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Microbes. They cover everything, and are responsible for a lot more activity than we may notice. The human body alone is covered in multiple strains of microbes, both inside and out. The building of the micriobiome is influenced by a couple of different factors: Our birth environment. Our genetic/epigenetic expression The kind of diet we […]

Wellness

Let Them Play with Dirt!

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It’s springtime and all the vibrant colors blossoming in the garden is truly breathtaking. Although I’ve written about my concerns about smoothies being meal replacements and their impacts on digestion (read more here), I’m not completely against them. I still think that we can enjoy them from time to time and that they are actually […]

Recipes

[Recipe] Eat the Rainbow: Smoothies

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For those who are looking to conceive, it’s important to consider dietary fat intake. Fat is a fertility food that often goes neglected. Knowing the role of fats in fertility and how to select healthy fats are key to those considering pregnancy. Why Our Bodies Need Fat There is a lot of fear in our […]

Pregnancy

Fat for Fertility

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Q: Why am I making healthy changes but not losing weight? Weight rebalance is complex. The thought that weight loss equates to more calories out over calories in is an old belief that should be retired. While intake and movement are elements in what determines our weight, it’s not so simple. It’s a complex system […]

Wellness

Why am I making healthy changes but not losing weight?

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I ran my hands through my hair, washing the shampoo out of my hair. I looked down at my hand and saw a clump of hair in my hand, along with more stands covering the drain. It’s every postpartum woman’s nightmare. Many women experience a similar situation and are left with questions and wondering what’s […]

Pregnancy

Postpartum Hair Loss

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The microbe population living within us, including on our skin, within our oral cavity and gut, is what makes up our “microbiome”. Our microbiota contains hundreds trillions of microorganisms, including at least 1000 different species of known bacteria with more than 3 million genes.1 That means that we are more bacteria than we are actually […]

Recipes

[Recipe] Gut Health + Ruby Red Probiotic Applesauce

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Folic acid versus Folate in pregnancy I sat on the couch crying in extreme pain as I was trying to nurse my newborn, who was also crying from frustration. I had years of experience supporting nursing moms and I knew pain was to be expected in the early days. But never in my wildest dreams […]

Wellness

Does your prenatal have this?

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Breakfast Bake INGREDIENTS:1 pound sausage2 cups sliced mushrooms6 green onions, sliced1 bell pepper, diced1 tablespoon basil, chopped16 ounces spinach, choppedsea salt10 eggs PREPARATION: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown and crumble sausage. 3. Add mushrooms and cook about 5 minutes or until soft, stirring occasionally. Add remaining […]

Recipes

[Recipe] Breakfast Bake

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I think many would agree that there’s a right way and a wrong way to do smoothies. There’s certainly an art to it. There has a be a good texture, perfect temperature, and a great mesh of flavors. Nutritionally speaking, there’s more than one way to mess up a smoothie. In my last blurb, I […]

Wellness

How to Build a Better Smoothie

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The castor seed, is a known cathartic, or strong laxative. You may have heard of it being taken internally for labor induction through this mechanism (to stimulate contractions). However, in this application, the castor oil is applied topically to the abdominal area (liver, spleen, intestines) and is absorbed through the skin to the lympathic system. […]

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