During pregnancy there are several supplements that show clear benefit in addition to a healthy non-junk food diet: Vitamin D, Fish Oils (prefer high DHA) and probiotics. Here are a few articles posted in the past about the benefits of probiotics during pregnancy: Reduce infant dermatitis Reduce atopic dermatitis Reduces […]
I just posted this to my Assabet Natural Health website….. You have probably seen the recent headlines about a study just released that correlated calcium supplementation with an increase risk of heart attacks and strokes. This certainly confuses people because it has been drilled into us through the media and […]
There are a plethora of studies showing the benefits of probiotics during second and third trimesters of pregnancy. One of the supplements I always recommend during pregnancy are probiotics. Research has shown they are particularly important in the latter stages of pregnancy.
From British Journal of Dermatology Background: Previous reports have suggested that certain probiotics given to mothers and children at risk of atopy halves the incidence of atopic dermatitis (AD) at two years of age. Objectives: The purpose of this trial was to examine if probiotics given to pregnant women in […]
There are several studies showing that maternal diet plays an important role in the health of offspring: Vegetables are beneficial to fetal growth Fish oil during pregnancy can reduce asthma in offspring Fish oil during pregnancy and lactation reduces risk of infant allergies Fast food negates breast feeding benefit An […]