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.

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

This sweet potato casserole can be fancy enough for Christmas dinner, while also making a great every-day side dish with lots of leftovers.  It complements red meat particularly well, especially roasts and short ribs.  It even tastes good enough for dessert!Continue Reading

How to Combat Heartburn During Pregnancy

How to Combat Heartburn During Pregnancy

Every pregnancy comes with its own set of unique quirks and challenges, but heartburn is one of the most unpleasant and uncomfortable.  When it is really bad, it can motivate some women to swear they will never get pregnant again, and pray for time to move faster so they can get that baby out ofContinue ReadingContinue Reading

5 Hummus Recipes

5 Hummus Recipes

Hummus is one of my favourite easy snack foods.  Quick and nutritious, it’s a delicious dip for raw veggies – which makes it easier to eat more vegetables!Continue Reading

What Do Food Cravings Really Mean?

What Do Food Cravings Really Mean?

Most, if not all, of us have been there before.  It’s eleven o’clock at night, you’re in your pajamas, and all of a sudden you just can’t live without a tub of Ben & Jerry’s.  Meanwhile, it’s pitch black and -30 outside, but you don’t care, you drive to the store for that quick fixContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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

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