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Fitness queen Kayla Itsines, 29, reveals the typical daily diet that keeps her lean all year round

Fitness queen and CEO of the Sweat empire Kayla Itsines has offered a look at her typical daily diet, and revealed why she doesn’t believe you should deprive yourself of any specific food group if you want to get lean fast.

The 29-year-old from Adelaide said she is a huge subscriber to the motto ‘a little of everything in moderation’, and so while she seeks to remain slim, she also doesn’t deprive herself of the foods she loves.

Kayla said she mainly follows a Mediterranean-style diet that is packed full of Greek foods from her heritage.

‘This means a wide variety of vegetable and fruit as snacks, and a good mix of vegetables, protein and carbohydrates in my meals,’ she wrote on her website.

Kayla said she also eats more than you might expect, because she is eating to ‘fuel’ her body for a day of workouts and training clients. 

Fitness queen and CEO of the Sweat empire Kayla Itsines (pictured) has offered a look at her typical daily diet

Fitness queen and CEO of the Sweat empire Kayla Itsines (pictured) has offered a look at her typical daily diet

The 29-year-old (pictured) from Adelaide said she is a huge subscriber to the motto 'a little of everything in moderation' and she follows a Mediterranean diet with plenty of Greek foods

The 29-year-old (pictured) from Adelaide said she is a huge subscriber to the motto ‘a little of everything in moderation’ and she follows a Mediterranean diet with plenty of Greek foods

BREAKFAST 

For breakfast, Kayla said if she’s at home, she’ll often have ‘a lot of vegetables with two pieces of toast’.

This could be foods like tomatoes, capiscum, cucumber and avocado, which are all then drizzled with extra Virgin olive oil, fresh basil, dried oregano and salt and pepper.

‘I eat my toast with olive oil (yes, that’s even more olive oil – what can I say, I’m Greek!) as I prefer it to butter,’ the 29-year-old said. 

Kayla added that she is lactose intolerant and so tries to limit her intake of dairy where possible.

She’ll add a cup of Turkish coffee to her breakfast at home.

If she’s out, Kayla said she loves to order scrambled eggs with chilli with a side of chilli kale as she ‘loves’ spicy food.

She is also known to get sauteed mushrooms, tomatoes and avocado with toast and a piccolo latte with dairy-free milk.

Lunch for the busy 29-year-old is 'really simple', and her go-to dish is a tuna salad packed full of vegetables (pictured)

Lunch for the busy 29-year-old is ‘really simple’, and her go-to dish is a tuna salad packed full of vegetables (pictured)

'It's a healthy lunch you can make in under five minutes - just chop up the vegetables and basil and put them in your bowl, add tuna and dressing and you're good to go!' Kayla (pictured) said

‘It’s a healthy lunch you can make in under five minutes – just chop up the vegetables and basil and put them in your bowl, add tuna and dressing and you’re good to go!’ Kayla (pictured) said

LUNCH

Lunch for the busy 29-year-old is ‘really simple’, partly because she is often in the middle of working and needs to grab something healthy but delicious as quickly as possible.

‘If I’m at home, I’ll often make a quick tuna salad,’ Kayla said.

To replicate her go-to dish, all you need is some canned tuna, brown rice, fresh basil, cucumber, tomato, capsicum and red onion.

Kayla’s dressing is olive oil, dried oregano, balsamic vinegar, salt and cracked pepper.

‘It’s a healthy lunch you can make in under five

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A Dental Crowns Dentist in Ajax Reveals the Magic of Crowns

Dental crowns dentist in Ajax has revealed how this special procedure can change someone’s life.

Singer Dental’s Ajax dental office say that they feel like they are performing magic on someone’s smile when they are fitting them with dental crowns.

A spokesman said: “A crown is what covers a broken, damaged or decayed tooth. It not only transforms someone smile, but it will help to keep the shape of the patient’s jaw, improve their bite and chewing.

“They are a great solution for fixing the appearance of a damaged tooth. People can choose the material they would like their crown to be. They are usually porcelain or ceramic, but they could also be gold. The crown will sit over the damaged tooth and it will give a greater coverage than a veneer that only covers part of the tooth.

“Some people might need a whole tooth replaced, so a cap or crown can fit over an implant too,” he added.

A crown is usually fitted in two visits to the dental clinic. The first visit is when the dentist will examine the tooth and ensure that it can support a crown. They will assess the size and shape of it. If it is too big, then they will file down the tooth to allow the crown to fit. If it is too small or too damaged, then they will fill out the tooth to allow the cap to fit correctly.

