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.

The Paleo Pregnancy by Stephanie Raffelock

The Paleo diet refers back to Paleo times when human beings were hunter/gatherers and lived on diets of protein , vegetables and moderate amounts of seasonal fruit. Notice the absence of carbs? The body does need carbohydrates and although a lot of those are present in vegetables, the advent of bread became the main staple for carbohydrates post Paleo times.

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.

Dr. Victoria Hendrick on Alternative PMAD Treatments

The use of alternative treatments, including acupuncture, homeopathy, herbs, dietary supplements, massage and relaxation techniques, for depression is becoming increasingly widespread. However, few studies have examined these alternative treatments for depression occurring in the postpartum period.

Psychiatrist Calls for More CAM (Integrative Care)

The following article was written by the psychiatrist, James S. Gordon on the Psychology Today Blog   We  32Must Consider CAM for Depression by JAMES S. GORDON, M.D.   DR. GORDON is founder and director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Washington, and clinical professor in the departments of psychiatry and family medicine at Georgetown … Continue reading