5 Ways to Prepare for Surgery

elderly couple riding bikes on the beach

The period of time between the day you schedule your surgery and the actual surgery can be stressful. You will want to get all your plans and affairs in order before your surgery date. Apart from accommodating your surgery in your busy schedule, don’t forget these key things you can do to prepare yourself for surgery. 1- Ask a lot of questions […]

The 3 Stages of Fracture Healing

Fracture Healing

Each year, an average of 6 million people in the United States will break a bone. This accounts for 16% of all musculoskeletal injuries and more than 3.5 million emergency department visits1. In fact, the average citizen in a developed country can expect to sustain two fractures over the course of his or her lifetime. And, fracture […]

Why are antioxidants important for joint health?

lemons, pomegranates, and oranges full of antioxidants

We have all heard the term antioxidants before. We may be certain we know what they are, what they do, and where they come from. However, most people don’t know about the role antioxidants play in keeping our joints healthy. Here are just a few things you probably didn’t know about antioxidants. 1- How antioxidants work […]

Dealing with Nausea During Pregnancy

Tea infused with lemon and honey for nausea relief during pregnancy

Dealing with nausea during pregnancy is no easy task. After all, the exact cause of nausea or morning sickness has not been defined. For many women, nausea does not just present itself in the morning but throughout the entire day. The term morning sickness can be deceiving. Some theories suggest that it is caused by […]

The Importance of Calcium During Pregnancy

pregnant women sitting outdoors

Everyone knows that calcium is essential for strong bones and teeth. But did you know that low calcium levels during pregnancy are associated with preterm delivery and preeclampsia? Studies have found that calcium supplementation decreases reduction of preeclampsia by 45%! That is huge. Preeclampsia affects about 11% of first-time pregnancies and 5% of all pregnancies. It is one […]

Forté Recipes: Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Forte Recipes: Cottage Cheese Pancakes

If you are looking for a high protein pancake recipe, this one is for you. Each serving provides a total of 32g of protein. Especially if you are pregnant, this recipe is packed full of nutrients needed for a healthy pregnancy. These have a slightly different taste and texture than traditional pancakes, but they are […]

What are the main problem areas for joint pain?

Surgeon with nurse assessing joint pain after surgery for a patient

There are hundreds of joints in the human body—some of which we notice more than others like the hips, knees, and lower back. Any place in the body where two bones meet, you’ll find a joint holding them together. The reason they’re so important is they give us the freedom to move in different directions, walk, […]

How will my 2nd pregnancy be different from my first?

pregnant women laying on the grass

There’s good news. The good news is that everything about pregnancy won’t come as a complete surprise. You’ll know about the aches and pains, the swollen ankles, what to wear (and what not to wear), basics about breastfeeding, and of course how to care for a newborn. However, every pregnancy is different. So although you’re well […]