Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a root-like cruciferous vegetable from the Andes of Peru. It grows in some of the harshest farmlands in the world; experiencing freezing temperatures, fierce winds and intense sunlight. Often the soil is rich in volcanic minerals. Maca is the only food crop in the world that can grow and thrive at such a high altitude and in such harsh weather. For more than two millennia, native Peruvians have used Maca root as food and medicine to promote fertility, endurance, energy, vitality, and sexual virility. Continue reading
Herbs have been existing since the foundations of the world and there are so many of them with different uses for various conditions. There are herbs for cooking. Herbs for medicine. Herbs for fragrance and so I wasn’t surprised that they are herbs for fertility. However, before my research I had no idea whatsoever what these herbs were. I needed herbs to achieve natural fertility by dealing with PCOS after having taken medication prescribed by my doctor with no results. Today, I will start a discussion on some of these herbs with you, taking them one after the other to explain what they are, their uses and how they could be taken.
I’m currently in my last trimester of pregnancy and basically counting the weeks now before we meet our wonderful baby. It has been quite an interesting and eventful journey for my family and I. I keep thinking of all the changes our lives would be experiencing as a result of our new addition and I’m totally looking forward to it. Whilst all that is great, there is still a need to take good care of myself and our baby by eating foods that are nutritious to both of us until and beyond the due date. Continue reading