Welcome to Bites of Health!  A nutrition and wellness site devoted to women's health and reproductive issues, with a focus on fertility, preconception, prenatal, and pediatric wellbeing.  

Here you will find information on tracking your fertility, understanding alternative birth control options, how to prepare for pregnancy, how to read your body and learn if your hormones are out of balance, and how to have an easy and happy pregnancy and give your baby everything they need to grow strong and healthy.

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Your Thyroid During Pregnancy

Your Thyroid During Pregnancy

Thyroid issues are very common during pregnancy, and can have devastating effects on both the mother and the baby.  Unfortunately, thyroid problems are often difficult to diagnose when a woman is pregnant, as the symptoms are very similar to symptoms of pregnancy – including fatigue, aches and pains, dry skin and hair, digestion problems and depression, to name a few.  

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Sunday Roast Chicken

Sunday Roast Chicken

I love the smell wafting through the house as a chicken is slow roasting to perfection in the oven.  The leisurely pace at which dinner is put together, the fresh produce from the farmers market, a lazy afternoon, coming up with new recipes..  yes, I love Sunday’s like this.  And a roast chicken dinner isContinue ReadingContinue Reading

The Difference Between Folate and Folic Acid

The Difference Between Folate and Folic Acid

You may know of folate as one of the most important prenatal vitamins that a woman should concern herself with (certainly one of the most well-known).  This is arguably a very critical vitamin, as it helps to prevent neural tube defects in the growing fetus. Continue Reading

Let’s Talk About Coffee Enema’s!

Let’s Talk About Coffee Enema’s!

Why the heck would I put coffee up my bum? A couple of years ago, I had a client ask me during a massage what my thoughts were on coffee enemas.  I had heard a bit about them, but I had never done one or talked with anyone who had (I once tried to approachContinue ReadingContinue Reading

We Can All Scream For Ice Cream!

We Can All Scream For Ice Cream!

Do you love ice cream but can’t eat it because of food allergies or sensitivities?  Or because you are following a Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, vegan, or autoimmune diet?Continue Reading

What to Expect When Coming off the Pill

What to Expect When Coming off the Pill

The Pill has been used as a female contraceptive since 1960.  It is currently used by approximately 150 million women worldwide, and is one of the most popular and well-known prescription medications.Continue Reading

Sun-dried Tomato and Mustard Flank Steak Pinwheels

Sun-dried Tomato and Mustard Flank Steak Pinwheels

When Mitch is in charge of making dinner I always know it’s going to be something inventive.  He loves opening the fridge or the pantry and just throwing things together..  he is fearless, a quality that I love and admire in him.  AND, it always turns out amazingly well.Continue Reading

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