The dentist will then take a plaster mould of the tooth so it can be sent to a lab for the crown to be made to the fit the tooth.  The dentist will often fit a temporary crown during the first visit so a patient can carry on with day to day life and eating until the crown is ready.

Two to three weeks later is when the patient will visit the clinic for a second time to have the crown fitted. It is secured in place with special dental grade adhesive.

The spokesman added: “Having a crown fitted should be relatively painless as the dentist will numb the mouth while the work is being carried out. Once fitted, a crown is expected to last between five and 15 years, it just depends on how well the person cleans it and also how they bite and chew. The more wear and tear the crown experiences then the less time it will last.”

The cost of a crown will depend upon the material used. A gold crown can cost between £600 and $2,500. A porcelain crown could cost between $800 and $3,000. Porcelain crowns that are fused to metal are probably one of the cheapest options – between $500 and $1,500.

About Singer Dental

Singer Dental is an Ajax based dental office that offers a full range of dental services and treatments. The clinic can offer general checkups and dental care, including periodontal maintenance and root canal through to advanced cosmetic dentistry like a full mouth restoration.

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Fitness expert reveals the EXACT snacks she buys to stay healthy



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A Sydney personal trainer has revealed the supermarket snacks she buys while on-the-go to maintain optimal health every day.

Sophie Allen, 30, shared a video to her 358,000 Instagram followers on November 22 and detailed the top nutritious, budget-friendly snacks she recommends. 

The snack suggestions are suitable alternatives to consuming sugary foods, such as chocolate or lollies, and will help keep you fuller for longer during the day.  

‘Meal prep is the best way to stay on track, but we don’t always have time! Here are some of my go-to healthy and quick snacks I grab from the supermarket that don’t break the calorie bank,’ she captioned the post.

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a woman standing in a room: Sydney personal trainer Sophie Allen (pictured) has revealed the supermarket snacks she buys while on-the-go to maintain optimal health every day


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Sydney personal trainer Sophie Allen (pictured) has revealed the supermarket snacks she buys while on-the-go to maintain optimal health every day



a woman standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: The snack suggestions are suitable alternatives to consuming sugary foods, such as chocolate or lollies, and will help keep you fuller for longer during the day


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The snack suggestions are suitable alternatives to consuming sugary foods, such as chocolate or lollies, and will help keep you fuller for longer during the day

Blueberries and tomatoes

In the short video the first two suggestions were blueberries and cherry tomatoes, which can be added to separate fruit or vegetable salads or eaten directly from the packet once washed.

Blueberries have an array of proven health benefits, according to Healthline, as they are full of antioxidants, vitamins and can help protect against both aging and cancer.

Whereas tomatoes promote cardiovascular health, skin health and prevent the growth of abnormal cells.



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In the video the first two suggestions were blueberries and cherry tomatoes



Blueberries have ten proven health benefits, according to Healthline, as they are full of antioxidants, vitamins and can help protect against both aging and cancer


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Blueberries have ten proven health benefits, according to Healthline, as they are full of antioxidants, vitamins and can help protect against both aging and cancer

Brown rice cakes with avocado and tuna

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For a quick morning or afternoon snack, organic brown rice cakes with quinoa are perfect to have with avocado and John West tuna.

Not only do the rice cakes contain few calories, but the avocado is filled with vitamins C, E, K, B6 and healthy fats necessary for maintaining health all year round. 

Adding tuna to the snack will also boost your daily protein consumption.

Protein yoghurt

Sophie also opts to eat YoPro yoghurt – a quick and easy snack that is packed with high protein and no added sugar.

Each tub contains 15 grams of protein and is available in a variety of delicious flavours for as little as $1.70 from Coles.

According to Healthline, yoghurt

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How to shop like a personal trainer: Fitness expert reveals the EXACT snacks she buys on-the-go

How to shop like a personal trainer: Fitness expert, 30, reveals the EXACT on-the-go snacks she buys from the supermarket to stay in peak shape

  • Sydney fitness coach Sophie Allen revealed the exact healthy snacks she buys
  • The 30-year-old shared a video on Instagram with her 358,000 followers
  • Some of the suggestions included blueberries, protein yoghurt and tuna 
  • She said the snacks are ideal to buy if you don’t have time to meal prep 

A Sydney personal trainer has revealed the supermarket snacks she buys while on-the-go to maintain optimal health every day.

Sophie Allen, 30, shared a video to her 358,000 Instagram followers on November 22 and detailed the top nutritious, budget-friendly snacks she recommends. 

