Time of the Month Tea

As women, there are very few things that make us crawl into bed and curl up into a fetal position. One of those is abdominal pain caused by menstruation, a.k.a. CRAMPS. Menstrual cramps happen for various reasons, but mostly as a result of a poor diet (a lack of magnesiumis a common occurrence, hello chocolate cravings!). I wanted to share with you this herbal concoction I created specifically to ease the pain of menstrual cramping and basically herbologically Jedi-mind your body right back to a functional state. […]

By | February 27th, 2011|Hormonal Health|3 Comments

Winter Veggie Dinner

I have been craving butternut squash and brussels sprouts all winter long. I have no idea why I have been having such specific cravings!  And no, it’s not because I’m pregnant! I think my body just needs whatever is in these foods.  I also notice that my eating is in sync with the seasons for sure. This is so simple to make.  And it’s so yum! […]

By | February 23rd, 2011|Hormonal Health|0 Comments

The Business of Being Born…in America

I finally watched the documentary The Business of Being Born.  Can I just say whoa! What an eye-opener. The film takes a hard look at the modern American delivery room and makes a strong case for natural childbirth overseen by experienced midwifes. It’s definitely a must-see for any woman planning to have a baby at some point in her life. Did you know that midwives attend over 70% of births in Europe and Japan and in the US they attend less than 8%?  The infant mortality rates of these countries are the lowest in the world while the United States has the 2nd worst newborn death rate in the developed world and one of the highest maternal mortality rates among all industrialized nations.  Say what?  I doubt this is just a random coincidence. Cuba even ranks higher than we do! […]

By | February 17th, 2011|Hormonal Health|2 Comments

Little Cupcake Bakeshop

I went to dinner last night with my fabulous friend Vanessa. We ate at Lovely Day, one of our favorite places. They do great Thai inspired dishes that are all kinds of brown rice and sauteed veggies healthy! For some reason though, the healthy stuff just wasn’t enough and what I really wanted to do was indulge in some refined sugar badness after dinner. Now, I know what sugar does to me. I know how lousy I feel after I eat the sweet stuff and that initial jolt subsides. But I also believe in balance – I’m not a purist, at least not when it comes to cupcakes. Vanessa was also PMSing; this of course only fueled the cravings fire! In addition to this, we were right around the corner from The Little Cupcake Bakeshop. Yes, I actually know where all the cupcake shops are in NYC – knowledge that served me well in my former life! […]

By | February 13th, 2011|Hormonal Health|4 Comments

10 Ways to say “I love me”

We all want to be loved, feel loved and love someone, right? Too often, though, especially as V-day approaches, we expect the love to come from things- presents, chocolates, flowers or from other people. Little do we know that we already have the love we need. If we make the best of what is already in our lives, we can learn to love ourselves and in turn, draw more love to our hearts from others. This year, make yourself feel loved with these fun, loving tips that you can do with the person you love and loves you back the most: YOU!  Put at least one into practice this week and see how it changes your world! […]

By | February 10th, 2011|Hormonal Health|1 Comment