Welcome to Bites of Health!  A nutrition and wellness site devoted to women's health and reproductive issues, with a focus on fertility, preconception, prenatal, and pediatric wellbeing.  

Here you will find information on tracking your fertility, understanding alternative birth control options, how to prepare for pregnancy, how to read your body and learn if your hormones are out of balance, and how to have an easy and happy pregnancy and give your baby everything they need to grow strong and healthy.

We also have a Women's-Only membership area COMING SOON!!  -where you will find even more in-depth information, discussions and resources on any and all topics of interest to women! 

The Safety of Essential Oils During Pregnancy

The Safety of Essential Oils During Pregnancy

When I was in massage therapy school there was so much controversy over the safety of essential oils during pregnancy, that it was recommended to us to avoid any and all essential oils for those clients who were pregnant or breastfeeding.  Continue Reading

Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade Mayonnaise

Mayo used to be one of my favourite condiments growing up.  I loved it with tuna, on hamburgers or on any sandwich.  Since ditching the hydrogenated and industrial seed oils, I hadn’t quite found a replacement for the mild and creamy condiment that seemed to go with everything.  Continue Reading

Postpartum Depression: What it is and how to deal with it

Postpartum Depression: What it is and how to deal with it

Having a new baby is an exciting and emotional time in a mothers life.  But some of the emotions one might not expect to be feeling are sadness, weepiness and apathy in the days, weeks and months following the birth of your little bundle of joy.Continue Reading

A Beautiful Fall Salad

A Beautiful Fall Salad

I love salads, but something about the cold crisp cucumber, ripe tomatoes, and fresh herbs just doesn’t scream fall, to me.  I still want a fast and easy way to get more greens in my meals though, so I came up with this more fall-appropriate salad that combines the flavours of cranberries, roasted pecans, roastedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Vitamin A During Pregnancy: Harmful or Helpful

Vitamin A During Pregnancy: Harmful or Helpful

Let’s face it, there is a lot, and I mean A LOT of conflicting advice out there about what we should and shouldn’t be eating.  Especially during pregnancy.  Some health professionals recommend eating seafood, others tell you to stay far, far away from it.  Some say never eat raw eggs, while others promote raw eggContinue ReadingContinue Reading

How to Get Pregnant Faster with the Fertility Awareness Method

How to Get Pregnant Faster with the Fertility Awareness Method

Imagine this scenario: you and your partner are ready to start a family, you both have an idea in your minds about how it’s going to go.  You will get pregnant at this specific time, give birth approximately nine months later, breastfeed for a year, and then start trying for baby number two.. and soContinue ReadingContinue Reading

7 Tips for Overcoming Morning Sickness

7 Tips for Overcoming Morning Sickness

Oh, morning sickness.  That dreaded and devilish time in the first months of pregnancy when many women feel so awful and nauseous that they can’t get out of bed, can’t eat anything, can’t work, and just want to curl up and shut out the world until it’s over… three to nine months later.Continue Reading

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