Thyroid Disease After Pregnancy: Fatigue in the Fourth Trimester

Thyroid disease after pregnancy may be the most overlooked and under diagnosed condition affecting new mothers. Taking a conservative estimate, we can expect 300,000-400,000 mothers to develop postpartum thyroid disease this year. That is 10% of all new moms. But some estimate it may be as high as 17%— and those are only the women who are being tested. Many other mothers …

How to Improve Egg Quality Naturally

Improving egg quality for fertility consists of increasing nutrients, reducing or eliminating environmental toxins, and addressing daily stressors. These are important steps in any preconception plan. In this article I’ll be sharing how to improve egg quality naturally, including steps you can take right now. When couples are wishing to conceive there are many areas that I feel are important …

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Impacts More Than Just Energy

Vitamin B12 is a vital nutrient for energy, brain health, hormone function and pregnancy. Which is why a vitamin B12 deficiency impacts more than just energy. Here are some of the other equally serious vitamin b12 deficiency symptoms. Deficiency is Common Depending on which study you look at, anywhere from 20-40% of the U.S. population has suboptimal levels of this …

Is Pain Keeping You From Getting Pregnant?

Are you one of the millions of women who is struggling with chronic pain? Well, it may just surprise you to hear that your pain may be keeping you from getting pregnant.  Headaches, gut pain, menstrual cramps, joint pain, backaches and old injuries have many women reaching of a bottles of Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Midol, and NSAIDs to get symptom relief. And …

Can gluten cause infertility?

Can gluten cause infertility? It is a question on many women’s minds… especially when they’ve tried everything to get pregnant. There’s a lot to say about gluten and its effects on your health. Practitioners may recommend that you avoid gluten for a number of reasons – to lower systemic inflammation, increase cognitive function, or to help reduce the symptoms of …

Navigating Autoimmune Disease During Pregnancy

When my friend Joe Tatta asked me to share with his audience how to navigate autoimmune disease in pregnancy and postpartum, my answer was “of course!” This is a topic that I speak on often and one that I work with daily in my clinical practice. But it is also a topic that is near to my heart. A little …

What Causes Male Infertility and Can Nutrition Help?

An antioxidant rich, nutrient dense diet can go a long way when it comes to male fertility! In fact, certain foods provide nutrients that can support men struggling with infertility. In this article I’m going to share key nutrients and foods to include in your diet, along with the best male fertility supplements to consider. Check out the delicious super …

9 Ways to Improve Low Progesterone & Boost Fertility

You’re probably familiar with the potential symptoms of low progesterone: mood swings, anxiety, fatigue, low sex drive, and sleep disturbances. For some women, PMS hits the week before their period. For others, the symptoms are more erratic, seemingly lasting throughout the month. If this sounds like a normal month for you, we need to talk. First of all, feeling bad …

Fertility—Why Holistic is Better

Holistic: relating to or concerned with complete systems rather than with individual parts. Prior to the birth of my son I embarked on a year long journey to improve my health. I jokingly called it getting “pre-baby body ready.” My journey included optimizing nutrition, healing my gut, tending to my mental and emotional wellbeing, and facilitating my body’s ability to …