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Can Stretch Marks be Prevented in Pregnancy?

Can Stretch Marks be Prevented in Pregnancy?

A common question I am asked by my pregnant clients and ladies in my Nourish Bloom & Grow facebook group is whether they can do anything to prevent stretch marks.   Stretch marks in pregnancy   Stretch marks are caused by breakage of collagen and […]

No Bake Healthy Chocolate Brownies

No Bake Healthy Chocolate Brownies

These brownies are easy to make and make great gifts (wrapped in a cellophane bag with ribbon).  I served them yesterday as the main feature of a desert platter for Christmas dinner. Ingredients 2 cups toasted sunflower seeds (any variety of nuts or seeds will […]

Wellness in The Woodlands: Country Market Woodlands /Spring CSA Review

Wellness in The Woodlands: Country Market Woodlands /Spring CSA Review

Welcome to my new blog series, Wellness in The Woodlands.  I’m going to let you know where to source healthy food, review healthy eateries in the area, where to exercise, relax, recover and hike in and around the area.   My first review is of the […]

2 Healthy Baby (and Toddler and beyond!) Birthday Cake Recipes

2 Healthy Baby (and Toddler and beyond!) Birthday Cake Recipes

When my daughter’s first birthday rolled around, I wanted to make her a cake that was special and healthy.  Her absolute favorite food in the world was fruit, so a watermelon cake made sense!!  When her second birthday rolled around, she was (and is) still […]

When you are stuck in a health funk

When you are stuck in a health funk

A couple of weeks ago, I got ‘glutened’.     As someone with coeliac disease, even small amounts of gluten make me feel very sick.     Over the course of a week I was nibbling on a pre-made trail mix that contained traces of […]

Dates: A Surprising Pregnancy Superfood

Dates: A Surprising Pregnancy Superfood

Here’s a food you probably don’t think of as a natural pregnancy and birth superfood – dates.  Dates are a whole food, the dried fruit of the Phoenix dactylifera tree.  They are high in carbohydrates and fiber.  They contain smaller amounts fats and amino acids.  Some […]

Recipe: Decadent Chocolate Tart (with an orange-chocolate option)

Recipe: Decadent Chocolate Tart (with an orange-chocolate option)

I find that desserts made from heavily processed ingredients leave me unsatisfied and hungry for more only 20 minutes after finishing.  This is not the case for this sweet treat.   This chocolate tart is made from whole foods.  The nuts, avocado and coconut oil […]

Recipe: Rainbow Salad for Great Gut Health

Recipe: Rainbow Salad for Great Gut Health

Salads don’t have to contain lettuce!  This salad is hearty. It’s full of fiber, prebiotics and polyphelols, which feed the good microbes that live in our gut.  For more on which foods to eat to support a healthy gut microbe population, see my blog post […]

Natural Preconception Care

Natural Preconception Care

Preconception care is a preparation process that a man and woman can undergo before they conceive a baby. Yes, I wrote both man and woman.  In general, our society places more expectation on women to do prep work before getting pregnant.  However, both partners provide […]

The Healing Power of Nature: my talk at the Earth Healer Summit

The Healing Power of Nature: my talk at the Earth Healer Summit

In August I had the privelage of speaking at the Earth Healers Summit for the Earth Healers Hub in August.  The health benefits of being outdoors in nature is a topic close to my heart!   I can now share the video with you too. It […]