Need a Change? How About Drinking Your Veggies?

The ingredients in this smoothie help to balance your pH levels, making your body more alkaline. The high amount of fiber helps your body flush out impurities naturally and helps to prevent constipation. The garlic is an excellent natural antibiotic, antifungal and antiviral. And, the avocado provides great fatty acids to aid in baby’s neural development. Using this type of salt and drinking vegetable smoothies on a regular basis will help to prevent a myriad of pregnancy related health issues such as edema, muscle cramping and low amniotic fluid. (Hint: you need more magnesium)

Superhero for Mothers: Krill Oil

Interesting new research provides even more support for antioxidants for pregnant women.  Antioxidant consumption during pregnancy is shown to be linked to lower rates of glucose intolerance and obesity.  And, it helps to combat inflammation, as well.  Read the full report here. One fantastic way to increase antioxidant consumption and provide many other health benefits for you and your … Continue reading

Can PPD Be Prevented with Supplements?

Given the need to develop treatments that are compatible with breastfeeding, the intake of dietary supplements of monoamine precursors in the early postpartum period would be a promising strategy to maintain a sufficient balance of monoamines during this time. This includes the administration of precursor supplements such as the amino acids tryptophan and tyrosine, which the body can convert into the neurotransmitters serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine, respectively.
“Our results have the exciting potential for prevention for severe postpartum blues. This could have an impact on prevention and treatment of postpartum depression in the future”, says Julia Sacher, first author of the study.