What Are The Risks of Smoking During Pregnancy?

Maternal smoking during pregnancy has been associated mainly with fetal and development complications and the risk of other long-term consequences. When nicotine crosses the placenta, it affects fetal development. Smoking while pregnant exposes both you and your unborn baby to an increased risk of health complications. Women who smoke during pregnancy are at an increased…

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Protein supplements – are they really necessary in my fitness routine?

Proteins, made up of long chains of amino acids, are the body’s building blocks and every cell requires them for structure and function like in protein synthesis, tissue repair and nutrient absorption. With a total of 20 amino acids: 9 that are “essential” and you must get them through your diet, and another eleven that…

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January 2020 Nutrition Newsletter

About half of all American adults have one or more preventable chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, or diabetes. These illnesses are often related to food choices and inactivity. Start Simple with MyPlate provides a variety of easy recommendations that anyone can tailor to fit their individual situation. MyPlate was originally…

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What Does ‘Organic’ Really Mean?

This word seems to be on many people’s lips these days, but with it comes great burden and so much confusion! So, let’s start with a basic definition…   Organic produce (and other ingredients) are grown without the use of: Pesticides Synthetic fertilizers Sewage sludge Ionizing radiation Genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) and/or using bioengineering technology…

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Prolonged Sitting: Danger to Your Posture – and Your Whole Health!

Nowadays, sitting all day, every day is becoming more and more of a reality. We’re sitting for far too long, and far too often – and it’s wreaking havoc on our whole health!  Just think of all the occasions that you’re also likely slouching, hunching and craning your neck during the day: while driving, at…

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Meal Prep: The Shortcuts You Need to Know

A big part of feeling successful in your healthy eating regime is planning and preparing your meals ahead of time — so you’re not tempted to just stop at the fast food drive-thru on your way home from work! So, why not bring back the tradition of good ‘ol home cookin’ and start eating healthier,…

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Wine, Carbs, and Alcohol: Minimizing the Dietary Damage

(Source) Wine – in moderation – might have positive effects on our bodies. However, it also comes with many side effects: poor quality sleep, rough hangovers, risk of addiction, and – especially for white wine – a possible link with skin cancer. On top of that, you need to consider wine’s impact on your diet.…

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How Much More Should I Eat When Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

You’re pregnant – yeah, congratulations! Baby has arrived, and now you’re breastfeeding – yeah, you’re officially a breastaurant! Eating well during pregnancy and while breastfeeding isn’t just about eating enough, it’s about WHAT you’re eating too! Let’s peek under that cozy blanket and uncover HOW MUCH you should be eating as well as WHICH FOODS…

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Sleep Like A Baby With This Breathing Exercises

Introduction Are you a night owl with dark rings underneath your eyes and a brain fogged with sleep deprivation and worries? If so, then it is time to adopt the seven amazing breathing exercises for deep and sound sleep. If you stay up through the night until the birds start to chirp, then start practicing…

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How to Fit in Exercise… When You Literally Have NO Time!

Well, we all know that we should be exercising because it’s hugely beneficial to our health. It’s even scientifically proven, and study after study tells us!  Yet still only a fraction of us are actually into the daily exercise habit. Why is this the case? Can’t seem to get in daily exercise? Here are the…

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