3 Ways to Relieve Stress Naturally

Monday, March 20, 2017 By Ange Finn
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If you’re reading this, you’ve got one or more of these: a new baby, a busy job, friends, family, social activities, and more . . . it’s no wonder you’re stressed! Yoga, deep breathing, exercise, meditation—you know all of these are great natural ways to cope with stress, but you barely have time to brush your hair, much less get on the mat or om your way to total bliss. If only you had a fast and effective way to stop stress in its tracks. Turns out—you do. At your fingertips. In my work as a tapping coach using Emotional…


Curbing Pregnancy Cravings

Friday, March 17, 2017 By Amanda Davies
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For many women, the first trimester of pregnancy is rough. Nausea, vomiting, food aversions, and exhaustion (to name a few) can really put a damper on the excitement of the precious little one growing in your belly. I was positive that as a Dietitian I would not let any of those pesky pregnancy problems get in the way of my healthy eating. After all, everything I was putting into my body was now going to affect not only me, but my child, too! Several weeks into my first trimester I was in for a big surprise: the nausea and exhaustion…


What Every Mom Should Know About Essential Oils

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 By Helen Sanders
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The tradition of healing ourselves with natural plant-based remedies is as old as time, itself. For millennia, cultures all over the world have practiced herbal medicine. Many people still believe it’s a much preferable alternative to drugs. Essential oils have been growing in popularity in recent years. They seem to be able to help with everything from migraines to digestion. But are essential oils a good, natural choice for our children? Read on to find out what every mom should know about essential oils. Even as a small girl I knew I wanted to be one thing—a mom. I mean,…


Cocktail & Mocktail of the Month | Irish Mug

Friday, March 3, 2017 By Nina Spears
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We have partnered with Weights + Measures for the first quarter of our ‘Cocktails & Mocktails of the Month’ series. The recipes are delicious, their restaurant is divine, and we know our readers will love these tasty treats. Thank you, Weights + Measures! Happy Friday! To get the weekend (and the month) started off right, we thought a nice cocktail recipe would do the trick. 😉 Spring and St. Patrick’s day are just around the corner. This Irish Mug cocktail is the perfect way to welcome the weekend. What mom doesn’t love a little kick in her coffee and whipped cream?? Irish Mug Ingredients: 1.5…


Recipes to Fool Your Toddler into Eating Healthy

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 By Amanda Davies
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In my last blog post I wrote of all the efforts I developed to feed my “picky” 22-month-old. I thought it would be helpful if I shared some of the recipes that I have adapted to provide my little guy with a healthy meal that meets his approval! These recipes work on husbands too. 🙂 Banana Pancakes This recipe is super easy and very quick. It is loaded with protein and also provides a serving or two of fruit! I don’t serve these pancakes with syrup because they taste wonderful on their own, but if your little one wants to…


Pregnant at the Barre?

Monday, February 20, 2017 By Jessica Tomes

“Keeping active during pregnancy has a myriad of benefits for both mom and baby,” says Deanna Cordo, owner of YogaBarre Wellness and mother of two. Mom may experience an easier labor and delivery, more energy, fewer of the typical pregnancy aches and pains, better immunity, and a better bounce-back postpartum. Potential benefits for baby include a healthier heart and brain, as well as a tendency toward a healthier lifestyle and even (future) athleticism. Who would have thought, right? But it makes sense when you really think about it. We, as parents, have an opportunity to role model so many of…


Cord Tissue Banking Vs Cord Blood Banking

Monday, February 13, 2017 By Nina Spears

This post has been sponsored by Americord. Read our policies page for more information. Until recently medical staff have been discarding the placenta and umbilical cord as medical waste after babies were born. Now research has shown us that there are multiple therapeutic uses for cord blood–the blood that remains in a baby’s placenta and umbilical cord after the delivery of the baby and the umbilical cord has been cut–and now even cord tissue. But why would someone want to save their baby’s cord blood or cord tissue? What can cord blood or tissue be used for? Cord blood contains a rich source of blood-forming cells known as hematopoietic…


Resolving Infertility Naturally

Friday, February 10, 2017 By Ali Miller, RD, LD, CDE
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This year alone, more than 9 million Americans will experience infertility. Infertility is big business–it’s a 3 billion dollar a year industry that includes synthetic hormones, harmful interventions, and often extended emotional timeframes for families. The expense and stress of infertility along with side-effects of treatments are driving health trends to discover natural alternatives. Using functional integrative medicine, I always start with assessing the root cause of chronic conditions. To start, find a facility that can screen you for inflammatory and autoimmune conditions as well as hormonal imbalance and micronutrient deficiencies. You also want to immediately remove the primary inflammatory foods from…


Cocktail & Mocktail of the Month | Rosebud

Friday, February 3, 2017 By Nina Spears
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We have partnered with Weights + Measures for the first quarter of our ‘Cocktails & Mocktails of the Month’ series. The recipes are delicious, their restaurant is divine, and we know our readers will love these tasty treats. Thank you, Weights + Measures! It’s a new month so it calls for a new cocktail. 😉 With it being the month of love we wanted to create a new love potion number 9 called the Rosebud. This cocktail is stunning. The perfect libation for Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day! Rosebud Ingredients: 1.5 oz vodka 1 oz sugar water (1:1) 0.5 oz rose water tonic water rose petal…


Easing Back Pain During Pregnancy with Chiropractic Care

Thursday, February 2, 2017 By Alayna Pagnani-Gendron
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The moment you find out you are pregnant is a special time filled with joy, nerves, and excitement. You are also probably still feeling great, physically. Eventually, hormonal changes take over and that little baby bump grows, throwing off your center of gravity.  Then, all of a sudden, you take a step and feel a sharp twinge in your lower back. Ouch! Many women experience back pain throughout pregnancy; however, many moms-to-be don’t realize there is safe and effective help out there for back pain during pregnancy—it’s chiropractic care! Pregnancy is an extraordinary time in your life, and this is…