Menopause, Inflammation and Food

Irregular menstrual cycles, heavy bleeding, excessive sweating and hot flashes, mood swings, fatigue and weight gain (1). Is it really a given that all women have this to look forward to when we reach menopause? Menopause typically begins in our 40s or 50s, but the average age is 51 in the United States and an […]

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Feeding Our Babes Real Food

When I was pregnant, I became well aware of the advice given to my new, albeit temporary demographic in terms of what we should be eating to support our baby’s development. Directives ranging from ‘just get in 500 more calories per day’ to ‘be sure to consume three low-fat servings of milk per day for […]

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RESPECT THE PLANET: DRINK BONE BROTH

How many times have you heard it: “meat is bad for the planet”? On PETA’s (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) website (1) is the following statement: “When land is used to raise animals instead of crops, precious water and soil are lost, trees are cut down to make land for grazing or factory-farm […]

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Running Postnatal: How Soon is Too Soon?

99% of American women who deliver babies in the US are doing so in a hospital setting (1), typically under the care of an OB/GYN; as such, after baby is born, assuming you haven’t had any major complications, once you leave the hospital, the next time your own health will be assessed will be at […]

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