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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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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A Fertility Friendly Approach to Resolutions

Are you planning a pregnancy or better health and fertility this year?

Let’s make this year different than any before!

I’m suggesting we skip the lofty New Year’s resolutions that often leave us deprived and unhappy and trade it in for living an intentional and mindful year that prioritizes self-care. Especially if we’re looking to prioritize our health for us and our family building plans, we don’t need deprivation or restrictive lifestyles to get us there.


While self-care has become quite the trendy term, it simply boils down to prioritizing one’s own physical and mental health. It requires turning inward to uncover the things that bring happiness and joy, and ensuring we do more of those things!

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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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