The Clean Fifteen

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is an organization that creates public lists for consumers regarding pesticide levels in fruits and vegetables.  Each year the EWG creates the Dirty Dozen, which are the foods that contain the highest amounts of pesticide residue.  In addition, the EWG creates the Clean Fifteen, which are the top fifteen foods […]

Nutrition for Expectant Mothers

One of the best gifts you can give your unborn baby is a healthy diet.  The quality of what you put into your body can jump start your child’s physical and mental development.  Focus on essential nutrients and your baby and body will thank you. What should your diet look like? There is no one […]

Winter Fitness Tips

Exercising in winter can be challenging.  Trying to stay fit and healthy in the winter can be challenging.  Remember some of these winter fitness tips to stay safe and healthy over the cold months. Stay hydrated. In the summertime, it seems as though we are always naturally reaching for our water bottles.  We are hot […]

Pregnancy Cravings Gone Healthy

The movies always show pickles and ice cream as a pregnant woman’s GO TO craving.  Whatever you’re craving, oftentimes it is not always the healthiest option on the menu.  Here are some healthy alternatives to satisfy a pregnancy craving without all the guilt and calories.   You are craving ice cream:  Instead of high fat […]

Make Fruit More Important

Making fruit an important part of your everyday eating routine provides your body with huge benefits.  People who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Fruits provide nutrients vital for health, such as potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C, and […]

Cold Weather Food Traps

When the weather turns cold, we tend to turn to comfort foods.  Typically, these are high fat, high calorie choices that add a little extra to our midsection insulation.  Follow these tips to avoid falling into the trap of overconsumption of favorite, unhealthy cold weather foods. Avoid “creamy” anything! See the word creamy in a […]

Eat Your Healthy Fats

Dietary fats are an important part of your diet because they are an excellent source of energy for your body. However, fats are typically high in calories and can lead to excess weight gain when eaten to excess. In addition, saturated fats and trans fats are associated with high cholesterol and heart disease. It is […]

Mental health conditions in new moms and dads can be spurred by ‘super-parent’ cultural pressures

Mental health experts in the past three decades have emphasized the dangers of post-partum depression for mothers, but a University of Kansas researcher says expanding awareness of several other… Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Economic disparities impact infant health, experts show

Women who are poor experience higher cortisol levels in pregnancy and give birth to infants with elevated levels of the stress hormone, putting them at greater risk for serious disease later in life, according to a new research. “By improving the health and well-being of socially disadvantaged women you may help to improve the health […]

‘Super-parent’ cultural pressures can spur mental health conditions in new Moms and Dads

Mental health experts in the past three decades have emphasized the dangers of post-partum depression for mothers, but a researcher says expanding awareness of several other perinatal mental health conditions is important for all new parents, including fathers. Infant’s Health News — ScienceDaily

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