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Updated: April 11, 2022

The Best Diet for Gestational Diabetes: What To Eat (And Avoid)

Gestational Diabetes

Getting a diagnosis of diabetes during pregnancy can be scary, but changing your diet will help you and your baby stay healthy. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) management may be challenging due to food cravings and aversions during pregnancy, but a registered dietitian or diabetes educator can help you come up with a meal plan you will enjoy that meets your nutritional needs to keep your blood sugar levels stable. A prenatal glucose test will determine whether or not you have gestational diabetes based on how high blood sugar levels are.

by: Kristine Petterson

Parenting Mindfully When Life Spirals Out of Control

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My yoga teacher Tiffany Wood loves to say, “You may not be in control of every situation, but you can always take charge.” It took time for this teaching to sink in, and becoming a mother gave me a whole new perspective on being out of control. Parents are handed a tiny human with their own agenda and pretty strong opinions out of the gate. It’s physically and emotionally exhausting and it only gets harder when your child is old enough to look you in the eye and shout, “NO!”

Updated: December 14, 2021

Can You Eat Thanksgiving Turkey While Pregnant? (And What Foods to Avoid!)

Turkey Dinner

As you prepare for your Thanksgiving feast, you may be wondering what your plate will look like this year if you're among the millions of pregnant women who will be sitting down for their Thanksgiving meal. We all know that when you're pregnant, certain foods are off-limits because they pose a danger to you or your unborn baby. But, Thanksgiving Day is a time to chow down and you don't want to miss out, especially on the bird!

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Diets: Bad, Fair, Good

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Diets: Bad, Fair, Good

Bad Diets

The diets listed here are unhealthy, especially for an athlete. These diets do not provide enough calories, nutrition, or the right kind of fuel. They strain body organs. Instead of improving health, they risk destroying it. The longer you are on these diets, the greater the risks become.

Low-Carb/High-Protein Diets

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Fun Finger Foods for Your Baby

Fun Finger Foods for Your Baby

Babyproofing

Until your baby can chew, stay with your baby when he has a hard finger food (a bagel, for instance). If he breaks off a piece, quickly sweep it out with your finger so that your baby won't choke on it.

Babyproofing

Certain finger foods present a serious choking hazard. So be sure to store popcorn, nuts, hard candies, and other dangerous finger foods well out of your baby's reach.

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Understanding Anorexia Nervosa

Understanding Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is a complex psychological disorder that literally involves self-starvation. People who suffer from this illness eat next to nothing, refuse to maintain a healthy body weight for their corresponding height, and frequently claim to “feel fat” even though they are obviously emaciated.

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by: Lindsay Hutton

USDA's Guidelines for a Healthy Family Diet

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USDA's Guidelines for a Healthy Family Diet

Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is essential for your child's proper growth and development, but how do you know if your child is getting the nutrients he needs? The following guidelines laid out by the USDA are recommended for everyone over 2 years of age, and can help you make make smart food choices for your family and promote overall general health.

The USDA recommends you eat foods that help achieve and maintain a healthy weight, promote health, and prevent disease.

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Understanding Bulimia Nervosa

Understanding Bulimia Nervosa

The eating disorder termed bulimia is at least two or three times more prevalent than anorexia nervosa. In fact, recent surveys report that about 1 percent of the general population and 4 percent of women aged 18–30 suffer from this troublesome disease.

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Is Being Underweight a Health Concern?

Is Being Underweight a Health Concern?

For some people, being too thin can be a health concern—specifically for people who are underweight because they undereat. When your body does not receive adequate food energy (calories), it basically runs out of gas and leaves you feeling fatigued, irritable, and with decreased concentration.

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Food Before, During, and After Exercise

Food Before, During, and After Exercise

This section investigates favorable food choices for your pre-event meal, plus the recovery foods to help your body bounce back after an intense workout. It also lays out the guidelines for fueling your system throughout prolonged periods of exercise.

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The Female Athlete Triad

The Female Athlete Triad

The female athlete triad describes a syndrome of eating disorder (anorexia), lack of a period (amenorrhea), and thinning bones (osteoporosis). The triad is common and becoming more and more recognized in girls and women who work out a lot and do not eat enough. Most frequently occurring in women with disordered eating and calorie restricted diets, it has also been noted in girls who do not eat enough protein or meat and also in girls who work out excessively without proper rest. One of the greatest risks to health is thin bones and stress fractures.

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Choking Hazards

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Choking Hazards

There are countless things a baby or small child could choke on in your house, and a baby will put anything in his mouth. That's why keeping small objects out of reach is so important.

Among the major choking hazards are coins, paper clips, buttons, beads, pen caps, little toys, and small, disc-shaped batteries. But the most common cause of choking is the one thing children are supposed to put in their mouths—food.

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Updated: April 22, 2022

5 Ways to Get Your Picky Eater to Gobble Up His Meals

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You've made a fabulous dinner complete with creative, kid-friendly finger foods, and then it happens; the stare down. A tiny voice declares, "Mom, I am not eating that!" as her nose wrinkles. Picky eaters are tough to please, so now it's time to get a little extra creative in the kitchen.

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Day Care Cuisine

Ensure that your child's diet is healthy

Day Care Cuisine

With more mothers working full or part time, childcare is a fact of life for most families. Nearly 13 million American preschoolers are enrolled in childcare programs, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. That means that more than 60 percent of the nation's children ages six and under are supervised during the day by someone other than a parent.
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Updated: May 31, 2022

Is Candy and Chocolate Okay for Toddlers?

Chocolate and Candy for Toddlers

Dark chocolate has long been toted as a healthy treat that is brimming with antioxidants and beneficial vitamins and minerals. This gives many parents the false impression that it is a good idea to offer this sweet snack to their kids.

Health Concerns With Sugar Filled Foods

While everything is okay in moderation, there are some things to keep in mind when you give candy and chocolate to toddlers.

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What Is a Carbohydrate?

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What Is a Carbohydrate?

Nutri-Speak

Legumes are vegetables in the bean and pea family that are rich in complex carbohydrates, protein, and fiber. They supply iron, zinc, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and several B-vitamins, including folic acid. Because these provide both complex carbs and protein, they fit in the meat and beans group and the vegetable group.

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Battling Bats in Your Home

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Battling Bats in Your Home

In the Nick of Time

Bat-to-human transmission of rabies is extremely rare but not entirely unheard of. If you spend a lot of time working in attics or exploring caves where bats hang out, consider being immunized against rabies.

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Ethnic Cuisine: "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"

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Ethnic Cuisine: "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"

Take a quick trip around the world, and check out the best bets in French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Indian, and American cookery. Be adventurous and excite your palate with exotic new flavors.

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