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What nutrition does breast milk pass to my baby?

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

Breast milk contains all the nutrients that your baby needs, and they’re all conveniently passed down in the safest way possible. But what exactly makes breast milk so nutritious? Here are just some of the important minerals and vitamins found in breast milk. Protein Human milk contains two types of proteins: whey and casein1. Breast milk is about 60% whey and …

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Forté Recipes: Black Bean Quesadilla

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Here’s a recipe to help turn your typical quesadilla from kid food to something a little more satiating as well as more nutritious. It is important to eat filling foods while you are pregnant to avoid empty snacking—but you also need to make sure the food you eat is nutritious and not just filling! Black Bean Quesadilla 2 whole wheat …

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5 Ways to Strengthen Your Knees

In Bone & Joint Health by Chad Kimball0 Comments

There are many good reasons to want to strengthen your knees. You might be involved in high-impact activities that put a lot of strain on your knees. Maybe you suffer from arthritis and want to reduce pain and inflammation. Whatever the reason may be, there are things you can do to strengthen your knees. 1- Targeted exercises By far the …

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4 Ways to Reduce Swelling While Pregnant

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

Swelling most often occurs later in pregnancy, typically starting in the second trimester. Though usually not a sign of anything serious, it can be uncomfortable and annoying. Luckily, there are steps you can take to reduce swelling while you are pregnant. What causes swelling during pregnancy? Swelling (also known as edema) is a normal part of pregnancy. While you’re pregnant your body will produce …

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Forté Recipes: Chicken Wrap

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

Here’s another lunch idea that you can throw together in a couple of minutes: a chicken wrap! It is quick and easy to make and provides a nutritious lunch. The nutrition in this meal is especially helpful if you are pregnant, as it provides essential nutrients like fiber, protein, choline, and DHA—nutrients you and your growing baby need. Chicken Wrap …

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5 Ways to Ease Back Pain While Pregnant

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

If you are pregnant, especially if you are well into the second/third trimester, lower back pain may be your constant companion. According to the American Pregnancy Association, 50-70% of pregnant women experience back pain1. It may be dull and just an annoyance or it may be more intense. Whatever the case, there are steps you can take to ease the …

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Common Athlete Injuries: Sprains and Strains

In Injury Recovery by Chad Kimball0 Comments

Athletes are extremely susceptible to injury. In fact, more than 10 million sports-related injuries occur each year1. These injuries can range from concussions to broken bones to a strained muscle. If you are an athlete, the likelihood of sustaining an injury is high. Athletes are especially susceptible to sprains and strains. Strains and sprains are probably the most common athletic …

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Forté Recipes: Spaghetti

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

Spaghetti is a favorite among children and adults alike! My toddler especially loves this meal and often asks for it at lunchtime. I love that is it fast and easy and something I can prepare in less than 15 minutes. I do use commercial bottled marinara sauce, but my favorite sauce is one that I make every year from tomatoes …

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What is arthroscopic surgery?

In Surgery & Trauma by Chad Kimball0 Comments

Arthroscopy surgery is a type of surgical procedure that surgeons use to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems related to a joint. The word arthroscopy comes from two Greek words, “arthro” (joint) and “skopein” (to look). The term literally means “to look within the joint”1. Most people have heard the term ‘arthroscopic surgery’ because many well-known athletes and sports stars usually …

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What should I know about NSAIDs and Arthritis?

In Bone & Joint Health by Chad Kimball0 Comments

NSAIDs (also known as Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs) can be a lifesaver for pain relief. They are a class of drugs that include things like Aspirin, Diclofenac (Voltaren), and Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). NSAIDs are used to treat everything from arthritis and headaches to muscle aches and pains. They’ve been around for decades and are some of the most popular drugs used …

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Forté Recipes: Meatloaf

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

Here is a twist on the traditional meatloaf recipe and my family actually loves it! It is very moist and much more flavorful than other meatloaf recipes I have tried. One of my favorite parts of this meal is that I use half of the recipe to make meatloaf, and I shape the other half into meatballs for dinner later …

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6 Ways to Prevent Falls and Fractures for the Elderly

In Bone & Joint Health by Chad Kimball0 Comments

Something as simple as tripping on a rug or slipping on a wet floor can have a huge impact on your life. That’s because falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in the elderly and can result in consequences like mobility issues, head trauma, chronic pain, and the loss of your independence1. In the elderly population, a fall …