What Does Healthy Feel Like?

What Does Healthy Feel Like?

A respected dietician recently posed this question: What does healthy feel like? This is a question I encourage all of my patients and clients to consider, especially when they want to get pregnant.  It’s a proven fact that a woman at her ideal body weight has improved fertility when compared to her peers who are either too thin or overweight. But that alone won’t guarantee health and body readiness for pregnancy, nor does it mean that...

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February is the Month of Love

February is the Month of Love

February is the month of love. It’s a time that makes us all think about relationships. But before you consider others, think about the person you should love most of all and unconditionally at that: yourself. Many women love themselves at least partially. They have some degree of self-esteem and self-awareness, which helps them to be comfortable in who they are as a person. Still, it is very common for women to not fully love and accept...

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How to Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy During the Holidays

How to Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy During the Holidays

The winter solstice will soon be upon us. For many of us, the extended darkness and colder temperatures of winter leads to thoughts of hibernation. It’s a time to curl up by the fire, read a good book, watch a movie, and eat comfort foods.  It’s also a good time to turn inward, slow down, and take stock. But out of the darkness eventually will come light and renewed interest and commitment to your goals – if not right now, then in...

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Do Something Different in December

Do Something Different in December

On your path to fertility, December is the perfect time to try some new approaches, including complementary and alternative therapies. The nights are longer and the days are colder, which can make it harder to stay on track with a fitness regime. Also December is full of temptations, from holiday parties to family functions, delicious gift baskets, and meals eaten out while traveling. The holidays can be tough emotionally too, as well-meaning...

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From Halloween through the Holidays: Eat Healthy – October #Unprocessed

From Halloween through the Holidays: Eat Healthy – October #Unprocessed

Not to scare you, but Halloween is the kick-off for the least healthy season of the year. From the avalanche of Fright Night candy, to the bounty of indulgences on Thanksgiving, and onward to the holiday season and all of its fattening festivities, it’s one temptation after the next. Beyond the holidays, as the weather cools, we often reach for comfort foods and slow down on outdoor physical activity. With all this in mind and for the fourth...

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A Quick Bite of Food Wisdom

A Quick Bite of Food Wisdom

In America and much of the developed world, food marketers shape our perceptions of food and influence what we eat, why we eat, and how we eat. And this kind of manipulation of our senses has pushed us away from what’s healthy and natural and toward what’s quick, easy, and often unhealthy. For generations, food was a staple of life, and we ate to live. Certainly, food has always given people pleasure and has been a big part of social life...

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