Posts tagged Herbalism
What You Need to Know About Marijuana and Your Fertility

I've been putting off writing this post for awhile now.  

Mary Jane, weed, pot, Bobo bash, no matter what you call it, marijuana can be a very polarizing topic. And I tend to steer clear of controversy, at least in my online life. 

When you talk about cannabis, folks tend to assume you're a pothead. Add in my fro, fondness for boho fashion, and love of essential oils, and it's easy for people to assume I must be.

Truth be told, aside from the time in elementary school when my older friend (who had much older friends) rolled sugar, pepper, and dried grass from her backyard in a sheet of loose leaf paper and offered it to me as a makeshift dooby, I've never been offered a smoke of anything, nor have I ever smoked anything. But just because I choose not to, doesn't mean I'm completely against others choosing to.

There are medically legitimate reasons to take it. And it's the most used recreational drug in the US. Nearly half of the US population has tried it at least once. With more and more states decriminalizing its use, medical marijuana going mainstream (heck, even Whoopi Goldberg has medical cannabis line of products for menstrual issues), and Well + Good dubbing cannabis as one of THE wellness trends to watch in 2017, I'm sure its use is only going to continue increase.

Before we get started, remember I'm not here to pass a moral judgment, I just want to provide you with the info. That way you can make a decision that's right for you, your health, and your fertility.

That being said, I would be an awful healthcare practitioner if I didn't say, the American College of Gynecologists strongly encourages women to avoid taking or using marijuana in all it's forms while TTC, pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Alright, let's jump in and answer your questions about fertility and marijuana.

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Spice Up Your Fertility: 7 Herbs to Enhance Flavor and Optimize Fertility

I like to keep things as simple as possible. Which means I'm constantly on the lookout for twofers. Multipurpose items make my heart sing. Nowhere is that more true than with herbs and spices. 

We tend to think of medicinal herbs as being a completely different than culinary herbs, but that's not always the case. The foods you eat can double as wellness tonics that support your body's innate ability to stay healthy and get pregnant. Hippocrates said it best when he said, "Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." And who am I to argue with Hippocrates?

The great thing about kitchen herbs is you don't need to study clinical herbalism to take full advantage of their health and fertility benefits. Just open your pantry and fridge, add some flavor to your food, sip some delicious teas, and savor every bite & drop.

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