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Is Postpartum Responsible For My Digestive Issues?

Is Postpartum Responsible For My Digestive Issues?

Are you in the postpartum period and suffering from bloating, constipation, gas, or other digestive issues? Giving birth to a child is one of the biggest human marvels you can experience. It’s a miracle, really. However, waiting for the baby to arrive for nine months is nerve-racking for both parents. But for us women, whoContinue Reading »

How Healthy Connections Help Build Our Resilience

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and it kicks off the winter holiday season at our house. And while this year our celebrations are turning out to be very different from what we do traditionally, we are doing our best to embrace the changes and looking for ways to make meaningful connections with our family andContinue Reading »

Sleep: The Foundation of Good Health

Sleep: The Foundation of Good Health

For many hundreds of years we have known the functions of three of the 4 basic drives in life-to eat, to drink, and to reproduce.  But for fourth main biological drive—to sleep—has eluded science for years.  Scientists asking “why we sleep” may have been asking the wrong question.  All animals sleep and sleep persists withContinue Reading »

Fortunate to be inconvenienced

Fortunate to be inconvenienced

So many things come to mind just at the mention of 2020. It is a year that all of us will look back on with a clear before and after. It is a transformative time on every level and I have not met anyone who has not been affected in some way or another. For some, staying atContinue Reading »

Heart Health: Improve Your Sleep and Reduce your Stress

Heart Health: Improve Your Sleep and Reduce your Stress

It’s the end of February and we’re closing out the series on heart health.  Today I want to share with you some information about sleep.  You may have been hearing more and more about sleeps importance lately in the news.  Here is what I have been learning.Sleep is an important part of our daily routine and spend aboutContinue Reading »

Heart Health: Improve Your Diet

Heart Health: Improve Your Diet

The AHA recommends that “individuals consume a variety of fruits, vegetables, and grain products, especially whole grains; choose fat-free and low-fat dairy products, legumes, poultry, and lean meats; and eat fish, preferably oily fish, at least twice a week.”This sounds similar to the Mediterranean Diet that has been shown to be one of the bestContinue Reading »

Heart Health: Get Moving!

Heart Health: Get Moving!

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that we get 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity every week.  Sounds simple doesn’t it.  But here are the questions I am asked about this recommendation.What is considered moderate?  According to the AHA moderate activity means that your heart is beating faster, but you can still carry on a conversation.  In warmer weather orContinue Reading »

Women’s Heart Health

Women’s Heart Health

February. What comes to mind? Ground Hog’s Day? Leap Year? Your brother-in-law’s birthday? Valentine’s Day? I think about all of these and I am also reminded that this is the month where the medical community brings awareness to heart health.  During this month, I will be taking time to talk to you about your heart health. DidContinue Reading »

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