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Progesterone!   I’ve had heaps of questions around a post on insta regarding progesterone testing and fertility as I was checking my own blood levels of progesterone post-ovulation. I thought now is just as good a time as any to give you an overview on what you need to know about progesterone, why it’s important and…

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The more I work with pregnant mama’s, the more I understand that no pregnancy is the same. It’s an amazing and complicated set of biochemical miracles that allow a lazy sperm (yes I said it) and a fantastic egg to bind and grow into a fully functioning human being. I love that often I’m the first…

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Credit has to be given where it’s due and for the first time since they made free fruit bins available to kids, Countdown Supermarkets have another major positive I’m willing to support – their Macro range! It is made up of healthy whole foods in the green pack and organic options in the purple, and…

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So I make banana bread almost every couple of weeks. Usually it’s so we don’t waste the ripening banana bunch I always seem to have left over from our organic veg box, and also because my man absolutely loves it toasted up with butter for morning tea while working on the house. If you leave the…

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  Normally this article would be reserved for a personal blog or sharing with friends and whanau but since many of my regular clients have been both supportive and interested in this decision, I wanted to share this for those who have asked to know more. Before we move forward, this is only my opinion, based…

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The basic idea behind lactation cookies is to offer ingredients that will promote milk production and let down, called galactagogues. Oats, fennel, flaxseed and brewer’s yeast are all considered galactagogues so have been included in this recipe. If you wanted a completely gluten free option, you could swap the 3 cups of oats for 1…

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Spiced carrot and pumpkin soup Soup really does happen to be one of my favourite ways to include extra vegetables, add bone broth, and warm up on cold evenings. It’s forever been a soul food for me, and on nights where I want to just curl up and take a break, soup is the only…

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Bone broth is not a new and obscure super food, but instead an ancient tradition, that thanks to some “paleo-ers” and a few great whole food enthusiasts has made an epic come back. While you may have held off on making your own batch because it seemed complicated, this article and recipe will change your mind…

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To say it’s a confusing world for newbie or even not-so-newbie mums is an understatement. With Dr. Googling making everyone feel like they’re giving their child cancer, and with every well-intentioned mummy blog chiming in with their 2c, it can be overwhelming even to those who are fairly well-educated in maternal nutrition. So if you’re…

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Homemade cashew, coconut, and caramel cereal. If I walk down the breakfast aisle at the supermarket, it makes me feel sick. Let’s ignore for a moment the advertising nightmares of obesity, insulin resistance, and hyper-activity aimed at children that poor parents have to try and fight, and simply focus on the adult cereals. I want…