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Sauerkraut for Intestinal Health

A few years ago I found out I had a Vitamin B deficiency, related to a diagnosis of the MTHFR gene and Tiffany, the co-creator of the Cooking for Fertility DVD, came over and taught me how to make two fermented foods: sauerkraut (check out the how to make sauerkraut...

Health Tips for the Fall Season

Fall is a time of harvest and gathering your provisions in preparation for quiet introspection. As the leaves begin to change color and fall from the branches we say goodbye to the growth of summer and allow its bounty to nourish the earth. As we release the lighter...

Pumpkin Seed Pesto with Kale

I've been craving this pesto lately as the seasons are changing and I've been thinking about gently cleansing.  Pumpkin seed pesto is delicious served on black bean pasta, quinoa pasta and vegetable varieties like spaghetti squash or zucchini.  It can also be used as...

PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)

PCOS is a common health issue that can affect the outcomes of fertility and pregnancy.  When properly diagnosed and treated, many women go on to have healthy pregnancies. Each month, a woman’s ovaries produce a balance of estrogen, progesterone and androgens to...
Peach Crisp

Peach Crisp

We’ve done our fair share of fruit picking this summer in Southern Oregon and it’s a great reminder of how much tastier fruit is right off the vine. We are lucky to have the most amazing organic peach orchard right around the corner and if you don’t get there first thing in the morning you are...

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Endometriosis

Endometriosis

Each month an endometrial lining builds in our uterus to nurture a growing fetus and support pregnancy.  If we are not pregnant, the endometrial lining sheds during our monthly menstrual cycle.  Endometriosis, a condition that effects approximately 5...

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A Simple Salad for Fertility Diet & Cleanse

A Simple Salad for Fertility Diet & Cleanse

Fresh organic vegetables are a wonderful addition to your fertility diet and any fertility cleanse.  Choose dark leafy greens, like kale, that have a high chlorophyll content and are replenishing to your entire system.  Cruciferous vegetables, like cabbage, help to metabolize excess estradiol and...

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Easy Fertility Chili Recipe

Easy Fertility Chili Recipe

One of the most common struggles for people looking to start a fertility diet is that they feel like they don't have enough time to cook.  Somehow when you decide to go organic, people feel pressured to be perfect.  One client who ate out every single meal thought starting a fertility diet meant...

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Yoga for Fertility

Yoga for Fertility

Fertility yoga is a popular form of exercise and relaxation shown to help men and women conceive. A Harvard Medical Study showed women who participated in a 10 week mind body program, that included yoga, meditation and other relaxation techniques, were twice as likely to get pregnant. A fertility...

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The Most Delicious Flourless Chocolate Cake

The Most Delicious Flourless Chocolate Cake

When you eat a clean diet of whole, gluten-free foods, there are still times you are going to feel like indulging. And when you do indulge, you want to enjoy every single bite. My personal belief is that including "treats" you love in moderation and using the highest quality ingredients makes a...

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The Health Benefits of Chocolate

The Health Benefits of Chocolate

No one has to convince me to indulge in dark chocolate, but knowing its high antioxidant content makes the process that much more enjoyable.  To ensure you are getting the most nutritional value from your chocolate of choice, choose high quality varieties with at least 70% or more cocoa content.  ...

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Using Aqua Aerobics To Stay In Shape During Pregnancy

View image | gettyimages.com I have exercised regularly for years. When we started a family, I didn’t want to lose my conditioning, but knew I’d have to take the pregnancy into account. Fortunately, I had a secret weapon – aqua aerobics. I had started water workouts several years before, and it...

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Gratitude During the Holiday Season

Gratitude During the Holiday Season

 The holiday season reminds us to be grateful for the many blessings in our lives. But what many of us may not realize is that practicing gratitude as a ritual impacts our health, leading us to feel healthier and happier. Research at the University of California Davis, has revealed that practicing...

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Gluten Free Yam Pie

Gluten Free Yam Pie

Not only are yams delicious and low glycemic, but some fertility experts claim that high yam consumption may be the reason why Igbo-Ora, a small farming community in Nigeria, has about five times the average incidence of twins. It is suspected that the phytoestrogens in yams cause multiple eggs to...

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As the founder of FertileFoods.com my intention is to support men and women from the childbearing years all the way to the family dinner table by prioritizing relaxation, pleasure, exercise, healthy foods and high quality nutrient supplementation.

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