The snack suggestions are suitable alternatives to consuming sugary foods, such as chocolate or lollies, and will help keep you fuller for longer during the day.  

‘Meal prep is the best way to stay on track, but we don’t always have time! Here are some of my go-to healthy and quick snacks I grab from the supermarket that don’t break the calorie bank,’ she captioned the post.

Scroll down for video

Sydney personal trainer Sophie Allen (pictured) has revealed the supermarket snacks she buys while on-the-go to maintain optimal health every day

Sydney personal trainer Sophie Allen (pictured) has revealed the supermarket snacks she buys while on-the-go to maintain optimal health every day

The snack suggestions are suitable alternatives to consuming sugary foods, such as chocolate or lollies, and will help keep you fuller for longer during the day

The snack suggestions are suitable alternatives to consuming sugary foods, such as chocolate or lollies, and will help keep you fuller for longer during the day 

Blueberries and tomatoes

In the short video the first two suggestions were blueberries and cherry tomatoes, which can be added to separate fruit or vegetable salads or eaten directly from the packet once washed.

Blueberries have an array of proven health benefits, according to Healthline, as they are full of antioxidants, vitamins and can help protect against both aging and cancer.

Whereas tomatoes promote cardiovascular health, skin health and prevent the growth of abnormal cells.

In the video the first two suggestions were blueberries and cherry tomatoes

Blueberries have ten proven health benefits, according to Healthline, as they are full of antioxidants, vitamins and can help protect against both aging and cancer

In the video the first two suggestions were blueberries and cherry tomatoes, which can be added to fruit or vegetable salads or eaten from the packet once washed

Brown rice cakes with avocado and tuna

For a quick morning or afternoon snack, organic brown rice cakes with quinoa are perfect to have with avocado and John West tuna.

Not only do the rice cakes contain few calories, but the avocado is filled with vitamins C, E, K, B6 and healthy fats necessary for maintaining health all year round. 

Adding tuna to the snack will also boost your daily protein consumption.

For a quick morning or afternoon snack, organic brown rice cakes with quinoa are perfect to have with avocado and John West tuna in spring water

Adding tuna to the snack will also boost your daily protein consumption

For a quick morning or afternoon snack, organic brown rice cakes with quinoa are perfect to have with avocado and John West tuna in spring water 

Sophie also opts to eat YoPro yoghurt - a quick snack that is packed with high protein and no added sugar

Sophie also opts to eat YoPro yoghurt – a quick snack that is packed with high protein and no added sugar 

Protein yoghurt

Sophie also opts to eat YoPro yoghurt – a quick and easy snack that is packed with high protein and no added

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Brooke Burke, 49, reveals how she’s staying in shape indoors: ‘I’ve always taken the best care of myself’

EXCLUSIVE: At age 49, mom of four Brooke Burke is feeling more confident than ever about her body.

The TV personality and former swimsuit model, who graced the cover of Playboy in 2004, has always been keen on taking care of herself, however, it wasn’t until her 40s that she fully understood her body. Now she’s not only achieving her wellness goals, but she’s also enjoying herself while she does it.

Burke has since taken what she’s learned, coupled with her lifelong passion for wellness, to uplift those looking to kickstart a new workout regimen through her app, Brooke Burke Body, which aims to offer various exercises that can be done indoors. 

The former “Dancing With the Stars” host, who has come up with clever ways to keep moving while practicing social distancing, insisted anyone can look forward to at-home fitness and develop a new appreciation for your body.

Burke spoke to Fox News about why staying in shape isn’t about sacrifice, how fasting is a part of her life, as well as what we’ll always find in her kitchen.

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Brooke Burke has launched a fitness app called Brooke Burke Body.

Brooke Burke has launched a fitness app called Brooke Burke Body.
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Fox News: You’re a Playboy cover veteran. Looking back, how did you physically prepare for those shoots?
Brooke Burke: I’ve always taken the best care of myself. I think being a swimsuit model and coming from that background, I was always very conscious. But to be really honest with you, it’s easier for me today in my 40s because I understand my body. I’ve come to understand how to be efficient with my time, how to tone, sculpt and train my body while enjoying life. 

It’s not at all about sacrifice. I tell women in my community that it’s essential to design a lifestyle that’s sustainable and something you will actually enjoy. That way you will use your time wisely. If you gave five minutes, 20 minutes or 45 minutes a day, there’s something for you to do at any age, any stage of your life. You have to learn what works for you, your body and time. It has to be sustainable. That’s how we can make a commitment and achieve our wellness goals.

