During women’s reproductive years we use menstrual products monthly for from 3 to 7 days. Rarely do women think about the consequences of what is in their menstrual products. Both tampons and plastic pads have toxins.Read More
The gut has many roles including protection from invaders, appropriate digestion and absorption, vitamin production, detoxification, immune system modulation. Damage to the gut flora can be caused by antibiotics, steroids, birth control pills, pharmaceuticals, stress, poor diet, infections, disease, bottle feeding formula, old age, pollution, radiation, alcohol, toxic chemicals, dental work, etc.Read More
There are trends in health care. Some are beneficial and some are not. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all babies be give vitamin D drops. My initial reaction is breastmilk is the perfect food and babies don’t need anything else! But let us be honest, we live in a malnourished culture with processed food and poor guts and we want to give our kids the absolute best. So I decided to look closer into giving vitamin D to babies.Read More
Many times we focus all our energy on pregnancy and birth and forget that this is all in preparation for the postpartum season. There are many ways we can prepare for the best postpartum season, even in the last month of pregnancy. Here I talk about 4 physical ways to prepare for the postpartum.Read More
As high as 30%, of infertility is unexplained meaning there is not a pin-pointed reason why the couple cannot get pregnant. Unexplained infertility is very frustrating as it does not give you any direction to go forward. Lab tests oftentimes uncover the reason. Here are the ones I recommend, in order or all at once.Read More
Unexplained infertility accounts for 25% of infertility cases. In these cases there is not an obvious reason why a woman cannot get pregnant and stay pregnant. One area that is often overlooked is hidden pathogens like viruses.Read More
The bottom line is if you take folic acid and have a mthfr gene mutation or your cell receptors are blocked because of too much folic acid you are at higher risk for infertility issues, recurrent pregnancy loss, preeclampsia, a child with Down syndrome or autism, postpartum depression or chronic depression, and elevated homocysteine levels.Read More
You cannot get pregnant without a healthy egg. The good news even if you are older and have less egg reserve you can still get pregnant if you have a healthy egg. Here is the key to a healthy eggs.Read More
Cleanses are especially good for a women when:
She has had a miscarriage. A cleanse supports future egg health and balances hormones as well as cleanses the uterus.
She has irregular cycles; especially if she skips her period or has not had a period in 90 days, a cleanse can help remove the old blood and prepare a healthy uterine environment.
She has PMS symptoms. A cleanse can help alleviate the symptoms and balance hormones.
Morning sickness, which rarely happens only in the morning, is no fun. Oftentimes women just feel nauseous and blah, but some women throw up several times a day and cannot keep anything down throughout the whole pregnancy. There are several theories as to what causes nausea in pregnancy and here I explore three of them. First the body is detoxing; Second, low blood sugar; and third, low in magnesium. Unfortunately, not one thing works for everyone, so I have included here a list that work from most successful to what works for only a few. I encourage women to be proactive keep trying them until they find what works for them.Read More