The second trimester is when most women breathe a sigh of relief. Generally the risk of miscarriage is gone, the belly starts to show, and happy announcements are made. During this phase, it’s important to start eating for two. Nutrition for the second trimester should focus on five important elements that are vital for […]
As we get back into the school year, it’s important to make a weekly dinner plan with your household that everyone will enjoy. This practice will bring everyone together to share stories, reduce stress at mealtime, and promote everyone’s good health. Here are four back-to-school healthy, hassle-free meals that everyone can help put together!
Women who are newly pregnant often worry that they’re going to do something wrong, especially if it’s their first pregnancy. But there’s an easy way to make sure that all nutrient needs are met for both mother and baby–and you don’t have to be a seasoned mama or an award-winning chef to ace this […]
Much research has been done into the impact of diet on kids’ behavior, especially the role of artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners that are used to make food look and taste more appealing. Fast food, as well as packaged treats (including chips, cookies, cakes and sodas), are particularly high in these additives as food […]
With summer at its peak and the sun at its zenith, it’s a great time to do a little thinking about electrolytes. These naturally occurring substances – minerals such as sodium, potassium and chloride – are present in all our body fluids; they are also called ions because they carry an electrical charge. By […]
Feeling stressed and nervous is not unusual during pregnancy as a woman’s body, hormones, identity and relationships are shifting. Pregnancy is a profound transformation that affects every aspect of a woman’s life. While small periods of stress have no harmful effect, long-term stress can increase the chances of pregnancy complications and shape the baby’s […]