Women who are newly pregnant often worry that they’re going to do something wrong, especially if it’s their first pregnancy. But there’s an easy way to make sure that all nutrient needs are met for both mother and baby–and you don’t have to be a seasoned mama or an award-winning chef to ace this […]
Much research has been done into the impact of diet on kids’ behavior, especially the role of artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners that are used to make food look and taste more appealing. Fast food, as well as packaged treats (including chips, cookies, cakes and sodas), are particularly high in these additives as food […]
With summer at its peak and the sun at its zenith, it’s a great time to do a little thinking about electrolytes. These naturally occurring substances – minerals such as sodium, potassium and chloride – are present in all our body fluids; they are also called ions because they carry an electrical charge. By […]
Feeling stressed and nervous is not unusual during pregnancy as a woman’s body, hormones, identity and relationships are shifting. Pregnancy is a profound transformation that affects every aspect of a woman’s life. While small periods of stress have no harmful effect, long-term stress can increase the chances of pregnancy complications and shape the baby’s […]
We find balance in summer weather by eating foods that are bitter (cooling, moist), such as: unsweetened cocoa, olives, dandelion, kale, celery, amaranth, quinoa, and millet. It is also important to take time to rest, sit in the shade, breathe deeply, and absorb the green color that surrounds us.
These five herbal recipes will help […]
Google the words “what should I eat while trying to get pregnant” and you’ll come back with hundreds of opinions, many of them countering each other. How on earth are you supposed to know what’s best? How do you get the most impact nutritionally?
As a nutritionist, I am not a fan of throwing down […]