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Shana Kurz is a nutritional and fertility expert and a certified Health Coach who works with women who want to boost their fertility through diet and exercise. She helps women create a plan for optimal health and fertility and helps them understand how their food choices and lifestyle impact fertility.

After two years of fertility treatments, Shana conceived twin boys through IVF. She then had two spontaneous pregnancies, which she attributes to the changes she made in her diet and lifestyle. Because of her struggle with infertility, she understands the monthly heartache couples experience and hopes that through her blog and Health Coaching practice, she can provide help, support and comfort to anyone experiencing infertility.

She leads private coaching sessions, detox programs and reaches thousands of women through her blog on
Shana earned her license at Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Shana also has her MBA from Boston College and a BA from Providence College. She has Corporate Marketing experience with Fortune 500 Companies such as General Electric, TJX, Gap Inc, Walt Disney, IKEA and Coca-Cola
A native of the East Coast, she feels at home under the sunny skies of Denver, CO.

To learn more about Shana and her Health Coaching practice, please visit


a blog by Shana Kurz, August 2, 2012

I wish someone had told me this seven years ago. “Shana, you think you are eating healthy, but in actuality you should make some changes. Eating McDonald’s on road trips, drinking skim milk like water, white pasta, white rice, Diet Coke, coffee, Splenda, Cheez-its for breakfast … it’s all making it harder for you to get pregnant. And I have some ideas for gradual changes we can make together.”

But I wasn’t overweight, and I didn’t have any diseases. Even my fertility doctors were stumped. I had unexplained infertility for two years and was told numerous times that I was young (28 to be exact), implying that this just didn’t make any sense. But after I got pregnant through IVF and gave birth to my twin boys, I started to focus on my boys' nutrition and in turn my own diet. Seven months later I’m spontaneously (and surprisingly) pregnant again.

(And it’s not because I wasn’t stressed anymore, because my twin babies were stressful. They were born early and had many follow up appointments because of their small size, a huge worry as a new mom. I also didn’t have a nanny or family close by, and my husband worked so much that he only saw the boys awake in the middle of the night or on weekends.)

a blog by Shana Kurz, July 24, 2012

“There is a feeling like the clenching of the fist
There is a hunger in the center of the chest
There is a passage through the darkness and the mist
Though the body sleeps the heart will never rest”

(Shed A Little Light, James Taylor)

Last night I watched James Taylor perform at Red Rocks in Colorado. A beautiful amphitheater that was originally used by the Native Americans for religious ceremonies and a place that James Taylor said is “unlike any other.” The night was windy and warm, and I sat tight against my husband as we sang along and swayed or held hands lost in thought.

a blog by Shana Kurz, July 19, 2012

I look back at my life and can see its phases. Infancy through high school blur together, a flurry of changes coupled with the belief the world revolved around me. College offered a breath of fresh air through its choices, a chance to choose my friends, classes I was interested in, parties to attend and who to date. After college, I steamrolled into the corporate world, I believed in myself and did not have anything to lose. With that determination I went to business school and then back into the corporate world still full of drive.

a blog by Shana Kurz, June 30, 2012

I believe as you move into adulthood, each of your friends serve a purpose. Some are there to make you laugh, others for support, some you share common interests with and then there are one or two that are the complete package. I also believe there are cycles that friendships move through, the ups and downs similar to all relationships, but compared to the crazy boyfriend from college, the curve on a graph would be smooth with gentle slopes.

When I started trying to have a baby, my husband and I moved to the perfect suburban town. This town had a beautiful downtown area with a coffee shop, bakery, restaurants and two Ralph Lauren stores. The train took half of the town into New York City each morning while the other half took care of their children. It was an amazing place to live, with amazing people, places to go and activities for involvement. But only if you had children.

a blog by Shana Kurz, June 19, 2012

Dear Friend,

There was a time in my life when I hadn’t experienced any failure. My heart didn’t know sorrow or shame. My ego was in control and my life was easy. So easy in fact, I was fearful of what awful experience I was going to have, it was bound to happen, where was it hiding? Was I going to be in a car accident, was I going to be raped at a house party, was my apartment going to be burglarized? I watched others go through tough times and had no way of reaching out to help them. I felt useless and scared when faced with others' misfortunes. What could I say to someone who experienced something tragic or sad? Nothing that would ever seem genuine and surely they could see through me; they would know I wasn’t sincere, that I didn’t have any idea what I was talking about.


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