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September 29 is National Coffee Day!

September 29th is NATIONAL COFFEE DAY. Now we know what you are thinking. Every day is National Coffee Day, and we agree. BUT! Why not shake up your September coffee with this yummy recipe from Half Baked Harvest? If you try this Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee recipe, let us know on our social media! ...
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foods for bladder health

10 Fall Foods For Bladder Health

If you have a sensitive bladder, you will not have to miss out on tasty foods this fall. The key is to know which foods are more likely to irritate your bladder and which ones are more likely to soothe. In general, you will want to avoid coffee, alcohol, citrus fruits, tomato-based products, artificial sweeteners and spicy foods. Read on to learn about 10 bladder-friendly foods. 1. Pears. They are good fall fruits that generally begin to ripen in September and sometimes October depending on the region. Pears are a good source of fiber and about 100 calories per serving. 2. Bananas. Typically available in grocery stores year-round, bananas are great as snacks, toppings for cereals or in smoothies. 3. Green beans. At about 31 calories per 1-cup serving, green beans will add some color to your plate. You can eat them raw, add them to salads or roast them with a little olive oil. 4. Winter squash. Do not let the name fool you. Winter squash are available in both fall and winter. Squash varieties include acorn, butternut and spaghetti. 5. Potatoes. Need a bladder-friendly comfort food when the weather cools down? Try white potatoes or sweet potatoes (yams) ...
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menopause awareness

Menopause Awareness Month

September is Menopause Awareness Month. Even if you’re not in Menopause, you probably know someone who is dealing with it. You may have seen their ups and downs. When does Menopause begin? Menopause usually begins around the ages of 51-52. Typically, if a woman has not had a menstrual cycle over the course of a year, she is in Menopause. What are some “typical” Menopause symptoms? The most common symptom experienced by 80 percent of women during Menopause is hot flashes (daytime) or night sweats. Some women may also experience muscle and joint pain (arthralgia), mood swings, “brain fog,” loss of libido, and weight gain (to name a few). Many women begin to develop insulin resistance and diabetes, osteoporosis, and arthritis, all caused by hormonal deficiencies. Intimacy can become painful due to vaginal dryness. How is it clinically proven that I am in Menopause? We treat the WHOLE patient as every patient is different and has different needs. Among other tests, we order a complete thyroid and hormone panel INCLUDING testosterone, estradiol, and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). What are proven solutions to relieving the symptoms of Menopause? After Menopause, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is often prescribed to resupply the body with ...
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PCOS Facts

September is PCOS Awareness Month

PCOS is a serious genetic, hormone, metabolic and reproductive disorder that affects women and girls. It is the leading cause of female infertility and an usher for other serious conditions, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and endometrial cancer. If you would like to learn more about polycystic ovary syndrome, please call to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at 248-926-2020 ...
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national yoga month

September is National Yoga Month

Yoga is not only an amazing physical exercise but a way to check in with your mental and spiritual health. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, yoga has increased in popularity as people have used the ancient practice to combat depression and loneliness. To celebrate National Yoga Month, here is a great online class teaching yoga poses to help you strengthen the muscles needed for a healthier pelvic floor ...
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School Lunch Ideas

It’s almost that season! The stores are already stocked with backpacks, notebooks, and all the supplies your kiddos need to go back to school! And they will definitely have their favorite lunch box in hand. Fill it up with these back-to-school lunch ideas!Lunch Idea #1 Turkey + Cheddar Roll-upFresh BerriesYogurtTrail MixLunch Idea #3 HummusPita BreadGrape TomatoesCucumbersSliced OrangesLunch Idea #2 Bagel + Cream CheeseYogurt TubeBaby CarrotsFruit SnacksLunch Idea #4 Cheese QuesadillaGuacamoleSalsaTortilla ChipsStrawberries ...
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Hot Flashes

Hot flashes affect two-thirds of women in perimenopause and menopause. These flashes of intense warmth across your face, neck, and chest are considered one of the most bothersome symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are a natural biological process, but don’t assume that you have to accept the embarrassment and discomfort of hot flashes. Hot flashes are unpleasant enough when the weather is cool, so during the hot days of summer, they become even more unbearable. Take a moment to explore our best tips for handling hot flashes in the heat ...
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Traveling With a Little One?

Traveling with a toddler or baby can be stressful. Below is some information when taking your baby’s milk/formula/juice through security. Notify the TSA Officer: Inform the TSA officer at the beginning of the screening process that you carry formula, breast milk, and juice in excess of 3.4 ounces in your carry-on bag. These liquids are typically screened by X-ray. Formula, breast milk, and juice for infants or toddlers are permitted in reasonable quantities through the security checkpoint. Remove these items from your carry-on bag to be screened separately from the rest of your belongings. Officers may ask you to open the container and/or have you transfer a small quantity of the liquid to a separate empty container or dispose of a small quantity, if feasible. Inform the TSA officer if you do not want the formula, breast milk, and/or juice to be X-rayed or opened. 3-1-1 Liquids Rule Exemption: Formula, breast milk, juice in quantities greater than 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters are allowed in carry-on baggage and do not need to fit within a quart-sized bag. Remove these items from your carry-on bag to be screened separately from the rest of your belongings. You do not need to travel ...
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August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Every woman’s journey to motherhood is different, but one of the first decisions a new mom makes is how to feed her child. When you choose to breastfeed, you make an investment in your baby’s future. Breastfeeding allows you to make food that is perfect for your baby. Your milk gives your baby a healthy start that will last a lifetime. There are many benefits to breastfeeding: Mothers that breastfeed their children have a better weight status than moms that use artificial baby milk. They also have a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, breast and ovarian cancer, and postpartum depression. Children that are breastfed typically score higher on IQ tests and are sick less often. They also have a lower risk for developing respiratory and gastrointestinal infections, asthma, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). Mothers of breastfed babies enjoy a special bond through the skin-to-skin contact that breastfeeding involves. A breastfeeding family can save approximately $1,500 per year on formula costs ...
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Summer Snack Time!

Foods that come in bite sizes are great because let’s face it, kids don’t often eat a lot in one sitting. All you’ll need to make these yogurt bites is vanilla Greek Yogurt (or your favorite yogurt), strawberries and blueberries. Once you have your ingredients it’s as simple as dicing up the fruit, place in a silicone mold and then cover with your favorite yogurt. To set them you’ll want to place them in the freezer for at least 2 hours and then they are ready to enjoy! ...
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