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Why You Might Want To Check For Pyroluria

Jun 07, 2019

Pyroluria is a disorder with numerous symptoms including migraines, insomnia, poor morning appetite, loss of libido, mood swings, sensitivity to smells and sounds, fatigue, food sensitivities, hyperactivity, hypoglycemia, and overeating, just to name a few. Conditions associated with pyroluria include but are not limited to acne, allergies, depression, anxiety, postnatal depression, eczema, substance abuse, learning difficulties, autism, Tourette’s, and Asperger’s syndrome.

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Why You Don't Want To Drink Your Sugar

May 21, 2019

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We know we need to cut down on the sweet treats, but we don’t always think about what we are drinking. Eating a lot of sugar is bad; drinking sugar is even worse.

Sugar containing beverages include soda, fruit juice (sweetened or unsweetened), juice drinks, sports drinks, sweetened ice tea, and lemonade. Drinking sweetened beverages has become a norm. Everywhere you go, there is some offering of a sugar laden beverage.

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Sugar Busters That Really Work

May 14, 2019

We know we eat too much sugar in this country, but it’s so hard to give up! While you don’t have to give it up entirely, you do need to cut down, but sometimes those cravings are just too hard to handle.

When you find yourself in a place where you just have to have the sugar but you really don’t want to, the first thing to do is breathe and give yourself a break. We all have days where we just don’t  have the strength to fight so we give in. It’s okay. The...

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New Series on Natural Fertility

May 02, 2019

I wrote a guest blog for Family Health Advocacy. You can check it out here.

And until July 8, 2019, you can use the code BLOOM100 to get $100 off my Baby-Ready Body Basics course at www.babyreadybody.com. This is a 4 module, 16 lesson course with short videos, checklists, cheat sheets, and more that takes you step by step to help you master diet, stress management, toxin elimination, and more and includes meal plans, recipes and a weight loss guide along with a pdf copy of my book The Switch...

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Kick Cravings To The Curb Without Giving Up Everything

Apr 14, 2019

Let’s be honest, maintaining a healthy weight is much harder to do today than it was 100 years ago or even 50 years ago. It just seems a bit unfair, but we are humans and we adapt. Sometimes we just don’t adapt fast enough.

Back when we had to hunt and forage for food, our brains were perfectly suited to seeking out calorie dense foods which was a good thing because we never knew when the next meal was coming and we had to expend a lot of energy to get a meal, so it needed to be a...

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Vitamin E and Fertility: What You Need To Know

Apr 08, 2019

Tocopherol, the scientific name for vitamin E, means “to carry a pregnancy to term.” With a name like that, it just might be helpful for getting pregnant, so here’s what you need to know about vitamin E.

The primary role of vitamin E in the body is to protect the fatty acids in our cell  membranes from oxidation. We don’t want these fatty acids to oxidize because they can’t perform their functions in an oxidized state and oxidized fats create inflammation...

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How To Find The Best Diet For You

Jan 09, 2019

From keto to vegan, there are a plethora of diets to choose from and proponents of specific diets think their way is the right way for everyone. What is the healthiest diet? And is there one right diet for everyone?

Weston A Price was a dentist in the early 1900s and he went around the world studying the diets of indigenous populations. He wanted to find out why Americans had such narrow jaws, cavities, and required root canals. He found that people who were eating their traditional diets (no...

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How Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Can Help You Get Pregnant

Jan 04, 2019

January is hot tea month, who knew? So, I guess it’s the perfect time to talk about red raspberry leaf tea and how it might help you get pregnant.

Red raspberry leaf has a rich history and has been used for thousands of years to balance hormones and control excessive menstrual bleeding. It is also popular for inducing labor. It is part of the rose family and is native to England.

Now, why might red raspberry leaf tea help? It turns out that red raspberry leaf contains a good dose of...

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Beat The Flu And Increase Your Chance Of Getting Pregnant

Nov 25, 2018

Flu season is in full swing but being pregnant or trying to get pregnant can make it more difficult to stay healthy. Here are some things you can do to stay healthy without harming your baby or reducing your chances of getting pregnant.

  • Limit sugar – sugar weakens the immune system which makes it more difficult for you to fend off an infection. Sugar also increases insulin which affects hormones that support a healthy pregnancy. Cut added sugar to 2 Tbsp or less per day, try more...
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Switch It Good For The Holidays

Nov 09, 2018

Pumpkin pie and cookies and fudge, oh my!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that means food, and if your traditions are anything like mine, it means way more food than you could possibly eat. Here are some healthy switches to make this holiday season to keep the flavor and improve the nutrition.

  • Use butter instead of margarine or spreads – butter contains a special fat called butyric acid which is one of the components of the calming neurotransmitter GABA. When faced with the...
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