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Mastering Your Fertility

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Do you worry you won’t get pregnant, stay pregnant, or have a healthy baby? Infertility rates are on the rise. Women are waiting until later in life to start a family. It is more important than ever to start understanding exactly how to take control of your fertility. Your hosts are Dr. Haylee Nye, a licensed naturopathic physician, and Kristin Cornett NTP, a certified nutritionist. We dive deep into what truly causes disease, infertility, complications in pregnancy, and what can ultimate lead to a chronically ill child.

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Do you worry you won’t get pregnant, stay pregnant, or have a healthy baby? Infertility rates are on the rise. Women are waiting until later in life to start a family. It is more important than ever to start understanding exactly how to take control of your fertility. Your hosts are Dr. Haylee Nye, a licensed naturopathic physician, and Kristin Cornett NTP, a certified nutritionist. We dive deep into what truly causes disease, infertility, complications in pregnancy, and what can ultimate lead to a chronically ill child.

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By amb1767 - Nov 09 2019
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I’ve listened to several other podcasts focused on pregnancy and fertility topics and just discovered this one, wish I had found it sooner! Tons of information, presented in a conversational way, and no annoying commercials or ads taking up time during the show.

Great podcast

By nisinenna - Oct 30 2019
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I’ve been really enjoying listening to this podcast. I appreciate how it is structured; they give an overview of what will be discussed before they get into the meat of the episode, so you know what to expect and when to really listen (I play podcasts all the time through out my day, so sometimes I tune them out no matter how good they are). I also like Dr. Haylee and Kristen’s perspectives of a more holistic and natural approach. They go into a lot of detail of “why” and that’s what I really want to know. Though this is a fertility podcasts, most episodes can help with general health.

iTunes Ratings

51 Ratings
Average Ratings
47
3
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0
1

Great resource

By amb1767 - Nov 09 2019
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I’ve listened to several other podcasts focused on pregnancy and fertility topics and just discovered this one, wish I had found it sooner! Tons of information, presented in a conversational way, and no annoying commercials or ads taking up time during the show.

Great podcast

By nisinenna - Oct 30 2019
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I’ve been really enjoying listening to this podcast. I appreciate how it is structured; they give an overview of what will be discussed before they get into the meat of the episode, so you know what to expect and when to really listen (I play podcasts all the time through out my day, so sometimes I tune them out no matter how good they are). I also like Dr. Haylee and Kristen’s perspectives of a more holistic and natural approach. They go into a lot of detail of “why” and that’s what I really want to know. Though this is a fertility podcasts, most episodes can help with general health.
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Mastering Your Fertility

Updated 4 days ago

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Do you worry you won’t get pregnant, stay pregnant, or have a healthy baby? Infertility rates are on the rise. Women are waiting until later in life to start a family. It is more important than ever to start understanding exactly how to take control of your fertility. Your hosts are Dr. Haylee Nye, a licensed naturopathic physician, and Kristin Cornett NTP, a certified nutritionist. We dive deep into what truly causes disease, infertility, complications in pregnancy, and what can ultimate lead to a chronically ill child.

Rank #1: #16 Are You Healthy Enough to Get Pregnant?

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In this episode, we talk about common health symptoms that can have a major impact on fertility and your future baby's health and what you can do to investigate and address them. We also go into why we don't always recognize when something is going wrong with our health and help you understand the specific symptoms you need to be watching for if you're wanting to get pregnant in the next year.

We have a FREE quiz that goes along with this episode to help you identify which symptoms apply to you. Access the quiz here!


Other resources we discuss:

FREE course: How to Choose the Best Prenatal Supplements

Work with us: Functional Lab Testing & Review Consults

Online Assessment: Tiny Feet Fertility Assessment

Feb 20 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #2: #46 Practical Steps to Jumpstart Your Fertility Diet with Charlotte Grand DipION

