Did you know that one in eight couples have difficulty conceiving? The number one cause of infertility is lack of ovulation, which, unbeknownst to many couples, can be remedied by a healthy diet. Although diet alone cannot cure infertility, studies have shown that certain foods can increase or decrease fertility. A healthy, fertility-supporting diet can help you get pregnant, prevent miscarriages and maintain a healthy pregnancy.
We all feel emotionally overwhelmed at times. Life gets crazy busy, and it often feels like everything is happening at the same time. Take these few simple steps to help get your life back under control:
If you experience fatigue, difficulty concentrating, difficulty losing weight, anxiety or insomnia, you may be experiencing adrenal fatigue. Your adrenal glands can exhaust themselves when you are under high amounts of stress for a prolonged period of time and causes negative reactions through your whole body.
There is a major misconception that frozen produce is over processed and bad for you. But don’t rag on the frozen aisle, because frozen produce is one of the healthiest choices you can make in the market!
The dark room held me captive. I couldn’t move. My mouth opened in a soundless scream, and I had no control over my body even with my mind trying to tell me I was safe. Fear and anxiety gripped my every movement, clouded my thoughts and controlled the shadows in the room.
Dieting and exercise can be a physically and emotionally draining process. Dieters often don’t eat enough because they want to lose weight, but in order to maintain enough energy to shed pounds, your body needs enough sustenance. Starvation does not guarantee you will look like a Victoria's Secret model.
You’ve probably heard that getting up a little earlier can help you fit a daily walk into your schedule. However, if your day already starts before the sun rises, that option might not be ideal. But that doesn't mean you can't find time to get out and walk a little more. Check out these (practical) tips to fitting in a walk into your busy schedule:
Mother Nature definitely has something against women, otherwise we wouldn't have to deal with seven or more days of bloating, pain, bleeding and fatigue every month. But, unfortunately, that is the price every woman pays for having been born with a uterus.
This beloved and popular Sophie The Giraffe teething toy has parents outraged.
At this time of the year when so many people are making goals around food and eating, I think it’s a good time to remind you what “normal eating” is. The best quote comes from fellow dietitian and author Ellyn Satter, who is known for her Eating Competence Model. She (as I am) is more concerned about helping you develop eating confidence and competence versus developing uber-healthy eating habits. In essence, you would do well to learn how to self-moderate and trust yourself to make wise decisions around food than to stick to certain outside rules or guidelines for ...
The other day I sat in a room full of women talking about their vulnerabilities and struggles with body image. As one wise woman shared her story of learning to love herself, she said, "There's power in doing. Doing is how we learn."
Eating healthy can be expensive and is sometimes overwhelming. I’ve noticed that organic produce sometimes costs three times more than the non-organic kind — But healthy eating on a budget is possible; and doesn’t mean you have to make a huge lifestyle change. Here are five key steps to keeping a healthy diet without overspending:
You might be watching a loved one suffer in an abusive relationship. It might be especially hard for you if the loved one isn’t aware she is being abused. Trying to help an unaware victim of abuse is difficult, but the follow five guidelines can apply to help both male and female victims of abuse.
For many students, stress is simply part of college life — as unavoidable as tuition, fees and final exams. And the number of students flooding university counseling centers suggest stress levels on campuses may be rising.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a cure-all drink for all of your bodily ailments? Kefir is as close as you can get to finding that miracle drink. Kefir is a fermented drink made from milk and grains with live cultures that act as a probiotic to boost your health. It's also full of friendly bacteria and yeasts rich in nutrients. Here are some benefits of adding kefir to your diet:
Her symptoms hit hard and fast. More than anything else, my girlfriend was thirsty all the time, dropping weight and went to the bathroom frequently.
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No matter the season, you can squeeze in a productive workout. Here are 20 tips for exercising in every weather condition:
"Well you look well-nourished!" said an older man whom I hadn't met before as I entered the group room to begin teaching a nutrition ...
The buzzer goes off and the referee blows his whistle, signaling the start to a high school basketball game.
Working out isn’t the only thing that burns calories.
Moms are always super busy. Whether it’s carpooling, laundry, work, or driving the kids to the soccer game, the list of things to do ...
For 10 years, the American College of Sports Medicine has been trying to convince a sedentary public that exercise is medicine, as good for what ...
Watching for the first dip in temperature could protect your family from the annual influx of illness. Here’s what you need to know: