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This wiki is here to help to promote healthy living in all areas of life, and will address concerns by giving useful advice and friendly critiques regarding such things as weight loss or gain, heart-healthy lifestyles, dietary aids and recipes, and many other things regarding changing one's lifestyle in order to ensure a healthy body and mind*. Hopefully this wiki will be able to address any and all concerns and/or questions that come to this page in a helpful and kind way.
If there are subjects that you would like to see addressed on this page that are not already listed or addressed, please leave a comment in the comment box regarding the issue and which points in particular you wish to see addressed. Should you have specific advice, recommendations, or useful information regarding any of the topics listed, please feel free to comment in the comment box below or in the comment box on the wiki that pertains to your advice and if your advice is useful, it will be added to the appropriate page.

Healthy Living Recipes

Vegan Recipes (2)
Gluten-Free Recipes (4)
Heart-Healthy Recipes (2)
Low Calorie Recipes (2)
Sugar-Free Recipes (1)
Wheat-Free Recipes (2)

Low Carb Recipes

Low Carb. Recipes (2)

Healthy Products

Healthy Beverages (2)
Healthy Foods (1)
Healthy Hair (1)
Healthy Skin (1)

Over the Counter Remedies

Vitamins (4)

Living Stress-Free

Living Stress-Free Articles & Advice (0)

Workouts & Exercise

Breathing Exercises (2)
High-Impact Workouts (0)
Low-Impact Workouts (1)

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I have used both and both have been very good tools, depending on my diet at the time. keeps track of a lot more things, including vitamin levels, but doesn't have too extensive a database for certain foods and exercise. Keep in mind that it being caloriecount, it tracks calories, so if you're on a carb-counting diet, this may not be for you.

I'm currently using because the app is so much easier to use and a lot more user-friendly. The database for food seems a lot more extensive and accurate, though it doesn't seem to monitor water intake or vitamin intake at all. The emphasis for this site seems to be a calorie counter as well.

See also:
Cooking - awesome recipes!
The 99 Step to an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle Challenge

* Please note that any and all advice, techniques, critiques or suggestions are given only by those wishing to share their experience and/or knowledge and in no way can or should replace a licensed medical doctor or medical specialist's recommendations.

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2011-05-31 [Linderel]: *lurk*

2011-05-31 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: I can definitely add to the WF and SF section because I have to avoid Wheat and Gluten strictly-I also have to watch my intake of sugar because I cannot tolerate too much.

2011-05-31 [Nioniel]: Thank you! :) Would you like for there to be a Gluten-Free page?

Hopefully you won't mind if I reformat some of your submissions so that they keep to the same formatting as the other pages. :)

2011-05-31 [Rice]: OMG *storms into the room like god herself* I'm allergic to gluten and wheat..I can totally help you there.

2011-05-31 [Nioniel]: \o/ Woohoo! :)

2011-05-31 [Nioniel]: If you watchers wouldn't mind promoting this somehow, that'd be wonderful. I don't want to use the invite button, but I do want lots of contributers, and we don't all have the same friends in common here. :)

2011-05-31 [Rice]: Now it might be difficult, you living in America and all but I can give you few tips.
These are the three main bad guys, gluten, wheat and barley. Avoid them..they are evil. And you also need to understand that while all wheat is gluten not all gluten is wheat, so if something says 'wheat free' it can still have gluten in it. Chocolate is a difficult one and powdered substances are difficult. Rice flour and Dove flour are the only certain ones to not have wheat, everything else you need to read the packages of.

2011-05-31 [Rice]: Also if you go on the gluten-free or wheat-free diet and stick to it for a while, the second you go back off it you'll be ill. Trust me. I know I'm allergic and all but my mum tried it once for a month, gave up, ate some bread and was so horrendously sick for 3 days. Also this sudden increase will cause your body to pile on the pounds >_>

2011-05-31 [Nioniel]: [Rice], articles are also welcome, as long as they are like advice articles. :) I love what you just wrote, and if you wouldn't mind writing up an article and putting it on a wiki, I'll add it to the pages that it relates to. Separate articles for wheat, gluten, and barley would be awesome, because I'm not really educated on any of those, and your advice would be incredibly welcome as well as useful. :)

2011-05-31 [Rice]: I don't have time right now. *is home-working* But later on i'll work on something for you.
I put gluten-free recipes in the Herald though so you should keep an eye open. ;D

2011-05-31 [Nioniel]: Are those specifically for the Herald, or could I steal some of them for this page?