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In episode 46, we interview fertility acupuncturist, nutritional therapist, and founder of The Fertility Kitchen, Charlotte Grand. She shares some amazing practical strategies we can use to start implementing better nutrition to support fertility and a healthy pregnancy. Most of us have a pretty good idea of WHAT we’re supposed to do to improve our diet, but the HOW is where we tend to get tripped up. So if you’re having trouble ditching junk food, eating healthy on a budget, or even learning how to cook with real-food ingredients, this episode is for you! We start off by talking about Charlotte’s personal fertility journey that brought her to acupuncture, nutrition, and The Fertility Kitchen. And in the rest of the episode we discuss things like:

  • How to train our brains into healthier habits so we can finally leave sugar and processed foods behind
  • Simple ways we can add more variety (AKA nutrients) into our diets without becoming master chefs
  • Why things like organic, seasonal, and non-GMO matter and how you can eat this way without breaking the bank
  • How to make healthy eating simple and approachable, even if you’re super busy or just not that into cooking

We also talk a little bit at the end about acupuncture and how this amazing healing modality can support you on your fertility journey. You can find show notes for the episode and links to Charlotte's website and social media on our website at: https://tinyfeet.co/my-podcast/46.

Take the FREE quiz: Are You Healthy Enough to Get Pregnant? 

Sep 18 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #3: #26 Cervical Mucus & Cycle Tracking with Special Guest Lisa Hendrickson-Jack

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In episode 26, we interview Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner, Lisa Hendrickson-Jack. Lisa is the host of the popular Fertility Friday podcast and the author of The Fifth Vital Sign. She helps women understand how to track their menstrual cycles for birth control, conception, and monitoring overall health and we're excited to have her with us to talk about how to identify your fertile signs. You'll learn what the Fertility Awareness Method is and how to use it, why cervical mucus is so amazing and why you can't get pregnant without it, and how tracking your cycle can help you identify when something is going wrong with your health or fertility. You can find links to Lisa's podcast, book, and social media on our website at https://tinyfeet.co/my-podcast/26.

Take the free quiz: Are You Healthy Enough to Get Pregnant?

Enter the Instagram *GIVEAWAY* to win a copy of The Fifth Vital Sign:  https://www.instagram.com/tinyfeet.co/ 

May 01 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #4: #7: Building Your Preconception Supplement Routine With These 6 Essentials

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Are you wondering exactly what nutrients are the most important to take when preparing for pregnancy? You will be surprised, it's not what you think! Dr. Haylee and Kristin break down the 6 essential supplements that research shows will improve your chance of conceiving and having a healthy pregnancy! We give you exactly why you need these nutrients, the form and amount you need to look for when choosing a supplement, and what you absolutely need to avoid. This episode is sponsored by our FREE course "How To Choose The Best Prenatal Supplements" 

Dec 19 2018

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Rank #5: #27 Egg Quality 101 with Special Guest Dr. Jaclyn Chasse

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In episode 27, we interview naturopathic physician and fertility expert, Dr. Jaclyn Chasse. Her practice, Perfect Fertility, is dedicated to fertility, sexual health and family wellness. Today, Dr. Chasse talks to us about egg quality, including how to properly assess for ovarian reserve, the 4 primary factors that negatively impact egg quality, how to test for each of these factors, and specific steps you can take to improve egg quality and boost fertility. You can find links to Dr. Chasse’s website and her upcoming May 11th fertility class for practitioners on our website at https://tinyfeet.co/my-podcast/27.

Download your free guide: Fertility Recovery Guide

May 08 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #6: #12 Miscarriage: Major Contributing Factors & How to Reduce Your Risk

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In this episode, Dr. Haylee and Kristin discuss risk factors for miscarriage and how couples can increase their chances of a healthy, full-term pregnancy. You'll learn which health conditions, nutrient deficiencies, and environmental exposures can contribute to pregnancy loss, what you can do to address these risk factors, and which tests are most important to consider if you have a history of miscarriage. 

We also have a special guest interview with one of Dr. Haylee's patients. She's going to share her personal experience with loss and talk about some of the things she's done to work toward having a healthy pregnancy in the future. 

