Soy Candles vs Paraffin Candles

Guest Blogger: Cassie Johnson, Sweet Home Candles and Scents  So you’ve decided to make the switch to products that are cleaner and better for you and your home. Soaps, lotions, sprays, cleaning supplies, almost everything in your home has a cleaner alternative that provides the same (or even better) results as your old products and …

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Self-Care and How It Affects Fertility

Everyone’s journey to starting a family looks and feels different, especially when you are struggling with infertility. My personal fertility journey had many highs, lows, and bumps along the way. When you’re experiencing infertility, the stress, anxiety and loneliness that often accompany it can be difficult to manage. And once fertility treatments begin, those feelings …

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Sleep and Fertility: Is There A Correlation?

When you’re trying to conceive, the recommendations for boosting your fertility can seem endless: Take this vitamin, cut back on caffeine, exercise more, exercise less, etc. But advice on how much sleep is needed to increase your chance of getting pregnant is rarely mentioned. That’s mostly due to the fact that the connection is still vague, but as …

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What Are You Reading?: WomanCode by Alisa Vitti

"With WomanCode, holistic health coach Alisa Vitti shows women how to maintain health and vitality with a food-based program to rebalance their hormones. Alisa Vitti found herself suffering through the symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and was able to heal herself through food and lifestyle changes. Relieved and reborn, she made it her mission to …

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Relax and Recharge: Stress Reduction

Just as stress is different for each of us there is no stress reduction strategy that works for everyone. Jogging and other aerobic exercises, different types of meditation, prayer, yoga and tai chi are great for many people but when imposed on others, prove dull, boring and stressful. There is certainly no shortage of stress …

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Do You Have Low Progesterone?

What is Progesterone? Low progesterone is more common than you may think. If you've been dealing with changes to your mood, weight gain, low basal body temperatures, recurrent miscarriages or irregularities in your menstrual cycle, then you might have low progesterone without realizing it. ​Finding out if you have low progesterone is important because progesterone …

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Are You Sabotaging Your Own Conception?

You're eating healthy, you're exercising, you've quit smoking, quit drinking, quit taking your birth control, and you're having sex like rabbits. But you still haven't gotten that Big Fat Positive (BFP). What is going on?? If you've ruled out all the normal causes of infertility, it may be time to look inward. The expression “you …

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What You Need To Know About Rh Factor And Getting Pregnant

What is RH Factor? Each person’s blood is one of four major types: A, B, AB, or O. Blood types are determined by the types of antigens on the blood cells. Antigens are proteins on the surface of blood cells that can cause a response from the immune system. The Rh factor is a type of protein …

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Pap Smears Aren’t Something To Be Afraid Of

In order to maintain good reproductive and sexual health, females should visit a gynecologist- a doctor who specializes in females’ reproductive health- for an exam about once per year. Generally, females should begin seeing a gynecologist at the age of 21, but begin earlier if they become sexually active. After their first visit, females ages …

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Berries: How And Why You Should Incorporate Them In Your Diet

There’s no shortage of old wives’ tales (and Internet legends) touting the fertility benefits of certain foods — and the baby-busting potential of others. And if you’re thinking about starting a baby making campaign (or you’re already waging one), you’re probably wondering which are fertility fact…and which, fertility fiction. The truth is, you can get …

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Relax and Recharge: Meditation

We all know that relaxing and reducing stress are super important. Not just important to the process of conception, but important to our overall health. One of the ways that I have found that work best to help me with relaxation is using meditation techniques. I will use meditation as a way to calm my …

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