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Forté Recipes: Roasted Chickpeas

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

Roasted chickpeas are one of my favorite snacks! We make them quite frequently as my three-year-old loves them even more than I do! I love providing something so healthy and nutrient dense, like roasted chickpeas, compared with so many other “favorite” toddler snacks like crackers, chips, fruit snacks or cookies. Plus these are so easy to make that it only …

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How to Take Care of the Umbilical Cord

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

When babies are in the womb, they receive all their nourishment and oxygen from their mother through the placenta, an organ that is attached to the lining of the womb. The placenta itself is connected to the baby by a long, thick rope known as the umbilical cord, which is vital to your baby development. It is the umbilical cord that …

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6 Ways to Deal with Nerve Pain

In Brain & Nerve by Chad Kimball0 Comments

They say that nerve pain is some of the worst pain. For anyone that has experienced firsthand, that probably isn’t an exaggeration. We have millions of nerves all over our body. They work by passing on sensations like pressure, touch, temperature, and pain for the brain to process. While it would be nice to go without the pain, they let us …

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Forté Recipes: Black Bean Soup

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

Now that the weather has started cooling off, soups are going to become a staple at our house. Soups are a great way to get in a lot of veggies without really trying. Plus they can be very hearty and satisfying—especially this next recipe: Black bean soup! Even my hubby, who is not so much of a soup person, loves …

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Why is sitting considered the new smoking?

In General Health by Chad Kimball0 Comments

Smoking is bad for your health. There’s nothing controversial about that statement. But twenty years ago, that wasn’t the case. Smoking indoors, in cars, in schools, and in shopping malls was a normal part of life. As decades went by, we learned that smoking can kill and society as a whole changed its behavior towards cigarettes. In this millennium, there’s …

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6 Foods to Eat While Breastfeeding

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

Breast milk is the healthiest and best food for your baby. All the nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antibodies that your baby needs to grow up healthy are passed through breast milk. As your baby’s primary source of food, it is important to stick to a good diet that is rich in fruits, veggies, carbohydrates, and proteins. There are no specific …

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Forté Recipes: Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

This recipe is for all of my peanut butter and chocolate fans. Really, could there be any better combination? The frozen banana adds all of the sweetness you need so there is no added sugar to this perfectly delicious smoothie that really tastes more like dessert. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie 1 frozen banana 1 cup milk 2 tbsp peanut butter …

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What You Should Know About an ACL Injury

In Injury Recovery by Chad Kimball0 Comments

At first glance, your knee may not look like a very complicated part of the body. But, it is actually a remarkable piece of architecture. The knee is the largest joint in the body and is made up of 3 different bones, 4 ligaments, and 2 tendons. All of these work together and allow us walk, run, and jump with …

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5 Essential Nutrients You Need After Age 40

In General Health by Chad Kimball0 Comments

Forty is the new thirty. Or so the saying goes. Although that might not be strictly true, it’s true that these days we’re all living longer, healthier lives. One of the reasons behind this is that many of us have now become a lot more health conscious by following healthier diets, getting enough exercise, and cutting down on things like alcohol and …

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Forté Recipes: Indian Roasted Carrots

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

Cooked carrots were my favorite vegetable when I was a kid. We’d have them most weeks at my grandma’s house for Sunday dinners with roast, potatoes, and fresh, hot homemade bread. I still love them today. This recipe jazzes up your traditional cooked carrot dish and adds a lot more flavor and nutrition. Indian Roasted Carrots 6 large carrots, sliced …

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How to Have a Baby on a Small Budget

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

Having a baby is a great and special moment in any parents’ life. However, the cost of having a baby is higher than most people think. For some people, covering the financial cost of having a baby is no problem at all. For others who are working with a smaller budget, it can be challenging. Here are some tips on how …

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5 Ways to Reduce Joint Stiffness

In Bone & Joint Health by Chad Kimball0 Comments

With time and use, the joints in the body begin to wear down. Years of repetitive movements at work, exercising, everyday tendencies, different lifestyles, and medical conditions all have an impact on how well your joints will work and the amount of stiffness you experience. Joint stiffness and pain can be difficult to live with at times, but there are many ways to treat it. …