Has the Coronavirus Paused your Fertility Treatment?

"The silver lining is this is a pause and not a stop, and now you have the opportunity to get your body ready to run this marathon," said Dr. Brian Levine, founding partner of CCRM Fertility in New York. As if life isn’t already turned upside down, many fertility clinics are cancelling IVF, IUI and other treatment cycles. It’s one more waiting game women with [...]

The Mediterranean Diet is a Fertility Diet

You’ve probably heard that the Mediterranean diet promotes heart health, protects against diabetes and increases longevity. Research shows that the Mediterranean diet is a fertility diet too,  increasing the chance of IVF success. So what do you eat on a Mediterranean diet? Lots of fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains and olive oil. Less dairy, eggs and poultry. Even less red meat. And forget fast food. [...]

By |2020-01-30T14:36:05-05:00January 29th, 2020|Fertility, Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments

Green Juice in Your Blender

It’s National Green Juice Day! I have no idea when National Green Juice Day began (does it matter?) but I am ALL IN! Green juices are high in antioxidants and phytonutrients, both of which help the body get rid of free radicals and other potentially damaging toxins. Juicing or blending break down the cellular walls of greens, which are often tough to digest. This allows [...]

By |2019-01-25T16:11:25-05:00January 26th, 2019|Lifestyle, Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments

The Great Pumpkin

Just to be clear, this is not a blog post about pumpkin spice lattes. It is a blog post about why we should be eating more pumpkin this fall. Confession: the pumpkin I got in my CSA share is currently on my mantle doubling as holiday décor, but this weekend I’m going to roast it. It’s a really nutritious, tasty, low-calorie fruit (yup, fruit). And [...]

By |2018-11-01T13:12:14-04:00November 1st, 2018|Fertility, Infertility, Nutrition|0 Comments

Chilled Beet Soup

Beets are a power food: they are anti-inflammatory, can help detox your blood and liver and are immune boosting. My CSA share this included beets, cucumber and spring onion, so I’ve made an easy beet soup! This soup comes together quickly because you grate the beets before you cook them. I used a food processor which is less messy and much quicker than using a [...]

By |2018-07-11T18:38:08-04:00July 11th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

Stocking a Fertility Friendly Fridge and Pantry

I had a great Tell-All Tuesday conversation with Kristen Darcy about fertility friendly foods to stock in your fridge and pantry. You can watch it here. And here’s a recap of what we talked about: What to Stock in Your Fertility Friendly Pantry If you’re trying to get pregnant, alcohol and caffeine are at the top of the list of things to avoid. Other items [...]

Can Pineapple Help You Get Pregnant?

I’m psyched to be talking tomorrow at noon with Kristen Darcy about food and fertility as part of her Tell-All Tuesday series. We’re going to go help you get your pantry and fridge stocked with fertility friendly foods. Kristen and I emailed this morning about pineapple and fertility. She wanted to know if the hype is true: Can pineapple help you conceive? Here’s what you [...]

By |2018-01-08T14:12:37-05:00January 8th, 2018|Fertility, Infertility, Nutrition|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 |2017-12-12T13:10:53-05:00December 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 |2017-11-28T16:11:57-05:00November 28th, 2017|Infertility, Nutrition|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 |2017-11-14T04:46:28-05:00November 14th, 2017|Fertility, Infertility, Nutrition|0 Comments