For moms-to-be, what they eat, gain can set baby up for life of obesity, disease
Coconut milk is customarily found in cuisines from the tropics – including Southeast Asia, the Carribean, coastal Africa and India – locations where coconut trees thrive. The thick, sweet liquid is frequently used to balance the heat in spicy curries and soups. But, it is also used to make...
Avocado is one of nature’s wondrous foods. Native to Mexico, it originated there as a wild variety sometime between 7,000 and 5,000 B.C. Today, avocado’s rich and creamy flesh is consumed throughout the world and is considered a nutritional powerhouse by many health professionals.
Salt has been used to preserve food and enhance taste for centuries. It’s also essential for balancing bodily fluids. But too much can lead to serious health conditions, like heart disease, stroke and kidney failure.
You have been on the go all day and arrive home ravenous. So you dive into a bag of chips, devouring the salty, crunchy goodness – chomping until you see the bottom of the bag. Feel full and satisfied?
If you’re not on a gluten-free diet already, chances are it has crossed your mind. In the past decade, the number of people consciously avoiding the maligned protein prevalent in breads and baked goods has soared, with athletes, celebrities, and savvy food marketers touting a “gluten-free...
Whether you want to look better in a tank top, hoist your suitcase into the car with ease, or burn more calories faster, muscle matters. But, unfortunately, it naturally begins to decline well before we hit the “Big 40.”
You get regular checkups, eat fruits and veggies, and exercise like an Energizer Bunny. But are you as healthy as you think? Take our quiz to check your health IQ. Then read on for additional wellness tips from Douglas County medical specialists.
“I always encourage a mom to use her own definition of success for breastfeeding, not anyone else’s. Every day of breastmilk is truly a gift. Not having a hundred more days of breastmilk should take nothing away from the gift of that one day.” Sue Petracek, IBCLC, Bosom Buddies