Pantry Flip! For a clear and calm pregnancy and lifestyle

Pregnancy is one of the most important times in life to look at the foods in your life and assess if it is best for you and your future kiddies. This will help your future baby but also your whole family if they are keen to get on board the pregnancy nutrition bandwagon, which straight…

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Lifestyle Changes for Preconception

Want to know about the small changes you can make to your lifestyle when planning your pregnancy journey? If pulling out your juicer or attempting downward dog yoga pose is low on your priority list and in the too hard basket for preconception care, follow these simple tips for preconception to achieve optimal health during…

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#organic for pregnancy nutrition

So what about nutrition for pregnancy? Can’t I just get the nutrients I need for a healthy pregnancy through my pregnancy multivitamins? Yes, you may be able to, but the foods you are eating around this time may be responsible for a lot more than the average baby brain may think! We are talking about…

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Preconception, Nourishing the soil – Pregnancy Nutrition

So you have made the big decision to plan for a baby and think about preconception and pregnancy nutrition, congratulations! While some pregnant women may paint the total blissful picture of pregnancy the whole way through – haaaahaha – I hear second time Mum’s out there. It may not be this way for others. Blissful…

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Is my thyroid ok or not?

Feeling fatigued? Poor memory and concentration? Cold hands and feet? Weight gain? Struggling to conceive? These are common symptoms of hypothyroidism or subclinical hypothyroidism. Commonly, a doctor will request a TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) test and if that is within the normal range of 0.4-4.00 mU/L, then you are usually told there is nothing wrong…

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Is your prenatal vitamin making you sick?

In an effort to have the healthiest baby possible, most women will seek prenatal vitamins to support a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby, but what if your prenatal supplement is making your morning sickness worse? Is that even possible? Yes, absolutely. There are certain ingredients in a prenatal multi that often cause women to feel…

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Let’s talk about….. Iron in Pregnancy

Iron is an essential mineral in pregnancy and the recommended daily intake is 27mg. Something I hear a lot is “oh I like to get my nutrients from food” or “my mum/grandma never took supplements during pregnancy….” Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to get all of our required nutrients from food, especially during pregnancy and…

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Let’s talk about…. Iodine in pregnancy

Iodine deficiency is widespread in Australia and NZ due to deficient soils and an iodine deficient diet (compared to other countries where foods like seaweed and fish are eaten on a daily basis). It’s well established that iodine supplementation is one of the essential building blocks in pregnancy if you want to optimise your baby’s…

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Let’s talk about….. Vitamin A in pregnancy

Most women are probably aware of the link between excessive vitamin A during pregnancy and the risk of birth defects. This is why most prenatal supplements don’t contain vitamin A (often listed on the bottle as retinyl palmitate). So what most supplement companies do instead is add betacarotene to their supplements because it’s presumably safer…

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