When it comes down to it, a bug bite helped detect Gayla Fulcher’s breast cancer.
Acorn squash is an easy to prepare, low-calorie, nutrient packed addition to any meal. Acorn squash provides vitamin B6, complex carbohydrates, potassium, magnesium, folate, thiamine and dietary fiber. When shopping for the right acorn squash, pick one that is that is heavy for its size with smooth, dull skin and no soft spots. A good balance between green and orange coloring is ideal. Fun fact: squash is considered a fruit, not a vegetable.
Each month we set the facts straight regarding a popular health and wellness myth.
Using a certified nurse midwife for obstetric care is becoming more and more commonplace today, but many myths surround the care they provide. Here are three common myths surrounding midwifery:
Pumpkin is a fall favorite! It’s loaded with the antioxidant beta-carotene which the body converts to vitamin A for eye health. Current research indicates that diets rich in foods containing beta-carotene may reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer and protect against heart disease.