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Mexican Dip with Black Beans, Salsa and Avocado

My cousin Julie made this dip for a family summer BBQ and I have been dreaming of making it ever since.  Super bowl Sunday was the perfect occasion and our guests loved it.  It was so easy to make and I served the dip with organic corn chips.  Choosing organic ensures...

Gluten Free Granola with Ginger and Pumpkin seeds

My sister makes the best everything.  So I am not surprised that we have been making a weekly batch of this gluten free granola which is instantly devoured.  I love the ginger which supports digestion and the pumpkin seeds rich in omegas and zinc combined with the...

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...
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 million women worldwide, occurs when...

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Spring Cleaning for Body and Mind

Spring Cleaning for Body and Mind

image from bodecology.com Spring is the perfect time to lighten your load and start fresh.  Whether it's clearing your mind, your body or your closet, a detox creates space for new beginnings. In Chinese Medicine, spring is associated with the element of wood and the color green; a time for new...

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A Simple Salad for Fertility

A Simple Salad for Fertility

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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Restore Fertility with the Relaxation Response

Restore Fertility with the Relaxation Response

It is well known that increased stress levels over time can contribute to a host of illnesses by lowering immune function, increasing blood pressure, disturbing healthy digestive patterns. Since stress creates imbalances of hormones in your body, it also has a strong impact on your fertility and...

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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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