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Folate v Folic Acid – The Important Difference for a Healthy Baby

Hello there, This week I am delighted to welcome Naturopath Tasha Jennings to the Nourishing Hub to talk about Folate and Folic Acid. I have been very patiently waiting to introduce Tasha's conception and pregnancy product to you and I'm just delighted it arrives on the Nourishing Hub next week (pre order is available here). The supplement is called Zycia (meaning 'life') and has been developed with the latest research into prenatal nutrition combining a comprehensive range of important vitamins and minerals. Zycia Natal Nutrients contains an active form of folate - why is this so important? I'll let Tasha explain...Folate v Folic Acid - The Important Difference for a Healthy BabySo you want to have a baby, congratulations!  You’ve probably been told by now by friends, family, GP’s and the media about...

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Our Birthday 'Best Of' List - Not to be Missed.

 This week the Nourishing Hub turned ONE - what a journey it has been! I want to extend a HUGE thank you to all of you for supporting the Nourishing Hub, for being a subscriber, customer and for spreading the Nourishing love to others! I am genuinely so so grateful. Without this sounding like an Oscar speech I really want to thank my gorgeous husband James. He's the guy who has liked every single one of my Facebook posts (even when no one else did!) and he has read and reviewed every blog, interview and recipe for me. James has listened to me bat around every idea under the sun for the Nourishing Hub and has supported...

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My Pregnancy Smoothie Essentials

I was fortunate to welcome my second bubba into the world just over 2 weeks ago, which I feel incredibly grateful for. For the last 9 months, with a baby on board, I have been focused on nourishing my own hub! My husband James has been encouraging me to share my pregnancy journey with the Nourishing Hub for some time and now that I'm on the other side I thought I would  share a few things that worked for me. I was lucky to have a healthy pregnancy and a very quick labour resulting in a bonny baby girl weighing a...

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The Role of Omegas in Pregnancy, Post Birth and Children Development‏

This week's blog is a guest article from Nordic Naturals written by Warren Maginn  B.H.S.c. (Nutr. Med.), Grad.Cert. (Hum. Nutr.) Warren is a Clinical Nutritionist who specialises in the treatment of chronic immune disorders, nutritional deficiencies and hormonal imbalances through the principles of Functional & Integrative Medicine.When it comes to giving your children the essential nutrients for optimal health and development, consideration needs to start during pregnancy. From pregnancy to post birth, omegas play a critical role in contributing to healthier deliveries and higher cognitive performance in infants, toddlers, and children.[1]        Prenatal and Post Birth EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and...

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Raspberry Leaf Tea for Pregnancy

Many people have heard that raspberry leaf tea is beneficial during pregnancy, but I think its value is quite underestimated! Although studies have been done, there is not a huge amount of scientific evidence to back up the claims, but, it is believed that raspberry leaf, if taken regularly through pregnancy and labour can: • Ease the symptoms of morning sickness. • Sooth and prevent bleeding gums which many pregnant women often experience. • Relax the smooth muscles of the uterus when it is contracting • Assist with the birth of the baby and the placenta. • Calm cramping of...

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