Just How Important ARE Prenatal Vitamins?

Are you pregnant, or thinking of becoming pregnant, with one of the four million babies the CDC estimates will be born in the United States next year?  You want your baby to be healthy and strong, but statistics suggest that one in nine of these babies will be born pre-term …

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Monday Meals: Make-Ahead Oatmeal, a Healthy Morning Treat

Oatmeal has a mixed reputation. A 2008 survey found that Americans consider it the 4th most healthful food, coming in after whole grains, broccoli and bananas. But even with this wholesome reputation, it can be hard to find true oatmeal enthusiasts. Oatmeal is a modest food. While kale enjoys its moment in the …

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5 Reasons Why Women Need to Get More Vitamin C

“Drink your orange juice,” my mom used to say. “It’s got vitamin C.” I learned from a young age that vitamin C was a good thing. I didn’t really know why at the time, just that I got it when drinking orange juice and when chewing the kids’ vitamins my …

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Monday Meals: Make a Mid-Week Fiesta with Fish Tacos

Fish tacos are the perfect mid-week, pick-me-up meal. Something about assembling your custom plate, choosing from the bright toppings and spicy garnishes, treating yourself to an extra slice of creamy avocado – it feels like a little party. When you chose grilled or baked fish as your star, you get …

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Calcium Supplements – Bad for your heart? Blah for your bones?

You’ve been told since you were a child to drink your milk and eat your spinach. Calcium keeps bones and teeth strong! As a child you probably drank – or choked down – your milk at the urging of your parents. As an adult perhaps you’ve switched to supplements. But …

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How Even Mild Dehydration Can Ruin Your Day

Ask yourself. Do you feel sleepy? Have a bit of a headache? Are you craving candy? You could be slightly dehydrated. It’s true! Less than optimal amounts of water in your body can cause uncomfortable changes in a hurry. On the other hand, getting enough water every day can have …

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Monday Meals: Cauliflower for the Cauliflower Haters

Cauliflower is everywhere! You may have noticed that in the last 5 years the crunchy, white cruciferous veg has jumped from the crudités platter to the center of the entree. Its ability to masquerade as rice or mashed potatoes propelled it to fame during the low-carb craze and many adventuring chefs …

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Soy: Anti-Cancer Boon or Bust?

Soyfoods like edamame, miso, soymilk, and soy yogurt have gone mainstream, except for women with breast cancer. They’re often told to avoid soy because it can interfere with anti-estrogen treatment. But new research out of Georgetown University Medical Center may change this way of thinking when it comes to anti-cancer …

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Celiac Disease and Women

If not for my mother-in-law’s diagnosis of celiac disease 10 years ago, my kids wouldn’t be as healthy as they are now. At 3 ½, my daughter was losing weight and we were getting concerned. My mother-in-law’s celiac diagnosis meant that all family members had to get tested. My daughter’s …

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Haylie Pomroy Shares the Secrets for Successful Lifelong Weight Loss

Maybe you’ve heard of Haylie Pomroy or the book she wrote called The Fast Metabolism Diet. She’s a celebrity diet coach and registered wellness consultant with over 20 years of experience in helping people “achieve ideal health while enjoying real food,” as her website states. With all the talk about …

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