September 30, 2013

It’s that time of year again – October Unprocessed is upon us.

For those of you who aren’t familiar, October Unprocessed is a challenge sponsored by Andrew over at Eating Rules. The goal is to go for an entire month without eating any processed food. He’s got some great guidelines & FAQ that help determine what counts as processed, and you’re also invited to create your own personalized challenge. I’ve had clients who tried just taking out refined beverages for a month, and others who did the full Monty :). The trick is to set your goals now and to expand your horizons a bit.

I love undertaking this challenge along with my clients and encourage other practitioners to do so as well. It’s really fun.

Here’s what I’m eating

I’ve put together my week 1 meal plan, and I’d like to share it with you here. As usual, it is fertility-friendly – meaning that you’ll find a variety of fertility-enhancing veggies, about one serving of full-fat dairy per day, and most foods are warming energetically. It could use a few more fermented foods, so if you are currently trying to conceive consider adding some sauerkraut or other ferments as snacks or side dishes.

Click the link below to download a copy of my menu.

Most meals link to the relevant recipe; some will need minor modifications to be fully unprocessed (for example I recommend switching agave nectar out for honey or maple syrup). I’ve tried each of these recipes, and they’re all delicious. You’ll especially want to check out the maple-miso-dijon salmon. Yum!

Week 1 October Unprocessed Menu 2013 (link)


Fertility Meals?

Some of you have been asking about my latest project, which is almost-but-not-quite ready.

I created Fertility Meals for my clients who were having trouble putting together tasty and fertility-friendly meals. Starting in mid-October, Fertility Meals subscribers will receive weekly meal plans similar to the above, and also including written recipes and a shopping list – right in their inboxes.

More soon! In the meantime, I hope you’ll check it out and pass along information to any of your friends who may be trying to conceive. I will have an affiliate program for practitioners as well :).

So excited to get started with this & hear your feedback.

xoxo, Camille


About Camille Freeman, LDN, RH (she/her)

Hi there! I'm a clinical herbalist and licensed nutritionist specializing in fertility and menstrual health. I run the Monday Mentoring community of practice and also offer continuing education programs for highly-trained herbalists and nutritionists (Check out this year's Deep Dive!). I'm also a professor in the Department of Nutrition at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, where I teach physiology, pathophysiology, and mindful eating.

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