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VITAMIN D TESTING & SUPPLEMENTATION – IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?

I just completed an article soon to be published in a popular nutrition journal which sheds some light on the question posed above. The answer might seem yes, of course, that goes without saying. However, in reality, it is not as simple as some might think. Vitamin D is a versatile nutrient, and like all […]

GET YOUR KIDS TO EAT VEGETABLES – ANYWAY YOU CAN?

A  problem I frequently encounter in my practice is children turning their noses up at all vegetables, perhaps with the exception of raw (not cooked!) carrots. Parents feel this is really not healthy for their child, and to some extent, I would agree. However, raw fruit can cover a lot of these bases, so feel […]

NEW TO LIVER? TRY THIS RECIPE!

I recommend liver for so many of my clients – it is one of the most nourishing foods you can eat. A great source of vitamin A, folate, choline, and other vitamin B12, as well as protein and some vitamin K2.  Here is one of my favorite recipes; I substitute a natural sauce called ponzu […]

TRADITIONAL DIETS & HEALTHY BABIES

I wanted to share a short slideshow with those who are interested in learning why traditional nourishing dietary patterns help babies get off to the best start in life. Thank you to  Fang, Dagmar, and Ken at Oriental Health Solutions, Durham, NC. http://www.orientalhealthsolutions.com/information/how-to-have-a-healthy-baby

VITAMIN A DURING PREGNANCY – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

Disclaimer:  The following is meant for use as general nutrition educational content only. A woman, pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive, is strongly advised to discuss her need for vitamin A, or any specific nutrient, with her obstetrical/gynecological care provider. This is not meant to replace the advice of an individual’s qualified healthcare provider. I […]

A VITAMIN FOR FEMALE LUBRICATION – FOR FERTILITY & PLEASURE

This is a subject that gets a lot of medical attention but scant nutritional attention. I hope to shed some light on a situation that you may be facing, whether you are trying to conceive or you want to enjoy your sex life more. Our bodies produce a wonderfully lubricating mucous in a variety of […]

IRON IN YOUR PRENATAL VITAMIN – LIKELY HELPFUL OR POSSIBLY HARMFUL?

UPDATE on this post:  I now recommend the Seeking Health brand of prenatal vitamin, available through health professionals and at some retailers.  It does not contain iron, and the manufacturer explains why here:  https://www.seekinghealth.com/optimal-prenatal-240-capsules.  It may be a good match for you and your baby’s needs, but a fully nourishing diet is always the best […]

PCOS – ANOTHER DIETARY CHANGE THAT CAN HELP

PCOS – Lowering Insulin Levels with Diet You may be expecting me to discuss lowering your carb intake – and thinking, so tell me something I don’t know. Please keep reading on, this is not the same old advice. While excess refined carbs are clearly a problem, most women with PCOS will reduce “white” foods […]

VITAMIN A – AVOID OR EMBRACE DURING PREGNANCY?

Disclaimer:  The following is meant for use as general nutrition educational content only. A woman, pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive, is strongly advised to discuss her need for vitamin A, or any specific nutrient, with her obstetrical/gynecological care provider. This is not meant to replace the advice of an individual’s qualified healthcare provider. I […]

MORE ON GESTATIONAL “PRE-DIABETES”

A recently published study pointed to an increased risk of worse outcomes when a women has an elevated glucose response, even when it does not meet the diagnostic criteria for outright gestational diabetes. I have spoken about this in the past on the late Dr. Su’s podcast (no longer available unfortunately). According to the study’s […]