This episode is brought to you by our Tiny Feet Fertility Assessment, which is the tool we created to provide you and your partner with an individualized action plan to improve your fertility, prepare for a healthy pregnancy, and reduce the risk of chronic illness in your future child. You can learn more and access the assessment here: https://tinyfeet.co/the-assessment


Other resources we discuss in the episode:

Dr. Isabella Wentz (thyroid healing): https://thyroidpharmacist.com/

Genetics Blog Post: Oh SNP! Three Genetic Variations That May Affect Your Fertility

EWG Produce Guides: 2018 Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce

FREE Prenatal Supplements Course

FREE Fertility Recovery Guide

Jan 23 2019

1hr 35mins

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Rank #7: #5: How Balancing Blood Sugar Can Improve Your Chance of Conceiving

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Learn blood sugar works in the body, influences hormone balance, egg quality, and your baby's health, and how to find your individual "sweet spot" for carbohydrates.

Dec 05 2018

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Rank #8: #25 Do You Have Low Progesterone? Special Guest Amy Beckley, PhD

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In episode 25, we interview infertility warrior, miscarriage survivor, and scientist, Amy Beckley.  Amy is the founder and CEO of Proov, the first at-home rapid response urine progesterone test. Motivated by her personal infertility experience and her desire to empower other women to better understand their fertility, Amy used her PhD in Pharmacology to create Proov. Tune in to hear Amy's story and to learn all about progesterone, including why it's so important to fertility and pregnancy, why it's not always easy to identify when progesterone is too low, some of the causes of progesterone imbalances, and how Proov can help you determine if progesterone levels are an issue for you. You can view show notes for the episode and find links to Proov here.

Take the free quiz:  Are You Healthy Enough To Get Pregnant?

Apr 24 2019

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Rank #9: #4: Gene Mutations & Fertility: MTHFR, PEMT, VDR | Carrier Screening

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Dr. Haylee and Kristin discuss how certain single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in our DNA can affect how well we can utilize specific nutrients, such as choline, folate and vitamin D, in our body. The top three SNPs discussed are MTHFR, PEMT, and VDR due to their significant impact on fertility and long term health of baby.

Nov 28 2018

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Rank #10: #39 Low Thyroid: How To Find & Fix The Root Cause

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In episode 39, we’re teaching you everything you need to know about thyroid health while trying to conceive. Screening for thyroid issues before and during pregnancy is NOT routine practice for conventional medical providers in the U.S. But we consider this one of the most important preconception tests a woman can receive and we advocate for universal screening, especially because not all cases of low thyroid function cause obvious symptoms. In this episode you’ll learn what your thyroid does and why it’s so important for fertility, pregnancy, and baby’s development, the symptoms and possible underlying causes of thyroid dysfunction, how to get the right testing and interpretation for your thyroid labs, available treatment options for low thyroid and how to choose the one that's right for you, and how to investigate and address the root cause of your thyroid issues so you can actually heal your body instead of just manage your symptoms. You can find show notes for the episode, along with links to all the resources we talk about, on our website at  https://tinyfeet.co/my-podcast/39.

Get your personalized preconception action plan: Tiny Feet Fertility Assessment

Take the FREE Quiz: Are You Healthy Enough to Get Pregnant?  

Jul 31 2019

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Rank #11: #43 The Ultimate Anti-Inflammatory Diet: AIP for Fertility with Brandy Cummings MS, NC, CN

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In episode 43, we interview functional nutrition expert and certified autoimmune paleo coach, Brandy Cummings. She talks about the details of the autoimmune protocol and her experience using it in practice to help women suffering from inflammatory symptoms conceive successfully and have healthy babies. Throughout the episode, we discuss the specific dietary guidelines that make up AIP and the reasoning behind them, the often ignored (and equally important) non-food aspects of autoimmune healing, and how AIP can specifically benefit fertility. Tune in to learn more about how you can use diet and lifestyle to address inflammatory symptoms and and get your fertility back on track! You can find links to Brandy's website, social media, and the resources we talk about in the episode on our website here: https://tinyfeet.co/my-podcast/43

Get your personalized preconception action plan: Tiny Feet Fertility Assessment

Take the FREE Quiz: Are You Healthy Enough to Get Pregnant?

Aug 28 2019

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Rank #12: #15 Special Guest Lily Nichols RDN: Supporting Fertility & Pregnancy with Real Food

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In this episode, we interview real food dietitian and bestselling author, Lily Nichols RDN, CDE. She talks about her incredible book, Real Food for Pregnancy, and goes into which foods we should be eating during preconception and pregnancy, why conventional nutrition advice is often terribly outdated, and how we can start making simple changes to support our fertility and the long-term health of our babies.