Brooke Burke isn't shy about sharing her fitness secrets over the years.

Brooke Burke isn’t shy about sharing her fitness secrets over the years.
(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Poise Pelvic Power Class)

It’s very common that people want to get into their bikinis for the summer or those extra five pounds for a special event. For me, it’s all about taking care of myself year-round. So I never really modified my lifestyle to prepare for something important. I think now I work out stronger and smarter as a mother of four and as a woman in my 40s, mostly because I understand the benefits from that that go way behind fitness. It’s more than just getting into the best shape of your life.

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‘Rare’ 8,000-Year-Old Burial Site Reveals Child Buried Without Arms, Legs

KEY POINTS

  • Archaeologists discovered a “rare” child burial site from the early Holocene period
  • The remains revealed that the child’s arms and legs had been removed before internment
  • The discovery sheds light into how the people of the time buried their dead children

Archaeologists discovered an 8,000-year-old child burial site that’s considered rare and “one-of-its-kind.” The site revealed a child with their arm and leg bones removed, showing the kind of rituals that the early humans practiced at the time.

How did human ancestors from 8,000 years ago bury the children who died? This is what archaeologists from Australian National University (ANU) got a glimpse of in their discovery of a rare child burial site in Alor Island in Indonesia.

The child buried at the site had been between four and eight years old. Age was estimated based on the teeth, which were of a six- to eight-year-old child, and the skeleton, which was of a four- to five-year-old child, the news release from ANU explained.

Why there is a discrepancy between the teeth and skeleton is unclear, but Dr. Samper Carro’s previous work also revealed that even the skulls of adult hunter-gatherers were actually small.

“We want to do some further paleo-health research to find out if this smaller skeleton is related to diet or the environment or possibly to being genetically isolated on an island,” Dr. Samper Carro said.

The researchers also revealed some details about the ritual or ceremony that had been done for the child.

Apart from the pigment that was applied to the cheeks and forehead, they also found that the child’s leg and arm bones had been removed. This is something that has been observed in other burials of of the time, the news release explained, but Dr. Samper Carro noted that this was the first time that it was seen in a child’s burial.

Why they did this, however, remains unclear.

“We don’t know why long bone removal was practised, but it’s likely some aspect of the belief system of the people who lived at this time,” Dr. Samper Carro said.

As study lead Dr. Sofia Samper Carro explained in the ANU news release, there were more child burials from 3,000 years ago but not from the early Holocene period.

“Child burials are very rare and this complete burial is the only one from this time period,” Dr. Samper Carro said.

With the discovery of this child burial site, the researchers now have a glimpse of the kind of burials that the people of the time might have done for their dead children. Such discoveries also add to the understanding of the cultures of the time.

“Mortuary contexts in geographical and chronological settings such as islands are key to investigating human migration pathways, population replacements, diet, health, occupational activities, belief systems as well as other aspects of social behaviour,” the researchers wrote.

The study is published in Quaternary International.

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Oti Mabuse reveals she went on a ‘fitness vacation’ with Marius Lepure to prepare for Women’s Health

Oti Mabuse reveals she went on a ‘fitness vacation’ with her ripped husband Marius Lepure to prepare for Women’s Health cover… as she shares amazing throwback snaps

She has graced the cover of the Dec/Jan issue of Women’s Health UK.

And Oti Mabuse revealed the lengths she went to to perfect her look for the striking shoot as she shared throwback snaps from July when she joined her hunky husband Marius Lepure at a fitness vacation to get ready. 

The Strictly Come Dancing star, 30, and the Romanian dancer, 38, looked incredible during their stint on holiday before Oti stunned in a series of neon ensembles to showcase her incredible figure for the health and fitness publication.

Wow! Oti Mabuse revealed she visited a fitness retreat with her ripped husband Marius Lepure to prepare for Women's Health cover

Wow! Oti Mabuse revealed she visited a fitness retreat with her ripped husband Marius Lepure to prepare for Women’s Health cover

Oti appeared in a stunning spread for the issue where she detailed her working day, spoke about unfair stereotypes for black women and the show’s equality.

Alongside the interview, Oti dazzled in a series of stunning sporty ensembles which helped make the most of her lean and lithe physique. 

Oti looked sensational in the bold shoot, with one striking image showing her in an orange sports bra with yellow shorts and platform Converse.

She wore her hair in a tight slick ponytail while her make-up was perfectly applied to ensure she was camera ready for the shoot. 

