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Science of Breath Part 1: Intro to Polyvagal Theory

Breath is a simple and wondrous thing. We often take it for granted because it doesn’t require our conscious awareness. When we consider its life-sustaining function and how long we can survive without it; the gravity of its importance is clear. One can survive without food for about three weeks, …

What Is Prodromal Labor? How Do I Know If I’m Having It?

Much to my amazement, significant evidence-based research on the topic of prodromal labor, historically and unfortunately termed “false labor,” is lacking. There is nothing false about the preparatory work of the maternal body and baby. As midwife Anne Frye states, “false labor”  lends “credence to the myth that one is …

Postpartum Anxiety Nutrition

Tips to Manage Postpartum Anxiety: A 4-Part Series (Part 2: Nutrition)

Part 2: Nutrition   In this series, we are exploring how to employ BIRTHFIT’S Four Pillars to support your mental and physical well-being if you are experiencing postpartum anxiety. If you haven’t had a chance to read the first part of this series on how to utilize fitness to support …

BIRTHFIT Podcast Episode 100 Featuring Nick Horowski, doctor of physical therapy

    [0:00:00]   Lindsey: All right, guys! Thanks to our sponsors, Original Nutritionals. Our friends at Original are on a mission with us to walk the walk when it comes to human betterment. They’ve created a brand founded on pure basic essential supplements that have ingredient labels you can …

Science of Breath Part 3: Sound

If you’ve followed Part 1 and Part 2 of the Science of Breath series, you are probably beginning to understand that our breath is a complex yet amazing tool for our state of being and overall survival. In Part 1, Mel explains The Polyvagal Theory and that our Autonomic Nervous …

Science of Breath Part 2: Breath and Movement

Have you ever considered that your first earthside movement is your breath? Let’s dive deeper into the science of breath and look at the diaphragm, the cornerstone of our tools of breath, sound, and movement. Just like any other muscle, the diaphragm can be trained. In part 1 of this …

BIRTHFIT Podcast Featuring Chris Tate

BIRTHFIT Podcast: Episode 77 Chris Tate   [0:00:00]   Lindsey: All right, guys! Thanks to our sponsors, Original Nutritionals. Our friends at Original are on a mission with us to walk the walk when it comes to human betterment. They’ve created a brand founded on pure basic essential supplements that …

What Your Cravings Are Really Telling You

Food as Symbolic Substitutes Our issues around food often have nothing to do with food. The “issue” is usually the body’s most efficient solution to the actual problem. This concept is rooted in the body’s amazing ability to maintain homeostasis: a state of dynamic normal where health occurs. When we …