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.
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
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which foods we should be eating during preconception and pregnancy, why conventional nutrition advice is often terribly outdated, and how we can start making simple changes to support our fertility and the long-term health of our babies.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
Facebook: Lily Nichols RDN
FREE Fertility Recovery Guide
In this episode, we interview Kristy Dishmon, an NTP colleague of Kristin's who spent more than a decade in debilitating pain before finally being diagnosed with endometriosis. Since discovering nutrition 3 years ago, Kristy has been on an incredible journey to heal her body and reclaim her life from chronic illness. She is now living almost completely pain-free by supporting her body with nourishing foods, a healthy lifestyle, and other natural therapies. Listen in to hear her entire story, all the way from the onset of her symptoms to the specific protocol she's using today to get and stay healthy.
Kristy's miraculous health turn-around sparked a passion in her to help other women get to the root cause of their symptoms and heal from chronic illness. She received her Nutritional Therapy Practitioner certification in 2018 and started a nutrition practice called The Rooted Life.
If you're inspired by Kristy's story and want to learn more about how she can help you, you can find her on her website at https://www.therooted.life/ or on Instagram @endo.foodie!
Other resources we discussed:
FREE Checklist: 7 Ways to Reduce Pain & Boost Fertility with Endometriosis
Functional Lab Testing and Review Consults: https://tinyfeet.co/work-with-us
In this episode, we dive into the complex topic of endometriosis and infertility. If you have endometriosis, you probably already know that there's no cure and that the conventional treatment options are limited. But you might not have heard about the MANY natural therapies available that can help you recover your health, reduce your pain, and increase your fertility!
Dr. Haylee and Kristin share the most up-to-date research on what contributes to the development and spread of endometriosis, how the condition is diagnosed, how it can lead to infertility, and what you can do to start getting your life back and increasing your chances of a successful pregnancy.
We also have a special FREE download that provides you with a quick-reference guide for the interventions we discuss in the episode. Download your checklist for 7 Ways to Reduce Pain & Increase Fertility with Endometriosis now!
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: https://tinyfeet.co/courses
FREE Quick-Start Fertility Guide: https://bit.ly/2Te5iZn
Dr. Haylee and Kristin continue the discussion about gut issues and fertility. While the last two episodes focused on Dr. Haylee’s and Kristin’s personal gut experiences, this episode takes a deeper dive into gut function.
In this episode we cover how digestion shouldwork, the most common problems with digestion, what causes them, and how these issues ultimately impact fertility. We also discuss adjustments you can make to your diet and lifestyle to improve digestion, in addition to how to find a qualified practitioner to help you investigate your gut function further.
This episode is brought to you by our FREE online course on "How to Choose the Best Prenatal Supplements." You can learn more about the course and get signed up at https://tinyfeet.co/courses.
Kristin shares her experience with complicated gut issues and the long, winding path she's taken to find relief from her symptoms and restore her fertility. She discusses the FIVE treatments she's been through for SIBO, her eventual discovery of multiple parasite infections, her recent diagnosis with an autoimmune condition, and the current dietary protocol she's following to keep her health on track.
We also do a deep dive into how gut dysfunction affects fertility, the specific functional tests we recommend to investigate digestive issues, the necessary components of a gut healing protocol, and why personalization is the key to success when treating the gut.
This episode is brought to you by our FREE online course on "How to Choose the Best Prenatal Supplements". You can learn more about the course and get signed up at https://tinyfeet.co/courses.
Dr. Haylee share's her personal journey with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), and her recent experience with using the elemental diet to heal her gut.
In this episode, you’ll learn what IBS and SIBO actually are, how they’re diagnosed, the symptoms they typically cause, and the possible treatment options to address them. Dr. Haylee also talks about the multiple treatments she’s been through for IBS/SIBO and some of the missteps she’s had along the way.
If you’re having problems with your digestion, you’ll definitely want to tune in! Gut health is a critically important part of optimizing both overall health and fertility, but it’s almost completely ignored in conventional fertility medicine. We’re going to help shed some light on why you should spend time investigating your gut during preconception and how you can get started.
This episode is brought to you by our free course on "How To Choose The Best Prenatal Supplements" and you can find that at tinyfeet.co/courses
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" - you can find at tinyfeet.co/courses
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" You can access it by going to tinyfeet.co/courses
In this episode we teach you why sleep is so important to your health and how it can help you enhance your fertility through things like balancing your hormones, boosting your metabolism, and taming inflammation in your body.
If you're interested in learning more how you can quickly boost your fertility with 5 simple steps, download our FREE Quick-Start Fertility Guide (https://mailchi.mp/c7a86024e921/free_quick_start_fertility_guide_by_tiny_feet)
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.
Dr. Haylee she tells us about her background, her health obstacles including her scare with losing her ability to conceive at a young age, and her journey to finding naturopathic medicine. During medical school, she found a passion for preconception care and fertility. After her residency, she launched the online fertility platform, Tiny Feet, with her husband and Kristin.
In today's episode, Kristin introduces herself and tells her story of how she struggled with her health and found healing with nutrition. From financial analyst to a certified nutritionist, Kristin now helps other couples find their best health to realize their dream of having a healthy baby.
In this inaugural episode, Dr. Haylee & Kristin explain what preconception care is, why it's important, and how it can affect the long-term health your future baby. They introduce the Tiny Feet Fertility Assessment, an online fertility planning platform for couples wanting to conceive and have a healthy baby.