Should I avoid certain foods while breastfeeding?

There are no nourishing foods that mothers should avoid while breastfeeding.  Women all over the world breastfeed while eating a variety of very hot and spicy or fermented foods, high fiber vegetables, allergen-prone foods, and

Supporting Gut Health for Whole Body Health

Our bacterial health is incredibly important for our overall digestive health, immune health, mental health, and fertility.  Without a balanced digestive system, we don’t have the ability to digest food or absorb nutrients from food. 

Childbirth Begins Before Conception

It starts with the soil God gives us and the wisdom we’ve obtained to nurture it.  Once the seed is planted, there’s only so much that weather patterns, watering, fertilizing, and weeding can do for

how much salt do you need in pregnancy

How much salt is healthy in pregnancy?

For so long, people have thought restricting sodium (which comes from salt) is important for heart-health, including during pregnancy.  While rarely this may be necessary, many women don’t get enough salt.  Especially in pregnancy, a

Balancing Blood Sugar

Balanced health is a lifestyle choice, and ideal blood sugar is central to that balance.  So many choices that families make today include processed foods high in carbs and often low in protein (and nutrition)

Benefits of Early Prenatal Care

What is the point of prenatal care? Because that’s what people say you should do? To check your blood pressure?  Why? To make sure someone will catch the baby? To listen to baby’s heart tones? 

Preparation for Miscarriage

Approximately 50% of all pregnancies end in in the first trimester, usually occurring before Mom knows she is pregnant.  Usually, miscarriage is due to genetic factors of the parents and it is not necessarily considered