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  1. A Healthy Deodorant – Food for Your Skin

    (see full image) If you’re one of those people who doesn’t sweat, you’re either a) not working out or b) expelling the heat elsewhere. Not that I’ve done any scientific studies on this, but come on, we all sweat! I scoured the shelves and tested several “healthy” deodorant brands, but mostly I just ended up with “unsure” arms and feeling like I wasted a lot of money. I love Tom’s… Read More

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  2. Organic Body Soap – Food for Your Skin

    When you’ve got a bun in the oven, it’s important to consider not only what you feed your belly, but also what you feed the largest organ of your body — your skin. Studies suggest that parabens, which are found in many cosmetics, soaps and lotions, contribute to the overall toxic load in the body and may interrupt normal development. I’ve been working to transition from my usual products to… Read More

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  3. How to Relieve Constipation During Pregnancy

    Constipation is never fun, especially when you’re pregnant and have an a little human body crowding out your digestive tract. Laxatives are not safe during pregnancy, so what can you do? First, make sure you’re adapting all the lifestyle factors to promote healthy bowel movements: – drink plenty of water and fluids – get daily exercise, even if it’s just walking – eat enough fiber from vegetables, fruit, whole grains… Read More

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  4. What To Do If You Get The Stomach Bug During Pregnancy

    I had the misfortune of coming down with a terrible stomach bug yesterday. Being 5 months pregnant, I was worried sick about my baby. My symptoms were diarrhea and vomiting every 45-90 minutes for 14 hrs. While I had heard the bug itself shouldn’t pose any risks to the baby, I knew dehydration could be very dangerous. After reading on the internet, it made me more nervous since I certainly… Read More

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  5. 10 Minute Salmon Gratin Recipe

    I was watching a French chef highlighting some toaster-oven friendly recipes on the Today Show. He used fresh crab to make this recipe (which I’m sure tastes divine), but I chose canned salmon because: a) that was all I had, and b) it’s higher in baby brain-friendly omega-3 fats! Ingredients 1 can wild salmon (I prefer no bones) 2 Tbsp olive oil mayo 2 pinches Old Bay seasoning 1 tsp… Read More

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  6. What to Eat During the first trimester of Pregnancy

    Breakfast part 1) 2 whole grain crackers with 1 Tbsp peanut butter before leaving house, and part 2) Sprouted grain toast spread generously with 2 Tbsp peanut butter or almond butter, and part 3a) Large bowl of brown rice cereal with unsweetened almond milk, sliced strawberries and banana, or part 3b) Second slice sprouted grain toast with 2 tsp Irish butter, 2 scrambled eggs cooked in 1 tsp Irish butter… Read More

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  7. Folate packed kale smoothie

      Leafy greens like spinach, kale, collards as well green veggies like broccoli and asparagus are filled with folate, the B vitamin needed to prevent neural tube defects during pregnancy. I add avocado (technically a fruit!) for even more folate. While it’s crucial to get this vitamin during pregnancy, it’s even more important to have a good store of it before you get pregnant. This creamy smoothie provides about a… Read More

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