Author Archives: Paige Jacobson

Stress and the female body

Women and stress

It’s often said that stress is a silent killer—but what exactly is stress? It’s the physical and chemical reaction that our body starts when it believes it’s under attack. When we sense danger—either real or imagined—the body’s defenses get activated in a rapid, automatic process known as the fight-or-flight response. Fight or flight is not […]

10 Common Pregnancy Myths Debunked

Pregnancy Myths

When you’re pregnant, you’re likely to hear a lot of strange myths, funny anecdotes, and advice that may sound downright odd. Most of these things are amusing, some give conflicting opinions, and other bits of information are just plain false. With that said, here is a quick look at some of the more popular pregnancy […]

We All Need Supplements: The Elderly, The Injured, & Everyone Else

We All Need Supplements

When you think of someone who takes supplements, you might not think of yourself. You may think of the elderly next door neighbor who takes bone and joint supplements or your sister-in-law who takes prenatal supplements or your co-worker who takes every vitamin on the market. But what about you? Do you need that extra […]

When Should You Start Taking a Prenatal Vitamin?

Prenatal Supplement

If you are asking yourself this question, the answer is most likely: now. If you fit into any of these categories, you should be taking a prenatal supplement: Not trying to get pregnant but want to someday Trying to conceive Already pregnant Been pregnant before and want to be pregnant in the future On a […]

Your Pregnancy Nutrition Essentials: Folate, Calcium, and Choline

Pregnancy Nutrition Essentials

You have a lot on your plate during pregnancy. And with your pregnancy cravings and extra nutritional needs, you can take that sentence literally and figuratively. What you eat and your nutrition during pregnancy can be a little overwhelming. How much weight should you gain from week to week? Which foods should you avoid? What […]