Amazing: She has graced the cover of the Dec/Jan issue of Women’s Health UK

Amazing: She has graced the cover of the Dec/Jan issue of Women’s Health UK

Oh my! They were both flaunting their ripped abs in the snaps

Oh my! They were both flaunting their ripped abs in the snaps 

Preparation was clear and clearly gruelling, as she posted the snaps, including bikini-clad dips in the sea and abs-flashing selfies taken in the gym. 

She revealed they ate ‘super clean’ and exercised twice a day and discovered a love of tennis while getting her in shape for the shoot. 

In the chat, when Oti was asked about Netflix’s new period drama Hollywood, she went into details about the racial significance of the show. 

She said: ‘You see someone [lead actress, Laura Harrier] who looks like you with big full lips, and she’s not shown as ‘the angry Black woman’…

‘She’s the one who works hard, she’s ambitious, she gets what she wants and that’s just amazing to see. We’re not always angry – we’re vulnerable and have emotions.’

Clean eating: She revealed they were eating clean and working out twice a day

Clean eating: She revealed they were eating clean and working out twice a day

Read the full Oti Mabuse interview in the Dec/Jan issue of Women’s Health UK, on sale from 4 November 2020

Read the full Oti Mabuse interview in the Dec/Jan issue of Women’s Health UK, on sale from 4 November 2020

Oti, who is paired with funnyman Bill Bailey on the new series, said of Strictly: ‘When I look at the shows I’ve worked for, they’ve been so diverse…

‘On Strictly, we have 17 professional dancers who all look completely different; they represent something unique, with [dancers] from Australia, New York, South Africa, and China. I’m proud that we have

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New research at MGH reveals rarity of Red Sox’ LHP Eduardo Rodriguez’s COVID-19 complications

When Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez was diagnosed with myocarditis as a result of his contracting COVID-19, there was a brief moment of fear among some in professional sports.

That the heart disease was becoming associated with the coronavirus was terrifying for a couple of reasons, mainly because these are otherwise young and healthy individuals and myocarditis requires a three-month period of complete rest, at minimum, before the athlete can try to exercise again.

But new research out of Massachusetts General Hospital and Emory University School of Medicine shows that myocarditis is much more rare than originally expected among athletes.

There were single-digit cases of myocarditis at MGH amongst thousands of athletes who tested positive for COVID-19, said Dr. Aaron Baggish, director of the cardiovascular performance program at MGH and author of the new findings.

“We’re seeing very little of it,” Baggish told the Herald. “Nobody is going to say it doesn’t exist, and nobody is going to say there won’t be rare isolated cases. But our recommendations really have to be catered to more of a public health approach.”

The purpose of the study was to alert doctors across the country that they can probably save resources on athletes who test positive for the coronavirus. Those with symptoms should be tested thoroughly, the study revealed.

But as long as they don’t have symptoms, they’re highly unlikely to develop any heart affects and hospitals should be saving resources for those who could be more likely to benefit.

“There are basically four principal tests we try to think about when we think of the evaluation of COVID heart injuries,” Baggish said. “It’s a standard ECG, which is not particularly costly. There’s a blood test for a heart protein called troponin, which is not particularly costly. Then there’s an echocardiogram which is an ultrasound test that does cost money and takes time and is hard to get en masse. And then of course there’s the MRI, which is most costly and is being used by a lot of places without a lot of data to support its use.

“But this is like every conversation about health care utilization. We don’t live in a world where health care resources are infinite. So we have to think about how to responsibly use what we have because every time we use something for one purpose, we take it away from another purpose.”

Rodriguez came down with the coronavirus just before the Red Sox were to begin their summer camp in July. An MRI revealed myocarditis, which requires three months of absolute rest to reduce inflammation in the heart.

But at the time, he was told only to rest for one week, a potentially dangerous instruction.

“The doctor told me just take a week, just rest, don’t get your heart rate up too much,” Rodriguez said on July 26. “Just rest for a week and we wait to see the next MRI what it says. If it goes out, if it goes away, just go back

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First Response Pregnancy Test Survey Reveals Women Are Putting Off Having Children Due to Increased Uncertainty During COVID-19

OB/GYN Mary Jane Minkin, M.D. offers advice to address pregnancy anxieties

According to a new First Response survey about the current family planning goals of 3,000 US women aged 18-35, nearly 20% say they’re uncertain of their trying to conceive (TTC) plans while 38% are intentionally putting off conceiving during the pandemic due to anxiety and stress. Mary Jane Minkin, Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Yale Medical School tells women to follow simple safety measures when considering getting pregnant during this unprecedented time.