2011-05-31 [Akayume]: :D

2011-05-31 [hanhepi]: woo hooo!

maybe put up a "product" category of some sort, then when we try some of this stuff an find out it really sucks we can warn others?

2011-05-31 [Akayume]: (hasn't looked at the page closely) or a list of stores?

2011-05-31 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: I would LOVE to see A Gluten Free section. I love all the advice I can gather. I will give what I can also :P This wiki is a good idea.

2011-05-31 [hanhepi]: a list of stores might not work as well, because we all live so far apart. i mean, i doubt they have Piggly Wigglys in Europe anywhere, and i don't think there are many north of the Mason-Dixon line, and i don't have a Kroger anywhere near me at all.

2011-05-31 [Nioniel]: Sounds good.

Anyone interested in doing a progress page? I thought maybe I'd add a section for people to keep track of their weights, diet plans, and progress that would be password protected so that only people who are trying to lose weight could keep track of how others are doing and share advice, bitch about how hard it is to each other, etc.

2011-05-31 [Akayume]: I like the sound of that!

2011-05-31 [Akayume]: @han: true, but then again some of us might have over-lapping stores. :D

2011-05-31 [Nioniel]: Listing stores is fine, but then we should be sure to add where we live, like;

blahproductblah: Wegmans: USA

2011-05-31 [Akayume]: Sounds good to me! :D

2011-05-31 [Skydancer]: Neat, one I can give to you right off the bat, is 300 milligrams of powdered kelp every morning, you can put it in something you eat. Seriously helps kick the metabolism and burns weight.

2011-05-31 [Alexi Ice]: O.o Oh! Cool!

2011-05-31 [Skydancer]: I can also suggest you link to

2011-05-31 [Nioniel]: Thanks, Marion. :)

2011-05-31 [Akayume]: I think this is a great idea, btw. (:

2011-05-31 [Nioniel]: Thank you! :)

2011-05-31 [Skydancer]: To add to your gluten free.
Buckwheat Porridge - ground buckwheat groats or you can get it at most healthfood places already ground.
1 and 1/4 cup of milk or dairy substitute
1/8th teaspoon salt
1/4 cup buckwheat groats
dried fruit if you like, I add either cranberries or blueberries, or add fresh fruit after its cooked. I also add a little to taste of maple syrup while I am cooking it. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer stirring often. Takes between 10 -15 minutes, and makes one healthy serving or enough for two with some rye toast..

2011-05-31 [Nioniel]: Thank you, I'm adding it now!

2011-06-01 [Captain Rachel Black]: OOOO! I have a bunch for healthy skin!

2011-06-01 [Nioniel]: Put 'em on a wiki and link me! :)

2011-06-06 [Nioniel]: Anyone know of a good chilled cucumber soup recipe? I have all these cucumbers and want to make something yummy and healthy out of them. :)

2011-06-08 [Linderel]: I was inspired to take my blood pressure. It was about 98/60.

2011-06-08 [Nioniel]: Wow! That seems low (at least compared to my incredibly high BP). :)

2011-06-08 [Linderel]: I guess it's a bit on the low side, yeah. :P

2011-06-08 [Nioniel]: Better than high, I suppose. :)

2011-06-08 [hanhepi]: so, if your BP is too low, are you supposed to go on a crappy diet full of salt and beef? and where can i get signed up for that diet?

2011-06-08 [Nioniel]: :P

2011-06-08 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: I have very low blood pressure, but my doctor said it is fine because it does not effect me?

2011-06-08 [hanhepi]: dang. i was hoping that if i got my bp low enough the doctor would say "Mrs. Johnson, you simply must eat more beef fat and salt!". :(

2011-06-08 [Nioniel]: If your doctor says that, I'll make him my doctor. <3

2011-06-08 [hanhepi]: right! might have to move to texas to hear it though.

2011-06-08 [Nioniel]: I'll ljust phone him up, tell him my BP, and let him recommend some burgers!

2011-06-10 [Lothuriel]: I am working on a wiki about healthy living but, it leans more toward the areas of house hold cleaners, shampoos,etc. When I get it finished we should do some linkage exchange!

