Food is Medicine for Everyone: Gut Health for Dogs

It’s not just those of us who walk around on two legs that benefit from eating real food in order to create optimal health. Our entire growing family, which now consists of three humans and two dogs, eats more or less in the same manner, with the exception that the five of us have varying […]

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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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Walk It Off, Mama: The Best PostNatal Exercise

The journey I embarked upon nearly one year ago when becoming pregnant still continues. Not just for my own research and learning, but from an observational standpoint of what’s normal, expected and acceptable. Now well into my fourth trimester, I’m discovering anecdotally just how unusual it is to be nearing the shape of my pre-pregnancy […]

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Our Birth Day… Part II

Here we are on Yves’ 3 week ‘birthday’, getting some fresh air during our long morning walk, feeling stronger each and every day! In my last post, I shared what I referred to as Part I of our home birth story.   I left off just about the time contractions had begun, although I didn’t […]

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Welcome, Yves Blake

Hello from Babyland, or as our midwife and doula have referred to the area we’ve been spending much of our time these past two weeks… Bed Island. On May 9, 2019, at 10:25pm, our son, Yves Blake Stephenson was born safely at home after a three hour labor. He weighed 6 pounds, 11 oz and […]

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