We also dive into evidence-based reasons that a vegan diet should be seriously reconsidered when trying to conceive and while pregnant. We cover some of the specific essential nutrients that are missing from this type of diet and why supplementing may not be enough to close these nutrient gaps.

We're so excited to have Lily with us today and to share her work with all of you!


Links to Lily's Work

Books: Real Food for Gestational Diabetes and Real Food for Pregnancy

Website: https://lilynicholsrdn.com/

Instagram: @lilynicholsrdn

Facebook: Lily Nichols RDN


Other Resources

FREE Fertility Recovery Guide

Feb 13 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #13: #24 Dr. Lara Briden: Is it PCOS? Clearing Up The Confusion

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In episode 24, we interview naturopathic doctor, women's health expert, and author of Period Repair Manual, Dr. Lara Briden. We discuss polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which is a highly misunderstood condition affecting about 10% of women and contributing to 20-30% of infertility cases. Dr. Briden covers why PCOS is so frequently misdiagnosed, how it SHOULD be diagnosed, and the 4 different sub-types of the condition (all of which require different healing approaches). We also talk about why conventional treatments for PCOS are so often ineffective and dive into the specific naturopathic and nutritional therapies that can help women restore their health and fertility. Whether you've been diagnosed with PCOS, you suspect you may have it, or you're questioning the diagnosis you've received, this episode is for you! You can view the show notes for the episode and find links to Dr. Briden's website and book here.

Take the FREE quiz: What's Your PCOS Subtype?

Apr 17 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #14: #47 Dr. Lara Briden: How Histamine Influences Estrogen

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In episode 47, we interview naturopathic doctor, women's health expert, and author of The Period Repair Manual, Dr. Lara Briden. She shares the very interesting connection between our sex hormones (especially estrogen) and histamine. When you see the word histamine, you probably immediately think of an allergic response. In fact, the primary way we treat allergies in conventional medicine is with anti-histamine medications. But histamine actually participates in A LOT of other functions in the body, including our digestion, mental health, sleep, libido, hormone production, and menstrual cycles. It's obviously pretty important, but having too much of it in the body can really cause problems. And if you're suffering from things like heavy/painful periods, PMS or PMDD, menstrual migraines, painful breasts, anxiety, insomnia, and allergic symptoms, then histamine definitely needs to be on your radar! Tune in to learn more from Dr. Briden about how histamine is connected to hormones and fertility, how we can sometimes end up with too much histamine in our bodies, and what to do about it. You can find show notes and resources for the episode, along with links to Dr. Briden's website, book, and social media on our website at: https://tinyfeet.co/my-podcast/47.

ONLINE DIY COURSE > FERTILE IN 5 MASTERCLASS

LEARN STEP 3 OF THE COURSE FOR FREE! > HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST PRENATAL SUPPLEMENTS

Tania Dempsey's Mast Cell research paper

Sep 25 2019

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Rank #15: #34 Fueling Male Fertility with Lauren Manaker MS, RDN, LD, CLEC

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In episode 34, we interview registered dietitian Lauren Manaker about how to support male fertility with diet and lifestyle. Her brand-new book, Fueling Male Fertility, is a fantastic resource full of simple strategies men can use to start improving both sperm quality and overall health. Throughout the episode, we talk about why a food-first approach is really the way to go, which nutritional protocol has been shown to be most effective for male fertility, and the specific types of nutrients men need to focus on with both diet and supplements. We also go into lifestyle habits that influence male fertility and share why it’s important not to hyper-focus on one area of health at the expense of others. This is definitely a must-listen for women who want to learn more about how to get their partners on board with preconception changes! You can find show notes for the episode, along with links to Lauren’s website and book at  https://tinyfeet.co/my-podcast/34

 Download your FREE quiz: Are You Healthy Enough to Get Pregnant? 

