Carrying a baby during pregnancy naturally causes the pelvic floor to be weak because of the added weight and pressure. At birth, the pelvic floor is required to relax and lengthen to allow for delivery. This can make all of the muscles surrounding the pelvis extremely weak. I believe that every woman should see a pelvic floor therapist postpartum to asses the degree of weakness and determine what exercises are necessary to strengthen the muscles. […]
Do you struggle to get healthy meals on the table that your kids will actually eat? Are you interested in teaching your kids how to be an intuitive eater who enjoys all foods, especially the healthy ones? Are you looking to make family mealtime less hectic and more of an experience where you can re-connect? Well, there may be a different way to think about eating for you and your baby.
The Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat Burger are the newest faux meat burgers to hit grocery stores and restaurants. Both are vegan and contain animal products or by-products and are designed to mimic the taste and texture of real beef. While all of this sounds healthy from the outside, it is far from healthy on the inside...
Even though French fries, pasta, cookies, chips, vegan cheese, and tofurkey, fall into the “vegan” or “plant-based” diet, it doesn’t mean they are healthy. These plant-based products may simply be the next generation of processed food.
The hardest part about being pregnant is not knowing when your little human is going to arrive. Will it be on their due date, in the middle of the night or on a beautiful sunny day? Will it be like in the movies where your water breaks in the grocery store and you deliver in the car while you are stuck in traffic on the highway? Our due date was Sunday, January 20, 2019. The […]
Is it healthful to drink coffee? If so, how much and why? I believe the healthiest part about drinking coffee is the social element since we are finding our social connections to be the greatest predictor of long- term happiness. Coffee also stimulates dopamine, our neurotransmitter that activates our pleasure centers in the brain and can enhance our experience in the moment. However, too much coffee can deplete our serotonin levels over time which can […]
In this blog, I collaborate with my guest blogger and baby expert, Annie O to share tips for making life with a baby, easier and way more fun. From how to make your own diaper cream (that actually works) to treating gas/discomfort, we hope you find these tips to be helpful for you and baby.