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Is getting the pneumonia vaccination a good idea for a healthy, non-smoking pregnant woman?

Is getting the pneumonia vaccination a good idea for a healthy, non-smoking pregnant woman?

Likely safe, but...: It would likely be safe to receive a pneumonia vaccine, but typically there is no reason to recommend it. Do consider a flu vaccine when in season, and tdap for pertussis protection. ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Would it be a good idea for females to have more iron rich foods during pregnancy?

Would it be a good idea for females to have more iron rich foods during pregnancy?

Yes: As the pregnancy continues more iron is needed for the healthy growth of the baby. Iron rich foods will be very helpful in addition to taking the prenatal vitamins with iron. ...Read more

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I am getting tired of the same old healthy food everyday. Any ideas for good snacks?

I am getting tired of the same old healthy food everyday. Any ideas for good snacks?

Healthy snack ideas : Ideas: 1 square of high quality dark chocolate. String cheese wrapped in a piece of low-salt ham. Apple slices with cashew butter. Fresh avocado slices wrapped in a slice of turkey. Raw veggies and hummus. 1 handful raw almonds. Berry smoothie with protein powder and ground flax seeds. Warm pear with ricotta cheese, sprinkled with cinnamon. Cup of edamame (boiled soybeans). More? ...Read more

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What do I need to do diet wise to get fasting glucose back into the normal range.Avoid fats at night?Is a bedtime snack a good idea or not?

What do I need to do diet wise to get fasting glucose back into the normal range.Avoid fats at night?Is a bedtime snack a good idea or not?

See below: If your fasting glucose is elevated but you are not diabetic you have about 60% of preventing progression of the process. You should lose about 10% of your body weight, more if you are overweight, exercise at least 30 minutes/day, 5 days/week and gradually increase the intensity of exercise. It may help to consult a nutritionist for advise about diet. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoc. ...Read more

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What are some good ideas for good '50 calorie or less' snacks?

What are some good ideas for good '50 calorie or less' snacks?

Fruit.: Fruit is low in calories, high in nutritive value and often contains some fiber. The down side of your strategy is that there's no room to include some protein, which is important. Perhaps a little bit of yogurt with your fruit? I'd rather see you invest some more calories and include protein with your carbohydrates. ...Read more

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I am f/25, 5'3 and 193lbs.What is my recomended weight?Will 2 healthy meals a and 2 snacks(fruit)help me lose lbs?Is fasted cardio a good/bad idea?

I am f/25, 5'3 and 193lbs.What is my recomended weight?Will 2 healthy meals a and 2 snacks(fruit)help me lose lbs?Is fasted cardio a good/bad idea?

listen to your body: If overweight with ovarian cyst , one needs 6 small equal meals with a slow anti-inflammatory grain like quinoa, buckwheat groats, or amaranth at each meal and fresh vegetables more than fruit and small amounts of high quality protein from beans, fish, high quality eggs, and grass fed meat. Relax and de-stress and aim for 60 minutes of fun movement exercise spread through the day. ...Read more

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Is snacking only without meds a good idea with close blood sugar level monitiring?

Is snacking only without meds a good idea with close blood sugar level monitiring?

Snacking: Is a very bad idea for anyone with diabetes, as it makes it more difficult or even impossible to control your blood sugar properly. ...Read more