Bisphenol A: Health Risks and How to Avoid it

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found in food packaging like the epoxy resin that lines cans, and in plastic water bottles and food containers, as well as thermal paper receipts and recycled paper products. BPA is a hormone disruptor, as it is able to bind to the estrogen receptor mimicking the action of estrogen.…

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PCOS Diet Basics

Diet and lifestyle play a major role in the management of PCOS, and in my practice I have seen women drastically improve by changing their diet and adjusting lifestyle factors like exercise, sleep, and stress management. The idea is to give your body all the tools it needs to heal and come to a state…

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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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Is Your Weight Affecting Your Ability to Get Pregnant?

Pregnancy Diet

Weight is a very important factor in your ability to get pregnant, and once you are pregnant to maintain a pregnancy. Being overweight or underweight may compromise your chances of getting pregnant or may increase your risk for miscarriage or preterm labor. Did you know that for the guys being overweight also may negatively impact…

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Fertility and Pregnancy Diet: How to Eat for Improved Fertility and a Healthy Pregnancy

Fertility Diet

Welcome to my new site! This site will provide research-based information on how nutrition, lifestyle, and environment affect fertility and pregnancy. I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with a Masters degree in Nutrition. I have worked for the past 4+ years in the area of infertility and pregnancy. I have had the privilege of working…

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