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The Benefits of Noni Juice

The Benefits of Noni Juice

After I had my first son, my energy, especially my hormonal energy, was going away. I didn’t completely feel like my vibrant self. After I had the boys, I went through time periods of feeling exhausted and not having the same energy to take care of the house, the family, friends, work, and my marriage. Can you relate? During my second pregnancy, I went to an acupuncturist because I was experiencing lots of intense emotions from stress and hormonal imbalances….

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Triggering Labor Through Supporting Lung Development

Triggering Labor Through Supporting Lung Development

Lung Development lung surfactants – made of 6 types of fat and 4 proteins surfactant protein A (SP-A) –  has collagen-like domains similar to SP-D phospholipids – fat (lecithins) cholesterol calcium dependent lectins Ways to Support Lung Development exercise eating vitamin D rich foods eggs – yolks contain lecithins meat (white meat is the best) collagen – powder or bone broth colloids – butter, collagen, eggs, gelatin, bone broth, mayo beans (sprouted) fruit vegetables support immunity – vitamin C and zinc…

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1st Trimester Must Haves for a Natural Pregnancy

1st Trimester Must Haves for a Natural Pregnancy

My Second Pregnancy This is my second pregnancy, and thankfully, I have felt less fatigued and barely sick! I think having a very nutrient dense diet before pregnancy was very important. I have been so thankful to be able to keep up with two kids (7 and almost 2) and train for a half marathon. Not everything has been easy, but it has definitely been physically incredibly easier than last time. My husband definitely picked up the slack taking care…

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My Stats and Symptoms with My First Pregnancy

My Stats and Symptoms with My First Pregnancy

Tracking My First Pregnancy I am definitely a numbers girl. I love data, and so, when I found out that we were pregnant. I thought it would be fun to track everything from my symptoms, weight, emotions, etc. It has been great to look back on for several reasons. I got to see what helped my different symptoms, and that has been especially helpful in my second pregnancy. I also thought it was interesting to learn more about my body…

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We’re Pregnant with Baby #2!

We’re Pregnant with Baby #2!

We are so excited to be pregnant with our next and probably final child! We are so excited about welcoming another baby to our family in January 2018. We are considering it the “final leg” of our Speedy Thiede marathon relay team. Yes, we are runner geeks. Conceiving this time was such a guessing game since I am still breastfeeding our son. It took until he was 16 months old for my cycle to return. I continued to pump at…

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6 Ways to Eat 6 Dates a Day in Pregnancy and Why You Should

6 Ways to Eat 6 Dates a Day in Pregnancy and Why You Should

A study out of Jordan found that women who ate 6 dates a day in their last month of pregnancy had shorter, easier labors. Research has also found that dates have an oxytocin effect on the uterus to help tone it. Dates also have great nutritional benefits. Dates contain iron, fiber, potassium, magnesium, and folate. Dates are one of my favorite sweeteners for desserts due to their nutritional benefits, and their natural sugars provide great energy without spiking blood sugar…

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