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Curry Chicken Salad with Tahini Maple Dressing

By Katelyn Gonzalez | November 21, 2017 |
salad

It’s no secret that I’ve been using my maple tahini dressing a lot lately (mostly to drizzle on top of my fall roasted veggies). But last night I made a really good, and super simple, curry chicken. In fact, it was so good that MG tasted it and said, “how did you make it?!” And…

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What to Expect if You’re Expecting at: Kaiser Oakland

By Katelyn Gonzalez | November 21, 2017 |
baby and mom

Last week, I gave the low down on some of the intricacies of Alta Bates in Berkeley. I went over some of the ins and outs of what to expect if you’re planning to have your baby there. To add to the three part series, today I’ll be going over some of the ins and…

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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Faux Latte

By Katelyn Gonzalez | November 16, 2017 |
pumpkin spice latte

I am so obsessed with this time of year as evidenced by last week’s recipe for my favorite roasted fall veggies. The leaves, the smells, the coziness – I can’t get enough. As we’re quickly transitioning into winter and the holidays, I wanted to post my healthy pumpkin spice faux latte recipe before it’s too…

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What to Expect if You’re Expecting at: Alta Bates in Berkeley

By Katelyn Gonzalez | November 15, 2017 |
stethoscope

Fall is in full swing, and our practice is as busy as ever as we head into the holiday season. One question we’re asked often during initial consultations, and also throughout our clients’ pregnancies, are policies and procedures at the hospitals they’re planning to give birth at. To help those who may have some questions,…

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Roasted Fall Veggies with Maple Tahini Sauce

By Katelyn Gonzalez | November 10, 2017 |
veggies

The other week, I got really into fall. Probably because here in the Bay Area the weather is finally starting to feel crisp and cool. To me, nothing signifies autumn more than that. So, since I was in the fall mood, I decided it was time to roast up some seasonal veggies and make a…

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Cookies I Know You’ll Love

By Katelyn Gonzalez | November 8, 2017 |
cookies

I’ve always had a “sweet tooth.” Every Sunday growing up, we’d spend the evening at my grandparents for dinner and dessert. Dessert ALWAYS happened and me and my grandpa were usually first to be served. Cookies, cake, ice cream, pie, trifle, you name it. We had to have something sweet before heading back home for the…

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Should you do a cleanse?

By Katelyn Gonzalez | October 31, 2017 |

Are you a healthy woman who has recently “fallen off the wagon” and started stress eating due to a hectic work schedule or family drama? Or, are you finally ready to jump start a healthier lifestyle, but you’re not quite sure where to start? Maybe you’re 6-12 months postpartum and ready to feel better physically?…

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Essential oils during pregnancy, labor, and birth

By Katelyn Gonzalez | October 26, 2017 |
Essential Oils in Pregnancy and Birth

I recently took a class all about essential oils (from a fellow doula!) and I learned a ton! I’ve been fascinated with EOs for a while now, but mostly to use them in place of things like toxic cleaning supplies, medicines, etc. So, naturally, as a birth doula I also got curious about the use…

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the truth about detoxing/cleansing

By Katelyn Gonzalez | October 26, 2017 |
cleanse and detox myths

The 4 biggest myths about detoxing & cleansing debunked Thanks to much of what we hear in the media, detoxing or cleansing has earned a reputation for being unhealthy and even unsafe. When you hear the word “detox” or “cleanse” do you immediately think of all-liquid diets, expensive supplements, and short-term deprivation for short-term gains?…

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The importance of Chiropractic Care – Even during pregnancy!

By Katelyn Gonzalez | October 19, 2017 |
Chiropractic Pregnancy Benefits

I’ve long been a believer of chiropractic care. When I was little, my mom worked for a local chiropractor and that lifestyle coincided nicely with ours. My mom was always a fan of all-natural, more holistic wellness. Especially when it came to medicine and food. So the chiropractor was always an option for our family.…

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