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Healthy diet

healthy dietA healthy and balanced diet is what allows you to function to your fullest every day. How do you know if your diet is healthy? The most effective way of achieving the optimum physical health is to adjust your nutrition and lifestyle according to the following key principles. Continue reading »

Glycemic index

Glycemic indexThe glycemic index (GI) provides a way to rank carbohydrate-rich foods according to the glucose levels in the blood following intake. Continue reading »

Garlic

GarlicFamily: Aliaceae
Botanical latin name: Allium sativum (clove garlic: Ger.: knoblauch: Fr.: ail commun)
Garlic is a bulbous perennial growing to a height of 1 – 3 feet. It has pale pink or green-white flowers. Continue reading »

Free radicals

Free radicalsFree radicals are any type of molecules or atoms that are unstable due to an excess or deficient number of electrons, and aggressively seek to steal (or donate) electrons from other molecules or atoms to stabilize themselves. When a free radical attacks a molecule, the molecule loses or recieves an electron making it unstable. Continue reading »

Foods to avoid during pregnancy

Foods to avoid during pregnancyThere are a lot of dos and don’ts that accompany a pregnant woman. Especially in the case of food consumption, there indeed is a lot of stuff that an expectant mom has to be careful about. Continue reading »

10 weeks pregnant

10 weeks pregnantYou are 10 weeks pregnant or 8 weeks after conception. Now your baby is almost an inch and a half! She weighs almost 0.18 oz or 5 grams. Continue reading »

9 weeks pregnant

9 weeks pregnantDuring week nine your baby is beginning to develop her bones and cartilage. All of the fingers and both thumbs have appeared but they are webbed. Continue reading »

8 weeks pregnant

8 weeks pregnantYou have been pregnant now for eight weeks if we count by gestational age and your baby has been developing for approximately six weeks since conception. How’s your baby measuring up this week? She is about a half to two-thirds of an inch long – the size of a kidney bean. Continue reading »

7 weeks pregnant

7 weeks pregnantThe seventh week of your pregnancy will bring its own frontiers to cross. Your baby will have been around for about five weeks now. At this time your baby is about a half of an inch big, or the size of a blueberry.Your baby will grow very quickly this week. Continue reading »

6 weeks pregnant

6 weeks pregnantDuring the sixth week of pregnancy your baby is beginning to set up a circulatory system that will help with brain development. Also his or her vascular system and heart is a single tube that runs in an up and down direction throughout his or her body. Continue reading »

5 weeks pregnant

5 weeks pregnantDuring week five of your pregnancy you may not know you are pregnant but you may have little signs. You may find that you are nauseous in the mornings or that you have dry heaves. You may feel a little tired and run down even though you have just awakened from a good nights sleep. Continue reading »

Traveling while pregnant

traveling pregnantThe safest time for traveling while pregnant is during the second trimester (18 through 24 weeks) when you are usually feeling your best and are in the least danger of experiencing a miscarriage or premature labor, according to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Continue reading »

4 weeks pregnant

4 weeks pregnantDuring week four of your pregnancy you still may not know you are pregnant. When you are four weeks along your baby’s gestational age is two weeks. Your body will alert you to your pregnancy. Continue reading »

3 weeks pregnant

fertilizationWeek two of your pregnancy ends with your eggs being released from fluid-filled sacs called follicles and being met in your fallopian tubes by one lucky sperm. This is where week three of your pregnancy begins, with the sperm meeting the egg. Continue reading »

2 weeks pregnant

2 weeks pregnant The second week of you pregnancy is quite a busy time for your body. Your uterus is preparing itself for your baby like you would prepare your home if an important guest were coming for a visit, albeit a long visit. Continue reading »