Placenta Encapsulation: The Pros and Cons

placenta pills

Placenta encapsulation is becoming widespread as women seek out ways to prevent and treat hormonal symptoms after birth.  I decided during my 2nd pregnancy that I would try placenta pills to increase my milk supply.  It was $300 for 162 capsules and a tincture that were delivered the day after my c-section. I started day 3 when my milk still hadn’t come in and I struggled to feed my infant. My milk seemed to magically show up rather fiercely the next day. 

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“What the Health” Changed Our Diet

The Netflix documentary What the Health has created quite the stir online and I’ve seen reactions ranging from admiration of its message to dismissal of the content as propaganda.  Reading the many reactions taught me that people are very serious about their food and I understand. I view food in the context of the health […]

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Breastfeed Mom and Baby

7 Quick Tips to Breastfeed Successfully

  I breastfeed my youngest (almost a year now), and while breastfeeding doesn’t require much, I have a few tips that have made the experience much easier. With my eldest I pumped due to a poor latch. I had no idea how to fix the problem. So I exclusively pumped breast milk for a year […]

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Gluten Free, Dairy Free – Oat Blueberry Banana Muffins

  I absolutely love these Oat Blueberry Banana Muffins! They are a mix of my favorite baking ingredients and they are gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free as well. They are light, fluffy and perfect for breakfast or an afternoon treat. Since giving up wheat, oat flour is the closest I have come to duplicating typical baking […]

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Retirement Party Planning Ideas

This summer we gave my mom a well-earned retirement party for her over 40 years of service in the area of social services. Here are some tips I used to plan a beautiful, fun and heart-warming event that was both cost effective and completely DIY.

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