Why We’ve Chosen A Home Birth

Hang on, no, this one’s not ours! We have another four weeks until our due date, but isn’t he just gorgeous? This little guy was probably born a very short time frame before this shot was taken; I’ve been attempting to memorize what babies look like at every stage from our extensive research above and […]

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Is Carb Loading Really Still A Thing?

Apparently so. (And as I’m finding, not just for runners and endurance athletes, but for moms to be!) Given that the article that prompted me to write today’s post was a recent one published in Runner’s World, I’ll focus today on the misconception that runners / endurance athletes not only need carbs, but a heck […]

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How Healthy are Those Healthy Snacks?

Are Vegan, Nacho “Cheeze” Flavored, non GMO, soy, dairy and nut-free, USDA Organic Certified kale chips all they’re cracked up to be? Gone are the days when the line between healthy and so unhealthy was a glaring red divide.  Think back to a time when one might wander into any run of the mill grocery […]

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Kale + Fat: What’s Wrong with That?

I’m a kale fanatic; anyone who knows me will vouch for this, and it goes way back to before kale was a thing. Far before kale was cool, and for that matter, far before health food stores were cool, there you’d find me as a toddler with my hippie mom, purchasing the 70s versions of […]

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Gut Health and Brain Function

About two years ago, my husband and I did DNA tests.      The raw data received was interesting, including finding out exactly what percentage of my ancestry actually is Norwegian (less than I thought) as well as the option to “trace parts of my ancestry to a specific group of individuals from 1,000+ years […]

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Exercise + Pregnancy

Yoga isn’t the only option for moving your body during pregnancy, but it sure is one that’s a great one to incorporate! Before I was pregnant, I’d wonder what the landscape would look like if, one day, I were to become pregnant later. While I’d had plenty of friends whom I’d met through triathlon who’d […]

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Care For Some Dye with That Glucose?

Lovely array of color, isn’t it? Perhaps to look at, but not so lovely to think that coloring like this, often ends up in our food and drinks as well as personal care products. Food dyes are chemical substances that were developed to enhance the appearance of food by giving it artificial color. People have […]

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