Mother Nature provides an amazing variety of foods for us to choose from. I was so excited to discover that between our refrigerator, garden and freezer, our Sweet Peas could eat all the colors of the rainbow - all fresh foods without food coloring :)
The next goal is to find as many vegetables as we have fruits in our food selection - we tend to stick to carrots, broccoli and lettuce that we grow...time to grow their palette instead of try to do better the next time we do this theme!
The Winter months are upon us in the Northern Hemisphere...and not every pregnant or breastfeeding mama wants to get a flu shot. Whether or not the flu shot is for you, here are some practical immunity-boosting tips from our favorite chiropractor that don't involve shots, sprays or otherwise:
It is that time of
year...getting ready for winter. We prepare the pool for winter, the car, the
furnace, even our grass changes. We prepare the cabin and the toilets up north
for winter. Doesn't it make sense to prepare our bodies for winter?
We talk about avoiding harmful substances in pregnancy in order to help keep
mom and baby healthy and low-risk. I had
a few months ago, and ever since then we have been diligent
about avoiding food dyes. THIS
post on BuzzFeed really got me thinking. I have mentioned it before, and I will link
to it againHERE
: when the FDA approves something, it is not
approving that it is safe. It is simply
affirming that the approved dose is not going to kill you in that one
I am pleased to introduce you to Blue Russ today. She is a certified Holistic Health Coach,
trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she studied over 100
dietary theories and a wide range of coaching techniques. She is your calm,
gentle guide, supporting you to achieve your goals with confidence and grace.
No counting calories or grams of nutrients. No judgment. No food is off limits.
No deprivation. She believes that we have all the wisdom and healing power we
need. The best healers are the ones that enable us to reawaken it.
Last Friday we had the class that is dedicated to Nutrition
in Pregnancy. We decided to switch it up
a little bit. Instead of showing the
video of Dr. Brewer addressing one of Marjie and Jay Hathaway’s classes in
California (yes, they still teach and if you are in the Sherman Oaks area, they
can be your teachers!), we invited one of our students who has an avocation for
nutrition to share her knowledge with the class.
R. is fully committed to providing the best nutrition for her family, and
she is also married to a CPA.
What - chocolate doesn't have to be a guilty secret during your pregnancy!
you find a high quality,additive free dark chocolate! (P.S. I have a source for you to try...pictured to the left is Lisa Reinhardt from Wei of Chocolate - heaven in your mouth)
The "traditional" concerns with chocolate during pregnancy:
- They can be empty calories - lots of empty calories not good long term for a healthy weight gain.
- Chocolate is a hidden source of caffeine - not good in high quantity during pregnancy (more than 200 mg/day*).