2011-06-10 [Akayume]: I once had The 99 Steps to an Eco-Friendly Life challenge wiki. It didn't really take off. :P

2011-06-10 [Nioniel]: Sounds cool, Loth! ^^
Akay, I'll check it out! :)

2011-06-10 [Akayume]: Whoops! I meant this: The 99 Step to an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle Challenge

Apparently I originally forgot the "s". :P

2011-06-10 [Akayume]: yay! *linkage*

2011-06-10 [Nioniel]: :D

2011-06-15 [Nioniel]: What do you guys and gals think of having a contest (maybe photography and/or writing/poetry) that somehow ties in with "Healthy Living?"

2011-06-15 [Linderel]: ...I just started thinking about Women Laughing Alone With Salad. <_<

2011-06-15 [Nioniel]: lawl. :P

2011-06-15 [Linderel]: Come on, it's impossible not to go there!

2011-06-15 [Nioniel]: I know. ^^

2011-06-16 [Mira Ravenheart]: Wow, this page is great!

2011-06-16 [Nioniel]: Thanks! :)

2011-08-13 [Stephen]: Cool page!
/puts on watch

2011-08-13 [Nioniel]: Thank you!

2011-08-15 [Kiddalee]: Doctors in North America (and possibly Britain?) are so occupied with fighting high blood pressure that they ignore low blood pressure. In countries where obesity is less of a problem, doctors deal with low blood pressure a little more seriously. It can cause low energy in some people. Eating a little salt is a simple thing you can do if yours isn't severe. I like to eat molasses and sometimes I make switchel. Gatorade works too.

2011-08-15 [Stephen]: Low blood pressure is really rare around here. (I live in the USA though, so most of us are fat -- no offense to anyone!) You make a good point, however.

2011-08-15 [Mira Ravenheart]: Low blood pressure can be just as dangerous as high blood pressure, and occurs most often in women.

2011-08-15 [Akayume]: I have low blood pressure. :/

2011-08-15 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: Me also. But my doctor said it was fine.

2011-08-16 [Mira Ravenheart]: I also have low blood pressure, but it's not dangerously low yet.

2011-08-16 [Mira Ravenheart]: When it is really low, you can black out, have strokes, get brain damage, etc.

2011-08-16 [Kiddalee]: I had it when I was younger. My doctor said that it's more common in young women, but she didn't say anything significant. I don't trust doctors recently. :-/

2011-08-17 [Mira Ravenheart]: Mild low blood pressure is fairly common in young women. I have some trouble with it myself.

2011-08-18 [Blaithin]: Oh I absolutely love this wiki! Fabulous idea. Has anyone suggested a Gardening sub page? I know lots of people, especially in urban centres, don't think they can, or bother to, grow some fresh produce. It can make a person feel great just growing it and helps with a healthy diet!

2011-08-18 [Nioniel]: A gardening page sounds great! :) Would you care to start one?

2011-08-18 [Blaithin]: I can see what I can put together, sure!

2011-08-18 [Nioniel]: Wonderful! :)

2013-04-29 [Nioniel]: *revives*

2013-04-29 [nehirwen]: Maybe there could be a slow carb recipes section as well! *has some recipes for that*

2013-04-29 [Nioniel]: Definitely!
If you want to put the recipes on separate wikis and link them, that would be cool.

2013-04-29 [Ravendust]: I'm still hanging around, you know good recipes for healthy snacks would be fruit smoothies, I don't remember exact measurements, I'll have to look mine back up... My blender has individual cups that you use, so I just pour the ingredients in haha...

2013-04-29 [Nioniel]: I make those daily, they should definitely be added. I'm with you, though, I don't have an exact recipe, I just toss in the sliced fruit and stuff until the smoothie looks right. A lot of the measurements depend on the type of fruit used, too. If you can figure out the measurements that you use, feel free to put it on a wiki and link it! :D

(I found a modified version of one of the smoothies I make regularly, so I added it)

2013-04-29 [Nioniel]: Added a Vegan section. I doubt I'll ever go completely Vegan, but I have several friends who are, and who have amazing recipes that they've shared with me.

2013-04-29 [nehirwen]: I'll make the wikis when I have some time left. :)

2013-04-29 [Nioniel]: Awesome, thanks!

2013-04-30 [Ravendust]: I will work on figuring out the measurements and get a page put up :)

2013-04-30 [Nioniel]: Thanks!

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