The Emotional Side of Pregnancy

There are many feelings and experiences that come with each life change. Pregnancy and preparing for L&D are no exception, but many women don’t freely speak about it. Communication and connection are so vital during this intense time. Pregnancy and postpartum are emotional times from the simple fact that there are a lot of hormonal »

Navigating health in the first trimester

The first trimester of pregnancy can be really challenging especially if you experience nausea like many. Nausea can be a result of one or a combination of: hormonal changes, nutritional deficiencies and stress. Suggestions for the first 3 months (and beyond) if you have nausea, food aversions, etc Start your day with a healthy protein and healthy »

Importance of Smoothies….Preconception, Pregnancy and Beyond

The health of your body depends on your digestion (70-80% of your immune system resides in digestive system, every cell of the body communicates with digestive system, there is a hormonal connection, digestion removes toxins from body, 90% of serotonin is created in the gut, and much more). When you blend your foods, you are »

Top 3 Simple and Healthy Meal and Snack Recipes!

All of us are pulled in many directions and on the go with our families. This creates challenges when trying to eat healthy. A few key tips to support your family’s healthy eating include: Carve out 1-2 hours over the weekend to prep foods and meals for the week Engage the whole family in prepping »

Key Support Techniques for Postpartum Health

Postpartum is an intense time where our bodies are not only recovering from labor and delivery but our hormones are shifting, new requirements are placed on our body to sustain ourselves and nourish our babies (breastfeeding by the way, requires more calories than needed to grow baby in womb)…all while we typically get less sleep »