5 Things to Ask Your Surgeon Before Surgery

Doctor filling out reports

Millions of Americans undergo surgery each year. If you’re one of them then it’s probably an anxious and unnerving time. You’ve got lots of questions to ask and only one or two chances to meet with the surgeon before the operation. It’s important to make the most out of these meetings and get as much […]

7 Things to Know About Breastfeeding

women playing with her baby

Breastfeeding has been described as “a hike through the woods: natural, but not always simple. In fact, it can be challenging, breathtaking, and full of the unexpected”1. That’s the perfect way to describe it –sometimes challenging, unexpected. It can be a little bit harder than you first think but ultimately a great joy. Breastfeeding is one of […]

Pre Surgery Nutrition, The Key to Promote Healing

Eldery Man Preparing for Surgery

If you’re booked for surgery, you’re most likely a little scared and anxious. You’re wondering what will happen, and you’re thinking about how long it will take you to recover. What you’re probably not thinking about is what you’ll be eating a few weeks before the surgery. It’s fair to say that pre-surgical nutrition is low on the list of things people […]

5 Things to Help with Morning Sickness

Soothing Tea for Morning Sickness

If you’re suffering from morning sickness, you’re not alone. Approximately 80% of all pregnant women suffer from morning sickness in one form or another1. Although not harmful to the baby, it is still an unwelcome side effect that may keep you at home or away from work, stop you from carrying out your daily activities, and […]

Stretch marks – what are they?

black and white photo of pregnant women

Their existence is almost inevitable, they don’t go away, and they’re a big source of anxiety for many women. They’re stretch marks—the calling card of pregnancy. If you’re pregnant and dealing with stretch marks, rest assured you’re in good company. Studies show that 50 to 90% of women will develop them over the course of […]

5 Things You Need to Know About Having a Baby

Pregnant women looking out the window

Congratulations on your pregnancy! By now, you’ve probably read everything there is to read about babies and what to expect. You’ve made lists, packed your hospital bag, signed up for Lamaze classes, joined message boards, possibly toured the hospital, and even picked out the nursery colors. Then the baby comes. Any mother will tell you […]

Preeclampsia and pregnancy: 3 things you should know

Pregnant women having a picnic outdoors

There are three important things you should know about pregnancy and preeclampsia: 5% of all pregnancies and 11% of first pregnancies are complicated by preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a major cause of death and complication for both mothers and babies. In patients at risk for preeclampsia, nutritional supplementation has been shown to significantly reduce the incidence […]

5 Tips for Easing Your Joint Pain

Man exercising with severe joint pain

Dealing with joint pain can be a miserable experience. It’s a constant effort trying to keep the pain at bay on a day-to-day basis. You have to deal with the restrictions it places on your daily activities. The huge impact joint pain has on your life is often underestimated and the search for pain relief often difficult. Experts agree that […]

Joint Supplements: Beyond Glucosamine and Chondroitin

Joint Supplements for wrist and joint pain

Most people know about glucosamine and chondroitin, two popular supplements used to help alleviate joint pain. Both nutrients have been shown to help delay joint disease progression and ease joint pain. But can two ingredients really improve all aspects of your joint health? While these ingredients are an essential part of any joint supplement and […]

What Can Nutrition Do for My Breastfed Baby?

Women playing with her newborn baby

The time after birth is a great time for women to reevaluate their nutritional needs. You now have a new baby, and you both need nutritional support. While breastfeeding, a healthy diet should restore your nutritional stores, and support your growing baby. Women that are breastfeeding will need to consume an additional 500 calories per day1. […]

What Did Pregnancy Do to My Body?

Women holding her baby

Most new mothers wonder how their body will change after childbirth. The changes following pregnancy are unscripted and unpredictable but unfortunately are also inevitable. Even up to six months post-labor, women deal with everything from changes in stomach appearance to hair loss to back pain. Although some of the changes are permanent, there is good news—most changes […]

5 Steps to a Speedy Recovery from Pregnancy

Recovery After Pregnancy

Getting back to normal after a pregnancy takes two things: time and patience. Popular wisdom says that women are back to normal in just 6 weeks. However, the truth is every woman recovers from pregnancy at a different pace. Your rate of recovery can depend on the type of delivery, the difficulty of the birth, your overall health, […]