3 Considerations For Using Whey Protein During Pregnancy


If you are an active pregnant woman, you may find that your growing protein needs require you to supplement your diet with an organic whey protein powder. If you are considering using a protein powder, there are a few things you should consider.  Amount of Protein You Consume Each Day  A woman's need for protein increases by up to 50% while she is pregnant, up to about .5g/lb/day. While most women can easily add this much protein to their current diet, if you are an athlete who continues working out throughout your pregnancy or if you are a vegetarian, you may find it difficult to get the amount of protein that you need.

30 December 2015

Two Reasons Why The Withdrawal Method Isn't Effective

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Children are rewarding, but they also require a significant time, energy and financial commitment. If you and your committed partner have decided not to use condoms and aren't fully on board with the idea of expanding your family just yet, make sure you aren't relying on the withdrawal method alone to prevent pregnancy. Pre-Cum Isn't Harmless Before a male reaches an orgasm and ejaculates, a fluid is secreted from the penis known as pre-cum.

14 December 2015

Post-Holiday Pain In The Neck? Back And Neck Pain Treatment Options For You

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When you have finally made it through the simultaneous stress and joy of the holidays, you may find yourself with some literal aches and pains that were not there before. All of the tension from the holidays paired with hours lugging presents and suitcases around, as well as cooking big meals can give you back pain and neck pain. While you may be tempted to just soldier on and ignore the pain you are feeling, there are numerous treatment options available to you for your back and neck pain.

29 November 2015

Learn About Costochondritis: A Common Cause Of Chest Pain In Children

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Chest pain in an otherwise healthy child may be a puzzle to many parents, who may assume it is a heart-related issue. However, a non-cardiac medical condition known as costochondritis may be the cause of your child's chest pain. This condition is non-life threatening and symptoms may subside in a short period of time. The pediatrician can make a conclusive diagnosis, as well as recommend treatment. Learn more about costochondritis, including causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention.

9 November 2015

Three Reasons To Stop Neglecting Your Foot Care And Visit Your Podiatrist


Conventional wisdom suggests that you should visit your physician yearly for a checkup, in addition to getting annual tooth cleanings and inspections from your dentist. While this advice is sound, one very important aspect of healthcare goes neglected by a good number of people. Here's a hint -- you're standing on them. Studies show that 75 percent of people will endure a foot-related problem at some point. Because of this, visiting a foot and ankle specialist should also be part of your regular healthcare regimen.

16 October 2015

Pros And Cons Of Covering A Chipped Front Tooth With Veneers

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If you have a chipped front tooth, one option your dentist may offer for dealing with the issue is covering your front teeth with veneers. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain (or sometimes, composite resin) that are attached to the front of the tooth. They make it so that when someone looks at you, they see the veneer, rather than the real tooth behind it. While veneers will camouflage your chipped tooth so you don't have to feel self-conscious about your smile, they have advantages and disadvantages as a fix-up option.

30 September 2015

When Your Heart Sends You A Message That You Can't Ignore

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You may have had the warning signs, but just thought you had a bad case of indigestion. The next message from your heart could be weakness in your left arm or a crushing pain in your chest. Learn what the signs of a heart attack are and why they are happening, so you can take quick action and prevent terminal consequences. A Message That Your Heart is Starving The pain from a heart attack is a warning that your heart is not getting enough blood.

14 September 2015

3 Things to Bring Your Elderly Parent to Make Assisted Living Feel Like Home

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If you have recently made the difficult decision to send your elderly parent to a nursing home, you could be wondering if you have made the right choice. Although you might know that your parent is in need of more care than he or she can realistically receive at home, you could still be feeling bad about your decision. Taking your loved one out of a place that he or she has called home—possibly for many years—is not easy, but it's possible to make things a little easier.

1 September 2015

4 Great Benefits Of LASIK Corrective Surgery

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Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (or LASIK, as it's more conveniently called) is a process that uses extremely precise lasers to remove any tissue of the cornea that is preventing a person from seeing clearly and focusing sharply on objects both near and far. This sounds like an intense procedure to most people, but it's actually quite routine. Keep reading below to discover four great benefits beyond improved vision that LASIK has to offer. Savings

25 August 2015

Is A Midwife Or OB/GYN Best For You?

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Pregnancy comes with many decisions to be made, including whether or not you should opt for a traditional delivery with a OB/GYN or rely on a midwife to help you. If you are uncertain whether you should use a doctor or midwife, here is what you should know to help make your decision.  Who Has the Most Medical Training? Of course you know that your OB/GYN has completed medical school and a residency before opening practice, but you might not realize that a midwife has a significant amount of training, too.

10 August 2015