nutrition

#44 How the Fertility Journey can Become your Teacher w/ Fertility Health Coach Monica Cox

Monica is somewhat of a hippy & is a bit obsessed with real food. Her clean eating lifestyle evolved slowly during her NINE year infertility journey. She spent six years searching for an answer to her unexplained infertility, which included never seeing a BFP and two failed IVFs.

She decided to make some dramatic diet and lifestyle changes to improve her fertility health and requested immune tests, even though the doctors told her she wasn’t a candidate for such testing. The results came back and she discovered she had High Natural Killers Cells. The answer to her unexplained infertility. With five embryos on ice she did three FETs with immune suppressing drugs, which resulted in two miscarriages and one beautiful baby boy.

Two months after all medical treatment was done and dusted, she found out the dramatic diet and lifestyle changes had paid off and she was pregnant naturally for the first time ever. Baby boy number two entered their family in March 2018. Monica is a stay at home mom, wife, Fertility Health Coach, author of Baby&Me, Podcast host The Infertile Diagnosis and creator of #gratedvegbrekkie She’s all about inspiring others to improve their physical and mental health on www.mymindfulme.com

For more information about Michelle visit www.thewholesomelotus.com

For Michelle's fertility online program, visit www.thewholesomefertilitymethod.com

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#36 Part 2: Overcoming Thyroid Disorders and other Chronic Conditions with Nutrition Based Lifestyle Medicine | Dr. Mark Emerson Discusses the Miraculous Benefits of Whole Foods

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Dr. Mark D. Emerson is a chiropractic physician, author, and internationally recognized professional speaker who specializes in Nutrition Based Lifestyle Medicine and natural treatment methods for patients of all ages. His successful clinically proven protocols help to empower people to live healthier by preventing, reducing and resolving chronic progressive health issues and diseases.

Dr. Emerson is the health & wellness consultant to the Four Seasons Resort Maui where he designed and leads the wellness your way program and The Private Retreat Lifestyle Medicine Programs. He also provides expert health & wellness consulting to individuals, groups, companies, restaurants, and hotels around the world. 

Additionally, Dr. Emerson provides private health & wellness programs to entertainment celebrities and Fortune 500 CEO's and has been a health consultant to players and personnel of the NFL, PGA Tour, USA Track and Field and NCAA.

As a featured speaker in the expertise of lifestyle medicine, emphasizing the direct link between diet and disease, Dr. Emerson has lectured professionally in conjunction with the world's leading health experts, such as Andrew Weil, MD, Deepak Chopra, MD, Michael Klaper, MD, Michael Greger, MD, Julian Whitaker, MD, and Howard Murad, MD. and has been featured on the documentary ‘Heal’.

As a Continuing Medical Education Provider (CME), Dr. Emerson has taught thousands of doctors and other allied healthcare providers evidence based clinical nutrition protocols and blood lab interpretation to aid in the prevention and reversal of chronic progressive diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, inflammatory and metabolic disorders.

Dr. Emerson offers his Health & Wellness Retreats which deliver a complete lifestyle recharge in luxurious settings around the world. With renowned medical and nutrition experts and award winning culinary chefs, Dr. Emerson's Health & Wellness Immersions provide a life changing experience to assist his guests in maintaining lifelong health.

In his personal life, Dr. Emerson enjoys a healthy lifestyle by practicing what he preaches. He has utilized a whole food diet for over 30 years and raised four healthy and athletic children with nutrition as a foundation to healthy living. He is a strong supporter of organic foods and local farmers.

For more information on Dr. Emerson, visit https://www.docemerson.com

For more information about Michelle, visit www.thewholesomelotus.com

For information on the Wholesome Fertility Method online program visit www.thewholesomefertilitymethod.com

#24 PCOS & Endometriosis Nutrition with Dietitian Melissa Groves

Melissa Groves is an integrative & functional dietitian specializing in women's health and hormones, especially PCOS, fertility, & endometriosis. Her mission is to help women live healthy and symptom-free lives using whole-foods nutrition and lifestyle changes to regain regular periods without medications and optimize their fertility. She uses a functional medicine approach to figure out the root causes of her client’s symptoms, and together helps them develop a personalized plan to get them feeling better and living their best life.

