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

Problem Prenatals…

According to http://www.soundformulas.com, there are 7 major problems with prenatal vitamins.  Poor Quality: Most prenatal vitamins contain poor quality, synthetic forms of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants like an inferior form of B12 called Cyancobalamin (that’s harder on your liver) and the cheap, hard to absorb, Calcium Carbonate. Inadequate Potency: Most have inadequate potency (not enough … Continue reading

Data on Omega-3 Fatty Acids

There are over 100 research articles written on Omega-3 fatty acids. More and more experts from various fields are presenting data on this critical brain nutrient at many different types of events around the world.

Here is a list of 43 of those articles compiled by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D. I have also written an article entitled How Safe are Omega-3 Fatty Acids? here on WellPostpartum Weblog.

Exciting NEW Product Just for Moms!

Extra Oils ™ is a unique, double concentrated fish oil specially formulated to provide pregnant and postpartum mothers who may have excessive sadness, changeable moods, “brain fog”, and especially dry skin, hair and nails, a bigger boost of DHA and EPA oils.

Eight Natural Ways to Boost Serotonin and Mood

Our brain produces neurotransmitters like serotonin which play an important role in how we feel each day. Many people experience pain, stress, depression and anxiety associated with low serotonin levels. Fortunately, there are plenty of natural ways we can boost our mood by helping our body produce the right amount of serotonin.

Check out IFM’s Educational Opportunities

Here are some intriguing presentations from The Institute for Functional Medicine’s 16th International Symposium, titled “Illuminating the Path Forward: Integrating New Approaches for the Evaluation and Treatment of Mood Disorders”.

Zinc and Pregnancy

…women need to increase their Zinc intake by around 2 mg throughout their pregnancy and while breastfeeding. This will help ensure that the fetus develops properly and that the breast milk is full of nutrients.

Zinc is also known to impact mental health. Stay tuned to WellPostpartum Weblog for Data on Zinc and Mood.