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BIRTHFIT Podcast episode 114 Featuring Lorena Garcia of Majka (Nutritional Support for New Moms)

        A Career Woman and A Mother  Lorena: [00:00:14] Yes. So my name is Lorena Garcia. I am originally from Mexico City so that’s why you hear a little bit of the accent so I haven’t been able to get rid of it, it’s here to stay. …

Golden Milk Recipes

Looking for an easy way to support your body’s natural inflammatory response system? Turmeric tea, or golden milk, is a wonderful way of accomplishing that. This soothing beverage has been a fairly consistent part of healing my autoimmunity, but recently I’ve been playing around with some additional variations, so I …

Six Pregnancy Superfoods

This post has been modified from one originally published at www.brittanyanderson.net  One of the most beneficial things we can do to prepare our bodies for pregnancy is optimize our nutrition. Through the science of epigenetics, we now know that mom’s diet has the potential to influence gene expression in her …

What is the Glucola Test and are there any alternatives?

The glucola test, or oral glucose challenge screen/test, is a prenatal test typically given around 24-28 weeks of pregnancy.   The purpose of this test is to provide a preliminary screen for gestational diabetes. Women who test positive to this will be asked to take the oral glucose tolerance test. Oral …

BIRTHFIT Podcast Episode 98 Featuring Lily Nichols RDN, CDE

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 understand. I like small …

Three Mood-Boosting Supplements Most Mamas Need

It is clear that the food we eat and the supplements we take can have a profound impact on our health and wellness, and yet, it is not uncommon for women to be offered antidepressant or anti-anxiolytic medications as first line treatment for mood disorders. Although some do find medication …

Counting Macros in the Motherhood Transition? Ask Yourself Why

  Counting macros (or the amount of proteins, fats, and carbs in food) is an incredibly useful nutritional tool. It brings structure, certainty, and results to those who abide by the rules. Unfortunately, I see a lot of anxiety and pain around this tool, which ultimately negates its utility.  For …

Fall Webinar Series – Sign Up Now!

Mark your calendars. This is the first of our fall webinar series. We will have a free webinar on Monday, September 11th, 18th, and 25th at 5pm PST. Each webinar will be lead by a member of the BIRTHFIT tribe, no more than 60 minutes, and plenty of room for Q/A. …

Summer Webinar Series: Unleash the Power of Rhythm (Eating Psychology)

Life is possible through rhythm: orbits, biogeochemical cycles, heart beat, breath, sleep, menstrual cycles, and metabolism. Without rhythm, disorder and disease occur. This is as true for heart arrhythmias as it is for metabolism. If you feel lost or uncomfortable in your relationship with food, rhythm is a beautiful place …

My Autoimmune Journey

  I shared this blog on my practice website as a means of communicating to patients and friends about my personal health journey.  The number of people who reached out to me after publishing it stating that they were going to make changes in their diet/lifestyle in an attempt to …