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Preconception Nutrition: Starting Early with a Healthy End in Mind

Most women don’t even start thinking about making healthier choices for the benefit of their baby until they are actually pregnant. But, many studies have shown that preconception nutrition can improve fertility and pregnancy outcomes. In fact, combining certain dietary patterns is referred to as the “fertility diet” and may favorably influence fertility in otherwise…

Introducing Solids: Time for Tofu (and Other New Foods)

When should you start feeding your baby solid foods and what should you feed her? Start feeding solids to babies between 4 and 6 months. Introduce new foods 3-4 days apart. Try foods several times. Try several textures and flavors. Avoid foods that can cause choking. “The first year is a great time to introduce…

Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding

There is a deeply caring quality reflected in Ina May Gaskin’s life as a certified professional midwife for over 35 years, as an author, educator, community member, and the mother of three home-birthed children. She brings her life’s work and experience to the 340 pages of this rich resource on breastfeeding. Like her book, Spiritual Midwifery, Ina…

Breastfeeding: Nutrition for Better Brains and Super Moms

Breastfeeding: Nutrition for Better Brains and Super Moms Breastfeeding can’t guarantee a super baby who walks at 4 months and differentiates colors, letters, and numbers by 6 months, but research does indicate that it is the best nutrition for your baby, helps fight infection, promotes brain development, and may even increase academic performance and IQ….

The Beauty of Breastfeeding

Countless articles, reports and doctors assure us that “breast is best,” and in terms of a newborn’s nutritional needs, of course it is. Thankfully, there are alternatives in the rare cases where breastfeeding, or feeding breast milk, is not possible. Those instances are rare, and as The World Health Organization states, “Only under exceptional circumstances can…

Ten Important Nutrition Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

  Start before you conceive: Women that start pregnancy in good health and at a normal weight are more likely to have better outcomes. If you are thinking of becoming pregnant, try to maintain a healthy weight and eat a balanced diet. Be sure to include a folic acid supplement, which is critical for fetal development….

Claire’s Flight-Friendly Family Picnic

This Recipe is dedicated to making your airplane travel with children as easy as a picnic on the plane. Picking at airline food can be discouraging. Make it easy on yourself and take along some healthier choices that your whole family can enjoy. Having taken 30 flights in 3 months for work one year, I speak from experience here. The…

Claire’s Eggs & Bacon Flourless Muffin Recipe (Veggies, Eggs & Turkey Bacon)

Protein is a vital key to a sharp, clear-thinking brain, and a strong, well-fueled body. Here we discover the ease of grabbing something delicious as well as nourishing, with our bare hands. These beautifully browned muffins are full of protein, alkalizing green veggies that detoxify the liver, and onions, which feed probiotics; the good bacteria that…

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