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Benefits of Wakame during Pregnancy

Wakame is the perfect food for women during pregnancy. Start eating this early in your pregnancy or even while planning, to build levels of folic acid that are critical in the early development of the fetus. In addition, iron found in wakame  balances mom's energy, while the calcium and magnesium provide extra nutrients to baby without absorbing them from mommy's bones. What is Wakame: Wakame is an edible...

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The Best Pre-natal Squat

Give your baby some space to flourish by adding the Malasana Squat to your practice everyday! I recommend this deep squat also known as Garland Pose, to all my pregnant clients. This is a superb pose to ease the strain of the final months of pregnancy.  It’s inclusion in a prenatal yoga regime can ease labor and delivery, as well as alleviate common complaints of late...

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Molasses Milk: Bone Elixir

Molasses Milk: Bone Elixir  Maintaining bone health during pregnancy and breastfeeding is important for lifelong health and osteoporosis prevention. During pregnancy, the baby growing in its mother’s womb needs plenty of calcium to develop its skeleton. This need is especially great during the last 3 months of pregnancy. If the mother doesn’t get enough calcium, her baby will draw what it needs from the mother’s bones....

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The Ultima Hydration

Hydration is essential for a healthy functioning body and a healthy pregnancy. Drinking water can prevent many pregnancy complications like headaches, nausea, crams, heart burn, indigestion, edema, bladder infections, hemorrhoids, and preeclampsia. It's especially important during the third trimester when dehydration can actually cause contractions that trigger preterm labour. I find I often forget to drink water during the busiest parts of my day leading to...

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Hormone Balancing Pasta

Could a pasta really balance hormones, boost metabolism, be nutrient rich and still low-calorie??? KELP PASTA my new love. Hormones have one of the largest effects on your energy, metabolism, weight and even mood. One root cause of hormonal imbalances is found in the thyroid gland, which synthesizes thyroid hormones for the entire body. No small feat.  I recently posted about my diagnosis of hypo-thyroid.  It...

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Turn Heads and Keep Them Looking with 10 Minute Solution: Butt Lift

  After lots of hard work in development, shooting and post-production, my Butt Lift fitness DVD created for the legendary 10 Minute Solution brand has arrived on Amazon.com! You can pre-order now. This is the best lower body workout available on the market. I added Pilates, yoga, and barre moves to lengthen and lean out the lower body.  I also made sure to add 2...

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Prenatal Fitness and Nutrition for a GoLightly Pregnancy: Interviewed for California Life TV with Gabrielle D'Addario

    Gabrielle D'Addario interviews me for California Life TV, to find out the workout and nutritional tips I teach my prenatal clients so they can enjoy a healthy, happy, and fit pregnancy.  We discuss  steady weight gain, exercises  to ease delivery, and post-natal recovery. I give you specific exercises to strengthen you pelvic floor and inner thighs to strengthen the "delivery" muscles, upper body exercises...

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Yummy Tummy: Core Exercises for the Pregnant Mummy

It is vitally important that pregnant women have strong abdominal muscles. The abdominal muscles help support the weight of the pregnancy, protect the lower back from strain and discomfort, and can help you bounce back faster post-pregnancy. However, many women don't exercise these muscles as they should during the pregnancy, for fear of somehow hurting the baby. Luckily, You can continue to tone the stomach...

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Upper Body Baby Blast: Prenatal Fitness

Working out while pregnant can sometimes feel like an uncomfortable chore, but maintaining a strong upper body during pregnancy has many benefits. Strengthening the upperback while opening the chest can help to decrease low back pain from the lordosis (sway back) that occurs with weight gain in belly and it can decrease neck tightness by engaging muscles in the mid-back. Get your biceps and...

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