Achieving Pregnancy

The decision to start a family is scary and exciting and when you have decided that it is time to become parents you assume that that is all it takes. For over 80% of fertile couples that is the case; most become pregnant within 6 months of trying. However, for approximately 15% of couples, they […] Read more »

Boost Your Immune System

Why is it that we have smartphones but still no cure for colds and flu? It’s because we’re dealing with smart viruses. Any one of dozens of viruses can infect you — and before you know it, you are coughing, sneezing, and sniffling. We only have immunity to those rhinoviruses that we’ve been infected with […] Read more »

Eat To Defeat Inflammation

Thanks to the anti-inflammatory effects of certain foods, a healthful diet can help you fight off inflammation, (Regular exercise, not smoking, and losing weight are powerful tools, too.) Start by eating less of the “bad stuff”— fast food burgers, French fries, and sodas, as well as sweets such as cookies, cakes, and pies. These highly […] Read more »

Spring Clean Eating

You have many choices in regards to dietary intake. Choosing clean ingredients over additive-laden processed ingredients, combined with a greater emphasis on whole foods is the simplest way to start. Following the basic guidelines below will help you make conscious, informed choices in the best interest of the planet—and your health. Clean eating guidelines mean […] Read more »

Depression & Diet

Trying to find a diet to ease depression? Unfortunately, there’s no specific diet that works for depression. No studies have been done that indicate a particular eating plan can ease symptoms of clinical depression. Still, while certain diets or foods may not ease depression (or put you instantly in a better mood), a healthy diet […] Read more »

February is American Heart Month

Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S? Over 800,000 people die from cardiovascular disease every year. Women don’t always associate physical signs and symptoms with a cardiac event. As a result, the AHA reports that women are 15 percent more likely than men to die of a heart attack […] Read more »

What Women Need To Know About Breast Cancer

October is breast cancer awareness month! Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the US and all women have a 1 in 8 lifetime risk of developing breast cancer.  Although may seem quite scary, in reality there is some good news regarding this disease.  Currently, the 5 year survival in localized […] Read more »