Red Raspberry Leaf Kombucha

I've just discovered something wonderful and wanted to share. I figured I'd be drinking my rooibos kombucha throughout pregnancy, as rooibos and ferments both have benefits in pregnancy. However, I had grown tired of the rooibos, and mostly stopped drinking it months ago. And all this time I knew I should be drinking red raspberry [...]

Anti-inflammatory Diet for Pregnancy

Because of my supposed higher risk for developing preeclampsia during pregnancy, my midwife gave me an anti-inflammatory diet to follow. Preeclampsia, it turns out, is an autoimmune disease in which the body reacts to the foreign DNA from the baby's father. Autoimmune diseases can be treated with an anti-inflammatory diet; likewise, such a diet may [...]

Is Real Foodism Really to Blame for Orthorexia?

Concerns about orthorexia are storming through the health diet world. Or should I say anti-diet world? Is it something you should be concerned about? If you are trying to improve your health by changing the food you eat, then I would say you should at least be aware of it. Especially if you have perfectionistic [...]

Learn How to Truly Nourish Your Children

As I mentioned in my previous article, the non-profit organization Nourishing Our Children is having an 8-day promotion as part of their 8-year anniversary celebration. Nourishing Our Children has being an incredibly valuable resource to me as I have striven to learn how to nourish my child. Even though I was feeding him natural, real, [...]

What I Wish I Had Known About Nourishing Babies

Before I became pregnant with my son, I tried to prep myself for the healthiest pregnancy possible. I worked out and got in shape. I followed a Candida diet for several months to get my yeast problem under control. I read pregnancy and birthing books. I weaned off of Prozac because I wanted a drug-free [...]