Category Archives: nutrition

12 Factors for Baby’s Development

Ayurveda defines 12 factors contributing to the quality of baby’s development. Visualize if you can, how nutrition can influence all these 12 factors: 1) Paternal influence 2) Maternal influence 3) Soul/ past life karmas (aatmaja) 4) Agni – Tejas (physical and mental digestive strength) 5) Soma – Ojas quality (immunity strength) 6) Vayu – Prana…

4 Key Foods Throughout Pregnancy

According to Ayurveda, there are 4 key sattvic foods used in varied ways throughout pregnancy for most mamas: new basmati rice, pure ghee, butter and milk. These foods are naturally sattvic (harmonious and pure), building, easy on the digestion when properly used, and do not create mental and emotional negativity in their nature. For vegan…

Ojas: The Essence of Baby’s Development

Ancient Ayurvedic texts by Vagbhat describe–in detail–embryonic nourishment at conception and for gestation by the 5 elements. They describe the seat of the soul as a sixth tissue (the nervous system), which is the next to last tissue in the sequence of tissue nutrition in the body. The quality of mind and connectedness to this…

Homemade Gripe Water Recipes

6 Homemade Gripe Water Recipes, 8 tips for Baby’s immediate support Food related colic takes about 2-3 weeks to accumulate.  Let’s first talk about immediate comfort!  When baby is uncomfortable from colic or the beginnings of it, it usually takes several things to keep comfort on the rise.   If the cause is birth trauma or structural,…

Wheat Free Mama-Baby Cookies

Wheat Free and Gluten Free Shortbread Cookie options Did you know that healthy carbs and sweets honestly help counter depression, anxiety, and other mood imbalances?   They are calming, grounding, strengthening, rejuvenating, milk producing, satisfying, sweet tempering, comfort food.  That’s good for baby – and everyone else, of course.  Best leave out a few ingredients, like…

Happy Postpartum Holiday Cooking!

Anyone else like to talk about food?  Topic of the season:  Happy Postpartum Holiday Cooking!  OK, you can just order my cookbook, or get some great good ideas to start below and then, you will learn more than many yummy recipes, if you still order it, honestly. How about preventing holiday overwhelm and exhaustion after…

2 Kinds of Colic

Colic is not something to joke about, and it is not easy to manage.  Both kinds are too little understood; both more easily prevented than many are willing to do the homework for, until they realize what it is like to have a baby with colic.  Yes, it may take a few days to turn…

Tips for Tempers

Here’s quick tips to teach your client, and more if you have time to read the full blog.  These are good supports, and important preventives.  This first is free and she can do this while baby is falling asleep in her arms – “alternate nostril pranayama”.   More tips below are low or no cost…

Genetic Roulette

“Genetic Roulette”  is a free online, well done movie.   GMOs seriously affect babies children and adults with allergies, inflammatory bowel issues, reproductive issues and much more. This is the education I was waiting for, well done. Plan on about 1.5 hours, a notepad, some tea, and friends to watch it with?  Very well done,…

Finding Mama Medicine & Food in the Rose of Sharon

Today I snacked on a treat… sweet petals of “Rose of Sharon”, combined with a few iron rich Monukka raisins, pine nuts and I must admit, some dark organic chocolate, in sweet coconut milk.  Exquisite!   In the heat, that is all I wanted for a light supper actually.   But what are the medicinal…