When and Why to Consider Gluten Free Eating and How to Succeed

Unless you’ve successfully managed to live off grid for the last 50 years, you’ve probably heard about gluten and had friends of family members who eat gluten free. There can be serious reasons to avoid gluten in one’s eating, but knowing if you’re one of those people may be confusing.


Keep reading if you want to know the WHY and some practical HOW for eating gluten free, how that might be beneficial, and how to practically transition to gluten free in your home and while eating out.

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Deciphering Labels When Buying Meat and Eggs

Regardless of where you are on your health journey, understanding how to source quality protein and why it’s so important is a cornerstone to building foundational health for you and your family. Before we jump in, let me validate something for you — whether you’re new to holistic health or a seasoned wellness professional — label reading is overwhelming. There are so many claims out there and it’s challenging to distinguish real from fake.


In this article, I am going to break down the most common labels you’ll find on animal protein and provide helpful resources for purchasing the best quality available. 

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Why Meat is Good for You, Your Motherhood Journey, and the Planet

Addressing the Cow in the Room

There’s so many controversial things in life that we encounter each day. Eating meat is certainly one of them, with passionate people on both sides of the aisle.


In this article, I’m going to share information as to why meat and animal products are a part of a healthy diet for fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum health. I’ll also discuss how the raising of the animals we eat matters, where some pitfalls to eating meat come in and what can we do about it, and what to look for when purchasing and cooking meat to optimize our health and that of our planet.


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Fluoride and Pregnancy

Most of us typically don’t think much about fluoride as we’re going about our day to day lives. But when we’re pregnant or planning to be, we may start to get a little more critical about everything that’s going into our body. Does fluoride impact pregnancy? In this post, we’ll take a look at what the research says, what we can do about it, and what our practical options are.

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Causes of Miscarriage and How to Reduce the Risk

This post discusses sensitive topics such as miscarriage, stillbirth, and infertility. Please protect your mental health and exercise caution in reading if these topics are triggering to you.


Growing a family is not always easy for everyone, despite what the media or the ever expanding families in your social media feed often portray. While 1 in 8 couples will struggle with infertility (unable to conceive after 1 year of regular unprotected sex), it’s estimated that 1 in 4 known pregnancies nowadays will end in loss (no live baby to bring home). These losses can happen at varying stages of pregnancy and that can also give us indication of what could have possibly contributed to the loss.

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MTHFR, Fertility and Miscarriage

If you’ve “stepped foot” inside the health world recently, you’ve probably heard some buzz about MTHFR. But what is it, and how does it impact fertility? Could it be contributing to miscarriage? What can we do about it? Should you be taking a special prenatal? Read on to see what the potential risks are and how to mitigate them.


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Five Foundations for Optimal Health & Fertility

Many of my clients I work with have goals to improve their fertility, get pregnant, enjoy a nourished pregnancy, and have a healthy family. But understanding how to support their own body to get there can be confusing and overwhelming.


In this article, I break down five foundations of health that help improve fertility no matter what your health challenges may be.


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7 Ways to Nourish Your Fertility and Hormones this Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

The Holiday season is known to be filled with love, joy, family, and friends. Even in 2020, I hope you’re able to connect with loved ones and keep some traditions alive. This season can also be filled with stress, lack of movement, and over-consumption of sugar and alcohol which means systemic inflammation can be at an all-time high.


Inflammation is no friend of your fertility, and finding ways to reduce inflammation can have huge positive impacts on both male and female fertility. Inflammation can contribute to hormonal imbalances that leave us feeling bleh and not like ourselves.


But that doesn’t mean you have to give up on celebrating the holidays with loved ones! In this article, we’ll discuss 7 practical ways to keep inflammation at bay while enjoying the holiday season so you can continue to nourish your health and fertility.

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Cycle Tracking for Fertility

What Cycle Tracking Can Tell You About Your Health and Fertility

…Even If You’re Not Concerned About Fertility Right Now

If you’re anything like me, you probably have used about a dozen ways to track your period before. These days, there are so many ways whether you track it on your calendar, through your fitbit, via Apple Health App, or other new fangled apps. You can sometimes input flow, cramping, mood changes, bloating, headaches, and other symptoms.


But period tracking and cycle tracking are two different things. Period tracking shows you what days you had your menstrual flow on and help you predict your next period, but cycle tracking can change your life. Stick with me. Cycle tracking is a quick, daily, observation recording that can give you invaluable insights into your health, uncover early signs of underlying problems, and help you live more in tune with the natural cycle of your hormones.

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