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Jill Hickey

Jill is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who has been providing nutrition guidance to children and adults for over 20 years. She currently supports both PCOS and fertility patients at Illume Fertility with her broad experience and unique perspective. Jill is passionate about helping people work towards their healthiest selves by providing evidence-based, sustainable, personalized diet and lifestyle guidance.

PCOS | Nutrition

By: Jill Hickey
September 23rd, 2022

One of the most challenging parts about managing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is often learning how to nourish your body in a way that keeps your blood sugar stable and keeps you feeling good. After working as a registered dietitian nutritionist for over 20 years, I've collected a variety of delicious PCOS-friendly snack ideas that are both easy to prepare and pack a nutritional punch! 

preconception | TTC | Nutrition

By: Jill Hickey
August 8th, 2022

In theory, taking a prenatal vitamin could be considered one of the easiest parts of trying to conceive. In reality, choosing which supplements to take can be a confusing and overwhelming task, especially since these things can seemingly be a key ingredient to achieving all of your hopes and dreams. With nearly 20 years of experience as a registered dietician nutritionist, I'm here to share my top 10 tips for choosing the best prenatal vitamin!

preconception | TTC | Nutrition

By: Jill Hickey
March 24th, 2022

“I’m doing keto.” “I was on Whole 30.” “I'm doing a cleanse.” “I've been yo-yo dieting my whole life.” If I had a dollar for every time I've heard something of this sort, I would be a rich woman. 

preconception | TTC | Nutrition

By: Jill Hickey
March 17th, 2022

We’ve all heard this advice before: “If you’re trying to conceive, take folic acid.” But why? And what is folic acid? How does it help? Is it different than folate? So. Many. Questions.

Wellness

By: Jill Hickey
September 26th, 2019

It’s a typical day. I have my lunch ready to go, packed perfectly with leftovers from the night before, or with a colorful salad I loaded up with whole grains this morning. I also have my nuts and fruit for a snack. It’s a perfect lunch-boxed plan, made ahead of time and with enough options to get me through the day, feeling energized and productive at work.