Jun 26 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #16: #19 Male Fertility: Improving Sperm Quality with Diet and Lifestyle

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In episode 19, we talk in-depth about male fertility. We discuss the different lab tests that can evaluate sperm quality and hormone balance, the specific medical conditions and lifestyle habits that can contribute to reduced fertility, and actionable recommendations to help men improve their sperm quality, fertility potential, and overall health. 

This episode is brought to you by our Tiny Feet Fertility Assessment, which provides individualized recommendations and step-by-step action items for addressing fertility risk factors in BOTH partners. This is the perfect tool to help couples prepare optimally for pregnancy and increase their chances of a successful conception and a healthy baby. Learn more and get signed up here!

Mar 13 2019

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Rank #17: #37 How To Tackle Everyday Toxic Exposures with Lara Adler

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In episode 37, we interview holistic health coach and environmental toxins expert, Lara Adler, about how to reduce common exposures that can interfere with fertility. We discuss surprising facts and common misconceptions about toxins, why lower doses are often more concerning than higher doses when it comes to hormone balance and fertility, which chemicals we need to focus on avoiding, and some of the simple, affordable steps we can take to protect ourselves and our future babies. Cleaning up our environments doesn't have to be crazy stressful or expensive. Listen in to learn how to get started! You can find show notes for the episode along with links to Lara's website and social media here: https://tinyfeet.co/my-podcast/37.  

Get your FREE download: Fertility Recovery Guide

Jul 17 2019

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Rank #18: #33 Food Sensitivities: Can An Elimination Diet Help You Conceive?

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In episode 33, we talk about how food sensitivities can affect your fertility and help you determine whether it's time to start making some adjustments to your diet. We go over the most common culprits for food reactions, why foods like gluten and dairy get such a bad reputation when it comes to fertility, and the two types of elimination diets we most often recommend to our clients. We also discuss testing options and talk about the unique functional approach we use for food sensitivities in our practice. This episode will be especially helpful for you if you're experiencing frequent digestive symptoms, aches and pains, allergies, skin issues, sinus problems, hormone imbalances, or unexplained infertility. You can find show notes for the episode on our website at  https://tinyfeet.co/my-podcast/33.

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Jun 19 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #19: #44 Eight Botanical Herbs to Know For Your Fertility

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Herbal medicine can be a little scary for those that are thinking of having a baby or trying to conceive. You may be asking, "are the herbs safe to take?" "What happens if I get pregnant, will they hurt the baby?" You may just feel overwhelmed with the options and not sure if you're making the right choice for your unique situation. In today's episode, we go over 8 botanical herbs that are known traditionally and clinically to be helpful in fertility: Black cohosh, Chaste Tree Berry, Dong Quai, Red Raspberry Leaf, Tribulus, Rhodiola, Shatavari, Wild Yam. These herbs are safe when taken is recommended doses from a reputable source. If you find out you're pregnant while taking these herbs, it's important to work with a licensed practitioner to know what's safe to continue. Most of the herbs we discuss should be stopped once you have a positive test. At the end of the episode, we name a few of our favorite herbal blends to use with our clients.  You can find show notes for the episode and link to resources we discuss on our website here: https://tinyfeet.co/my-podcast/44.

Get your personalized preconception action plan: Tiny Feet Fertility Assessment

Take the FREE Quiz: Are You Healthy Enough to Get Pregnant?

Sep 04 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #20: #8: "What's In Your Personal Care Products?" With Dr. Elizabeth Cherevaty, ND RAc

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With Dr. Liz, we explore the 3 P's: Paragons, Phthalates & Perfumes - ingredients in personal care products that can negatively affect your fertility.  We give you great resources on how to find out if what you are using in your bathroom is actually harming you and how to find clean alternatives.

Dr. Elizabeth Cherevaty ND, RAc is a Naturopathic Doctor & Registered Acupuncturist with nearly a decade of clinical experience. She founded Two Rivers Health in Ontario, Canada and focuses her practice on preconception, pregnancy, postpartum & pediatric care. 

She has a background in toxicology and passion for understanding how personal care products can affect one's fertility and the health of baby. 

You can find her at https://www.tworivershealth.ca or https://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.cherevaty

This episode is brought to you by our free online course on "How To Choose The Best Prenatal Vitamins"

Dec 26 2018

1hr 12mins

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