PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, is a female metabolic condition. It was initially named because cysts in the ovaries were found. However, you don’t have to have cysts to be diagnosed with PCOS. The primary symptoms of PCOS are insulin resistance and hormonal imbalance. These can result in problems conceiving, weight gain, acne, and other mood changes.Read More
Many people want to know the exact fertility diet they should follow to maximize their chances of getting pregnant.Read More
Fertility rates in the U.S. are on a steep decline. While there are many factors at play, the fact that more women are becoming mothers at an older age may play a role. The average age of first-time motherhood across the world is now 31. (1)Read More
Trying to get pregnant might seem like it should all be fun, but it can feel hopeless if it doesn’t happen effortlessly. But keep the faith! Understanding the many factors at play can increase your odds of a positive pregnancy test.Read More
Infertility is a loaded word. Being diagnosed with it isn’t simple either. There are many causes or contributing factors to fertility problems, and in many cases, there are multiple issues to contend with, which we’ll cover in this article.Read More
Trying to conceive can be one of the most exciting—and most nerve-wracking—times of your life. In this article, I’ll share six things to consider when you’re trying to conceive (TTC).Read More
Do you feel bloated, or like your digestive system just isn’t working right?
Do healthy foods or supplements, maybe even probiotics, make you feel worse, not better?
You’re not crazy, but you might have SIBO!Read More
If you’ve experienced a loss of any kind, I’m so sorry. All pregnancy loss is devastating. But you should know that no matter the timing, circumstances, or repeated nature of your miscarriages—it’s not your fault. It’s easy to fear that you did something wrong, or that you caused the loss in some way, but miscarriage is complex and still, in many ways, poorly understood.Read More
Thyroid problems are common. If you’re reading this, you may be one of the 20 million people in the United States affected by thyroid disease. (1) What you may not realize is that many thyroid problems originate in the immune system. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a result of the immune system mistakenly targeting and attacking the thyroid gland. This can lead to symptoms of hypothyroidism like fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, and more.
Genetics can play a role in the development of Hashimoto’s, but you are more than your genes. This article explores the role of genetics in Hashimoto’s. We’ll also discuss how nutrition and lifestyle can be used to manage Hashimoto’s and promote healthy thyroid function.Read More
It’s that time of year, where viral infections peak and it’s much easier to come down with the sniffles or a fever. Still, it’s entirely possible to support your body’s ongoing good health without ever succumbing to illness.Read More