March 29, 2017
Eating, Feeding, and Cognitive Development
Factors such as hunger and satiety, social, familial, and biochemical influences all impact the way your child will relate to their food world. Piaget ultimately identified that creating knowledge and intelligence is an inherently active process--and this process applies to the way your child experiences their food, too.
February 23, 2017
Why Being Bare is So Much More Than Being Naked
There’s far more value to something than just appearance alone. Love is not found in the obvious, no, it is far grander than that. A deeper truth cannot be found than when are you are valued for the inexplicable, the transcendental.
Jessica Evans-Mon Amour Bare
February 5, 2017
A Lifestyle Guide: Handling Sleep As A New Parent
Age/Individual Guideline Parameters: Our suggested start time is not going to include an age, but rather a weight. The reason behind this? We have to ensure sufficient growth prior to asking a child to sleep through the night. A baby who weighs less than 18 lbs may still need nutriture and calories during the night. We suggest that moms who are breastfeeding and children who are over 6 months include GrowBaby’s recommended foods for better sleep.
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January 25, 2017
Lifestyle Guide to a Cold and Influenza Free Winter
We wish you a cold and influenza-free winter! Here are some immune-boosting lifestyle choices you can consider for you and the people you love.
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December 24, 2016
Managing Eczema with Dr. Leslie Stone
Skip the soap: Baths are a great way to decrease stress and relax for your child, but if they are prone to eczema, soap is really drying. Stick with warm water only and take baths as often as your child enjoys.
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December 8, 2016
The Breastmilk and Formula Transition
What's the best way to transition from breastfeeding to formula? How long should you keep your child on formula if they are also solid food feeding? How are you to know if your choice in formula is facilitating the best for your baby? and how do you transition from formula at 12 months?
December 2, 2016
Pregnancy and the Future of Maternal Cardiovascular Disease
The proliferation of global chronic disease can most readily be reversed in the preventative time period of pregnancy. There is never a more opportune time to address your lifetime health and the health of your baby than in the perinantal time period.
November 4, 2016
BPA Exposure and Fertility Health
Once in food or packaging, BPA is effective at transferring from one host to another. This is of great concern in the case of a mother and her fetus.
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October 22, 2016
Influence Your Baby's Palette In The Womb
The current of your health can change when you manage your stress; it is the sustainable way to deal with it. Did you know that the stress state you adopt while pregnant affects the flavor of your amniotic fluid?
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July 11, 2016
My 3-Year Old Postpartum Body
Do you know what I did for my son’s 3rd birthday? I got naked. Now, before you jump to scene: Naked Mom Streaks Through Kiddie Pool Full of Toddlers...I want to clarify. I got naked for myself.
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March 18, 2016
GrowBaby's Quick Lifestyle Guide for a Healthy Pregnancy
Balance in your lifestyle choices can bring vital health to your pregnancy. You are a powerful woman who has the ability to impact world health.
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January 15, 2016
Wait, Guys Make the What?
The health of each of us, male or female, includes the ability to reproduce. Both the health of the sperm and eggs are involved in the dance for new life.
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September 30, 2015
Making Sense of SNPs
"Small genetic variations can have a big influence on your health — and affect your nutritional needs, too." - Julie Kendrick
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July 23, 2015
Cravings: A Short, but Sweet Guide
I often get asked, "Am I craving certain foods because the baby needs them?" Short answer? It depends. If the craving is a whole cheesecake then I think we can all safely say, "probably not." However, if the craving is fish or oranges, or beef, or yogurt, and it matches the development that is happening for baby, then we can say, yes! But the real question that I want to help answer is, how do you manage a balance?
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July 6, 2015
Tips for a Healthy Second Trimester
The beauty of pregnancy is that no matter what day or trimester it is, you will always discover another expectation that you can let go of. We think this lesson prepares us for motherhood. Hold on only to what you can control, what goes into your mouth multiple times a day.
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June 6, 2015
MTHFR for Preconception and Pregnancy Health: What You Need to Know
Why is it important to know my MTHFR genetic status preconception and for pregnancy? Your ability to methylate or activate B vitamins affects nearly all parts of your body. If you are genetically predisposed to MTHFR, then it can affect your ability to conceive and carry a healthy pregnancy.
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May 10, 2015
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May 2, 2015
Tips for a Healthy First Trimester
GrowBaby approaches pregnancy differently. Sure, we have guidelines to eating, guidelines that we know are proven to give you a healthier child and a healthier pregnancy, but we also carry along in our diaper bags, a healthy whopping dose of grace.
