Forté Recipes: Chicken and Hummus Wrap

Forté Hummus Wrap

I really miss eating deli meat sandwiches when I am pregnant and am always looking for other quick, healthy and satisfying lunch options. Here is an easy wrap that uses rotisserie chicken instead of deli meat so that it is pregnancy approved. Chicken & Hummus Wrap 1 whole wheat tortilla 2 tbsp. hummus 2oz grilled […]

Why Glutamine is Essential to Injury Recovery

Glutamine Injury Recovery

Glutamine is the most abundant free amino acid in the human body. It plays an important role in providing energy and boosting our immune system. Although we have plenty of glutamine in our bloodstream, our body will only continue to produce it up until the point that we’re hit by some type of stress. In […]

6 Keys to a Healthy Pregnancy

6 Keys to a Healthy Pregnancy

If you’re thinking about getting pregnant—or if you already are—then staying healthy during your pregnancy is probably at the top of your mind. You know the basics about keeping healthy. Don’t drink. Don’t smoke. Limit your caffeine. But here are a few more tips to help make sure that you have a happy and healthy pregnancy. […]

Have joint pain? 4 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Questions about Joint Pain

Joint pain is a complex topic that covers everything from shoulder injuries to arthritis. It can be a harmless condition that resolves quickly, a joint infection, or a long-term problem like osteoarthritis. In general, any sudden onset joint pain (especially those with no obvious cause) should always be seen by a medical professional as soon […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Baby Nice & Warm this Winter

Keeping Baby Warm

Newborns may be cute, cuddly, and huggable but they’re extremely bad at regulating their own body temperature. As adults, our bodies have developed the ability to thermoregulate. This is the ability to generate heat or cool down when required. If we’re cold our body will start to shiver as a means to keep warm. If […]

Stress and the female body

Women and stress

It’s often said that stress is a silent killer—but what exactly is stress? It’s the physical and chemical reaction that our body starts when it believes it’s under attack. When we sense danger—either real or imagined—the body’s defenses get activated in a rapid, automatic process known as the fight-or-flight response. Fight or flight is not […]

5 Postpartum Side Effects to Watch Out For

Postpartum Side Effects

Your plans are made for the first, second and third trimester, your research is finished, baby books have been bookmarked. You’re all set for the arrival of your baby. But, what happens next? Surprisingly enough, many women have little idea of what to expect after the birth of their child. This is especially true for […]

How to Keep Your Sanity During the Newborn Stage

Dealing with Exhaustion

We’ve all heard tales about the exhaustion that parents experience with newborn babies–the sleepless nights, the constant tiredness, and the complete lack of energy.  Until you come face to face with the reality of the situation it’s difficult to fully appreciate the toll that exhaustion can take on your body. And this doesn’t just last […]