The Quick Scoop on Vitamin K for Newborns

Parenting is full of decision-making and it starts before your child is even born. One of the questions you will get asked during a prenatal appointment is whether or not you want your child to have the Vitamin K injection. To make this decision, you need to be informed about what this injection is for,…

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Clinical Trials Briefly Explained

I just want to say, I am not an expert on this topic at all. But frankly, I’m tired of seeing the misinformation surrounding the COVID vaccine, specifically the claim that “they haven’t tested it on enough people“. You can see Canada’s stance on the COVID19 vaccine and pregnancy/breastfeeding here and here. Here is some…

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Does An Apple Cider Vinegar A Day Keep the Doctor Away?

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is so hot right now. There are claims that it can help you with a myriad of issues, including weight loss, but is is true? How does ACV help you, or does it do anything at all? Lets take a look at the evidence that exists around it. *Disclaimer: This blog…

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Who’s Who? Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist

Dietitian. Nutritionist. Aren’t they the same? Sometimes they may be, but sometimes no. Are they both important cogs in the wheel that is the healthcare system? Absolutely. I see a lot of confusing information online about these two roles and I want to clarify the difference between them so that if you are seeking services,…

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Fluoride Facts: Everything You Need to Know About Fluoride and Your Babies

What is fluoride? Is it safe for my children? I hear these questions a lot. I also hear a lot of misinformation regarding fluoride, so I thought it might be a good topic to cover since fluoride is actually really important! *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information on this blog should…

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Flu Shot FAQ: Final Week Summary

Check out week 1 and week 2 summaries beforehand! This is the final week of the Flu Shot FAQ series I ran via Reels on Instagram. Every day for 3 weeks I debunked a flu shot myth or answered a flu shot question using facts + information from credible and reliable sources. I chose reels to…

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Flu Shot FAQ: This Weeks Summary

So if you didn’t know, I am currently running a Flu Shot FAQ Reel Series on Instagram! Every day for about 3 weeks I will be debunking a flu shot myth or answering a flu shot question using facts + information from credible and reliable sources. I chose reels to do this because they’re short…

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Do Lactation Supplements Really Work?

If you’re a breastfeeding mother (or even if you’re not), you’ve probably either heard, seen, or used a lactation supplement or aid of some sort. Some examples include: lactation cookies, drinks such as teas, herbal supplements and more. But can all these things really help boost milk supply? And are they safe? Lets take a…

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Cats, Litter Boxes, and Pregnancy: Toxoplasmosis Explored

Toxoplasma gondii – or toxoplasmosis – you may have heard of this parasite or infection if you have ever been pregnant and owned a cat. But what is it and what are the actual risks? *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information on this blog should not be used as a substitute…

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The “Tea” on Raspberry Leaf

If you’re a woman who has been pregnant or anyone who works in labor and delivery/perinatal care, you may have heard of this popular herbal therapy. Raspberry leaf – commonly consumed in tea form. It’s a centuries old herbal therapy – said to have effects on contractions that increase their strength and effectiveness, and shorten…

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