Nutritional Psychiatry. Do You Know It Exists? (video)

Nutritional psychiatry involves looking at the interconnection between what we eat and how our brain functions. It is new, it is revolutionary, and yet it is also common sense. This video rant is reposted from my Facebook page. Clearly hit a lot of pain points for people. I want to broaden the discussion about mental…

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5 tips for surviving your first 12 months of mothering

I have three children.  And each time I got a little better, a little bolder, a little stronger.  With each child I felt a little more in control.  But for each child, the first 12 months were the hardest, emotionally and physically. Pregnancy, birth and recovery take an immense amount of energy.  They are energy…

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5 Insights My 3 Kids Have Taught Me

When I found out I was pregnant with my third child I imploded on the bathroom floor.  Don’t get me wrong… I was happy.  I was healthy.  I had two beautiful boys.  I lived in the country. I had a great partner.  We wanted another child.  And yet that little blue plus sign unleashed from…

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Maca For Moms: a natural pick-me-up

Feeling sluggish? Instead of reaching for another cup of coffee which will elevate your cortisol levels (your stress hormone), why not turn to maca? Maca is a little-known but highly effective energy booster that provides essential nutrients for physical and mental performance – something your cup of joe won’t do.  You can add it to…

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Taming The Stress Monster

  Remember when you were first pregnant?  That first pair of little socks you were given?  That first kick you felt? Newness.  Optimism.  Excitement. And maybe a little bit of fear. By the time round three came for me, I understood that with the sometimes unbearable joy little people bring comes hard work, a lot…

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4 ways to combat stress for busy mamas

You’re under a great deal of stress. Let’s be honest.  Not only did you carry a child (I don’t care how long ago that was, it takes a serious toll on your body and loads of time to recover),  but you have the hardest job on earth. Let’s list some of the physical stress you’re…

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Postpartum mood disorders….dietary strategies

It’s time to take on Postpartum Mood Disorders…. Having a baby is the most beautiful, exciting moment of your life, right?  Not for some.  Postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD and psychosis – a collection of mental illnesses particular to the circumstances of pregnancy and mothering –  are estimated to affect about 10-15% of women (1). That some…

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