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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...

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...

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...

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...
Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Apple crisp is such a simple and satisfying dessert.  For the recipe below, I took my grandmother's recipe and simply made it gluten free.  While I often use lower glycemic sugars, there is something very satisfying about this combination of clarified butter, brown sugar and cinnamon over apples....

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Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

I've been craving soups this fall and have been experimenting with some variations from the recipes in the cookbook. My favorite so far has been the butternut squash apple soup. My whole family loves it, even the littlest one among us. It's nutrient rich, sweet and savory all at the same time....

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Sugar and Your Immune System – They Don’t Mix Well

Sugar and Your Immune System – They Don’t Mix Well

Quick tidbit: Eating a high sugar snack or meal decrease your immune system tremendously for about 2 hours. High sugar also means simple carbohydrates. It does not mean complex carbohydrates - such as fiber. Why does this happen: Good question. It was only in the 1970's that researchers found out...

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Has Infertility Put Your Life On Hold?

Has Infertility Put Your Life On Hold?

So often I witness the irony of how women on this journey put their lives on hold when trying to bring new life in.  It is a perfectly natural reaction to stop activity when trying to conceive, and it looks like this – no skiing vacation as this might be the month, no new clothes as we might need...

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Hygeia Breast Pumps:  Why I Switched

Hygeia Breast Pumps: Why I Switched

A Hygeia representative visited me in my home one evening a few years ago. He told me about the virtue of their breast pumps and why my clients would love them. I listened, a bit skeptical, and agreed to try out some products with the help of my clients. Until then, I had carried only Medela...

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The Breastfeeding Bone Health Connection

The Breastfeeding Bone Health Connection

It's a commonly held belief that women who breastfeed their babies experience bone loss at a much greater rate than women who do not breastfeed. Not only that, but the longer you breastfeed, the worse the bone loss will be. It's never made sense to me that nature's system for nourishing our young...

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A Partners Role in Breastfeeding

A Partners Role in Breastfeeding

What do you think is the factor that most influences whether or not a woman breastfeeds? It's her social network. And, you, as her loving partner, are the most important piece of that support! Things are different now that you have a new baby. For starters, you are both sleep deprived. In addition...

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Is it Ok to Exercise and Lose Weight While Breastfeeding?

Is it Ok to Exercise and Lose Weight While Breastfeeding?

It's that time of year again—time when many of us resolve to lose weight, exercise more and take better care of ourselves. Taking care of yourself is even more important now that you have become a mother. Is it ok to exercise and lose weight while breastfeeding? Yes, yes and yes! It is safe to...

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Insurance Coverage for Breast Pumps

Insurance Coverage for Breast Pumps

Breastfeeding does not require any special equipment. All you really need is a baby, and your breasts! But for a breastfeeding mother who needs to be away from her baby for work or school, a high quality professional-grade breast pump is essential! It can help maintain milk production, and allow...

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How Mirena IUD’S May Reduce Milk Supply

How Mirena IUD’S May Reduce Milk Supply

About 6 weeks postpartum, your health care provider will bring up the subject of birth control. Your doctor has your mental and physical health in mind when he talks to you about a birth control method. An unexpected pregnancy can be very difficult if you're not ready. There are many birth control...

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Tips for Managing Holiday Stress While Breastfeeding

Tips for Managing Holiday Stress While Breastfeeding

The holiday season is upon us! For most of us, major holidays and other big life events can mean more and less. More errands, visitors, visiting, travel, sugar. Less nutrition, cuddle time with baby, exercise and, most importantly, less sleep. You already know your body doesn't work as well during...

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Guidelines for Storing Your Milk

Guidelines for Storing Your Milk

Your milk is a living thing! It is rich in antibodies that are constantly killing off bacteria. For that reason, it is very stable and remains safe even after it's been expressed. Guidelines for human milk storage are different than formula, or even than pasteurized cow's milk that you commonly...

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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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