Words of Support and Encouragement Week of September 24, 2012


Good morning!  I hope that you had a wonderful weekend.  Fall is here, and it is a great time to explore the delicious warming foods available locally.  There are many new fruits and vegetables coming into season for you to work into your healthy eating for fertility habits.
Eating for your fertility can sometimes feel overwhelming, as there are many different fertility diets created by others for you to explore.  We like to take the guesswork out of healthy eating, while also breaking down the idea of ‘diet’.  Instead of a uniform weigh loss or diet plan, our knowledgable practitioners encourage healthy lifestyle changes, uniquely catered to your body.  No two bodies are the same, and therefore, no two nutritional needs are the same.
We are offering many events throughout October to help you develop healthy eating habits.  We also feature periodic articles on recipes and ingredients that can support your fertility.  This past week, we had a great article on the many benefits of sweet potatoes.
This month we are offering the following workshops to help support your healthy eating habits:
Interactive Fertility Support Webinar: Nutrition for PCOS
Thursday, October 18th 6:30-7:30pm – Free to attend!
This interactive virtual support group experience, where Lisa and Heather Neely, RD will cover the importance of nutrition while coping with PCOS. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and give feedback. Please email Lisa with any questions: Lstack@cnyfertility.com. To register, please visit the following link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/580137073
Fertile Foods Workshop
Saturday, October 13th 1:00-2:30 – Free to attend!
Join Heather Neely, RD for a workshop on eating right for fertility. We will discuss how a healthy diet can help increase your chances for pregnancy. Topics include: foods to add or limit in your diet, key nutrients you should be getting now, food and its effect on your hormones, and getting to or maintaining a healthy weight. There will be a Q&A session. Please RSVP to 315.671.5755.

Fertile Foods Nutrition Workshop
Saturday, October 13th 11:00am-12:00pm – Free to attend!
Meet with Rebecca Rice M.S., L.Ac. to explore healthy eating and discuss foods that supports your fertility. We will have samples available for tasting and you will leave this workshop with some great recipes to try at home. Please RSVP to 518.724.5750.

Fertile Foods and Supplements
Tuesday, October 23rd 6:00-8:00pm – Free to attend!
Shelley Szymko-Carroll, L.Ac., will discuss how a healthy diet can improve fertility and increase your chances for pregnancy: key nutrients and the recommended dosages of supplements; how sugar, caffeine, and dairy products may affect fertility, and the benefits for some women to eat gluten-free. Male nutritional and supplement recommendations will also be given so that both partners are maximizing your chances to conceive. Dietary recommendations are made based on Traditional Chinese Medicine principles and foods are discussed based on their energetic benefits for fertility using the cookbook, Cooking for Fertility by Kathryn Simmons-Flynn. Handouts will be provided, Q&A included. Women and men welcome to attend. RSVP required at 585.244.1280 ext. 2.
I hope that you are able to attend some of these great events!
Have a great week, and enjoy your healthy, local foods!