3 Factors that Affect Weight Loss (other than calories)

Things have been pretty exciting for me lately! I was interviewed for a segment on the Today Show that aired yesterday about why some people gain weight or don’t lose weight after starting to use a fitness tracker! I was particularly excited about this segment, because it emphasized why calories are only one factor when…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →