Rediscovering Yourself By Leslie Rusch-Bayer, RD, LDN, CPT

Rediscover Yourself

Welcome to 2017. What will this ‘New Year’ look like to you? As we find ourselves already facing a new year, I ask you to really think about what you would really like to change about yourself. I meet with women on daily basis who describe feelings of weakness, frustration and embarrassment due to ongoing…

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Being A Strong Woman By Terry Polanin, MSN, APN

Strong Woman

As we begin 2017, we welcome new beginnings and reflect on the past. It’s a time to reflect on those who have made a difference in your life. I would like you to consider yet another new years’ resolution: To be a strong woman, a role model and a mentor and to acknowledge those who…

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January Recipe: BROWN BUTTER BRUSSELS SPROUTS PASTA WITH HAZELNUTS

Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts Pasta with Hazelnuts

yield: SERVES 4 prep time: 10 MINUTES cook time: 20 MINUTES total time: 30 MINUTES   INGREDIENTS: 3 tablespoons butter 8 ounces whole-wheat pasta (or Gluten-Free) 1/2-cup hazelnuts 1-tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1-tablespoon shallot, minced 2 cups chopped brussels sprouts, stems removed 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese Salt and freshly ground black pepper,…

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Vegan Holiday Eggnog

Egg Nog

Makes about 14 (1/2 cup) servings 3/4-1 cup raw cashews, soaked for 30 minutes 2 cups fresh water 1-15 oz. can of full-fat coconut milk 6 medjool dates, pitted 1 tsp. Kahlua or vanilla extract 3 Tbsp. spiced rum (optional) 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg 1/4 tsp. xanthan gum (optional) Notes…

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Meet Dana! A candid interview with Dana Humes Goff, APN, CNM, DNP

Dana Humes Goff

Meet Dana Humes Goff, APN, CNM, DNP, and a certified nurse midwife with 35 years of nursing experience in women’s health. Prior to becoming a nurse midwife in 1994, Dr. Goff was the Director of Maternal Child Nursing at Unity Point Health Methodist, Peoria, IL and was the first certified nurse midwife to be granted…

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Stress and the Holidays By Sue Lang, APN, CNM

Stress and the Holidays

It just seems like yesterday that the Christmas season was here and now another season is upon us. We all know that mild stress can help us be productive, but major stress can lead to depression and a feeling of frustration. Signs of stress can include, but not be limited to, increased heart and respiratory…

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