Limes - This Month's Super Food!

Those sailors were on to something. The little lime is a nutrient powerhouse. It not only provides 32% of your daily vitamin C needs, it is a great antioxidant source, and the nutrients in limes can support your heart, reduce the risk of asthma , and promote healthy skin. It also happens to be delicious, and just a little more exotic than its l...

Just Listen - It's So Important

Think of the last time you had a conversation with someone, even your own child. Who spoke? Who listened? Can you remember what you talked about? In fact, most of us think we’re good listeners, but studies have shown that is often far from the case. The consequences of poor listening can lead to a lack of understanding and connection, not onl...

We're Having An Open House May 3 at Belleza!

Join us as we introduce the Jane Iredale makeup line with: Raffle For Laser Services Complimentary Makeovers* Obagi® And Jane Iredale Consultants On Site Cash And Carry Skincare And Makeup Live Botox® Demonstration Product Giveaways Wine & Cheese   *Space is limited. Please call our office at (603) 668-8400 to RSVP and reserve...

April is STD Awareness Month

With STDs continuing to rise in the United States, it’s important to know the facts. April is STD Awareness Month, a perfect time to get informed on what can be a silent health risk, even leading to death.  Here’s what you’ll want to know: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate there are more than twenty milli...

Bedford Commons OB-GYN Has Seven TOP DOCS!

Every year New Hampshire Magazine conducts a survey that asks doctors around NH to nominate their peers. Based on responses doctors across 56 specialties are deemed New Hampshire's Top Doctors. We are proud to announce that out of 334 doctors who provide health care for a wide range of medical needs (from pediatrics to surgical care) seven of our d...

Get Out! Doing and Learning NH Style

We’ve all endured a few false promises weather-wise, but we think it’s safe (fingers crossed) to say spring is finally here in the Granite State. Now that the weather is turning warmer, it’s time to get the family out and enjoy some of the best the state has to offer. We’re fortunate to be home to some wonderful family “learn while do...

Not All Heart Disease Symptoms Are The Same - Know The Signs

The stereotypical heart patient is a middle-aged man, but would it surprise you to know heart disease is actually the No. 1 killer in women? If you answered “yes,” you’re not alone. Since only 1 in 5 women see heart disease as their biggest health threat, it's time that we get the facts: Heart disease causes one third of all women’...

My Vagina Stinks - Why?

What IS “stinky” when it comes to vaginas? A lot of women show up to my office saying there is a strong odor when they pull their pants down to go pee, or that their partners noticed that it smells different. But what people don't realize is, that despite what the latest douching ads say, your vagina is supposed to have a bit of an odor....

Why You Should Give Peas a Chance

Peas are something special – light and delicate, the perfect spring legume. They’re also very healthy, boasting a wide range of vitamins and minerals (C, K, B vitamins) plus manganese, phosphorus, and protein with excellent anti-inflammatory properties. Courtesy of sunset.com, check out this simple and delicious Risi e Bisi dish (a fancy...

Composting 101

Yes, color is coming back into our lives. Spring and warmer temperatures are bringing life back to the soil. If you’ve ever considered composting, this is the perfect time. If you’ve yearned to produce rich dark humus for your soil, it isn’t as hard as you might think. Compost (or humus) is simply the result of layering organic materials ...

Spring Cleaning for Your Mommy Soul

It’s here! The first day of spring. Despite the snow still on the ground, warmer temperatures are beginning to soften our hard winter freeze. If you’re like many of us, you can’t help but notice those enormous winter dust bunnies and are beginning to envision a spotless home with sun pouring in through streakless windows. Perhaps you’ve...

Take Charge of Your Own Health

It turns out, being a good patient may not be enough. Kelly Turner, who works with people who heal from cancer when the medical experts have said there is nothing more to be done, has made some interesting observations in her book Radical Remission. She outlines a key takeaway in mindbodygreen.com -- making the shift from compliance to self-emp...

Sweet Potatoes – Healthy and Indulgent!

Check out This Month’s Super Food - Sweet Potatoes! Sweet potatoes are not only delicious and readily available, they have real health benefits. First, they are a terrific source of fiber, not to mention vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins A, C, Potassium, Manganese, Vitamin B6, and Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5). If that weren’t enoug...

Easy Water Conservation at Home

Did you know the average American household uses over 400 gallons of water a day? With drought becoming a more severe issue in many parts of the world, including in our own country, conserving water is one way we can all help the planet. In fact, studies show over 10% of people worldwide do not have access to clean drinking water.  Whether or ...

Your Thyroid – What Exactly Does It Do?

