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Can Seed Cycling Help Imbalanced Hormones?

“Seed cycling involves eating certain types of seeds during certain phases of your menstrual cycle to promote a hormone balance. Once I started seed cycling, I’ve noticed fewer headaches, shorter and lighter periods, longer luteal phases, and overall increased mood and energy levels.”

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New Study Shows Teen Sleep Patterns Have This Surprising Affect on Health

Asthma is strongly linked to a body’s internal clock.

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3 Tips to Increase Your Chances of Successfully Conceiving

“A list of things you can do to increase your chances of successfully conceiving as quickly as possible. And even better news—all of these are relatively inexpensive and can be done from home!”

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How to Love Your Body So Your Daughter Can Learn to Love Hers, Too

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Images are so powerful as they can inspire us to imagine potential. This is why my presentations include a plethora of pictures. I show audiences all kinds of girls: different ages, ethnicities and expressions—so they can embrace the…

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Is Seed Cycling the Answer to Restoring Hormonal Balance?

Seed cycling is gaining in popularity as a natural solution to restoring estrogen and progesterone levels to normal levels. When these key hormones are imbalanced, it can lead to menstrual irregularities, including breast tenderness, painful periods, acne, and PCOS symptoms.

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Are You Ovulating Sufficiently?

When trying to conceive, making sure you are ovulating is good, but it may not be enough. Confirming sufficient ovulation can get you one step closer to ruling out what may be causing issues and to successfully conceiving.

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How to Tell If You’ve Ovulated

Trying to predicting ovulation is fine but there are a couple of ways to confirm that ovulation has happened and, as you might suspect, they all lead back to the super hormone, progesterone.

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Are You TTC? Here’s the Skinny on Progesterone—& Why It’s So Important

That pregnancy glow? That’s mighty progesterone at work—and it does so much more, too.

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The FDA Just Approved the First Medication to Treat Postpartum Depression

This is a game changer for new moms struggling with severe depression.

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Do You Have an Orchid or a Dandelion Kid? One Expert Weighs In

Raising kids is a little like nurturing your garden—and every flower is different.

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This One-Touch Birth Control Patch Could Be a Game-Changer for Women

A promising new type of birth control could mean you’ll never worry about forgetting your birth control again.

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The Holy Grail of Whipped Cream Exists, But It Is a Beast to Find

Like the once-mythical narwhal, these tasty treats have actually been spotted in the wild!

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21 Things You’ll Think as a New Mom

Smile and nod as you read this list of 20 things every new mom thinks and deals with those wild few months.

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Hilarious Memes That Sum Up Pregnancy

These hilarious pregnancy memes are spot-on.

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New IVF Treatment Promises No More Needles & It’s Pretty Incredible

With the hundreds of needles involved, this new IVF treatment could be huge.

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IKEA Just Released Its First Pregnancy Test & Oh, It’s Basically Free, Too

We are 100 percent serious—and unbelievably, so is IKEA.

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There’s New Birth Control out, but It’s Not for Ladies (for Once)

In 2018, the largest clinical trial of a hormonal male contraceptive will get underway.

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New Moms: Before You Eat Your Placenta, Read This First

Here’s what the latest studies say about new moms who consume their placentas.

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New Research Sheds a Surprising Light on Fertility Tests

Those fertility tests may not mean as much as we all once thought.

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Giggle Parenting is Apparently Legitimate, and You Might Love It

The key to toddler cooperation could be a good laugh.

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5 Scientifically-Proven Natural Sleep Remedies (and one not-so Scientific Method)

 

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Sleep. One of the biggest challenges of becoming a parent is getting enough of this elusive and much-needed commodity. Even when your kids finally stop bouncing off the walls long enough to allow you some shut eye,…

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5 Tips for Encouraging a Healthy Body Image Before Puberty Hits

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After you have raised a child through puberty, you can become very good at spotting a child who is in puberty. One of the first clues I notice is a change in how they look. Before they start…

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You: After Baby

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Having a baby does a lot to a woman’s body. For nearly ten months, the female body works to build a human and then prepares to get him or her out into the world. That’s a tall…

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For Your Summer To-Do List: Sunday Fun Days at Alpenrose Dairyville

Charming storefronts, delicious ice cream, railroads and it’s all free? Read on to find out why we love Alpenrose Dairy’s beloved Dairyville.

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Research Suggests The More Children A Mom Has, The Slower She Ages

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You might FEEL like you’re running yourself into an early grave, but new research from Simon Fraser University in BC suggests that moms that have multiple children have healthier DNA. The study conducted surveyed 75…

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NYC’s Best Kid-Friendly Farm to Table Restaurants

More and more eateries are creating menus featuring sustainable ingredients from local sources. Here are our top picks on where to eat with the kids!

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This Soon-to-be-Mom’s Bittersweet IVF Pregnancy Announcement is Inspiring Many Couples

 

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For couples struggling with infertility, the road to pregnancy is emotionally and often physically painful, not to mention isolating. Macy, also known as @martinisandmedicine on Instagram, posted her beautiful IVF pregnancy announcement, and it…

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Finger Lickin’ Chicken: Portland Picks for Kid-Tastic Wings

Who doesn’t love to eat with their hands? Our kids, for starters. Could there be a more deliciously messy food than chicken wings? Wings are an awesome kid-pleaser, so long as you don’t inadvertently get served breasts instead. Well, you…

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Feed a Family of Four for $40…Without Cheaping Out

Tucked away, back off of busy Fremont Avenue North where Wallingford and Fremont meet, sits Pecado Bueno. You may have seen it from the street before — probably on your way to the zoo — but likely thought it was…

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9 OC Restaurants That Grill Up Mouth-Watering Burgers

There’s nothing like a mouth-watering burger, but when your kid’s idea of a great burger means making a pass through the drive-through at the golden arches, we’re guessing you’re left scratching your heads. Instead of feeding your little one’s desire…

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iPeed Home Pregnancy Test iPhone App

Pink or Blue? One Line or Two? Cup or stream? What woman hasn’t spent countless hours sweating it out over an innocuous white plastic stick otherwise known as a home pregnancy test (whether trying to conceive or not). Not to…

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Happy Mom Tip #14: Make Yourself Guffaw

This week’s tip: Laughter really is the best medicine
Laughter lowers stress hormones (even the expectation of laughter can do this) and elevates feel-good beta-endorphins and the human growth hormone.  For this reason, find something that makes you laugh every…

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Community Supported Agriculture: Bay Area’s Outside-the-Box CSAs

Community Supported Agriculture Offers More Than Fruit and Veggies in Bay Area

Who doesn’t love getting a weekly box of seasonal fruit and vegetables from their favorite local farm?  You already know about CSA “farm boxes” filled with fresh produce,…

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