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April 23, 2015
How to Move to Lose the Postpartum Blues
Movement is a positive way to oxygenate your body and increase the production of endorphins, or feel good brain chemicals. And following birth, it’s an important part of your recovery.
March 25, 2015
What Your Skin is Trying to Tell You
In this article, 4 functional medicine physicians explain how skin can sometimes be the proverbial canary in the coal mine.
February 12, 2015
Spotlight on Vaccinations: A GrowBaby Summary
The science is clear—vaccines protect against the vaccinated disease occurrence.
February 2, 2015
Balancing Vaccinations
I am right smack dab in the middle of the opposing realities - to vaccinate or not vaccinate, and I do not feel it is all or none.
January 22, 2015
Detox and Breastfeeding
One of the most common questions I get from moms with newborns is--"Would it be ok to do a detox while breastfeeding?" The answer is never a short yes or no...
December 10, 2014
Make Some Endorphins
There is nothing better than a good cozy up to the one you love. The moment is right, and it's on! Are you ready? Is your body ready?
November 25, 2014
Phytonutrients For Pregnancy and For Life
The flavors that pass through your amniotic fluid into your child, is the first introduction that they have to the world of food.
November 21, 2014
Customized Nutritional Enhancement For Pregnant Women Appears to Lower Incidence of Certain Common Maternal and Neonatal Complications
We want to thank Global Advances in Health and Medicine for their incredible work.
November 20, 2014
5 Ways to Naturally Decrease Your Risk of Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
According to the National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute, 6-8% of all pregnancies include high blood pressure problems.
November 6, 2014
Autism Nutrition, Part 1: Folate, Methylation, and Decreasing the Risk of Autism in Your Child
Whether it is because we didn't know enough about it and now we do, or the rates are truly rising, the simple fact remains, autism is more prevalent today than it was even just two years ago.
October 30, 2014
Markie Braly Tells Her GrowBaby Story
Before she learned how to eat for her unique health needs, she struggled with her relationship with food, but then she discovered GrowBaby, and it "saved" her life.
October 25, 2014
Webinar: Introduction to the Second Trimester
You've made it! Hopefully you are are past the morning sickness, mood imbalance, and severe fatigue. This is the trimester that most women would live for over and over again.
October 20, 2014
GrowBaby Food Guide For Your Reproductive Health
An easy to use list of foods that are going to change your health and impact your ability to conceive.
October 20, 2014
Meeting Fertility Challenges With Nutrition
The moment is now. It's time to get pregnant, so you try, again, and again, and again, until you feel so stressed that the very thought of not ever becoming pregnant consumes you.
October 10, 2014
The Role of Selenium in First Trimester Pregnancy
Selenium is a water-soluble mineral and antioxidant that is crucial for your detoxification health, thyroid health, central nervous system health, reproductive and fertility health, and immune system health.
September 25, 2014
GrowBaby Transformation: Sara Ornelas
Another GrowBaby Transformation with Sara Ornelas, a mother of two who went through both high-risk pregnancies with GrowBaby.
September 20, 2014
Preconception Health: Exercise, Sleep, and Stress Management
Does it really make a difference for your reproductive health if you exercise, sleep well, and manage your stress? Yes.
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September 10, 2014
Spotlight on Iodine
Iodine is a mineral that is most commonly known for its role in metabolism regulation.
September 8, 2014
GrowBaby Transformation: Shawna Smith
Listen to the amazing health transformation one mother had from her first pregnancy to her third.
September 5, 2014
Preconception Health: What to Include
Nutrition, stress and toxic exposure during preconception and pregnancy, can affect the health of your family for up to 4 generations.
September 5, 2014
Spotlight on Vitamin D
Emily describes the importance of Vitamin D during your 1st Trimester.
September 3, 2014
The Why Behind GrowBaby with Leslie Stone, MD
Dr. Stone describes the clinical study that she conducted, the provocative results, and why she believes that we can do a better job at managing the health of mom and baby during pregnancy.
September 3, 2014
Preconception Health: What to Avoid
Did you know that many women of indigenous cultures like the Kikuyu tribe, the Bantu people of Southeast Africa—the largest ethnic group in Kenya—traditionally begin a special diet six months prior to marriage to prepare for pregnancy?
September 1, 2014
A Labor Story for Labor Day
In honor of Labor Day, Emily shares her journey in labor.