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The Many Benefits of Magnesium

Magnesium was discovered in 1775 by Joseph Black. Its name is derived from Magnesia which is the name of Greek city where magnesium was first found in large deposits. Magnesium is an incredibly crucial mineral for plants – and for us. For plants, it’s the ion at the center of the chlorophyll molecule. For us, magnesium is a cofactor and regulates more than 300 enzymes in our body. It…

​Our Favorite Spring Recipes

As spring arrives, so do the fresh flavors of the season. Many fruits and vegetables are at their peak, even if you have them available in your grocery store year around. Let’s take a look at those fruits and vegetables that are bursting with flavor and freshness when winter passes. Peak growing time for asparagus is March through June. Preparing asparagus is a snap. Simply bend the bot…

​Getting a Healthy Start with DHA

We cannot overstate the importance of getting the right nutrition during pregnancy and early childhood. A diet that has the right balance of key nutrients will contain a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes, as well as seafood, lean meat, and dairy products. Unfortunately, in the busy world of today’s moms, convenience foods and simple meals sometimes rep…

Nutrient-Packed Purees for Babies

Every parent wants to get their child off to a positive start to help them grow strong and healthy. Health begins with nutritious foods. So, let’s explore various ways you can work nutritious foods into purees for your little one. Steamed spinach is high in fiber, which can aid in digestion. It’s also rich in folate and niacin, which benefits brain development. Spinach also includes vit…

Important Postnatal Supplements for New Moms

Motherhood is one of life’s most awe inspiring and beautiful experiences. But it also makes great demands on our energy and depletes important nutrients. Caring for and nursing a newborn, recovering from the final weeks of pregnancy, and the birth itself are all very physically and emotionally taxing. Moms who have just given birth need good nutrition to support healing and recovery. Cert…

​Supporting Mood Health During Pregnancy

Having a baby is one of “life’s greatest miracles,” but pregnancy can place high demands on a woman’s overall physical and mental well-being. Throughout pregnancy hormones rapidly change, and this can impact mom’s mood. Some women struggle with depression during pregnancy, and some suffer with postpartum depression after childbirth. It’s important for both mom and baby that mom eats as…