Are you on a tired-and-wired, caffeine-->sugar-->crash cycle, and you know it? Yep, the struggle against the temptation towards “fake energy” you get from caffeine and sugar is VERY real, and constant. The good news…Knowing it’s fake energy (like Pill periods are “fake” periods) is your first step towards reversing the caffeine-sugar crash cycle! Having more … Continue reading Fake Energy
Love making or baby making?
In those early days baby making sex seemed fun... it was exciting, it made you feel free... it was love making with the added hope and anticipation of creating a new life!After maybe 5 or 6 months it was still fun and loving but before we knew it there was an element of disappointment and … Continue reading Love making or baby making?
5 Grab and Go Slow carbs
There are so many options for providing a slow-release dose of carbs to give your cells - ovarian and all - a steady dose of glucose energy, insulin willing. Here are 5 Grab and go Slow carbs to get you through:Carrots -🥕 They are a non-starchy, low GI vegetable that will not spike your blood … Continue reading 5 Grab and Go Slow carbs
PCOS, Insulin Resistance and what you need to know
In pre-diabetic, insulin resistant conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), insulin receptors all over the body - including in the ovaries - are resistant to the turn of the insulin “key” that lets glucose into the “door” of the cell membrane. Result: Glucose energy can’t get into the cell. The cell is tired. You are … Continue reading PCOS, Insulin Resistance and what you need to know
The average age of menopause (Menopause = No bleeding for 12 months) is 51 years old.PERI-menopause is the time leading up to and around menopause. It can be up to 10 years long. Nature takes its time to wind down our fertility, just like it takes some time to wind it up in adolescence and … Continue reading Menopause
Body Fat for Fertility
A goal of dieting is often to reduce body fat. However, experts in human reproduction have known for several decades that women need a certain amount of body fat in order to achieve the hormonal balance required for regular ovulation. Changes to a woman’s body composition (i.e. percent muscle mass and percent fat mass) can … Continue reading Body Fat for Fertility
7 Tips to Stress Less
1) Safeguard your sleep – Develop a favorite bedtime routine (e.g. a warm drink or bath and a good book or magazine, a few stretches, a to-do list for tomorrow, etc…) and protect your 6 to 8 hours of sleep time from visual or mental distractions. 2) Eat more foods with Vitamin B, C and … Continue reading 7 Tips to Stress Less
Raising your Hips?
In whatever magazine, blog or book I have read it always says to hold your legs or hips up in the air to improve your chances of the sperm getting to where they need to. Hmmm... has this ever been proved? also if I have a retroverted uterus would this work? and surely those sperm … Continue reading Raising your Hips?
Three Steps to Commitment
Charting your fertility can reap so many benefits and ultimately can help you conceive or at the very least help identify the issues. If you are starting out or have been charting for some time and finding it hard to keep in a routine and stay committed, here are 3 Steps to establish commitment:- Write … Continue reading Three Steps to Commitment
Having more nutrient-dense vs nutrient-depleting beverage options to keep you company at your desk, in your car, or wherever you feel you need a pick-me-up drink may be the game changer for kissing the caffeine-sugar crash cycle good-bye. Here are a few simple suggestions:- Soda replacement: Fizzy without the Flux (blood sugar fluctuations from high-fructose … Continue reading Healing Beverages