Part of becoming a mother is the new reality where we begin to put the needs of someone else, usually a tiny and demanding little person, before the needs of ourselves. We all know that being home with a newborn involves little sleep, lots of breastfeeding, few showers, and frequently eating with one hand. Also, if this is not your first baby, you’re chasing other small children around all while trying to maintain your sanity while caring for your newest bundle of joy. The good news is things do get easier! But in the meantime, as moms we have to ensure that we maintain our own health and wellness to the best of our abilities.
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A mother’s work is never done. From running to the grocery store, work, park play dates, cleaning, you name it, we do it all. Unfortunately, our health isn’t always at the forefront of our minds. And while most of us do a pretty good job of taking prenatal vitamins to help us stay healthy during pregnancy, we could still be missing out on vital vitamins and minerals that aren’t provided in prenatal vitamins; namely, calcium.
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Every parent wants to make the best choice when it comes to providing their children with a healthy and wholesome diet. But busy lifestyles often take over, and parents find themselves packing their kids with easy-to-grab processed snacks and foods. For babies and young toddlers, this often means expensive snacks with little to no real nutritional value. As parents, we all want the option to give our children healthy foods with ingredients we can pronounce, especially when we are on the go. But there are so many different options out there it can be hard to decide which ones are best.
Take a stroll into the vitamin aisle of a Pharmacy, Whole Foods or other grocery store and you will likely be overwhelmed with the vast amount of vitamins, minerals, herbs and essential oils that line the shelves. With so many different brands and options for Vitamin C how are you supposed to know which will really support your body best? The world of vitamins can be a confusing area, especially for those who are unfamiliar with these mind boggling nutritional supplements. First and foremost it is important to know that all vitamins are not created equal. Consumers spend billions of dollars on these types of supplements each year and educating yourselves is the best way to ensure purchasing the best quality and most effective vitamins on the market.
You look in the mirror, and until recently, you didn’t notice the baby hairs growing on the side of your hairline…
You panic and finally notice the thick head of hair from pregnancy is now thin, brittle and not as full… Relax, you’re not going bald! Post-partum hair loss is quite natural and happens to thousands of new moms.
There are many reasons for the vegetarian and vegan lifestyles. Many people have moral issues with the way meat is conventionally raised. Cutting the meat (or all animal products) is a great way to be a little easier on the environment, California has encouraged Meatless Monday for that very reason. Or, many people find that they simply feel healthier when animal products are limited or removed from their lives.