5 Stats You’ll Want to Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries

TBI Stats

It’s simple. We are not as aware as we should be about the prevalence of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). You may think that because your child doesn’t play football, they are not at risk. Maybe you see yourself as a careful driver so getting in an accident that could cause a TBI is unlikely. You […]

Achieve a Strong Surgery Recovery: 5 Simple Steps

Recovering from Surgery Steps

Arriving home following an operation is usually a time of great relief. The surgery is complete, you’ve been discharged from hospital and you’re now looking forward to recovering in the comfort of your own home. The worst is over. Or so you thought. But according to a 2010 study published in the Journal Archives of […]

Why Traumatic Brain Injuries Should Be on Your Radar

Traumatic Brain Injuries

This month is Brain Injury Awareness Month. The purpose of this month is to raise awareness of brain injuries and provide support to those who need it. Traumatic brain injuries go beyond athletic concussions. And they are more common than you think. In fact, every nine seconds someone in the United States sustains a brain […]

5 Problems with the American Diet

Problems with the American Diet

In 2015 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released new dietary guidelines about healthy eating. The guideline includes eating less sugar, limiting calories from saturated fats, and reducing sodium intake1. All the suggestions given are perfectly reasonable. But the only problem is that most American’s don’t follow them. Alongside our high consumption of […]

What You Should Know About Plantar Fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis

If you sit down and place your feet together then flex your toes upwards, the slight pull that you feel at the soles of your feet is a band of tissue called the plantar fascia. It connects your heel bone to your toes. When the plantar fascia is strained, it becomes weak, swollen, and irritated. […]

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. […]