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Healthy habits and tips that prevent disease and keep your mind and body running in tip-top shape.

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Healthy Eating During Cold and Flu Season

As the weather becomes colder and we stay indoors more, people often catch colds or other viruses. The cold and flu season can begin as early as October and usually ends sometime in April. While there is no way to cure the common cold or the flu, healthy eating during cold and flu season can help yo...

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Get your ZZZZZZZsss

For me I notice when I get more rest, I tend to eat less and feel more focused. I can't believe the difference from changing to the 6 hours I was getting, to the 8 to 8.5 I get now. In the past month, I have lost 14 lbs. This month I joined spark and committed to some serious tracking with my exe...

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Helpful Shopping Tips

First of all I plan my food for the week (I use the SparkPeople shopping list)
I also use wunderlist to add items when I need to.
When I'm shopping I stic...

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Black Coffee in the Morning and Green Tea in the Afternoon May Provide Valuable Health Benefits

Black Coffee in the Morning and Green Tea in the Afternoon May Provide Valuable Health Benefits


Tea and coffee are among the most widely consumed beverages in the world. Tea is the most consumed beverage next to water, with 2 billion people drinking it every morning. Eighty-seven percent ...

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How to lower your BP

What can lower blood pressure within minutes?

Is there a method that can help with the spikes that is safe and always available without risking any negative side effects?

What is the cause of blood pressure spikes?

Before helping you with lowering the numbers I want you to consi...

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Kimchi, Pea Protein

What is Kimchi?

Kimchi is a traditional, popular Lirean dish made of fermented, seasoned vegetables. It is often described as having a spicy, sour taste.

There are many varieties of kimchi, but most of them contain Napa cabbage; other common ingredients include daikon radishes and gre...

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Eat Mushrooms During Winter to Radically Reduce Your Risk of the Cold and Flu

Eat Mushrooms During Winter to Radically Reduce Your Risk of the Cold and Flu


Some of the most potent immunosupportive agents come from mushrooms, and science is just beginning to tap into this vast natural medicine warehouse.

There are mushrooms that kill viruses, mushrooms that k...

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Risk and Prevention of coronary heart disease

Coronary heart disease risk factors are conditions or habits that raise your risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and heart attack. These risk factors also increase the chance that existing CHD will worsen.

CHD, also called coronary artery disease, is a condition in which a waxy substance cal...

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This Is What Happens After You Quit Smoking: A Timeline Of How Your Body Heals





Smoking is an addiction thatís programmed into our consciousness. It used to be prescribed by doctors in the goodí ol days, because it gave you more stamina. People who smoke just canít seem to kick the habit Ė and itís not their fault. These cancer sticks are designed to tuck you in...

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Use the trackers!

It's not exactly a secret, but SparkPeople's trackers are amazing! They're easy to understand and use and are very flexible. They're pretty basic, so you can tailor the ways you track so they work for your own purposes.

The first two weeks of my weight loss were spent doing nothing different ...

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