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Ashwagandha and pregnancy: is it safe?

Ashwagandha and pregnancy: is it safe?

Ashwagandha is a popular Ayurvedic adaptogen that is thought to increase vitality and strength, and level out your mood with its de-stressing effects (1).  In fact, one study saw a reduction in morning cortisol levels of healthy adults who took ashwagandha daily (1). ...

Eggplants during pregnancy: are they safe?

Eggplants during pregnancy: are they safe?

If you follow a Mediterranean style diet (or enjoy eggplants), you may be wondering if you can enjoy eggplants during pregnancy. This big purple squash is classified as a "nightshade", a group of over 2,000 plants, although few of them are actually eaten. Some other...

Juicing during pregnancy: is it safe?

Juicing during pregnancy: is it safe?

Juicing has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. You may even have a friend or two who’ve done a juice cleanse, and maybe you have too. Now that you’re pregnant, you may be wondering: is juicing during pregnancy safe for me and my baby? What is juicing? Juicing...

Mushrooms during pregnancy: what is safe?

Mushrooms during pregnancy: what is safe?

Mushrooms are often categorized as a vegetable but are really fungi. They have been used for thousands of years as medicine and in food all over the world.  You might think of this funky fungus growing wildly in the yard or passing it by on hikes, but many non-toxic...

Is maca safe during pregnancy?

Is maca safe during pregnancy?

Is maca safe during pregnancy? You may have heard of maca recently, the hottest food trend to pop up for women right now.  It’s touted to have a multitude of benefits, especially in the reproductive realm. But is maca safe during pregnancy or just another unproven...

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