“Women are understandably facing a lot of anxiety when considering their family planning journey and many are waiting for a vaccine before starting or growing their family,” says Minkin. “However, if the time is right to have a baby, go ahead and book an appointment with a medical provider, take extra precautions, utilize telehealth appointments, and implement precautions based on the advice from healthcare providers.”

Dr. Minkin offers the following advice to address pregnancy related anxieties:

  1. Book a preconception appointment. OB-GYN’s, doctors, and nurse practitioners are available via phone and in person to answer all questions and health concerns. If you need help finding a healthcare provider, contact your nearest hospital clinic, community health center external icon, or health department. Medical visits can also be handled virtually by scheduling a telehealth appointment, which can be helpful to address any questions you may have.

  2. When unsure, take a pregnancy test. Stress and anxiety can trigger symptoms that mimic those of pregnancy, like morning sickness, food cravings, mood swings, and fatigue – so the best way to know if pregnant is to use a reliable pregnancy test like First Response Early Result so you don’t need to leave the house until COVID-19 settles down. A test can be revealing up to six days before a missed period. Be sure to call your doctor right away if the test is positive to put a proper plan of action in place.

  3. Be wary of listening to friends or relying on Dr. Google. While the experiences of others or the internet can hold insights, when it comes to making important personal health decisions make sure to consult a medical professional to confirm whether what you’ve been told or read is really true. Other reliable online sources include ACOG.org, CDC.gov, and WHO.int.

  4. Stay current on all vaccines. Pregnancy can alter the immune system and lead to an increased risk of respiratory infections. A flu shot can help mom and baby by causing the body to create protective antibodies (proteins produced by the body to fight off diseases.) The whooping cough (Tdap) vaccine will help protect your baby against whooping cough, which can mimic symptoms of COVID-19.

  5. Maintain overall health. Make sure to have at least a 30-day supply of the medicines you need on hand, stop smoking, eat healthy foods and supplement with folic acid. Try an easy to take pre-natal vitamin like the vitafusion gummy vitamin. It is also important to avoid alcohol and limit caffeine intake

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What Barack Obama’s memoir reveals about his long battle for healthcare reform

President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 26, 2015, after the Supreme Court declared that same-sex couples have the right to marry anywhere in the US.
An excerpt of former President Barack Obama’s upcoming memoir “A Promised Land” was released Monday by the New Yorker. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP)

The political battle for universal healthcare within the White House was long, epic and personal.

“Each time I met a parent struggling to come up with the money to get treatment for a sick child, I thought back to the night Michelle and I had to take three-month-old Sasha to the emergency room for what turned out to be viral meningitis,” former President Barack Obama recalled in an excerpt from “A Promised Land,” the forthcoming first volume of his memoirs of his time in the White House. The excerpt was published Monday in the New Yorker.

“I remembered the terror and the helplessness we felt as the nurses whisked her away for a spinal tap, and the realization that we might never have caught the infection in time had the girls not had a regular pediatrician we felt comfortable calling in the middle of the night,” he continued. “Most of all, I thought about my mom, who had died in 1995, of uterine cancer.”

The chapter — which offers an inside look into the passage of Obamacare at the end of the former president’s first year in office — comes at a crucial moment for his signature piece of legislation, as its future could be threatened by the expected confirmation on Monday of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

“In the middle of a pandemic, this administration is trying to dismantle the Affordable Care Act in the Supreme Court,” Obama said on Twitter Monday while presenting the excerpt. “Here’s how Joe and I fought to expand healthcare, protect millions of Americans with preexisting conditions, and actually get it done.”

The journey toward passage was messy and prone to second-guessing, particularly from Obama’s closest allies: David Axelrod, his advisor, and Rahm Emanuel his chief of staff, who warned him of the political hazards: “[This] can blow up in our faces.”

Emanuel warned Obama that the process of getting the bill passed would lead to unpleasant compromises and a potentially huge backlash. “Making sausage isn’t pretty, Mr. President,” he told his boss. “And you’re asking for a really big piece of sausage.”

In another passage, Obama writes about the rise of the Tea Party movement, which became harder for him to ignore, especially when it resurrected an old rumor from Obama’s campaign days: that he was Muslim and born in Kenya, which would have barred him from serving as president. This lie would eventually be used by Donald Trump to consolidate the base that would help make him Obama’s successor.

“At the White House,

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