The Importance of Protein During Pregnancy

Protein is a macronutrient that is extremely important. Understanding the importance of protein during pregnancy may increase your commitment to meeting your daily requirements!   Your whole body is changing; your uterus, your breasts, not to mention you’re growing a whole new organ, i.e. the placenta. Growing a fetus, which changes and develops by leaps and bounds on a weekly…

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Crucial Nutrients for a Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be such a beautiful time in your life, but it can also be a stressful period, due to the amount of conflicting information on what to eat, how much, and what vitamins to take. Often women think that pregnancy means “eating for two.” This is partially correct, as you are now growing another human, but this does not…

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All-Natural Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Healthy Moms

Mother’s Day is a glorious celebration of life and the women that give it. Our team at Apple Wellness loves being able to support our local moms — and men too, when it comes time to think of clever, create, thoughtful gifts for their wives and mothers. If you’re looking for some new Mother’s Day gift ideas that aren’t the…

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Natural Pregnancy: Discomforts Common To Pregnancy

Each pregnancy is unique in the challenges faced, and the joys received. Every woman hopes for a care free pregnancy. Unfortunately this isn’t always the case. The following are suggestions for relieving some of the discomforts common to pregnancy. Make sure you find a qualified midwife or doctor for your prenatal care. Any serious concerns should be addressed with your…

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Natural Pregnancy: Guard Your Health

Pregnancy is a time of great excitement, often tempered by discomfort and anxiety. When I was pregnant that it seemed that every women had a horror story about labor and delivery, and felt the need to tell me about it. I vividly remember “disappearing” just days before my first child. My husband found me outside sobbing, “I’ve changed my mind.…

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Natural Pregnancy: Preconception

Have you been thinking about having a baby? In the excitement of planning a family, most couples give little thought to preparing themselves physically. I’ve been learning that it is important for both mother and father-to-be to cleanse and nourish their bodies, giving their baby the best start possible. Dr. John R. Christopher, Master Herbalist and founder of the School…

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Women and Stress

I recently read that despite the many labor saving devices that are a part of our daily lives, women have less free time and more stress than any period in history. Our lives are very busy and high paced and it seems to be increasingly difficult for women to juggle all the demands of life. This creates stress, and stress…

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Natural Mastitis Treatment

Many women come into Apple Wellness looking for an alternative to antibiotics for treating mastitis. They are looking for a natural mastitis treatment. Most of us have experienced the side effects common to antibiotics and accept them as part of the process of healing. However, as mothers realize, drugs are passed to the baby through breast milk. A decision to treat…

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