Nutrition · Pregnancy

Salt Needs During Pregnancy

Salt has become one of those things that people have come to fear and have been told to avoid as much as possible. It’s been demonized as the cause of things like water retention and high blood pressure. The recommendation to limit salt to benefit health is often included during pregnancy. However, for most pregnant… Continue reading Salt Needs During Pregnancy

Fertility · Nutrition · Pregnancy

Green Tea Before and During Pregnancy: Folate Absorption

Green tea has been hailed as a health drink for its antioxidants and a fantastic coffee substitute because of its lower caffeine content. It’s also been said that green tea can improve your chances of conceiving as it helps to increase cervical mucus. There is a very important side of green tea, though, that may… Continue reading Green Tea Before and During Pregnancy: Folate Absorption

Food as medicine · Nutrition · Pregnancy · Skincare

Preventing Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a beautiful time in a woman’s life. Full of baby kicks and tumbles, that growing belly is home to a precious bundle of joy. For many women, however, that growing belly also becomes the home of some stretch marks. Stretch marks are caused by the breaking of the elastin fibers in the supporting… Continue reading Preventing Stretch Marks During Pregnancy