Black Friday SALE!

This is my BIGGEST SALE YET and it starts this Wednesday, November 25 !

Black Friday 2015

Because these prices are so low, I had to put some conditions on it.  There is a limit of ten pads per customer and a limited supply.  First come, first serve, so don’t delay!

Submit your order form and you will be contacted with an expected ship date and your total cost including shipping.  You can pay with credit card or EMT (email money transfer).

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PRICE LIST:

(regular prices) 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Light/Thong – ($9.00) $8.10 $7.20 $6.30 $5.40 $4.50
Light/Short – ($9.50) $8.55 $7.60 $6.65 $5.70 $4.75
Regular/Thong – ($10.00) $9.00 $8.00 $7.00 $6.00 $5.00
Regular/Short – ($11.00) $9.90 $8.80 $7.70 $6.60 $5.50
Regular/Long – ($11.50) $10.35 $9.20 $8.05 $6.90 5.75
Heavy/Short – ($12.50) $11.25 $10.00 $8.75 $7.50 $6.25
Heavy/Long – ($13.00) $11.70 $10.40 $9.10 $7.80 $6.50
Super/Long – ($14.00) $12.60 $11.20 $9.80 $8.40 $7.00
Super/Postpartum – ($15.00) $13.50 $12.00 $10.50 $9.00 $7.50

Ashley’s Story

Have you been following Ashley’s story?

In case you haven’t, Ashley is a contest winner who won my ‘Biggest Contest Ever’.  This means that for the remainder of her pregnancy I will be working closely with her on the nutrition needs of herself and her baby.  She has agreed to allow me to post it here, on my blog.  Every blog written about Ashley is real and true.  Ashley is not her real name, but she is a real person who is soon to have a baby.  White flower

To read Ashley’s full story, CLICK HERE.

*Every individual is unique and will have different nutritional needs. The recommendations I make for Ashley may or may not benefit other women who have similar experiences. The nutritional advice given to Ashley is based on a specific, detailed health and lifestyle assessment. They will not apply to every woman. If you are interested in a personal assessment for yourself, please send an e-mail to karen@natureprenatal.com.

Ashley’s assessments and recommendations are much more detailed than what is in this blog post. Here, I am sharing her most important issues and some random topics. The information that is shared between us is extensive and continual.

Ashley is currently 12 weeks pregnant.  She is about to enter her second trimester.

In my last blog entry, I wrote about some minor pregnancy symptoms that Ashley was experiencing.  Bloating, light-headedness and headaches were on the top of the list.  I’m happy to report that all of these symptoms have improved.

Right now one of her biggest concerns is not getting enough time to prepare healthy meals.  Because of this, she has been drinking a ready-made smoothie for the extra nutrition.  I will not mention the brand name, but it is something you will find at your grocery store or health food store.  A lot of these products are not what they claim to be.  Don’t be fooled by tricky advertising!  A label that claims it is ‘Natural’ or ‘Gluten-free’, or ‘No added sugar’ does not necessarily make it a healthy choice.  You have to read ingredient lists.  Know the difference between an ingredient list and nutrition label.  The nutrition label will list calories, fiber, protein, vitamin C, etc.  Nutrients.  An ingredient list will list foods and sometimes additives, preservatives and ingredients that are not food.  Look for words that you know.  For example, apples, kiwi, celery, etc.  If an ingredient is difficult to pronounce or sounds like it came from a lab (for example:  SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATE – an ingredient used in artificial maple syrup) it probably did come from a lab.  These ingredients are not food.  When it comes to processed food I don’t think you will find any that don’t have some ingredients that aren’t  real food, like ‘natural flavours’ for example.

Now, here are my feelings on ingredients like ‘natural flavours’.  It’s impossible to make all your food from scratch every day.  Impossible.  So, do what you can.  Make at least most of your meals from scratch.  And if you find that you are not getting the nutrients you need, it’s ok to get it from processed foods (sometimes! – to be clear I am not recommending processed foods, but occasionally it’s ok )  or health products like supplements (vitamins).  Not to mention, the amount of ‘natural flavours’ in the product may be quite small.  In Ashley’s case, the smoothie she drinks is one of the best that I’ve seen and I like most of the ingredients found on the label.

Ashley’s second concern is leg cramps.  She remembers them from her previous pregnancy and would like to prevent them from happening again.  If you do not know how a leg cramp feels, I’m sorry to tell you.  It is painful!  It’s true.  It may be nature’s way of preparing women for the pain of childbirth, I don’t know.

I myself have had leg cramps, and even cramps in my toes.  There is one thing I learned from personal experience; when you feel a cramp coming on, do not point your toes!  This will make it worst.  In fact, there is nothing much you can do except wait for it to be over. (If you know of a way to ease the pain of a leg cramp, please leave a comment)

The good news is there are ways to prevent or reduce the chances of getting cramps in the first place.  The most important is to make sure you are getting enough nutrients.  If you haven’t noticed by now, this is often the prevention of most common pregnancy symptoms.  But, it’s true!  Nutrient deficiencies such as calcium, magnesium, iron, sodium and potassium can all contribute to muscle cramps.  Regularly taking a good quality prenatal vitamin along with healthy meals and snacks should be enough to avoid painful leg cramps.  Some foods that will help are leafy green vegetables, nuts and seeds, sea salt, bananas and sweet potato.  Also, regular exercise (without overdoing it) and adequate water intake (about 3 litres per day) are important.

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If you would like to be notified when I post my next update on Ashley, you can sign up for my e-mail list HERE. To thank you for signing up, I will send you my free offer, “You and Your Baby: 7 Simple Steps to Achieving a Healthy Pregnancy and Happy Baby.”

14 Day Gentle Fall Cleanse – Online Program

Did you indulge a wee bit this past summer?http://www.dreamstime.com/-image973884

Starting to feel those jeans getting snug?

Still trying to shed those last few pounds?

Do you need a kick-start to get you on your way to feeling better?

Do you want to feel the health benefits of a gentle cleanse?

It’s true, our bodies are eliminating toxins every day.  By reducing our exposure to these toxins such as free radicals, environmental pollution, food additives, pesticides and more, we can help our bodies do a more effective job.  This will result in more energy, increased immune function and better overall health.

I will be following this cleanse myself.  Yes, I am a nutritionist and I eat healthy.  Most of the time.  Hey, I’m a person too and I also like to have fun sometimes!  I will be starting this cleanse in just a few days and I hope you will join me.

It will only cost you $2 a day!

Send an e-mail to get started or join my Facebook group HERE.

Have a healthy day!

Karen.

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