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14 Simple Changes to Help You Lose Weight

Are you trying to lose weight but feeling discouraged by all the big changes you have to make in order to see a change in your body shape? Losing weight doesn’t have to be a huge endeavor. It starts with small, consistent changes. If you make these changes a part of your everyday life, you’ll start to see tangible results in your body and overall health. Here are 14 simplest changes you can make today to start losing weight. Dietary [...]

Your Fertility Treatment Questions Answered

If you and your partner are trying (and struggling) to get pregnant, you may have discussed the possibility of infertility. This certainly isn’t a fun conversation, and the concept of infertility can be scary, but it’s important to have as much information as possible if you’re heading down the road of fertility treatments. One in eight couples will struggle with infertility, with either one or both partners having difficulty conceiving. If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for a [...]

5 Ways to Lower your Risk of Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a high blood pressure condition that occurs only during pregnancy. It develops in women with previously normal blood pressure at 20 weeks or later and affects 5-8% of American pregnancies. Preeclampsia can develop into a very serious condition called eclampsia once brain function becomes affected by seizures or coma. Sign and Symptoms of preeclampsia include: High blood pressure Protein in the urine Water retention (swelling, especially in the face and hands) Headaches Blurred vision Shortness of breath Bruising easily Nausea and/or vomiting Pain in upper right abdomen Fatigue Small [...]

Why Should You Care About High Cholesterol?

You’ve likely heard that high cholesterol is bad for your health. It can contribute to heart disease, stroke, obesity, and other ailments and diseases. But what exactly is it about cholesterol that puts your health at risk and why should you care? Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is found in all of your body’s cells. Your body makes all the cholesterol it needs on its own. We get additional cholesterol from some of the foods we eat. A [...]

5 Cancer-Causing Foods You Should Avoid

It should come as no surprise that the food we eat has a significant impact on our health. Food provides us with the essential nutrients and energy that our bodies need to function properly. Eating whole, nutrient-rich foods can help prevent a lot of diseases. But some foods have the opposite effect. The typical Western diet (comprised of highly processed foods, too much sugar, lots of salt, and unhealthy fats), for example, contributes to a whole host of diseases, [...]

5 Simple Ways to Balance your Hormones Naturally

Do you tend to lash out at your partner and kids when you have your period? Do you struggle to maintain a consistent weight or to lose weight? Do you often feel tired, moody, or anxious? If any of this sounds familiar, your hormones may be out of balance. These “hormonal symptoms” can greatly affect the quality of your life. Hormones are little chemical messengers produced within your body by your endocrine glands. They circulate throughout the body and [...]

7 Tips for Safe Sunscreen Use During Pregnancy

With so much information on what to do (and what not to do) during pregnancy, it can be tough to know what’s best for you and your baby. Sun safety is always important since too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause health issues like skin cancer. You know that sunscreen protects your skin, but how do you know which sunscreen is best, especially when you’re not just protecting yourself? Here are 7 things you should look for in [...]

7 Things to Try Before Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Couples with problems conceiving naturally may require the assistance of in vitro fertilization (IVF) to become pregnant. The decision to undergo IVF is not an easy one and often causes financial, emotional, and physical stress. While IVF may end up being your best option for successful conception, here are a few things to try first before you make the investment in time and money. Detox Preparing your body for conception should involve cleaning up your diet and detoxing your body of [...]

Worried About Grilled Meat and Your Cancer Risk? (Here’s What You Can Do)

As we head into the heat of Summer, you may be excited to break out the grill and start cooking your favorite meats; after all, it’s not summer until you can drink a cold beer and eat a hot dog while passing hours talking and laughing with friends as the sun lowers behind the house. But that hot dog comes with a hefty side of cancer risk. Any time you eat red or processed meats, you take on a healthy [...]

Why It’s Important to Watch Your Blood Sugar When Trying to Lose Weight

Have you ever thought seriously about your blood pressure? If you don’t actively monitor it for diabetes or some other specific reason, you may not give it a second thought. Blood sugar levels measure the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood from the food we consume. Blood sugar levels fluctuate throughout the day because on physical activity and what kind of food we eat. Both high blood sugar and low blood sugar indicate pose health threats; high blood [...]