health


Simple Healthy Snacks for the Breastfeeding Mom

When we become a new mom our focus is on taking care of and tending to our little one. Not only are we supporting them emotionally but also physically through breastfeeding. Amazingly, we need more calories to breastfeed than we did to grow baby in our womb. Getting in those additional calories can be very challenging »

I am a new mom and my baby is reacting to what I am eating….

As a mom of 3 children; 2 that I have nursed and 1 that I am currently breastfeeding, there are some definite challenges from baby having latch issues, milk production, to baby reacting to the foods that are passed through breastmilk. Some babies become gassy, have stomach issues, cry in pain while others may develop »

It’s the Little Things in Pregnancy…Power of Micronutrients

We hear about the importance of macronutrients on a regular basis for pregnancy (which is very true and required); consuming protein, fats and carbohydrates. While they are essential components to our health (like the gas in our car), micronutrients (like the oil in our car) found in fruits and vegetables are equally critical to our health. For »

Healthy Digestion for Children

Yes I am talking about Poop! I never thought that I would write or discuss this subject but over the years I have reached a comfort level and an understanding that digestion and bowel movements are a critical foundation of health. This subject is just to important to avoid! Unfortunately, I hear about children crying »

Digest This….The Importance of Digestive Health and Food before, during and beyond Pregnancy

These are just a few startling statistics that children may encounter in their lifetime, there are so many more around learning, attention and overall health not included in this graphic. So how can these predictors and statistics be changed? It starts with us, as parents.   We can start as early as preconception; mom and »