Category: Wellness

New Year’s Nutrition for 2017

There is no better time than the New Year to reevaluate your diet and eating habits. Whether you are trying to lose weight, control a health issue like diabetes or high cholesterol, or simply eat healthier to have more energy, simple and small changes can make a world of difference. Those who focus on one [...]

Celiac Disease, Gluten, and Infertility…Oh My!

Celiac Disease (CD) is an autoimmune digestive disorder known to interfere with the body’s ability to breakdown foods and elicits an inflammatory response within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Over time, the inflammation can cause damage to the intestinal tract and lead to low absorption of all nutrients. This response is caused by ingesting gluten, which [...]

Summer, Sweat, and Staying Hydrated

Exercising vigorously in hot and humid weather can be challenging and even dangerous, but it is possible to exercise safety in hot weather if you take the proper precautions. The two most important keys to exercising in the heat and humidity are to stay hydrated and decrease your exercise intensity on very hot days. Keeping [...]

Heating Things Up in the Kitchen

Foodborne illness is a severe public health issue, responsible for one out of every six Americans getting sick each year. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 48 million people get food poisoning every year, which results in roughly 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. Food poisoning is a concern for everyone; however, [...]

Cutting Calories

Did you know that the average person burns... ...180 calories for every 30 minutes of cutting grass with a push mower? ...130 calories raking the lawn for 30 minutes? ...140 calories doing general gardening for 30 minutes?

Fertility & Fitness: The “Bosom Buddy” System

The key to keeping up with a workout routine may just be staying accountable to someone else. You are more likely to stick to a program if you have someone working with and motivating you. It also keeps you accountable to show-up to the gym, track, pool etc., especially on the days when your couch [...]

Traveling During the Holidays

Many patients travel during the holidays, and those that are in a treatment cycle or approaching the start of their treatment may require lab work during their travels. It is the patient’s responsibility to find a center in the area they will be visiting and report to their nurse so arrangements can be made and [...]

Nursing Tips: Cold & Flu Season

Cold and flu season is upon us! If your not feeling well, be sure that you take your temperature and report a fever and any symptoms to your RMAPA nurse or physician. They will then advise you which medications (both prescription or over-the-counter) are acceptable to use in conjunction with any fertility medications you may [...]

Summer Sun, Vitamin D, & Female Fertility

According to a national data, three-quarters of American teens and adults are deficient in vitamin D. For both men and women, the benefits of vitamin D include maintaining strong bones, reducing high blood pressure and cholesterol, and has also been used for patients with diabetes. Vitamin D is produced in the body when skin is [...]

Fertility Food for Thought: Organic Produce—To Buy, or Not To Buy?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORGANIC AND NON-ORGANIC FOOD ANYWAY? “Organic” doesn’t always mean it is 100% chemical and additive-free. Organic foods are permitted to be produced with certain synthetic ingredients allowed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). However, any food that bears the “USDA Organic” seal must adhere to very specific standards [...]