Gestational Diabetes! Help!

Gestational diabetes is a relatively common condition (9.2% of the population) that has been shown to be directly affected by the diet of the mother.1,2 Not only is diet an important factor but so is weight management; it has been shown that going into pregnancy overweight and/or gaining too much weight during pregnancy increase the […]

7 Uncommon Tips for a Healthy Baby and Pregnancy (Part 2)

Last week I posted the first 3 of 7 tips for a healthy baby and pregnancy.  This week we go over the next 4 tips. 4. Consume enough sea salt 5. Get enough oxygen! 6. Get the right fatty acids (and no, this isn’t just about DHA) 7. Get plenty of Joy, Love, Soothing Sounds, […]

7 Uncommon Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy and Baby (Part 1)

Most women know they should take a good prenatal vitamin, eat whole foods, and not gain too much weight during pregnancy. Well yes, those are the basics. I prefer to give my clients suggestions that are more powerful! The following tips are based on some hard-core needs of mama and baby, which can easily be […]

When Exercise is Not Good

It seems that exercising during pregnancy is a given as a health-promoting practice. Moderate physical activity has been shown to reduce the risk of of obesity in the child¹and reduce inflammation in the mom². However, it has NOT been shown to reduce the risk of preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, or perinatal depression.³ So, exercise may not […]

Can we control our genes and the genes of our offspring?

Lately there has been a lot of talk about the importance of methylation and the MTHFR gene. The importance of DNA methylation during pregnancy is especially highlighted. I agree that methylation is important but I think we need to consider this issue in the context of the complexity of the body. Methylation is not a “good […]

Play Some Tunes for a Healthier Pregnancy and Baby

Did you know that stress can cause complications in pregnancy and can affect the health of the baby? Do you know what to do about it? Do you believe that stress can be offset by relaxation activities? These are important questions to ask yourself when you are pregnant or trying to conceive. Stress even before […]

Healthy Microbiome for Your Baby

More and more research is being done on the human microbiome and how it relates to overall health. ¹ This is an extremely exciting area of research and I have found that gut health (or lack of it) plays a humongous role in the health of my clients. So, it is becoming increasingly obvious that […]

3 Key Ingredients for Successful Weight Loss Part 3

How do you know which weight loss program is for you? Essentially there are two main types of healthy weight loss programs; calorie restriction and carb restriction. So, which one sounds good to you? To make it easier, would you rather eat a lot of fat or protein or simply not eat a lot? Would […]

3 Key Ingredients for Successful Weight Loss Part 2

What is Healthy Weight Loss?  Any person seeking information on healthy weight loss would be completely inundated with information in a simple search online. The multiple conflicting ideas and “research” as well as the endless line of “lose-weight-fast-and-easy” schemes out there is completely overwhelming. But there are some basic components of what constitutes healthy weight […]

3 Key Ingredients for Successful Weight Loss Part 1

1. Committment Losing weight is not necessarily the easiest thing to do. This is especially true if you have a lot to lose. And if you want to lose weight AND improve your health, that is even harder. Yes, there are a ton of simple, lose-weight-fast programs out there. They may make losing weight a […]

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