutions. I need this to last longer than Valentine's Day! So I signed up for a triathlon to keep myself on track!... Read more
I bought a nice banded bunch of scallions ( green onions ) at the grocery store this past spring. Instead of tossing the rooted ends that I cut off into the compostor I replanted them in a planter outside of my kitchen door to see if they would actua... 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
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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