Feeding Your Baby

Feeding Your Baby

Start looking for key signs of readiness in your child, such as teeth and the ability to sit on their own. If your babe is starting to show interest in food, like reaching, opening their mouths and looking like they want to have a bite of what you’re eating, it’s also a sign of readiness. These things generally start to show up somewhere between 5 and 7 months of age. That being said, I know kiddos that don’t get teeth until they are 16 months or more so you don’t need to have all these things in place in order to start solid foods.

Chicken Liver Pate

Chicken Liver Pate

Liver is one of the most nutrient dense foods out there! Full of B-vitamins, minerals, and protein, it’s a superstar food to include on a weekly basis. If you naturally love liver, I’m jealous! Pate and hiding it in meatloaves or other dishes is the only way I find it palatable. Most of the time, I’ll even buy the pate because I’d rather not prepare it myself. Or, at least that used to be the case. Enter this recipe. For whatever reason, I have no problem cooking up this pate and eating it straight away. It was even delicious warm. I know, I wasn’t expecting that either. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Wander Well City Guide: Bend

Wander Well City Guide: Bend

Whether you’re a local or visiting, Bend has a lot to offer when it comes to offering nourishing food and services that have your health in mind. Here’s a list of my favorite places in town to eat and spend time.

Boosting Progesterone Naturally

Boosting Progesterone Naturally

So maybe you've been tracking your cycle and you notice you have a short luteal phase, which is generally less than 10 days between ovulation and bleeding time, or you just had your progesterone tested and it came back low. It's possible your doctor recommended progesterone cream and maybe you're looking for other ways to increase your own production of progesterone. Here are my top progesterone production boosting tips!

Progesterone Cream for Fertility and Hormone Imbalance?

Progesterone Cream for Fertility and Hormone Imbalance?

Progesterone cream is often the recommendation when a woman has low progesterone. It's easy to find over the counter and it makes sense that if you're low in progesterone, it's probably worth supplementing. I like to take a few steps back from that thinking and consider why you might not be producing enough progesterone and start building up the system that way. Let's first take a look at what progesterone does for you body and why it's important.

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower Fried Rice

This is a super-quick and delicious meal if you're looking to pack in a ton a vegetables and healthy fats, while avoiding grains. You don't have to be completely avoiding grains in your diet to appreciate a grain-free meal from time to time and this one is really satisfying and easy to throw together on weeknights, when you're looking for something comforting, yet nourishing.

Grain-free Granola

Grain-free Granola

Granola for breakfast or an afternoon snack in the summertime is such a treat! But un-soaked and barely cooked oats can be tough on anyone, especially folks dealing with any kind of digestive weakness, which is common in chronic illness, pregnancy, and many functional health issues. I replace rolled oats with flaked coconut and came up with this grain-free granola recipe that will make your house smell amazing and keep your tummy happy. Plus, by ditching the oats, and adding extra nuts and seeds this granola is full of healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals. By using soaked and dehydrated or sprouted nuts and seeds, digestibility and bioavailability will be even greater.

5 Natural Treatments for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

5 Natural Treatments for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

A diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis generally means supplemental thyroid hormone will be needed long-term but there are absolutely things you could be doing to reduce your antibody levels and keep you on the lowest possible dose necessary to feel well.

Fertility Awareness Method (FAM)

Fertility Awareness Method (FAM)

FAM is a reliable method of tracking fertility that can be used in preventing or attempting to achieve pregnancy, in addition to providing a deeper understanding of gynecological health. It is also so much more than that. Your body has an amazing monthly rhythm of hormones that translates into signals that you can pick-up on in order to understand your fertility status as well as the health and balance of your hormones. The main measures that are used are a daily morning temperature taken even before your feet hit the floor, as well as cervical fluid and cervical position.