Sometimes you just gotta say F#%K IT…

If you haven’t got there quite yet, then I am sure you have at least thought about it, or see the possibility out there on the horizon. ‘Screw it, I am sick of trying‘. On some level it feels freeing to say and feel this way I am sure, it may even be healing, maybe. Just the thought of being …

Sperm and Miscarriage

Many studies show a link between poor sperm quality and miscarriage, therefore this possibility cannot be overlooked when recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is affecting a couple. The good thing is, with natural medicine, there is much that can be done to help. The following is a simple Google Scholar search on ‘sperm+miscarriage’. This is simply to highlight the large body …

Are You Cooking Your Balls?

Don’t Cook Your Balls, yup, you heard right! This is an amazing website which is a self-proclaimed ‘A Light-Hearted Guide to Men’s Sexual and Reproductive Health’. Are You Cooking Your Balls? Complete the 10 minute questionnaire NOW, it will provide personalized recommendations for how to optimize your fertility. Are You Cooking Your Balls? The topic of male factor infertility, and …

Literally, Tiny Engines to Help Sperm Swim!

Ok, yes this is really happening – tiny motors that attach to sperm to help improve how well they swim (motility), and experts are saying that this might soon become a feasible treatment for male factor infertility. For the millions of American couples that struggle each year to conceive a child, most procedures, such as in vitro fertilization and artificial …

Beet Dip

Guest post by Krista A. Parr, R.H.N. If the thought of dipping carrot sticks into a bowl of bright pink paste seems peculiar, I urge you to give beets a chance and try this dip! It is smooth, creamy, and surprisingly not overly ‘beety’ in the taste department. Of course, it is also ridiculously nutritious, bursting with too many health …

Blueberry-Mint Smoothie

Guest Post by Krista A. Parr, R.H.N. Fruit smoothies with greens are perfect for light summer snacks; they make use of all the garden-fresh ingredients available, are cooling to the body, and provide extra hydration. Adding lettuce greens to your fruit smoothies is a great way of including more green foods in your diet, and the fruit usually masks the …

Strawberry-Lavender Chia Jam

Guest post by Krista A. Parr, R.H.N. Hooray for strawberry season! If you’re like me and you bought a large basket at the farmer’s market and now find yourself in a race against time to use up all those beautiful berries before they go overripe and mushy, this is a recipe for you. Spoon this stuff on toast, pancakes, oatmeal, …

Complete Quinoa Salad

Guest Post by Nikki Hurst Quinoa: a tiny ivory or red coloured seed packed full of nutrients having a very unique, nutty flavour. Did you know that quinoa is a complete protein? It’s also a great source of calcium and zinc, both of which are very important before and after conception. Use it in place of brown rice for a …

Cranberry-Cinnamon Seed Loaf

Guest post by Krista A. Parr, R.H.N. This recipe is inspired by Sarah Britton’s “Life-Changing Loaf of Bread” from her fabulous blog, My New Roots. I’ve changed up and added a few ingredients and offer the method that works best for me. This is a dense, hearty bread with so many things going for it, starting with the fact that …

Not Your Ordinary Vegetarian Burgers

Guest Post by Nikki Hurst This burger recipe is loaded with antioxidants, particularly Vitamins E & A (beta-carotene). Both are skin-supporting nutrients and immune-system support. Packed with fibre and plant protein, these patties can be served on buns, in wraps, or with a salad. This recipe serves: 2 Ingredients: ½ cup red lentils 1 medium sweet potato, diced (peel on) …