Archive for the ‘Diet & Nutrition’ Category

Health Benefits of Fiber

Research shows that our physical and emotional well being depends on our digestive health. Fiber plays an important role in keeping the digestive tract healthy. When you eat food that is rich in fiber, it fills you up and keeps you satisfied longer.  Foods low in fiber are digested faster and move through your body […]

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April is National Pecan Month

April is National Pecan Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing some interesting facts about pecans! 10 Interesting Facts About Pecans Pecan is from an Algonquian word meaning ‘a nut requiring a stone to crack’. The U.S. produces about 80% of the world’s pecan crop. A pecan is not truly a nut, but technically a drupe, […]

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National Nutrition Month & Workplace Wellness

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed: easy to get into but hard to get out of; and at work, it’s easy to slip into poor food choices… …a sales rep stops by with doughnuts for the entire office… …you celebrate a co-worker’s birthday with cupcakes… …you attend a catered business event, etc… About National […]

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Fall In Love with Chocolate for Better Heart Health

Can one chocolate a day really keep heart disease at bay? As we celebrate Heart Awareness this month, we’re giving you one more reason to fall in love with chocolate: it may actually help your heart! Heart Health and Chocolate The health benefits of chocolate have been known for centuries, but the true hero behind […]

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2016 Is the International Year of Pulses

What are “pulses”? Pulses are part of the legume family, but the term “pulse” refers to the dried seed. When you think pulses, think of beans. Peas, chick peas, kidney beans – all provide a healthy source of protein; all are considered “pulses”, and all are part of the 2016 International Year of Pulses (IYP) […]

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Understanding Gestational Diabetes – Now Offered in North Raleigh

As many as 10 percent of expectant moms develop high blood sugar, a condition known as gestational diabetes that only occurs during pregnancy. If your doctor finds that your blood sugar levels are elevated, you may be diagnosed with gestational diabetes – even if you have never had diabetes before. When detected early, it can […]

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Three Simple Steps to Improved Heart Health

To improve and preserve your cardiac health, a few simple lifestyle changes can make a big impact. We always stress the importance of exercise, but for those who feel intimidated by that word, a simple place to start is to increase the amount of steps you take each day.  Try taking the stairs whenever possible, […]

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WakeMed Milk Mothers’ Bank Finds New Home at WakeMed Cary Hospital

WakeMed Cary Hospital is proud to welcome the WakeMed Mothers’ Milk Bank to their newly renovated location within the hospital. The milk bank’s new address and phone number are as follows: WakeMed Mothers’ Milk Bank WakeMed Cary Hospital 1900 Kildaire Farm Road Cary, NC 27518 919-350-8599 The WakeMed Mothers’ Milk Bank is one of only […]

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Pregnancy Cravings…on the Wild Side

While not a common side effect of pregnancy, cravings for non-food items are neither unheard of nor surprising. The desire to eat ice, chalk, dirt, ashes, starch, soap – even matches – is called pica.  If this happens to you, don’t panic. We see patients many times who are too embarrassed or afraid to admit they […]

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Preparing for a Marathon

In many ways, preparing for a marathon or a half marathon is the same as preparing for a 5K or 10K.  When getting ready for any running event, the focus is always on hydration and nutrition.  The difference comes in when you start prepping and what and how much you eat.  The reasoning is simple; […]

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