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Our bodies are being constantly exposed to dangerous chemicals including phthalate, parabens, triclosan, flame retardants, and more. Astonishingly, no health studies or pre-market testing are required for the very products we are lathering on our bodies or using in our homes on a daily basis. This is not only affecting our health, but also the […]

Pregnancy

Favorite Products for a Natural Pregnancy + Baby

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If you’ve been looking up nutrition during pregnancy at all then you’ve likely read about the importance of vitamin D, protein, calcium, and folate. But there is one nutrient that shies away from the spotlight and is not typically found in prenatal supplements – yet, it is estimated that 90% of Americans do not get […]

Pregnancy

Choline for Pregnancy

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Focusing on Whole Food Nutrition Okay, so now we know what foods to avoid to rebuild your gut health. But what foods should you include? Fermented Foods If you have never tried fermented foods before, such as sauerkraut, you will want to take it slow. Properly-made fermented foods can pack quite the punch, and it […]

Pregnancy

River of Life: Breastfeeding and Microbial Imbalance Part Three

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In our last installment I talked about the connection between having an imbalance in gut bacteria and how it affects breastfeeding your newborn. Gut dysbiosis is a broad spectrum problem, but there are some signals that your body will give if you have an imbalanced gut. One of these is food sensitivities. When we consume […]

Pregnancy

River of Life: Breastfeeding and Microbial Imbalance Part Two

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Unless you are an avid gardener, you probably haven’t thought much about the millions of little organisms beneath your feet. Bacteria makes up a vast portion of life here on earth, and we depend on having a healthy microbial imbalance for so many things: good digestion, emotional health. And when you are a mother-to-be, you […]

Pregnancy

River of Life: Breastfeeding and Food Sensitivities: Part One

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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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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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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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The hows and whys of using this superfood in your diet.

Wellness

Why Collagen?

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FREE gift! Check bottom of post for your digestion & fertility checklist. You are in the right place if: #1- You are not squeamish. We are talking about digestion here.#2- You are considering having a baby in the next year. This information goes for both partners, not just mom.#3- If you experience one or more […]

Wellness

Digestion & Fertility: What you’re not digesting may be hurting you

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