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9th Nov

2015

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On this episode of Maternity Leave we’re talking about placentophagy. Ingesting human placenta after the birth of a baby. It’s a topic that’s been getting quite a bit of attention in the last few years as more woman share their ...

30th Jun

2015

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The power of human touch is an incredible thing. A simple hug can lower our stress hormones and stimulate hormones that produce a feeling of love and calm. As adults we know just how true this can be. When it comes to babies the power ...

21st Apr

2015

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Food, glorious food! Am I right? Next to getting enough rest, the most important way to heal and restore vitality during the postpartum period is eating really good food. Nourishing meals made of seasonal whole foods prepared ...

1st Oct

2014

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In keeping with my good bugs, immune boosting, gut health theme, today I’m talking about sauerkraut and showing you just how easy-peasy it is to make. Sauerkraut is another one of those foods that will cost you $5-$8 a jar and ...

25th Sep

2014

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Ah, mom life. Trying to get it all done and be the best that we can be. Usually on a tight time frame and tight budget. Doing our best to keep our families well fed, well slept, well played and healthy. Lately I’ve been focusing ...

6th Sep

2014

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There’s a grey line between my kitchen pantry and my medicine cabinet. The reason being, there’s lots of food that’s not only good for your insides but good for your outside too. One exceptional benefit of using food as beauty ...

7th Jul

2014

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When I got pregnant in the fall of 2012 I was an avid Crossfitter. I had been going 3-4 times a week for about a year and a half. I was knocking out PRs on my dead lifts, hang cleans and back squats like nobody’s business. I was able ...

15th May

2014

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Folks, I’m about to tell you all something that is going to make you love me. We need to eat more fat. Lots and lots of good quality saturated fat. The kind of fat that’s gone missing since the 1950’s when we saw a decline in ...

21st Apr

2014

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My two biggest tips for not eating bad food during the week is to: A) Not have that stuff on hand B) Prepare real whole food meals at home My biggest tip for being able to make those meals at home? Have a plan! Weekly meal planning is ...

17th Apr

2014

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I told a friend the other day how fun it has been cooking and eating vegetarian all week. She said “only a nutritionist would say something like that”.  I’m actually a health coach, not a nutritionist but I do ...