How to Treat (and Prevent) Constipation in Kids

Let’s talk about poop. Everyone poops.  (Or so Taro Gomi’s classic children’s story would lead us to believe, though Robert Munch suggests good families don’t pass gas.)  However, it is my experience that not everybody poops with the same amount of frequency or satisfaction.  Jokes aside, “Number 2” is of primary health important, so if […]

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The 3 P’s of Birth Progress

For many expecting Mom’s, the idea of having a baby is both empowering and frightening! One of the most common fears during pregnancy revolves around the actual arrival of your new bundle of joy. Luckily, us women have amazing bodies that are equipped and programmed with all the tools needed to have a natural, non-invasive […]

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Review: Prenatal Multivitamin

As a clinical nutritionist and pregnancy doc, I get asked quite frequently which prenatal multivitamin I would recommend.  I took the opportunity while I was pregnant to try out my usual picks to gather some “on-field” intel with them. Here are my top choices for multivitamins while you are pregnant, combining my personal experience and clinical expertise: 1 […]

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Back Pain & Pregnancy

Sometimes pregnancy can be a bit of a pain in the back… It is estimated that 50-80% of women experience hip, groin, or low back pain during pregnancy. Generally, back pain begins between the 5th and 7th month, although it can start as early as 4-16 weeks. One third of women report that pain is […]

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