nutrition


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 »

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 »

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 »