According to the American Thyroid Association, thyroid disease is much more common in women with one in eight developing a thyroid disorder in her lifetime. We’ve all heard of our thyroid. We know our thyroid levels can be high or low, but do we know what the heck it does? The truth is a lot. This WomensHealth.com piece breaks it down....

Parenting Hacks – Why Didn’t I Think of That?

If you’re like us, you love those “hacks” that are all over social media – life hacks, home hacks, cooking hacks, you name it. But what about parenting hacks? Your wish is our command. We’ve found some practical parenting hacks courtesy of lifehack.org. (Here is a second article on the same.) Some are pure genius! Check these out: ...

Beyond the Snowman – Winter Outdoor Play Ideas

Doesn’t it feel as if we’ve had snow on the ground for months already? Well, actually, that’s true. With our first storm hitting mid-November, cabin fever symptoms are due to hit us early this season, especially if we have active children who need to expend energy elsewhere than in the house. Snow is more than something cold and wet an...

Pears, January’s Superfood

The Romans and ancient Chinese enjoyed it. There is even evidence that prehistoric man cultivated this fruit. Of course, we’re talking about the pear with benefits including weight loss, digestion, and heart health. Also, with their folate content they are often recommended for pregnant and nursing women. The reason is the rich mineral, vitam...

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Simple Ways You Can Make a Difference: Reduce Food Waste

Quick, what does your produce drawer look like? If you’re like many of us, you probably have some “fresh” produce that is anything but. We all hate to waste food, but it happens. In fact, according to this healthline.com article, nearly one-third (that’s 1.3 billion tons) of our worldwide food production is discarded or wasted. In in...

Unexpected Medical Bills Don’t Make Good Surprises

Understanding your high deductible health insurance plan Remember the days of paying a $25 copay for every office visit and that was all you were personally responsible for?  With the increasing number of high deductible health insurance plans out there, it has become increasingly more confusing for patients to figure out what they will be resp...

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Did you know that January is National Cervical Health Awareness month? According to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) and its parent organization, ASHA (American Sexual Health Association), approximately 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the U.S. alone. Of those, more than 4,000 die – that’s over 30%. Cervical c...

12 Days of Christmas OB Style

 Spreading Christmas cheer, one video at a time. Enjoy watching our practitioners and staff as they put a whole new spin to a Christmas favorite. The season is ripe with love, gratitude, and humor. We had so much fun creating this, we merely hope it is just as mush fun to watch. Happy Holidays to you and yours from our gang at Bedford C...

Healthy is Delicious: Cranberry Power

When we think of cranberries, many of us think of that lovely deep-red can-shaped gelatin blob at Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t do this superfood justice. Cranberries are a legitimate super food you can enjoy all year. They’re packed with vitamin C and fiber, weigh in at just 45 calories a cup, and have great disease-fighting antioxidant p...

One Thing: The Power of “Thank You”

Our mothers were on to something when they taught us to say “please” and “thank you.” It turns out that practicing gratitude has scientifically proven benefits, including cultivating and keeping valuable relationships. Saying “thank you” is a gesture that not only benefits the recipient, but the giver. This article from Livehappy.co...

Taking Control of Your Health: How to Have Happier Holidays

Are you waking up every morning thinking about all the things you haven’t done this holiday season? Is the tree still in the attic, the lights in the basement (with only half actually working), and your Christmas gift list growing longer? Or, perhaps you started strong, but are already suffering from holiday fatigue, feeling more like the Gri...

Moms Rule: Teaching your Child Gratitude

Picture this – it’s been a long day running errands and you’re struggling to balance three shopping bags and a two-year-old in the middle of a major tantrum. You’re feeling on the verge of your own meltdown when a kind stranger offers to help you carry your bags to your car. For a moment, you forget the stress of the day and feel that w...

The Vagina Is Self-cleaning – So Why Does The 'Feminine Hygiene' Industry Exist?

From talcum powder to jade eggs and douches, the feminine hygiene industry has grown up to sell products – some of which are harmful – that play on women’s fears about being dirty or smelly.  We recently came across this article written by Rose George for The Guardian to be incredibly informative. Below you will find an excerpt from it (...

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) - is it Right for You?

What’s in your hormone replacement therapy? (The facts about bioidentical hormones) Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a group of medications containing female hormones that replace the ones the body no longer makes after menopause.  HRT is commonly used to treat menopausal symptoms including: Hot flashes Night sweats Sleep d...

Oatmeal, November’s Super Superfood

Do you know what Avena sativa is? It’s humble oats, a great whole-grain food. Most of us take oats in rolled, crushed or steel-cut form rather than as whole oat groats which can take a full hour to cook. While oats are most often consumed as a breakfast food, they are very versatile. Consider these health advantages: Balanced nutrition. Oa...
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