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Sugar Addiction is Not Real

Everywhere you look, someone seems to be talking about “sugar addiction.” They’re either talking about doing a sugar detox to help get over their “addiction”, or they’re talking about how they don’t keep sweets in the house because they’re “addicted” and can’t control themselves around it. Many people also completely forbid their children from having sugar […]

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Morning Sickness: Personal Experiences, and What Research Says About How to Feel Better!

Morning sickness… the very act of reading that phrase can make a woman’s stomach turn. But if you’re currently dealing with it, I bet you’re scouring the internet trying to find two things: 1) camaraderie with women who’ve been there and know what you’re feeling, and 2) what the heck you can do to feel […]

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The Importance of Iron in Pregnancy

Iron is a bit of a hot topic in pregnancy nutrition, because a woman’s need for Iron in pregnancy goes up rather substantially! Iron is a tricky mineral though, because absorption is finicky, supplements tend to make us constipated, and a lot of women end up with food aversions that make things like liver or […]

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The Importance of Folate in Pregnancy

You may have heard that it's important to get enough folate in pregnancy. Actually, it's important even before a woman finds out she's pregnant! Like many other nutrients, a woman's folate needs increase in pregnancy. While some women gladly up their intake and/or take prenatal vitamins without any question, sometimes people want to know WHY […]

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Does Breastfeeding Help to Lose Baby Weight?

Something that tends to be on many women’s minds after having a baby is "How do I lose the baby weight?” I want to preface this post with the caveat that I do not think that it necessarily SHOULD be a topic on our minds at that time, but it is very common for it to […]

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The Myth of "Eat Small Frequent Meals"

Many of us grew up eating three meals a day. Then somewhere along the way, the idea that eating small frequent meals was somehow better for us started to make the rounds. But is it actually better? Does eating more often help us to lose fat better than eating the standard three meals per day? […]

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