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Top 10 Places for Healthy Moms to Eat & Shop in Toronto

Top 10 Places for Healthy Moms to Eat & Shop in Toronto

We asked our community of Toronto moms about their favourite places to use their Healthy Moms Discount Card and here are their top picks.

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Top 10 Places for Healthy Moms to Eat & Shop in Toronto

Top 10 Places for Healthy Moms to Eat & Shop in Toronto

We asked our community of Toronto moms about their favourite places to use their Healthy Moms Discount Card and here are their top picks.

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A New Way To Increase Your Iron Intake

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I have been a vegan for many years now (okay fine, I do cheat for a dessert on rare occasion) and my two children are both vegetarian. People most often ask me, where do you get your protein and how do you ensure you are getting enough iron in your family’s diet? The protein question makes me laugh as the North American diet is chalked full of protein and almost all foods have some amount of protein even if it’s very small. The iron question is a bit harder to answer and having had a bad bleeding issue once due to a botched minor procedure, I do know what it is like to be iron deficient.

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A Story of Resilience, the Healthy Moms Way

A Story of Resilience, the Healthy Moms Way

Did you dream of having your own family from the time that you were a little girl?  I definitely did not. My own childhood is not one that I look back on fondly, and so I had this fear of parenting like I was parented and as a result convinced myself it would not be part of my life plan. “Stick with what you are good at” was my philosophy.

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Demystifying the Mysterious Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction:

Demystifying the Mysterious Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction:

During pregnancy, up to 71% women will experience pelvic pain. More specifically, symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD), has been reported in 32% of all pregnant women. It is commonly misdiagnosed and mismanaged – most women who present to my office have told me that their health care provider has told them that it is a pregnancy pain that will just go away after birth. Although it is the case that delivery of your baby will end the sharp discomfort, you do not have to “live with it” while pregnant and, in 25% of cases, this pain is still present 4 months postpartum.

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