Birth Control

How To Build a Healthy Breast Milk Supply

For moms and parents in your practice who decide to breastfeed, there is so much that you can do to encourage them to build a healthy breast milk supply. [caption id="attachment_8139" align="alignleft" width="615"] "I make milk. What's your superpower?" - Unknown[/caption] Supporting your clients to build a healthy breast milk supply is beneficial to the newborn babies as well as the mom or breastfeeding parent. There are several factors to…

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Reduce Male Infertility Risk with The Healthy Sperm Diet

The Healthy Sperm Diet Male infertility is rarely discussed.  But, it's as common as female infertility.  Generally, the cause of infertility for a couple is 30% a male infertility factor, 30% female, and 30% both or undetermined.  Good nutrition can reduce male infertility risk, improve sperm health, and support more stable genetic material in the sperm. A whole-foods, plant-based diet, rich in a variety of vegetables, fruits, and antioxidants are…

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We Stand for Planned Parenthood

When my friend, Alex Jamieson sent me an email a couple of weeks ago asking if I would join her and 100 of my colleagues in taking a stand to support Planned Parenthood as a woman and women’s health leader who cares about the health of ALL women… I hesitated. You see, at my core… I am a healer. I am pro-life. Pro-quality-of-life. I have always been politically pro-choice because…

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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 toxin load and supporting her detoxification system are essential to supporting her best perinatal health. …

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What Does It Mean When Your Pelvis Hurts?

What does it mean when your pelvis hurts? Pelvic pain is pain in the muscles, joints, nerves, or organs of the pelvis.  It can be vague pain that is difficult to isolate to any particular organ, muscle, nerve or joint, or it can be related to a number of more specific diagnoses. Pelvic Pain Diagnoses and Symptoms In 80% of all cases of pelvic pain, endometriosis is at least part…

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preparing for pregnancy pregnant woman in front of sunset

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 a healthy pregnancy. Ideally, women who were previously on birth control pills will deplete those nutrients before conception. Nutrients that are not well absorbed while women are on birth control pills include folate, vitamins B2, B6, and B12, vitamins C and E,…

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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. Additionally, your doctor (or even worse - the Internet) might be further confusing things with…

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Hobby Lobby ruling

I’ll Admit it…the Hobby Lobby Ruling Irritated Me Too.

There was a small firestorm of controversy on my Facebook page reflective of the media firestorm of controversy after the Supreme Court’s recent decision to allow Hobby Lobby to limit the contraceptive choices it will pay for for its employees who are covered by their health plans. I’ll admit it, I felt immediately irritated as well. My irritation was triggered by the above Facebook image created by Laci Green, a…

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The Birth Control Pill: Possible Side Effects

We all know the benefits of the birth control pill.  First of all, it is effective birth control.  And, effective birth control has far reaching benefits for women's autonomy beyond health.  Effective birth control improves education, work, and many other opportunities for women.  Plus, the birth control pill is known to reduce ovarian cancer risk. But, do you know what the pill could be doing to affect your patients' pelvic…

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