She spent the first 15 years of her career working as a copywriter in New York City medical advertising, totally burned out on the high-stress lifestyle, and went back to school to become a registered dietitian so she could help other women learn how to put their health first. 

She has been featured in national magazines including HealthlineShapeReader’s Digest, and U.S. News and World Report. She serves on the board for Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine as the Social Media Chair as well as on her state board. 

She lives in Portsmouth with her fiance and their 4 cats. She sees clients in her office there, or virtually from anywhere in the US.

Melissa has a freebie she’d love to share - a 5-day meal plan for PCOS that's high in protein, low in refined carbs, and full of hormone-balancing, anti-inflammatory foods: http://bit.ly/PCOSMeals

www.avocadogrovenutrition.com 

you can find Melissa on Instagram @thehormonedietitian. 

For more information about Michelle, visit www.thewholesomelotus.com

For information on the Wholesome Fertility Method online program visit www.thewholesomefertilitymethod.com

#22 Fertile Foods with Author Kathryn Flynn, B.Ed.

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Kathryn Flynn, B.Ed. is the author of the Cooking for Fertilitycookbook and Founder of Fertile Foods.com.  Sheis trained in the healing benefits of whole foods by Paul Pitchford, author of Healing with Whole Foods, and worked extensively with Dr. Randine Lewis, author of The Infertility Cure, to develop the Fertile Soul’s integrative nutrition program for reproductive health.

Over the past decade, Kathryn has used both Western and Eastern nutritional therapies to guide her clients to greater levels of health by incorporating delicious whole foods, regular exercise and relaxation practices.  Kathryn is a contributing author to Fertility AuthorityFertility PlanitThe Fertile SoulWhole Pregnancyand a supporter of Resolve New England.

Kathryn also runs a small organic tea company called Moontime Tea for Womenand lives in Southern Oregon with her husband, son and daughter.

For more information about Michelle, visit www.thewholesomelotus.com

For information on the Wholesome Fertility Method online program visit www.thewholesomefertilitymethod.com

#18 Nutrition for Conception with Nutritionist Galit Zarco

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Galit S. Zarco, MS RD LDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and owner of Eat Live Nutrition, a holistic nutrition and wellness practice in Miami Beach.

She was born in Cali, Colombia and grew up in Miami most of her life. Galit obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and a Master’s in Dietetics and Nutrition. She has been practicing for over seven years. In addition to her private practice, Galit is proud to be the in house dietitian nutritionist for various health & wellness centers such as Miami Beach Pediatrics, Epic Wellness Clinic, Equilibrium Rehab Center and BodyTek Fitness.

Galit’s mission is to provide professional guidance, elevate health awareness and deliver personalized nutrition care to each and every patient. She believes that everyone deserves to feel their best, reach their healthiest weight, and control any medical conditions that they may have. She dedicates her time guiding and motivating children and adults in order to instill significant lifestyle improvements naturally over time.

E: galit@eatlivenutrition.com
IG: @eatlivenutrition
www.eatlivenutrition.com

Galit's recommendations:

Prenatal Vitamins:

- Best Nest Wellness Prenatals

- Garden of Life  - My Organics Prenatals

- New Chapter Prenatals

Omega / DHA:

- Omega-3 Supplement

- Prenatal DHA Omega-3

- Post natal Omega-3

Gluten free Foods:

Almond flour based- Simple Mills

sea salt & rosemary crackers

banana muffins, pumpkin muffins (bake at home)

pizza dough (bake at home)

bread (bake at home)

Quinoa Pasta- Andean Dream, Ancient Harvest

Brown rice pasta- Jovial

For more information about Michelle, visit www.thewholesomelotus.com

For information on the Wholesome Fertility Method online program visit www.thewholesomefertilitymethod.com