Cooked Red Cabbage with Apples

This is one of my favorite side dishes. In my family, we have it on Thanksgiving and Christmas, as it’s a dish my Dad enjoyed growing up in Germany. The apples provide a gentle sweetness that makes this dish pair nicely with a more savory meat dish. I like to pair red cabbage with pulled…

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Antioxidants: Essential Fertility Nutrients

Did you know that your antioxidant intake could affect your chances of getting pregnant? Antioxidants exert their beneficial effects by neutralizing free radicals (also known as reactive oxygen species) that can be damaging to DNA, protein, and other cell structures. Higher levels of oxidative stress have been found in women with PCOS, advanced maternal age,…

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Paleo Pancakes

These delicious pancakes are gluten and grain-free with only a few simple ingredients. My version of paleo pancakes are higher in protein than conventional pancakes and higher than many other paleo pancake recipes with 3 eggs. One banana provides all the sweetness these pancakes need. They are also relatively low in carbohydrate with healthy fats…

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Vitamin D: Fertility Vitamin?

Vitamin D impacts fertility in a variety of ways, and it’s definitely one of the top supplements I recommend for women and men who are trying to conceive. Here I discuss 4 different ways that vitamin D may impact fertility – PCOS, AMH, sperm quality, and IVF success rates: 1. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS): Women…

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5 Tips for Breaking the Sugar Habit

5 Tips for Breaking the Sugar Habit

With Americans consuming on average 94 grams of added sugar per day or 23 teaspoons, our sugar intake is out of control! High blood sugar levels and insulin resistance are the target of nutrition therapy for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and elevated blood sugar can be damaging to the quality of your eggs.…

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