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! 

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, roasted pumpkin seeds, and rich balsamic vinegar that is to-die-for.Continue 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

Why Breast Milk is the Perfect Food for Babies

Why Breast Milk is the Perfect Food for Babies

For many cultures around the world, breast milk has always been the primary food for infants, even babies up to 2 or 3 years old.  Here in North America, where many parents are wealthier and busier, there are alternatives to breast milk, such as infant formula.  Many moms turn to infant formula because they can’tContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Oven-Roasted Fall Vegetables

Oven-Roasted Fall Vegetables

I absolutely love roasted vegetables.  The roasting brings out flavours that you just can’t get by cooking vegetables any other way.  And the smell wafting from the kitchen when they are cooking is so heavenly and comforting.  Not to mention it is just about the easiest way to cook vegetables.. I almost feel like I’mContinue ReadingContinue Reading

What I am Doing Now to Prepare for a Family

What I am Doing Now to Prepare for a Family

I recently bought a book about attachment parenting by Mayim Bailik (Amy Ferrah Fowler!).  This is to add to my constantly growing collection of books on fertility, pregnancy, feeding baby, infant massage and natural childbirth.  Some might say I am getting carried away.  I like to think of it as being prepared.    Continue Reading

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