Nutrition in the First Trimester: Building a Healthy Foundation

May 06, 2024

As you embark on the incredible journey of creating new life, prenatal nutrition becomes a powerful tool to support both you and your developing baby. This pivotal stage lays the groundwork for fetal development, and the nutrients you consume directly impact the health and well-being of your little one. This blog post is here to guide you through the essentials of prenatal nutrition in the first trimester. We'll delve into key nutrients your body needs, explore dietary solutions for common pregnancy discomforts, and provide practical tips to fuel your amazing journey.

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Ultimate Nutrition Guide for Better Egg Health

April 22, 2024

One of the key factors influencing our ability to get and stay pregnant is the quantity and quality of eggs. While age plays a significant role in this equation, research suggests that dietary choices can significantly impact egg quality, and ultimately your overall fertility potential. This blog post dives deep into the world of nutrition for egg health, exploring how the right nutrients can support healthy egg development and ovulation, ultimately increasing your chances of a successful pregnancy.

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Thyroid Health: A Guide for Trying To Conceive

April 17, 2024

Thyroid health plays a vital role in fertility. In this post we explore the connection between thyroid function, ovulation, and pregnancy. Learn how dietary choices and lifestyle practices can influence your thyroid health and optimize your chances of a successful conception.

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Gentle Fertility Detox: Optimizing Your Body for Conception

April 09, 2024

Cleansing the body periodically can be extremely beneficial for maintaining overall health, and it can be especially helpful for those who are trying to conceive. It can help to rid the body of environmental toxins and excess hormones that can hinder your reproductive system's optimal functioning. In this blog post we’ll cover the fundamentals principles of healthy detoxification, including how to detox the right way and common mistakes to avoid.

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Endocrine Disruptors: The Hidden Threat to Your Fertility

April 01, 2024

A growing body of research suggests a potential link between endocrine disruptors (EDCs) and female reproductive health. In this blog post, we delve into the world of endocrine disruptors (EDCs) and explore their potential impact on female fertility. Learn how EDCs work, their common sources, and effective strategies to minimize exposure.

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Fall In Love With Your Flaws

January 02, 2023

Are you tired of feeling less than perfect? Tired of trying to fit other people’s expectations? Tired of feeling badly about things of the past that you cannot change? The path to unconditional love is paved with acceptance, and this article explores what it takes to really accept your imperfections and truly fall in love with your flaws. 

Join me on this journey of compassion and self-love. We’ll explore what it means to be truly free. To shed the shackles of self-doubt. To take bigger, more meaningful risks. To sleep a little more soundly. To be bit more productive. To be better friends, daughters, sisters, lovers. To just be better, happier humans. 

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Squash & Sage Soup Recipe

November 28, 2022

On a chilly winter’s day, there’s nothing like coming home to a hot bowl of soup. In fact, soups are my absolute favourite meals through the colder months. They’re warming, comforting, and an easy way to pack a bunch of nutrients in. This Squash & Sage soup recipe is extremely easy to make, and is sure to satisfy those winter cravings.

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Folate Facts

November 14, 2022

If you are thinking about starting a family, TTC or currently pregnant, chances are you’ve heard that you should be taking Folate. But what exactly is folate, how does it help to prevent neural tube defects, how much should you be taking, when should you be taking it, and in what form? We explore these questions and more in today’s spotlight on our favourite B vitamin.

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Warming Red Fish Curry

October 31, 2022

Growing up, I knew nothing of Traditional Chinese Medicine or what “warming” or “cooling” foods meant. But each year, when the air got a little crisper, the days a little shorter, and the nights a little cooler, I naturally longed for the warming comfort of my mom’s chicken noodle soup. In the colder months of Fall and Winter, my taste buds still seem to magically shift preferences away from crisp salads and steer towards more “hearty” foods like soups, stews, and certain spices. I also notice my eating habits move towards specific types of foods that grow in the colder months, like root vegetables, carrots, potatoes, garlic and onions. The question I wanted answered is: Why? Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) offers one explanation...

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What’s The Deal With Dairy?

October 17, 2022

Amongst the big nutrition debates of what one should or should not be eating for optimal health, diary is a recurring topic. Many nutritionists and dieticians believe that dairy is an important food group and a key component of any healthy diet, while others argue that the benefits of its nutritional properties do not outweigh its potential harm. In the context of female fertility, this debate gets ever more interesting – and at times, confusing. Today, we hope to shed some light on the dairy debate by exploring the pros and cons of consuming dairy while trying to conceive.

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Fall Farro & Bean Salad

October 03, 2022

I love farro! Not only is it super nutritious (packed full of fibre, protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants) it tastes, in my humble opinion, the best of all the ancient grains. Farro has a distinct nutty flavour and even tastes a bit sweet when compared to other grains. I have always enjoyed cooking with it, but ever since my 2-year-old son started gobbling it up, it’s become a staple in our house. If you have not yet become acquainted with this yummy grain, you should! Just one serving of contains 26 grams of carbohydrates (those good complex carbs), 3.5 grams of dietary fibre (more than brown rice), and 4 grams of protein (like quinoa, farro is a complete protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids) and is extremely low in fat (only 1 gram per serving).

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4 Types of PCOS - How To Choose The Right Protocol

September 26, 2022

Not all PCOS is created equal. In fact, there are 4 kinds of PCOS, and knowing which one you are dealing with is key to understanding how best to manage it. In this post we dive deep into each type of PCOS, including what it is, how it’s diagnosed, and which protocols – such as specific foods, supplements, herbs and lifestyle changes – are best suited for each type of diagnosis.

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