Category Archives: Fertility

Delicious Collagen Smoothies for Postpartum Moms

Delicious Collagen Smoothies for Postpartum Moms

Supporting postpartum recovery for new moms is an essential skills for all women’s health physical therapists, fitness professionals, nutritionists, and other women’s health and wellness professionals.  The postnatal year is a time when women need emotional support, practical support, and physical support. Today we’re going to discuss vital aspects of nutrition for supporting tissue recovery… Continue Reading

How to Conceive Naturally Book Review

How to Conceive Naturally Book Review

If you want healthy children, support the health of their parents. In my practice, supporting mom and dad’s health begins even before conception. As a clinical nutritionist, I work with women every week who struggle with fertility or who simply want to be as healthy as possible before they get pregnant.  Reducing each woman’s environmental… Continue Reading

Celiac Disease and Infertility

Celiac Disease and Infertility

What is the impact of gluten sensitivity and celiac disease on unexplained infertility? A recent study prospectively examined the role of undiagnosed celiac disease in couples with unexplained infertility (Karaca et al., 2015).  Several important pieces of information came out of this report.  First of all, it’s essential to test both partners for celiac disease… Continue Reading

The Impacts of Air Pollution on Fertility

The Impacts of Air Pollution on Fertility

When women are struggling with infertility for no apparent medical reason it can be extremely frustrating. Thus, I decided to review the literature on the impact of air pollution on fertility in women to determine the impact of this less modifiable variable (compared with variables such as nutrition, exercise status, sleep, etc.) In a systemic… Continue Reading

THE Chicken Soup for Women Recovering from Birth or Surgery

THE Chicken Soup for Women Recovering from Birth or Surgery

Recovery from birth or surgery both require similar care for the soft tissue to regain it’s strength.  Collagen is important for healing from surgical incisions, C-section incisions, and episiotomies or tears.  Collagen is also essential for maintaining bone density post-menopausally (Shan, 2006), and though it has not been studied, likely in the childbearing years as… Continue Reading

The Ultimate Guide To Choosing a Prenatal Vitamin

The Ultimate Guide To Choosing a Prenatal Vitamin

Optimal nutrition support for our client begins before she even conceives. Birth control pills make it difficult for women to absorb some nutrients that are essential for healthy pregnancy. Ideally, women who were previously on birth control pills will replete those nutrients before conception. Nutrients that are not well absorbed while women are on birth… Continue Reading

The Top 4 Causes of Amenorrhea: Guest Post From Nicole Jardim

The Top 4 Causes of Amenorrhea: Guest Post From Nicole Jardim

Your period is missing! Where and why did it go? When will it come back? Why is this bothering you so much when you’ve wished countless times for your period to go away anyways? Anyone who has experienced Amenorrhea knows about the anxiety caused by our friend who usually visits every month, suddenly going M.I.A.… Continue Reading

How To Build Healthy Breastmilk: Good For Babies and Moms

How To Build Healthy Breastmilk: Good For Babies and Moms

“I make milk. What’s your superpower?” – Unknown For the moms in your practice who decide to breastfeed, there is so much that you can do to encourage them to build the healthiest possible milk. There are several factors to building healthy milk.  Optimizing the early feeding environment is essential to reducing the baby’s long… Continue Reading

Are you always tired?

Are you always tired?

Last week I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Angela Savitri, OTR/L. She’s a Freedom from Chronic Stress™ Coach and Occupational Therapist.  We had a great discussion about Adrenal Fatigue.  If you’re struggling with being tired all of the time, tired in the morning, but too wired to sleep at night, chronic colds… Continue Reading

Nourish Your Wisdom, Share Your Voice, and Protect Your Thyroid

Nourish Your Wisdom, Share Your Voice, and Protect Your Thyroid

I’m thrilled to be a part of The Hashimotos Institute Summit this week. Are your patients walking around with elevated antithyroid peroxidase (TPO) antibodies (a clinical indicator of an autoimmune problem with the thyroid)? Do they even know if their their levels are elevated? In a recent study, 1000 women in the first half of… Continue Reading