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Recap: Movement Ecology During Pregnancy with Katy Bowman thumbnail

I had the pleasure of attending another movement retreat with Katy Bowman this past weekend (previous one was last year; here’s a recap of that experience). This program was focused specifically on pregnancy, called Movement Ecology During Pregnancy. I was lucky to get in; apparently there was a 200 person waiting list for this workshop! […] Continue Reading

5 Real Food Tips for Managing Nausea in Pregnancy thumbnail

Nausea during pregnancy, often termed “morning sickness,” is no joke. Some women seem to bypass this queasy phase, while others get hit HARD. Those that avoid it entirely are the exception, however, since researchers report that 70-80% of women will experience nausea at some point in their pregnancy. For most women, nausea hits in the […] Continue Reading

Clearing Up Nutrition for Pregnancy Myths thumbnail

From early on in my career, I’ve always loved being asked questions about nutrition, especially the weird ones. Questions lead to fascinating discussions, which leads to research, which leads to more questions, then more research, which ultimately, maybe, (hopefully), leads to some answers. This is something I still love and it’s one of the reasons […] Continue Reading

5 tips to maintain a positive relationship with food during an elimination diet thumbnail

As someone who has dealt with food sensitivities personally and professionally, I’m well-versed in elimination diets. I’ve written about it numerous times (here and here for starters). They can be a really powerful tool, but also have some downsides. My colleague and fellow real food dietitian, Aglaee Jacob, knows this well. What I love about […] Continue Reading

Continuing Education on Real Food Prenatal Nutrition thumbnail

Last week, I had the pleasure of teaching a webinar on gestational diabetes for Evidence Based Birth (EBB). If you’re not familiar with this amazing resource, they offer independent evidence-based analyses on birth practices & prenatal healthcare, so mamas and their providers can make informed decisions from the latest data. Their founder Rebecca Dekker and […] Continue Reading

Vegetarian Diet in Pregnancy: Nutrients of Concern thumbnail

The field of nutrition is full of controversy. I'm no stranger to it. It’s actually one of the reasons I love my profession so much. Nutrition is complex, science is ever-evolving, and there are so many dots to connect. Compared to a lot of fields, nutrition is unique in that everybody has to eat, so […] Continue Reading

Do pregnancy cravings and food aversions serve a purpose? thumbnail

There are so many expectations about what you’ll go through during pregnancy, but perhaps most publicized are pregnancy cravings and aversions. Pickles and ice cream? Nauseous at the smell of raw meat? Unshakeable need for sushi? Utter disgust at the sight of green vegetables? I certainly expected to have weird cravings when I was pregnant […] Continue Reading

Postpartum Recovery with Real Food thumbnail

It’s common knowledge that pregnancy increases your nutrient requirements, but did you know that nutrient needs are actually higher during early postpartum? That’s right. Your body has done the amazing feat of growing a brand new human being and its work is not done yet. (Sorry to break it to you!) First, your body needs […] Continue Reading

Lazy Meal Planning (for people who hate meal planning) thumbnail

Do you hate meal planning? I do. I hear the word meal plan and my brain turns to jelly. I look at a weekly meal plan that is supposed to make my life “easier” and I already feel like a failure because I know there’s no way I’m actually going to eat exactly that. No […] Continue Reading

Writing a Book as a Busy Mom thumbnail

Let me be real here: writing a book as a busy mom was not easy. I’ve been getting a ton of questions from people asking how I did it, so I’m taking a break from my typical nutrition-focused posts to share some behind the scenes from writing Real Food for Pregnancy. As I’ve shared on […] Continue Reading