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This article is contributed by our new Men’s Correspondent, Conor Sean McKenna. All health information and recommendations have been reviewed for accuracy and evidence-based recommendations by Nurse Barb.
Men, we already know the basics:
Yet at times we seem to bypass basic healthy nutrition and deprive our bodies of important vitamins and minerals. I’ve seen men make their diets perhaps a little too strict in a desperate attempt to look like Spartacus. Look, you can look like an ancient Roman gladiator all you want, just make sure you are feeling like one.
An easy way to do this without changing your man-diet is with supplements. I don’t mean experimenting with buckets of expensive steroids, protein powders, or that weird “stuff” your friend has said helps but you’ve noticed he shakes uncontrollably. Just simple, over-the-counter supplements is what we’re talking about here.
Eating for Two
Getting the Right Nutrients
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We know that postpartum depression is a serious concern. Identification and prevention is key to helping moms avoid feeling more than just baby blues so that they can care for themselves and their babies.
A recent study on a small group of pregnant women found that those who took DHA, Omega-3 supplements during their pregnancy had a decreased risk of postpartum depression. According to the lead author, Dr. Michelle Price Judge, it’s thought that as pregnancy progresses into the 3rd trimester, more of the mother’s stores of DHA are transferred to the baby, which causes a depletion in the mother.
Another informative article from Caring.com
Want to join the estimated 1 million people in the U.S. who are expected to have lived to 100 or older by the year 2050? Happily, recent scientific advances have made it more possible than ever to take control of the aging process. By following large population groups over many years, researchers have documented specific lifestyle changes that can extend life expectancy from one to eight years; add them together and you could gain 20 years or more. They range from the mundane — flossing every day — to the ambitious — lowering your body mass index below 22.