Iodine: An Essential Mineral During Pregnancy

Iodine is a mineral that receives very little media attention, but is absolutely essential during pregnancy and breastfeeding to support proper baby’s proper brain development. According to a new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics released in June 2014, a full one-third of pregnant women in the US are marginally iodine deficient. Consequences…

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Juneberry Jam

Berry season is here in the midwest, and it won’t last very long! I love to savor the fresh berries while they last, but also like to preserve as many berries as I can by freezing so I can eat wonderful ripe local berries in the winter. I hadn’t made jam in a really long…

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Fertility Boosting Foods

Fertility Boosting Foods

While it may be tempting to choose to start eating lots of one or two fertility boosting foods, the balance of your overall dietary pattern matters more than anything. When you are trying to conceive, you want to focus on nutrient density – in other words, focus on getting as many vitamins and minerals as…

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Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

It’s strawberry season here, and I picked 13 pounds of organic strawberries in just over an hour this week. I would have stayed longer, but had to rush back in time to see the US vs. Germany World Cup game! I will definitely be heading back to the farm for another round before the season…

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5 Healthy Beverages to Help You Ditch the Sugary Drinks

Research continues to show us that drinking sugar-sweetened beverages puts us at higher risk for a number of chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. These sweet drinks include not only soda, but also sports drinks, chai lattes, and sweetened coffee drinks that are often loaded with added sugar. Instead try these…

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