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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 Jul

2015

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So about a month ago I was interviewed by the lovely Summer Sinclair of Summer and Sage Sacred Baby Massage. It was right after I had her on the Maternity Leave Podcast to talk about infant massage. Things at Dayvacare have been busy ...

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 ...

15th Oct

2014

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By guest author Meredith Kinsel-Ziter, Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist   The journey to motherhood is so personal, so familiar… a coupling of lives, another human body made ...

1st Oct

2014

kraut

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 ...

15th May

2014

fat

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

plan

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 ...

16th Apr

2014

lemonbars

I dreamed these up the other day when I was trying to take a nap Super simple, dairy, grain free and almost vegan except for the honey but you could sub in maple syrup. These bars are so creamy and lemony its almost like you are eating ...