27/08

how diet affects morning sickness and pregnancy nausea

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An article written by Jacqueline Silvestri Banks on FoxNews was recently published on the subject of a woman’s diet and its affect on morning sickness.

A few highlights:

The modern diet is chockfull of processed junk, void of nutrition. Processed foods are particularly deficient in magnesium and vitamin B6, two vital nutrients that play a large role in nausea and discomfort during pregnancy.
Magnesium levels are further depleted through profuse sweating (which is why you should soak with warm water instead of hot when using magnesium flakes), prolonged periods of stress (like when you are pregnant), and through the excessive consumption of salt, coffee, alcohol and soda (i.e. when you have a bad diet).
Consume bone broth, almonds, and other foods to increase magnesium levels. To improve vitamin B6 levels, look for chicken, turkey, asparagus and broccoli, among others.
Eat more fatty foods. Fats help produce hormones which are needed to support pregnancy, and bile is used in the body’s digestion process. Aim for healthy fats like pastured eggs, coconut oil and pastured butter.
Finally, the author notes how consuming ginger in the morning and before bed has helped a great deal of women.

We couldn’t agree more with the author’s points. Diet is an incredibly important component of battling morning sickness and for overall pregnancy health. Our program guide for our treatment plans goes into great detail about improving one’s diet to optimize health during pregnancy.

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