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Forté Recipes: Cobb Salad

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

I love having salads for lunch because they are easy to make, healthy and they are delicious! Plus I can customize any salad to my taste preference and based on what food I have on hand. To make things even easier I will often prep a few of these salads at the beginning of the week and store them in …

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5 Tips for Dealing with Colic

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

All babies cry. Some significantly more than others. However, even if your child never seems to stop crying (despite your best efforts to soothe them) this does not necessarily mean that they have colic. Colic is defined as babies that cry more than 3 hours a day, more than 3 days a week, for more than 3 weeks1. If your …

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How to Stay Healthy on Your Dream Vacation

In General Health by Paige Jacobson0 Comments

You have been planning this vacation for what seems like a lifetime—and it is finally here. You have researched, booked, and planned everything to the last detail. And most likely, you have tried to be healthy over the past few months so you feel your best on your trip. After all your efforts to eat right and exercise, you may …

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Forté Recipes: Chicken and Hummus Wrap

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

I really miss eating deli meat sandwiches when I am pregnant and am always looking for other quick, healthy and satisfying lunch options. Here is an easy wrap that uses rotisserie chicken instead of deli meat so that it is pregnancy approved. Chicken & Hummus Wrap 1 whole wheat tortilla 2 tbsp. hummus 2oz grilled or rotisserie chicken 1 tomato, …

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Why Glutamine is Essential to Injury Recovery

In Injury Recovery by Dr. Kimball0 Comments

Glutamine is the most abundant free amino acid in the human body. It plays an important role in providing energy and boosting our immune system. Although we have plenty of glutamine in our bloodstream, our body will only continue to produce it up until the point that we’re hit by some type of stress. In this context, stress can mean …

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6 Keys to a Healthy Pregnancy

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

If you’re thinking about getting pregnant—or if you already are—then staying healthy during your pregnancy is probably at the top of your mind. You know the basics about keeping healthy. Don’t drink. Don’t smoke. Get some exercise. But here are a few more tips to help make sure that you have a happy and healthy pregnancy. 1- Prenatal supplements Prenatal supplements …

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Forté Recipes: Chicken Tortilla Soup

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

Soups are often a great way to add a lot of veggies to your diet and this recipe is no exception. On top of that, this recipe is quick and requires only a few minutes of prep time chopping veggies and opening cans. I love making a big batch of this soup and having it for leftovers for lunch for …

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4 Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Joint Pain

In Bone & Joint Health by Dr. Kimball0 Comments

Joint pain is a complex topic that covers everything from shoulder injuries to arthritis. It can be a harmless condition that resolves quickly, a joint infection, or a long-term problem like osteoarthritis. In general, any sudden onset joint pain (especially those with no obvious cause) should always be seen by a medical professional as soon as possible. For other types …

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Forté Recipes: Chicken Parmesan

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

This was the first chicken Parmesan recipe I ever tried and it is still my favorite! I hadn’t done a lot of cooking before college so during my early college days I spent a lot of time looking at different simple recipe books and trying new recipes. This is one I came across and although it is easy to make, …

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Newborn Warm This Winter

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

Newborns may be cute, cuddly, and huggable but they’re extremely bad at regulating their own body temperature. As adults, our bodies have developed the ability to thermoregulate. This is the ability to generate heat or cool down when required. If we’re cold our body will start to shiver as a means to keep warm. If we’re hot we sweat through …

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How does stress affect a woman’s body?

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

It’s often said that stress is a silent killer—but what exactly is stress? It’s the physical and chemical reaction that our body starts when it believes it’s under attack. When we sense danger—either real or imagined—the body’s defenses get activated in a rapid, automatic process known as the fight-or-flight response. Fight or flight is not only reserved for physical danger. …

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5 Unexpected Postpartum Side Effects

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

Your plans are made for the first, second and third trimester, your research is finished, baby books have been bookmarked. You’re all set for the arrival of your baby. But, what happens next? Surprisingly enough, many women have little idea of what to expect after the birth of their child. This is especially true for first-time mothers. The postpartum period …