Brave Moms I’m Proud to Know

Being a mom isn’t easy under the best of circumstances. But what if you lost touch with reality and were put on a mental ward shortly after childbirth? For roughly one in a thousand moms, a time that is supposed to be joyful turns into a nightmare. The technical term for moms who lose touch […] Read more…

New Book-Perinatal Mental Health & Military Families

Having a baby is never easy, especially for military families. What if you were pregnant with your third baby, and your spouse was going to be deployed immediately after you delivered? This is just one of the challenges that military families face. The new book,  Perinatal Mental Health and the Military Family, delivers an in-depth […] Read more…

The Slippery Slope of Pro-Life versus Pro-Choice

The recent Women’s March was the single-day largest protest in U.S. history. Marcher’s reasons were diverse, but reproductive issues were front and center. Many want to frame the options as either “Pro-Choice” or “Pro-Life,” but I believe that moral women can have sincere beliefs along a continuum, and that women—not the government—should make reproductive decisions […] Read more…

Optimize Protein Intake Today

If you optimize protein intake today, your body will thank you later. I just returned from a trip to Seoul where I was speaking with Korean media and food manufacturers about the importance of protein in the diet. I shared concepts for consumers and food and beverage manufacturers to include dairy proteins as part of a […] Read more…

A Mind Of Your Own – Book Review

Kelly Brogan’s new book, “A Mind of Your Own,” offers hope and a plan for women who want to heal themselves from depression. The book debuted on the New York Times bestseller list, and I quickly ordered my copy. I agree wholeheartedly with the premise of the book, that lifestyle medicine—including balanced nutrition, meditation and […] Read more…

White Noise Sleep Potion

Many factors contributed to my postpartum psychosis. But the overwhelming cause was sleep deprivation. It wasn’t until I went through menopause that I realized – it’s not just the new baby and the wee hour feedings – hormonal changes also play a role in sleep disruption. These occur in the perinatal period as well as […] Read more…

Healthy Eating for Two

Eating for two means twice as much ice cream and pickles at midnight, right? Actually healthy eating during pregnancy is a little more complicated than that, and focus should be on common sense and sound science, rather than satisfying those weird late night cravings. FOCUS ON FOOD, NOT SUPPLEMENTS: Most doctors will recommend a specially […] Read more…

My Christmas Angel

The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy. But for a mother’s who’s lost a baby, Christmas with an empty crib can be an overwhelmingly sad time. It’s been thirty years, but I still get teary-eyed when I think of my little angel. Our third son, Joshua, was born with are rare congenital […] Read more…

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