As a Nurse Practitioner, mom, wife, friend, sister and neighbor, people are always asking me for health advice. I love translating complicated medical information and then helping people navigate their way toward better health and wellness. I’ll help you find the information you need to make the best decisions for your health and the health of your family.
Here’s to better health,
Nurse Barb Dehn RN MS NP
We live in a country where obesity rates are already too high. Did you know that 1/3 of are . Not just overweight, but obese. And this includes 12.5 million kids. Many of the habits that lead to obesity start in childhood. As parents there’s a lot we can do.One thing we don’t want to do is ignore this in our own homes. I want to encourage parents who are fearful of igniting an eating disorder by mentioning food to try focusing instead on helping their children be strong and healthy so that they will be able to do the things they like.
I’ve been reading a lot about soybeans and their beneficial effects on health. What I found was surprising and reassuring. There’s many good reasons to incorporate more to soy into your family’s diet. Here’s 6 surprising secrets about soy and better health.
#1 Soybean Oil is a Great Source of Omega – 3
Many people find it difficult to get the recommended amounts of heart healthy Omega -3 fatty acids from eating 2 servings of fatty fish each week. You might be surprised to learn that soybean oil is a great source of Omega- 3 and Vitamin E. Most vegetable oil you buy is 100% Soybean oil.
#2 Soybeans Lower Cholesterol
Multiple studies have shown that soy [...]