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Four Alternatives to Consider if You're Not Ready for IVF

ivf Jun 20, 2020

I'm just not ready for this!

Have you ever said that?

Maybe your friend asked you to lace up for a 10K, but you’re barely able to get in your daily neighborhood walk.

While you’d love a four-legged “best friend”, perhaps your living space or work schedule isn’t the best for welcoming a furry friend right now.

Perhaps you found a recipe for a decadent 27-ingredient French dessert, but your weeknight meals are all you can manage…and that’s on a good day!

Sometimes you’re just not ready for things that life has to offer. 

And...

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Five Hidden Causes of "Unexplained" Infertility

When you're diagnosed with infertility it feels like you've reached a dead end.

If you're one of the 30% of struggling couples handed the ambiguous diagnosis of “unexplained” infertility, it feels like THE end. Your flickering hope of conceiving suddenly feels totally inconceivable!

"Unexplained" infertility is a negative diagnosis. It's given when your medical team has explored your reproductive systems, they know there's a problem, but they haven't found the true cause.

BUT, what if your struggles getting or staying pregnant aren't because of your...

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Lavender Linen and Room Spray

lavender recipes Jun 14, 2020

Is there anything better than your home smelling as clean and as fresh as it looks?

If you’re like me, you'd love it to smell even CLEANER and FRESHER than it looks!

Either way, this lovely LAVENDER SPRAY will fill your space with a lovely breath of calm, and I know I can use that every day!

 

Lavender Linen and Room Spray

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in glass spray bottle and mix gently.
  2. Yep, that's it!

 

Notes:

Decrease amounts as needed for smaller bottles.
Before...

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Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Gnocchi

I waited forever to make my own gnocchi. Too hard. Takes too long. Too easy to buy!

Buuuut, gluten-free gnocchi is hard to find. Sometimes you just have to take matters into your own hands!

Let's get your hands on this simple, 4-ingredient Sweet Potato Gnocchi.

In addition to a colorful bowl of delicious, sweet potatoes bring a whole host of nourishing benefits. You'll be served up:

Soluble and insoluble fibers to support healthy digestion

A good source of beta carotene that helps enhance immunity and protect against certain diseases

Enhanced vitamin A levels to...

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Simple Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing and Dip

Isn’t everything better with ranch?

From dipping your veggie sticks to dunking your pizza to drenching your wings, ranch dressing might truly be the king of condiments. I know some people who have it as a side dish!

Unfortunately, many bottled dressings lack any kind of health benefit and contain more chemical ingredients than real foods.

It's time to take ranch to new level!

Enter...the power of HEMP!

Hemp protein transforms this ranch from a meager on-the-side condiment to a food-as-medicine main event!

This dairy-free, nutrient-packed ranch dressing is sure...

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The Power of Invisible Stress

fertility stress May 05, 2020

If you had a superpower what would it be?

Mine would probably revolve around getting laundry done, being able to be in two places at once, and having groceries magically appear in my kitchen. We’re pretty close with that last one I suppose!

Did you know you already have something inside you with an amazing super power? Unfortunately, it’s not one that’s used to your advantage or that you want to wear a cape for. Know what it is?

Stress.

Stress is already powerful as it is, but it’s got a super power that makes it even more destructive and damaging.

Stress has the...

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Strengthening Your Immunity From the Inside: Because That's Where Your Power Is!

These are uncertain times. But, aren’t they all? I don’t know about you, but every morning that I wake up, there is no way I can be certain about anything that will happen in the 24 hours that are ahead of me. That has definitely been the case for all of us these past few weeks.

The Outside-In Approach

As numbers rise and viral headlines dominate the news, the prescription we’ve been given from the media and global health organizations is the outside-in approach of washing your hands, sanitizing every surface in sight, and avoiding public gatherings. Major sports teams...

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I've Been Diagnosed with Hypothyroidism! Now What?

Have you ever been relieved to receive a diagnosis? Have you ever wanted to scream, “See I told you so! I knew something was wrong!” Maybe you DID scream it out!

Despite the fact that you now have a new line of diagnosis codes on your medical charts, you also have a renewed sense of peace knowing that all the symptoms you’ve been experiencing aren’t just in your head. So many women with hypothyroidism have their symptoms dismissed, are told they're overreacting, or that their symptoms are normal for their age or stage in life by other...

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Hypothyroidism vs. Hashimoto's: What's the Difference?

If you haven’t been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder, you know someone who has. Thyroid disorders are common, and about 12% of Americans will experience abnormal thyroid function at some point during their lives. If you’re really into numbers, here are some that might surprise you:

  • An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease.
  • Up to 60 percent of those with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition.
  • About 4.6% of the U.S. population (12 years old and older) has hypothyroidism.
  • Women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid...
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Folate vs. Folic Acid? What's the Difference and Which Do You Need?

 

Do you take a prenatal vitamin? Maybe you take a standard multi-vitamin, or if you’re a little more specific with things, a B-complex? If you take any of these in addition to what you get from the end of your fork, listen up! There’s a nutrient in these and many other supplements that’s very important when it comes to fertility, healthy babies, healthy mamas, and to every body. That includes you, dads-to-be! It’s a vitamin that you all need, but you may not be getting it from these supplements in the form that’s best for your body. What am I talking about?

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