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AVOID Aspartame and other Artificial Sweeteners

We’ve talked about Aspartame before in the blog post Aspartame and Cancer, here is another reminder to keep in mind when shopping. Beware of labels promoting “no sugar” or “free from sugar” as they will almost certainly contain artificial sweeteners. ASPARTAME Aspartame is a sugar alternative or artificial sweetener found in hundreds of foods, lollies,…

Avoiding Trans Fatty Acids (TFAs)

The most harmful fats you can put into your body, pregnant or not, are transunsaturated fats. Wev’e all heard of them but what are they? Trans fats (TFAs) are listed on products as hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oil or vegetable shortening. These bad fats are cheap; and are used to retain the shelf life of…

COKE IS A HEALTHY BEVERAGE?????

COKE IS A HEALTHY BEVERAGE !?!? – yeah right! However this has been the recent promotion angle here in Australia and unfortunately when these messages are endorsed by celebrities more and more people are likely to believe such fables. The good news is that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Thursday has ordered Coca-Cola South Pacific (CCSP) to…

2nd Edition of Well Adjusted Babies

Known as “the new parenting bible”, this Australian Best-Seller written by Dr Jennifer (B.App.Clin.Sci, B.Chiropractic) offers the most unique collation of cutting-edge information and knowledge on holistic parenting — all in the one book! View Pregnancy BooksAustralia/NZ StoreUSA/Canada StoreUK/Europe Store If you’re looking for pregnancy books, Well Adjusted Babies is a unique guide for holistic…

Post Birth ABCs

Women always seem to say that no one ever warns them about the “post birth” phase of a pregnancy. I have intentionally termed “post birth” a phase of pregnancy because I believe it should be considered part of the same sacred passage. It is really almost a fourth trimester. Previously I have not written very…

Iron – Are you concerned about your children?

I often get asked about children and adequate iron. With rapid growth rates, infants, young children, adolescence and pregnant women all have fairly high iron requirements. Deficiency in childhood can result in; lowered immunity (continuous infections), chronic tiredness, poor growth, it is also known to be related to developmental delay Just as there are many…

Minimising Morning Sickness

One of our team members at work has been experiencing quite severe morning sickness over the last few months. The poor love really has had a rough first trimester. As I consider the conversations we’ve shared regarding her constant nausea, I’m allowing myself the time to reflect and remember just how debilitating morning sickness can…

Breast Milk and Milk Banks

I was chatting with a girlfriend recently who is a midwife, and we were discussing the challenges some women have with breastfeeding. She shared with me her experience of working with a woman in hospital who had previously had a breast reduction and now was faced with the challenge of being able to provide enough…

Diary – Preparing for a home birth

Knowing that we are soon approaching 39 weeks, I find most of my thoughts gravitate to the birth. Any other thoughts that I have seem to focus on making sure my house is ready for a homebirth and a period of time for motherly hibernation. By this I mean, that for some period of time…

Obesity

I had a funny experience last night. I was talking to one of my sister’s on the phone, whilst trying to carry a washing basket full of clothes up two flights of stairs. With my pendulous (38 week) belly and the weight of the washing, I really struggled not to pant like a dog. She…