GUT HEALTH PRECONCEPTION

GUT HEALTH PRECONCEPTION

The gut has many roles including protection from invaders, appropriate digestion and absorption, vitamin production, detoxification, immune system modulation. Damage to the gut flora can be caused by antibiotics, steroids, birth control pills, pharmaceuticals, stress, poor diet, infections, disease, bottle feeding formula, old age, pollution, radiation, alcohol, toxic chemicals, dental work, etc.

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The Downside of Folic Acid

The Downside of Folic Acid

The bottom line is if you take folic acid and have a mthfr gene mutation or your cell receptors are blocked because of too much folic acid you are at higher risk for infertility issues, recurrent pregnancy loss, preeclampsia, a child with Down syndrome or autism, postpartum depression or chronic depression, and elevated homocysteine levels.

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Nausea in Pregnancy

Nausea in Pregnancy

Morning sickness, which rarely happens only in the morning, is no fun. Oftentimes women just feel nauseous and blah, but some women throw up several times a day and cannot keep anything down throughout the whole pregnancy. There are several theories as to what causes nausea in pregnancy and here I explore three of them. First the body is detoxing; Second, low blood sugar; and third, low in magnesium. Unfortunately, not one thing works for everyone, so I have included here a list that work from most successful to what works for only a few. I encourage women to be proactive keep trying them until they find what works for them.

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