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Happy Holidays!

I hope you had a Merry Christmas, and that this holiday season brings you joy and laughter, the love of friends and family, gratitude and time for reflection. For those of us who need to turn up the TLC, I have a few quick suggestions. Find a few minutes to practice self-care: a warm bath, a massage, meditation or journaling. Spend some time outdoors or [...]

By |2017-12-26T14:39:09-04:00December 26th, 2017|Holidays, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Eat Your Greens

I confess. I love kale, swiss chard, collard greens, arugula, broccoli… . And whether you’re trying to get pregnant, or trying to live a healthier life, you should love green leafy vegetables too. Green leafy vegetables are essential for a healthy immune system and strengthening the blood and respiratory systems. They are loaded with antioxidants, which are said to prevent cancer. Dark, leafy greens are [...]

By |2017-12-12T13:10:53-04:00December 12th, 2017|Fertility, Nutrition|0 Comments

Fertility Detox: Dairy Edition

If you’re trying to get pregnant, consider ditching dairy: milk, butter and cheese. Dairy can be inflammatory, and it’s important to remove inflammatory foods when you’re trying to conceive. Also, dairy can be loaded with antibiotics and hormones, which you definitely want to eliminate from your diet. Did you know approximately 60% of people are lactose intolerant? The biggest complaints for people with lactose intolerance [...]

By |2017-11-28T16:11:57-04:00November 28th, 2017|Infertility, Nutrition|0 Comments

Thanksgiving and Gratitude

The holidays can be tough when you have infertility. I know – I’ve been there. You’re expected to be celebratory and festive, you might be surrounded by children, and if you are anything like I was, you just might not feel up to it. Sometimes I participated in holiday events, sometimes I declined. But either way, I practiced gratitude as a way to experience positivity [...]

By |2017-11-22T13:22:04-04:00November 22nd, 2017|Infertility, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Just. Breathe.

Ladies, listen up. It’s a fact. Infertility is stressful. Rates of anxiety and depression in women with infertility are as high as rates in women with HIV or Cancer Yikes – that is HUGE! I’m not going to tell you to just relax. But I am going to tell you to breathe. Deep breathing is a simple form of meditation. It gives your mind a [...]

By |2017-11-21T10:45:59-04:00November 21st, 2017|Infertility, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Fertility Detox: BPA Edition

Bisphenol A – or BPA – is a hormone disruptor which mimics estrogen in the body. BPA is found in many plastics and the linings of food cans and bottle tops. Studies have shown negative effects on fertility by damaging egg quality and IVF success rates, and sperm quality. BPA is also linked to PCOS and recurrent miscarriage. The good news is you can limit [...]

By |2017-11-15T10:33:50-04:00November 15th, 2017|Fertility, Infertility, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Fertility Detox: Wheat and Gluten Edition

When adding foods back in following an elimination diet, I realized that I get congested when I eat wheat. It also exacerbates a skin condition that now, thanks to my wheat-free diet, is no longer an issue. Have you noticed that wheat affects you? Wheat is one of the eight most common allergic foods. It can a number of reactions including constipation, gas, bloating and [...]

By |2017-11-14T04:46:28-04:00November 14th, 2017|Fertility, Infertility, Nutrition|0 Comments

Fertility Detox: Caffeine

It’s Monday, and many of us are fueling our morning with a cup of coffee. But if you’re trying to get pregnant, you’d be wise to reduce your caffeine intake and ultimately eliminate it. Caffeine activates the adrenal glands, two small endocrine glands that regulate the stress response. By activating the adrenals, you are increasing stress and potentially impairing your ability to get pregnant. In [...]

By |2017-11-13T07:30:40-04:00November 13th, 2017|Fertility, Health coaching, Nutrition|0 Comments

Eating Organic for Your Fertility

Here’s another reason to eat organic if you’re trying to conceive. There’s solid evidence that eating fruits and vegetables with high pesticide levels is associated with a reduced chance of having a baby with fertility treatment. Women with the highest pesticide intake had a 26% lower chance of having a live birth according to a recently published study. I’ve done the legwork for you and [...]

By |2017-11-09T08:16:51-04:00November 7th, 2017|Fertility, Fertility treatments, Nutrition|0 Comments

The Fertility Diet

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Walter Willett, a researcher at the Harvard School of Public Health, and author of “The Fertility Diet.” His groundbreaking research provides strategies for overcoming ovulatory infertility through dietary changes. These strategies have helped countless women achieve pregnancy.   Infertility is complicated – emotionally and physically. I know. I struggled with unexplained infertility and went through years of [...]

By |2017-11-07T10:45:36-04:00October 2nd, 2017|Fertility, Nutrition|0 Comments