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The Top 8 Breastfeeding Myths

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

Breastfeeding is a different experience for every mom, especially first-time moms. It can be wonderful, scary, bonding, and exhausting all at the same time. As such, there are a lot of different myths about breastfeeding that circulate. The most important thing to remember: you need to do what is best for you and your baby. The best way to know …

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Why You Crave What You Crave

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Everyone has experienced a food craving. When all you can think about is that chocolate cake or those crunchy potato chips. Where do cravings come from and why do they happen? Why do even the healthiest of people have a craving for a sweet treat or salty snack? The science behind cravings Cravings and hunger are not the same thing. …

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Forté Recipes: BBQ Chicken Pizza

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

Who doesn’t love a good pizza? And maybe for you, pizza is one of your most tempting pregnancy cravings. While greasy pizza might not be the best option in terms of nutrition, you can have pizza without all the grease. Next time that pizza craving hits, try this barbeque chicken pizza. BBQ Chicken Pizza Pizza Crust: 1 package active dry …

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6 Snacks You Should Munch on Post-Workout

In General Health by Dr. Kimball0 Comments

The post-workout period is just as important as the workout itself. An intense workout also means focusing on your post-training nutritional needs. This includes figuring out what to eat to replenish your body’s energy stores and rebuilding and repairing damaged tissue1. When people exercise on a regular basis, their muscles experience a continuous cycle of muscle breakdown and compensatory remodeling …

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Forté Recipes: Garden Salad

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

This is a traditional salad that makes for a great side dish or an excellent snack. I love adding a salad to my meal because it’s an easy and yummy way to add a lot of veggies to my diet. Plus there is also research to support that when you add fresh veggies, like salads, to your meal you actually …

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3 Ways to Relieve Your Baby’s Cold

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A cold can be an unpredictable thing. Especially for babies. At times it can be tricky to figure out when a cold deserves a trip to the doctor’s office, a visit to the hospital, or if parents should just wait it out at home. Here are a few things to help you figure out what’s serious and what’s not1: How your baby …

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Why Your Muscles Need a Little TLC

In Bone & Joint Health, General Health by Dr. Kimball0 Comments

When was the last time you sat down and thought about your muscles? Probably not anytime in the last few weeks, months, or even years. In fact, most of us don’t consciously think about our muscles. They’re a functional part of our body that lets us walk, run, sit, and stand. But muscles are more important than that. Apart from …

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Traveling While Pregnant is Totally Possible

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

A lot of women put their travel plans on hold while pregnant. If you’re greater than 32 weeks along, have a high-risk pregnancy, or have been told by your doctor to avoid all travel, then this makes sense. However, for women who don’t fall into any of those categories, traveling while pregnant is possible. In this day of cheap travel, …

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Forté Recipes: Pulled Pork Sandwich

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

I like to do my meal planning at the beginning of the week. I mostly plan my meals around our schedule, meaning what we have going on each day and how much prep time each meal will take. Slow cooker or crock-pot meals are great for days that I have plans late in the afternoon. It makes it so there …

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Why You’re Wasting Your Money on One-Per-Day Vitamins

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Single pill vitamins do what they say on the package—they’re vitamins that you take once a day. Although the convenience seems great, these vitamins come with their own set of drawbacks. In almost all cases, they aren’t worth your money. You will be much better off putting your trust in more comprehensive supplements. Jack of all trades but master of …